North Shore Beginner Surf Lesson, Hawaii

Oahu, USA
North Shore Beginner Surf Lesson
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Hawaii's North Shore is one of the world's most famous surf spots. Try your hand at the water sport during your time in Oahu with this beginner surf lesson. Join a small group and learn about proper techniques on the sand as well as ocean etiquette. Then, it's time to hit the water to try and catch some waves while your instructor is on standby.
  • Learn the ancient Hawaiian sport of surfing in Oahu
  • All necessary surfing equipment is provided
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon lesson
  • A small group means more attention from your guide

What's Included

  • Surf board
  • All the equipment you would need
  • Private transportation

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 62-595 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, HI 96712, USA

    Check in and meeting place is at Surf N Sea Surf Shop. Staff will check you in and direct you where to meet your instructor. Then in your own vehicle you will drive to the surf spot with the best conditions for the days lesson. **TRANSPORTATION NOT PROVIDED**

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Group surf lessons are for children 12 years old and above. Children under the age of 12 require a Private Lesson.
  • Must able to swim!
  • Not recommended for travelers with back or knee problems
  • No recent surgeries
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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93 reviews
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Surf N Sea is a MUST DO
Ted_W, Apr 2024
It was our first time surfing and I cannot emphasize how phenomenal our experience was. Henry was our surf instructor and we truly got blessed. He taught us surf etiquette, how wave breaks work, how to time the waves, and how to surf. This was invaluable in building confidence to one day surf on our own. As we waited for waves, we chatted and laughed with Henry who was charismatic and incredibly knowledgeable. He truly provided us the whole package from learning how to surf to making sure we all caught a wave. Don't hesitate to have Surf N Sea show you an awesome Hawaii surf day. It was easily the highlight of my trip - and a day journey to the North Shore is a must for any visitor to Oahu.
Mark was a really good...
Channey_K, Mar 2024
Mark was a really good instructor. Felt safe, had lots of fun, and even sighted a whale! Would definitely recommend it for beginner surfers as I’d only been surfing once and caught a few waves!
Awesome experience!
Arin_R, Mar 2024
Great experience and so much fun! Our instructor was so good and I was able to get up on the second wave! Definitely recommend!!
Excellent Experience
William_J, Jan 2024
Instructor was patient, knowledgeable and encouraging. Plus it's a great water sport shop with everything you need for the experience. I highly recommend them.
Definitely do again
Brandon_R, Jan 2024
Henry our instructor was awesome and very knowledgeable. Made the experience enjoyable and safe for the fam.
Henry was great!
Zachary_H, Nov 2023
Henry was a great, friendly instructor. Ended up going on a good day and made great use of the lesson window. No wasted time!
Can not review because it didn't happen
tali_g, Aug 2023
My trip was canceled by provider due to weather. I suppose to get money back from viator. I can not write review
Good Surfing Lesson!
Mitchell_D, Aug 2023
Good intro to surfing at a time when the waves aren't at full strength. Would recommend to wear a wet shirt as the surfboards are foam.
it’s was an awesome...
David_G, Jul 2023
it’s was an awesome experience for a first timer. And surfing at the capital of surfing is such a cool thing
Beginner Surfing Lesson
Larry_A, Apr 2023
Henry did an awesome job of showing us the basics and the helping us out in the surf. He’s a great teacher who enjoys what he does.
North Shore Surf Lesson
Sara_C, Apr 2023
Henry was absolutely awesome! 🤙🏼 He was a great teacher and fun guy. We had a blast! Highly recommend!
Love the North Shore!
Louie_D, Apr 2023
Amazing experience-- smaller group allowed for more 1 on 1 instruction. Henry was an awesome instructor and got us all standing up in no time. The North Shore was beautiful. While paddling out, we had the a couple sea turtles swimming along side us. Everyone made us feel very welcome. Will definitely be back again
Excellent time!!
Sarah_D, Feb 2023
Ton of fun. Instructor was very nice, knowledgeable and patient. I caught all but one wave I tried. I had a blast.
Such a good purchase
Danielle_E, Feb 2023
Our surf instructor was very good. Definitely made the experience. He taught us everything on the shore and then coached us 1 on 1 in the water. I left the experience wanting to rent a board and surf for the rest of my trip. This lesson was so worth it.
Robert_R, Dec 2022
I had a great time learning how to surf. The instructor Henry was great and I was able to stand up my first try. I would highly recommend Surf and Sea Surf lessons.
Great day in the North Shore
Karen_G, Dec 2022
Great day! Even in a high surf advisory, I had a great time and was able to get up a few times. I hope to get back to get another lesson.
That being said. Our instructor really taught us a lot in a short time.
June_R, Nov 2022
We signed up for a semi private lesson. It became a group lesson. My son has a disability and I was not the easiest learner either. Our Instructer was excellent with wonderful patience but it was not right or fair to put all 5 of us in that position.
We had a great...
Amanda_T, Nov 2022
We had a great experience! Our instructor was excellent and helpful. He was able to get us up on the board! We had a blast!
Sam-I-Am, the Green Egg, and the Ham
Harley_W, Oct 2022
Sam was the absolute best instructor. It was our first time surfing (her first time in the ocean). And Sam was knowledgeable, explained things well, and most of all was patient and understanding. It was a wonderful experience.
Awesome first steps into the surfing world
Benedict_H, Sep 2022
I had a really cool experience and caught plenty of waves and was even able to stand at the end which was not too bad for my first surfing experience ever :) Sam was a very good teacher and always had useful tips on what I could improve. Would absolutely recommend this tour for everyone who wants to surf for the first time. It certainly wasn‘t my last time on a surfboard!

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