Okay my husband and kids had gone surfing already up in Lahaina, so my daughter thought this would be a really fun mother-daughter activity to do just us two. She is a snowboarder and took to surfing - well - like a fish to water (sorry!). She talked me into it and I'm glad for it. I'm almost 50 and my caught a wave (with the instructor's help of course) on my first attempt. Maui Wave Riders is a really well run organization, very friendly, and very knowledgeable. They'll make sure you have a good time! Pre-water instruction was helpful (though half of it forgotten once you;re in the water). The water was warm and shallow so relatively easy to get off and on as needed. the Kihei site is pretty rocky though so the water shoes are a must. Kihei was our instructor and he made the morning all the better. Indeed it was a fun mother-daughter thing to do, but honestly would be fun for any age. Seriously. You get a free board rental with your lesson, so my daughter went back and did some surfing on her own. Yes, she's hooked!