1.5-Hour Private Surfing Lesson in Honolulu

Badge of ExcellenceOahu, USA
Private One on One Surfing Experience

From $169.24

Select Date and Travelers

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

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket


Experience Oahu’s tropical waters on a 1.5 private surfing lesson. designed for beginners or seasoned surfers who want to hone their skills, the lessons can be customized to suit your skill level. Learn the basics on sand and then get in the water and catch some waves. Your certified instructor will share knowledge about Hawaiian surf etiquette and reading waves and souvenir photos and T-shirts are available for purchase. Ideal for visitors looking for a quintessentially Hawaiian experience.
  • Learn to surf or hone your skills with a 1.5 hour private surfing lesson
  • Start with safety training on the sand and then catch some waves
  • Learn to read the waves, and get local tips on Hawaiian surfing etiquette
  • Instructors are certified and trained for first-aid and lifeguard CPR

What's Included

  • All activities
  • Local instructor
  • Professional instructor
  • Private lessons
  • Small-group lessons
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir t-shirts (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir rash guards (available to purchase)

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • OUTRIGGER Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
    2169 Kālia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA

    Meet on the beach directly behind the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, and look for the 2 large square BLUE umbrellas. Please arrive 5 minutes before your lesson time.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • All participants MUST know how to swim
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Help us keep your children safe and please book anyone under 13 years old on a Private Lesson (required). Choose the same date/time and your group will still be able to surf together.
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • All guests MUST know how to swim
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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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46 reviews
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Trevor and Maya were...
Maria_T, Sep 2023
Trevor and Maya were excellent! I felt like they were my friends and I’ve known them forever. They made our experience comfortable and fun. This was a highlight of our honeymoon!
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Mahalo for surfing with us and we hope to see you in the water again !
Surfing made easy
James_C, Dec 2022
Great way to start…or end your Hawaiian vacation. Surfing made easy! Jarret makes it very easy to learn. Enjoy the surf! Mahalo!
Effy_F, Oct 2022
A bit disappointed actually, i booked a private class hope to get more from 1.5 hr, instead of there's a lower price for 2 hr, now i think private or not private is not a issue, instructor you come across with is critical. The communication between me and the instructor is a little bit weak. I feel like the instructor was tired that day, that i have to initiate some details technique communication, like the breakdown of your movement. The instructor is experienced in surfing himself, but might need to emphasized more in teaching skills. Also, They taking your photos (which i got to know only when i started to surf) and have not show me my photo yet, hopefully they dont use it anywhere else.
Fun time out surfing
Jenny_C, Jun 2022
We had a fantastic time learning to surf - attentive and fun surfing instruction. We would definitely recommend.
Beautiful day on the waves !
Brian_K, Jan 2022
My daughter (10) and I had a great time out surfing ! The waves were great and our instructors were very knowledgeable. My daughter had never been out before and she rode tandem. The instructor did great keeping her calm and making sure she got some great rides!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Aloha Brian, THANKS SO MUCH for choosing and trusting us with your daughter's first experience! And how awesome is she holding her own on her first time out! Hope to see you guys in the water again 🤙! Mahalo, The Crew
Great instructor
Sanpreet_S, Oct 2021
Trevor was my instructor and he was such a great teacher. I just wish he had modified the lesson to match my skills, as I was not really a beginner and got the hang of it right away. He was very encouraging though and a top bloke.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Aloha Sanpreet, THANK YOU for your review, and we agree, Trevor is pretty great! We are very fortunate to have him as part of our team. We'll be sure to incorporate your feedback for future lessons. Mahalo!
Awesome time
Vicky_W, Jun 2021
James and Jill were so inviting and great teachers. It was very fun and the water was beautiful. Great mix of a workout and a good time. There was a photographer surfing in front of you taking photos which was pretty cool too and the photos were a good price and came out great! 10/10 recommend.
Response from Host, Nov 2021
MAHALO Vicky for the review and for choosing to surf with us! How awesome... the day sounded like it was absolutely perfect, AND it was captured on camera 🤙!
Surfing with Kaz
Sally_S, Nov 2019
First time surfing. Kaz explained things perfectly, so was able to get up easily, and he was also great to hang out with for a couple hours.
Response from Host, Jan 2020
Mahalo for the review! Kaz really is a cool guy! So stoked to be with you during your first experience and hope to see you in the water again soon!

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