My husband saw NSSG on Park Secrets on the Travel Channel. We reserved a semi-private lesson, but ended up with one-on-one lessons! A little hike to the surf area is a blessing for beginners due to the cove you surf into. Specific instructions, step by step from board, to beach, to water. It's a great alternative to being part of "a heard" at a resort. Haleiwa town is a great north shore treasure and being taught by a local just enriches the experience.