Group Surf Lesson: Two Hours of Beginners Instruction in Kihei

Badge of ExcellenceKihei, United States
Surf Lesson Group 2 hours
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Catch a wave of excitement as you learn to surf during this 2-hour beginner’s, small-group, lesson in Maui. Join no more than 6 other students for an introduction to the fundamentals of surfing, including ocean awareness, water safety, riding skills and proper etiquette. You’re guaranteed to be surfing in one easy lesson, or your next lesson is free! An instructor, surfboard and rash guard are all included.
  • Learn to surf during this 2-hour beginner group lesson
  • Experience the fun and excitement of this iconic Hawaiian activity
  • Get pointers on wave riding, ocean safety and surfing etiquette
  • Enjoy the thrill of standing up for the first time and catching a few waves
  • Small group lesson is limited to no more than 6 students
  • Guaranteed to be surfing in one lesson or your next lesson is free

What's Included

  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Surf Board
  • Rash Guard
  • Water Booties
  • Professional instruction
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 1993 S Kihei Rd
    1993 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI 96753, USA

    Departure Point: Surf Shack Shop, Island Surf Building Address: 1993 South Kihei Road #12 Kihei, HI 96753

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 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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Traveler Tips

It's not the fanciest joint, but if you want a genuine surf experience with the nicest guys in town- this is it.
Definitely guaranteed to catch waves in the first 10 minutes.
It was worth every penny, and James and Mike were great instructors and did a good job getting everyone going and surfing in no time at all.


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Perfect for first time surfing experience
Dave_L, Nov 2023
My daughter and I had never been surfing before and we decided to try it out. The instructors were very patient with us and gave us some lessons on land in the park by the coast, and then we carried our boards out to the ocean. My daughter was up on her first wave which was amazing 🤩 They also provide a photographer that takes pictures from in the water to memorialize the experience. All in all, highly recommended for beginners, they did a great job!
Great time!
Dawn_B, Nov 2023
We had 5 kids get lessons with Mike. Mike was a great instructor, lots of experience, fun, patient and good communication. All 5 kids got up on the boards and got some surfing in and had a great time! The photos that were bought separately (5 people-$20/person), were done really well, very professional looking photos and worth the extra money! I highly recommend getting lessons here, you will have lots of fun!
Great for beginners with very friendly staff
Mary_E, Nov 2023
Staff was friendly and extremely helpful especially for beginners. A bit crowded so be ready for a large group lesson. Little congested in the water. Great for beginners!
So much fun!
Heidi_H, Nov 2023
Everyone had a great time surfing! We will definitely book again! Our group ranged in ages, and everyone managed to get up on the surfboard.
Amazingly kind and...
Erik_M, Nov 2023
Amazingly kind and patient coaches!! Highlight of our trip. We will absolutely be doing this again soon.
Great fun!
Nick_G, Nov 2023
We had a great time! Joaquin was very helpful and encouraging. My nephew had so much fun that we’ll be back again!
I surfed!
Linda_W, Nov 2023
Joaquin was absolutely fantastic! He’s patient and gives great tips on how to really get surfing. I didn’t think I was going to be able to fully get up on the board and with his help I succeeded.
Barbra_B, Nov 2023
Mike, the surf pro was amazing! Our 14 yr old grandson had an awesome time. He made sure everyone had adequate time to surf. His pre-surfing explanation was very thorough.
First time surfers and loved it!!!
Elma_P, Nov 2023
This was. Our very first time surfing as a family! My son was super nervous in the beginning but loved it at the end. The instructor was great, very patient & knowledgeable! Both our son & daughter did so well under their instruction. This was a highlight of our trip!
Amazing time
Michael_V, Oct 2023
Amazing time and teacher. Enjoyed the experience and time learning how to surf in the ocean. This was a great experience.
Our instructor was really...
Susan_S, Oct 2023
Our instructor was really great. He delivered and all 3 of us were able to get up and surf. My reason for 4 stars instead of 5 stars was the location. It was very rocky and one of my sisters hurt her ankle pretty badly when she fell off the first time.
Excellent surfing experience
Ela_R, Oct 2023
Justo ("J") was amazing. Great instructor for kids and adults alike! Ensured safety and fun while being so patient and kind. When we return, we will definitely request him!
Amazing Experience
Ren_D, Oct 2023
What a fun time for our two boys and for their two friends to experience! Everyone got up on waves multiple times! There were two 14 year olds and two 11 year olds and each of them said this was their best experience so far on the trip. My boys can't wait for March so they can go surfing again.
Awesome experience, don’t pass on this one
Sara_R, Oct 2023
I booked this for my birthday and it was a blast! They divided us up into groups of 4 and the instructors were very patient and kind. We caught a lot of waves, the bay was very manageable, and I can’t wait to come back and rent boards from them in the future!
Instructors were...
Alyssa_L, Oct 2023
Instructors were extremely kind and helpful. Made it such a fantastic and fun experience. I definitely learned as quickly as I did because of them
Teachers were really...
Madeleine_H, Oct 2023
Teachers were really great. Waves are perfect. Far from shore so you can really ride the wave, but you can still touch the bottom
Excellent chance for beginner surfers
Tamas_B, Oct 2023
The instructors were super nice and relaxed and gave excellent tips for everyone to improve. The waves were perfect for beginners. I'd totally recommend Surf Shack!
Kierstin_P, Oct 2023
My son had an amazing time surfing! Great experience. Amazing group of people! They even had someone in the water taking pictures up close of him learning to surf!
Book it!
Kylee_S, Oct 2023
Jay was so great with my little one! Super great experience & pictures and environment. Highly recommend
Jennifer_M, Oct 2023
Manu was fantastic. She was very exciting to learn from, and we were up on the board in no time would definitely recommend.
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