After doing about 10 surf lessons over the years, including going by myself to Maui Wave Riders last year, I convinced my wife and three kids (6, 9, and 12) to join me this time. We had a class just for the five of us, with Keoki as our instructor. While things were a bit busy at the shop, we got outfitted and prepared pretty quickly, and Keoki then did the dry-land instruction with us, covering some key safety issues for this location (always jump in feet first!) and basic practice for getting up. We then headed down to the water, waded out, and gave it a try. While there were quite a few folks out there, the overall beach was wide enough for room for all, plus we were in a section that wasn't as popular with the more experienced surfers. The slope of the beach was such that everyone but my 6-year old was able to stand the entire time, which made getting out easy and waiting for a good wave easy. While Keoki didn't do much more than give a push at the right time and offer encouragement, it was exactly what my kids needed, and they each were up and surfing on their very first try. As the lesson went on, he offered some extra things to do like jumping to switch feet and walking around on the board, again always picking a good wave and giving the right push in the right direction at just the right time. My wife had a bit more trouble getting up, and he worked with her, including having her start kneeling and then giving her a really big push, and she was up and surfing, too. Given the circumstances, I just stayed close-by, catching waves by myself and getting some great views of my family. Keoki was happy to answer my questions and give some advice, too, but for me it was so much more about seeing my family have a great time. My youngest, 6, did get tired out before the lesson was over, but the photographer helped her out, and she just happily played on the sand while we finished the lesson. While most of the family was ready to be done when the 2 hours were over, it was a nice set-up in that we could just keep the boards and keep going if we wanted, which I really appreciated. We did the earliest lesson, getting there at 7, which I strongly encourage for the least amount of wind, really smooth water, and a bit less of crowds. It can be hard to get the family up, but take advantage of your mainland jet-lag. I'm really glad they were able to accommodate my 6-year old, and my a bit fearful 12-year old was treated really well by Keoki and I think had the best time of all the kids, wanting to keep going after the lesson was over. I also appreciate the pictures the photographer got - while not exactly inexpensive, he filled a CD with close to 100 shots of all 5 of us. I'm really looking forward to doing it again next trip!