2 Hour Beginner Group Surf Lessons

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Beginner Group Surf Lesson

From $125.00

per group (up to 1)

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the ancient Hawaiian sport of surfing during your time in Maui with this surf lesson. Join a small group of beginners on West Maui and begin learning about ocean etiquette and surfing techniques on the sand. Then, take to the water and try to catch some waves with your instructor providing guidance from the water.
  • Learn to surf in the place where the sport was founded
  • Choose from several lesson times to suit your schedule
  • All necessary surfing equipment and reef shoes are provided
  • A small group means more attention from your instructor

What's Included

  • All equipment is included in your lesson!

    Meeting and Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Hawaii 30
      HI-30, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA

      Meeting Location: 1/4 mile north of Ukumehame Beach Park (near mile marker 12 on Hwy 30) ***Meeting place is ¼ mile to the Lahaina side (north) Ukumehame beach parking lot- NOT in the parking lot.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Students must be 9 years or older to participate in group lessons. For both safety and quality of programming, students 8 years or younger require private instruction (no exceptions).
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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    125 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travelers.
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    Surfing in Maui
    Kathleen_J, Apr 2024
    The waves were perfect for learning. The staff was very attentive and provided valuable feedback. The amount of time was appropriate. More than that would have been tiring
    Two thumbs up for Goofy Feet
    Sue_G, Apr 2024
    We gave our 13 year old daughter her first surf lesson while vacationing in Maui. Goofy Feet did not disappoint. Two days before her lesson, Fabio called to move the lesson up 2 days and change locations due to better surf conditions. He was thinking ahead and I liked that. The surf lesson was perfect. It was well organized and you could clearly see how experienced Fabio and his crew were. They were great with kids. Protective and encouraging. I highly recommend Goofy Feet. They were awesome.
    Goofy Foot is #1
    Michael_O, Mar 2024
    This is our second time using Goofy foot for surfing lessons. They are the best surfing lesson company in Maui. We first tried them about eight years ago, for our kids, and came back this year to use them again to support local business. We were not disappointed. Instructors were patient and made a huge difference in terms of getting the kids up on the boards and having a great morning Cannot recommend these guys high enough.
    Definitely the best part of our whole trip!
    G_S, Feb 2024
    This experience was the highlight of our trip! Mario was our instructor and he was so patient and knowledgeable. Amazing, all around. If you're trying to choose an activity that gets you in the ocean, teaches you something cool, and allows you to meet some cool people while enjoying the sunshine, DO THIS!!!
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Awesome! We are so stoked you had such a great time! We can't thank you enough for getting out in the water with us, and supporting our regeneration in these challenging times. Our gratitude is endless. Thank you! We had a great time getting out there with you. Definitely let us know when you're back on island and ready to get back out there!
    Great instructor, Mario, with kind and funny staff!
    Noah_L, Jun 2023
    Nice and helpful instructor. Mario was funny and kept our son going the whole time. He was exhausted but so happy!
    Two thumbs up for Goofy Foot Surf School!!!
    Jennifer_L, Jun 2023
    My kids had the best time learning to surf with Goofy Foot Surf School. Their instructor, Austin, was so friendly and kind and he made the whole experience so much fun for our kids. They were both up on waves within the first try. At one point my daughter got a little seasick and Austin made sure she made it back to shore safely, checked up on her and allowed her to return to finish her lesson when she felt up to it. If we ever return to Maui, we will definitely go back to Goofy Foot for more surf lessons!
    Perfect place to learn to surf
    David_L, May 2023
    Joe and Hugo were fantastic instructors. They were full of positivity and made sure each of us had a great experience.
    First time surfing!!
    Abbigail_S, Apr 2023
    We traveled from Utah and it was our first time surfing. Phillipe was fun, helpful, and went at the pace we needed. He was encouraging and helped us get up many times! I would feel confident now trying on my own, and would suggest this to anyone who is starting out or needs extra tips. Fun, safe, good priced experience!
    Excellent teaching!
    Julie_S, Apr 2023
    Keith was amazing! My daughter loved it so much she is going back today! She was able to get right up on her first try!
    Great surf lesson
    Benjamin_D, Mar 2023
    Did the early morning lesson and had at least part of the time without the crowd that built up steadily as the morning went on. Everyone at Goofy Foot was friendly, the instructor was patient and helpful with his feedback, and I got a chance to catch quite a few waves.
    Book This, 10/10
    Mandee_L, Mar 2023
    Amazing! Our instructor was Austin and he did a great job of letting us figure it out by making mistakes and also giving good feedback on form (which is good because one of us had surfed before and the other had not). It was truly a great experience — the surf school and shop is adorable and right on the beach so it’s easy 🏄🏼
    Surfing with FUN!
    Lisa_T, Jan 2023
    We had a great time with Mario. Even as total beginners we were able to ride a wave. We recommend it to everyone.
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    Best place to learn, in Maui! Mahalo for the review, glad you enjoyed your time.
    Great intro to surfing
    Scott_L, Dec 2022
    I had a great experience with my beginner lesson. As luck would have it there were only two of us in this class. Mario, our instructor took us down to the beach and went over the basics of what we needed to know. He explained everything and answered any questions. We then paddled out to the staging area. The two of us took turns surfing, non stop for the remainder of the class. Mario was patient and worked hard to ensure our success. He provided feedback and encouragement. The waves were steady but not big, so it made for a great beginner experience. I’d go it again.
    Highly recommend !
    Chrissy_V, Dec 2022
    Joe was awesome! We had a great time and highly recommend this surfing lesson. He gave great instruction.
    We had the most perfect...
    Bonnie_B, Dec 2022
    We had the most perfect day surfing. Austin met us at our skill level, took the time to set us up individually on our land lesson and then had us stand up and catch multiple (!!) waves. Austin was very patient and amazing at pointing out just the right detail we needed. We had a blast! Lahaina and the water conditions were perfect for beginners, and the staff at Goofy Foot were so welcoming!
    When in Maui you must surf
    Michael_T, Sep 2022
    I had not stood up on a surf board is 30yrs and my wife had never tried to sure. Mario was very patient with us and made air trip to Maui memorable.
    The instructors are very...
    Kyle_S, Aug 2022
    The instructors are very patient, understanding, and encouraging. Their basic instructions to stand were very helpful.
    Surfs up! Let’s gooooo!!
    Whitney_F, Jun 2022
    Super fun! There was 3 in our group and we all learned to surf! We all stood up and caught waves by the end! It was awesome!
    Amazing time!! Austin was so friendly and patient!
    Ella_M, Jun 2022
    My daughter and I had an amazing experience learning how to surf yesterday! We had Austin as our instructor and he was so friendly and patient. His directions were super easy to follow and we both got up the first time! Thank you so much!! It was a true highlight of our trip!! Mahalo!!!
    Response from Host, Jun 2022
    Happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us! Take care & Aloha!
    Angela_B, Jun 2022
    My daughter had the best time! There were only 3 people in her whole group so they got a lot of instruction and water time. All 3 were able to stand up right away! They even had a professional photographer capturing some amazing shots! My daughter now wants to take up surfing as a sport. Highly recommend!

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