Private Surfing Lessons in Waikiki

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Surf Lessons in Waikiki
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From $80.00

Price varies by group size

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

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Offered in: English


    What's Included

    • Use of surfboard.
    • Use of wax.
    • Use of sunscreen.
    • Gratuities

    Meeting and Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Statue
      Kalākaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA

      Meet at the duke statue and your surf instructor will meet you there and start the surf lesson.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    Ticket Redemption Point

    Biki Station #328, 2424 Uluniu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair 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
    • 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.

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    Featured review
    Max was a super great instructor! He made the experience enjoyable even for a first time beginner. Would recommend booking a surf lesson with Max - 10/10


    38 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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    1st time - caught some waves
    Jonathan_S, Mar 2024
    First time surfing for me and my girlfriend. Max made it absolutely easy and lots of fun! Quick training in the surf shop then went to the beach to catch some waves 🏄‍♂️🏄‍♀️. He was Ana amazing instructor.
    Great Experience!
    Suzie_R, Mar 2024
    My daughter and I had a great time! Max was patient with us and everything was well explained. Perfect spot for beginners. Would definitely recommend!
    Not to be missed! Awesome time!
    Steven_D, Mar 2024
    Had an awesome time! Max was great! Broke down the components of surfing into a quick and efficient "land lesson" before getting in the water. I was up and standing on my first wave with a little push from Max to help catch the wave. Beach and waves were crowded with new surfers like me but we were able to navigate it pretty easily. Would recommend and would do it again any time.
    The ability to experience...
    Kate_O, Mar 2024
    The ability to experience this was a bucket list item for me. It was wonderful and my instructor Max was great
    Excellent surf experience
    Jennifer_S, Mar 2024
    My husband and two kids absolutely loved their surf lessons. Max did a great job of giving instruction, they all got up multiple times! Having an instructor to themselves was perfect. They met up at a surf shop nearby to get instruction and their boards. They even offered me a beach chair to use while I waited on the beach and took pictures.
    Kathryn_M, Feb 2024
    Max was a super great instructor! He made the experience enjoyable even for a first time beginner. Would recommend booking a surf lesson with Max - 10/10
    Tip Top!
    Chelsey_R, Feb 2024
    Max was great with the kids. They all had a great experience, caught some waves, and now apparently we are renting boards again before we leave Hawai’i 😁
    10/10 !
    Lupita_M, Jan 2024
    Great instructor, made first time experience a very enjoyable one! Would recommend and will be returning!
    Best Sunday!
    JuanAres_G, Jan 2024
    Great experience with Max very informative form the safety instructions to the water, patient and friendly. I’d definitely come back and 100% recommend. If you’d like some photos and/or videos, make sure you request in advance.
    Bucket List Check Off
    Alzena_B, Jan 2024
    Max was a great instructor. Patient and chill, he had great pointers for we middle-aged clients. If you are middle aged or older and in decent but winter-ish shape, an hour and a half may be a tad ambitious. Paddling out is the most physically challenging part. But Max will get you on the wave and the rest is up to you! We had a great time.
    Friendly and Fun Surf Lesson
    Maggie_B, Jan 2024
    We were pleased to be able to do a private lesson for two of us in our family during our time in Waikiki. Max was a great intructor for us newbies... friendly, patient, safety-minded, and we could tell how passionate he is about surfing and the ocean in general! We had a great time and felt the lesson was a success!
    Highly recommend for anyone who wants to try surfing
    Keqin_H, Dec 2023
    Max was a great instructor! Concise and efficient communication. The lesson started with 15 minutes of land instructions then at a less crowded sea location to practice surfing. I stood up 70% of time and had a blast! Would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to try surfing.
    Great surfing experience for teenagers
    Michael_C, Dec 2023
    Max worked with our three teenage kids and they all had a great time. The communication prior to the lesson was seamless and the overall experience was great. Highly recommend working with Max for a relaxed and fulfilling surfing experience.
    Great lesson for the three of us!
    Moon_C, Dec 2023
    Max is awesome! He is so helpful, approachable, and easy to talk to. He broke down paddling out and standing up on the surf board into its component parts, along with safety and etiquette info on a crowded Waikiki beach. Easily the most fun and helpful surf lesson I've ever had. My husband and brother were also part of the lesson and we all had a fantastic time. Easily one of the funnest things we did on our trip. :)
    IT was really grate,...
    Vladana_P, Oct 2023
    IT was really grate, everything was perfect. Max was really polite and helpful. I would recommend this to everyone!
    Best surf for a first timer
    Coralys_C, Sep 2023
    The fact that i was able to actually catch my first wave as soon as i did my first pop up was amazing! Was able to catch majority of the waves, therefore i had a great time.
    Super impressed how...
    Sara_K, Jul 2023
    Super impressed how quickly my kids were up and surfing! Awesome instructor! My kids had a blast! Would definitely recommend!
    Good beginner waves but way too many people
    Lynette_P, Jul 2023
    Beautiful spot to surf but too crowded. Max was a great instructor and did his best in the chaos. My son got a good first time surfing lesson and has the fever to go again!
    Daniel_C, Jul 2023
    Phenomenal teacher. He’s so patient and so caring. You won’t get a better instructor in my opinion. I loved it!
    Amazing Experience 10/10
    Shay_W, Jul 2023
    We had a really amazing time! Our Instructor was incredibly nice and knowledgeable! Helped us get surfing super quickly! Would definitely come again :)

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