Surf Lesson | Waikiki Private Group

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Surf Lesson 2 People
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Learn the art of surfing at an iconic location with this private, group surf lesson in Honolulu. Join your dedicated surf instructor and head to the beach to learn the safety protocols, ocean conditions, and basic techniques. Then, take to the water and try to catch your first wave while your instructor provides feedback.
  • Catch a wave on the famous shores of Hawaii
  • This lesson is suitable for those ages 13 and over
  • A private lesson means a personalized experience
  • Choose from several lesson times to suit your schedule

What's Included

  • Surfboard
  • Leash
  • Rashguard

    Meeting and Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Stoke Drift Surf School
      Ocean Patio B Retail, 2161 Kālia Rd Space 107, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA

      We're on the oceanfront of the "Waikiki Shore" condominiums. Please call us if you need help finding our location (+1-808-517-5010).

    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
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • 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.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Featured review
    I had a great experience as a first-timer. Kailie, my surf instructor was amazing. She was patient and was just very nice. Enjoyed her instructions and her time. My issue was with Viator. Wish they were clear when you sign up for a class for 1 person. I had to pay extra $$ because it was just me. Nonetheless, thank you to Kailie for making my money worthwhile.


    231 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travelers.
    Showing 1-10 of 231 reviews
    Great for family with no surf experience
    Merrilyn_H, Apr 2024
    Had a great morning out in the water with our surf instructors, Bronson and Kayson. They were patient and were able to work with our entire family (of various skill levels).
    I am looking forward to trying again!
    Evelyn_G, Mar 2024
    Chase was awesome! I had never surfed before, he helped me to be successful and I am excited to try it again sometime!
    Surf’s Up!
    Mary_D, Mar 2024
    We loved the experience. My girls never surfed before and they were on the water in 15 minutes. They were able to maximize their time and did amazing We were also delighted to have 270 pictures of the experience, which I would not have been able to see from the beach. Chase was an excellent instructor. He helped the girls learn and told them when they should stand on the board. They loved it. Highly recommend.
    Cody rocks
    OrazioGiovanni_C, Mar 2024
    Cody was very precise and objective in mesureing my capabilitues and advising me in what to improve in my techinque.
    5/5 experience, highly recommend
    Jack_P, Mar 2024
    Great experience with Chase, the whole team was very patient and knowledgeable! We had a great time and will 100% be back on the future. Honorable mention to Travis the photographer who took some incredible shots as well!
    Surf Waikiki
    David_H, Mar 2024
    Gavin was a great instructor and everyone who worked there was very nice. I would definitely recommend.
    Great time
    Joseph_Y, Mar 2024
    Gavin was awesome. Made it really easy for us to get out there and get up in the waves! Didn’t have the best waves for the day, but still managed to catch a few
    Amazing experience
    Justin_L, Feb 2024
    Amazing experience that you have to try when in Hawaii. My instructor Justice was amazing to work with, super helpful and patient with me.
    Great group of...
    Kim_B, Jan 2024
    Great group of instructors and took time to help individualize the lesson for my kids. We wish we had more time to book more lessons.
    Great time!
    Daniel_B, Jan 2024
    Was a very fun lesson for my second time surfing. Joey was a great dude and great at instructing. It can be exhausting but still a lot of fun.
    Had Fun
    ryan_S, Dec 2023
    Never surfed before my son took right to it, while Chase did a great job i had a harder time but did have a few successes. We did have a blast though and now I can mark surfing at Waikiki off my bucket list.
    Best first surfing experience!!
    Sabrina_P, Dec 2023
    Cason and our other instructor (I’m so sorry I can’t recall your name!!) were both phenomenal. We had a large group of 7 and they were so attentive and helpful to each of us. It was our first time surfing and it was such a blast. We highly recommend this surf lesson to anyone who enjoys being in the water!
    Great Experience!
    Kellan_T, Dec 2023
    Awesome experience! Dane showed us the ropes and had us up on the board in no time! Definitely learned a lot and could confidently go out on our own after the lesson. Highly recommended
    Fun surf school
    Kaysey_C, Dec 2023
    Our surf instructor Kayson was great with the family. He was kind, gave clear instruction, and helped tow in folks when they were struggling. 10/10 would recommend.
    Must do in Waikiki!
    Erin_R, Dec 2023
    This was our favorite thing we did on our vacation! Chase was our instructor, and he did an awesome job of encouraging us and giving us feedback. Neither of us had surfed before, and we both got up multiple times during our lesson! We wished we had more free time during our trip so we could book another lesson. Next time we are back on the island, we will book again!
    Surfs up !
    Paige_M, Dec 2023
    Cody was an incredible instructor he was patient and encouraging ! Very knowledgeable and helpful ! My husband and I had an incredible time there with him and his team 10/10 recommend. Also the photos taken where incredible I would recommend purchasing them !
    Alicia_K, Nov 2023
    We had a group of 3 people who had never even stepped on a surf board… the instructor Joey was patient , encouraging , and funny. He made the experience amazing. We highly recommend Stoke Drift. Thank you so much!!!
    Great experience
    Tom_T, Nov 2023
    If you have never actually surfed I recommend Joey and his team… they are awesome. They teach and are very patient and make it fun
    Go on day 1
    Anthony_P, Oct 2023
    Amazing lesson. Great group of instructors teaching and cheering you on! Our instructors name was Justice and he was awesome. Totally put me at ease and was super encouraging. Both managed to stand in our lesson which we were not expecting. Do this as soon as you get here cause you'll want to go again!
    Awesome, patient & encouraging instructors
    Vicki_C, Sep 2023
    Joey & Tyler were amazing instructors, very patient & encouraging especially with an older unfit learner like myself. Am so happy I tried it as this was something I’d always wanted to do. Totally recommend this place for anyone.

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    Price varies by group size

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

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