Surfing - Family Lessons (Complimentary Waikiki Shuttle)

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Surf Lessons

From $107.04

Select Date and Travelers

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

  • 2 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Family surf lessons that meet your needs can be hard to find. Prebook this family surf lesson package in Oahu, and prearrange your family's group size, as well as your lesson length. The family lesson must include one parent and one child who is 12 years old and under (who can swim and paddle their own board), with the option to add additional family members
  • Learn how to surf right outside of Waikiki in Oahu
  • All equipment—a surfboard, reef shoes, and rash guard—included
  • Choose from multiple family surf lesson packages to suit your needs
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from select locations included for a stress-free family activity

What's Included

  • Professional instructor
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • All necessary equipment including rashguard, reef shoes, and surfboard
  • A safe place to store your belongings
  • Transportation to and from designated meetings spots in Waikiki
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available for purchase)

Meeting and Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • 2552 Kalākaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA

    Your pick up or meet at instructions will be emailed to you directly from Ohana Surf Project at least 24 hours before your lesson time.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

We offer courtesy pickup from Waikiki from our four standard pickup locations 10-45 minutes prior to your lesson time: (1) Ilikai Hotel (2) Romer Waikiki at the Ambassador Hotel (3) Don Ho Lane Van Depot (4) Hyatt Regency For customers staying at the Ala Moana Hotel, Hale Koa Hotel, Kahala Hotel and Resort, The Ritz Carlton or The Ka La'i Waikiki Beach, we may be able to arrange a special pickup closer to the hotel with a notification call or email at least 24 hours in advance. If either the customer or accompanying guest has a handicap or injury and needs to arrange a special pickup, please call or email us with 24 hours notice and we are more than happy to come directly to your hotel.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Family lessons require at least one child 12 or younger and one of their parents. Additional family members may be added.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • If a student needs to be on the same board as the instructor then the child will need his/her own private instructor. Often children 6 and under may be on a tandem lesson, although if older kids feel uncomfortable in the ocean, then a tandem lesson helps them feel safer and is recommended for them as well.
  • Stroller accessible
  • If any participants cannot swim please advise the staff ahead of time as a private lesson may be recommended.
  • If any participants have any medical conditions or injuries that we should be aware of please advise the staff ahead of time.
  • Near public transportation
  • If you are prone to seasickness, you may want to take a remedy you are accustomed to using about an hour before the lesson (talk to your doctor for recommendations).
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • These lessons are a ratio of 1 instructor for every 3/4 family members.
  • All of our written materials are also available in Spanish, Japanese, Korean and Chinese. We will do our best to accommodate, but cannot guarantee, Japanese, Korean, Spanish or Chinese speaking-instructors with enough advance notice.
  • Please come prepared for the lesson by wearing your bathing suit, bringing a towel and making sure to apply sunscreen ahead of time.
  • Complimentary transportation is available from select locations in Waikiki. Exact pick-up location and time will be emailed to you by the supplier.
  • 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.

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79 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Great family surf lesson
Peter_Q, Mar 2024
Great team, well organised and very responsive to our needs. The team ran a great surf lesson that accommodated people with a range of surfing experience. Would recommend this to anyone looking to surf in Hawaii for the first time.
A highlight of our trip, do not miss
Jessica_C, Mar 2024
Great experience. Well run, fun, and lots of instruction to ensure success and minimize risk of injury.
Perfect morning in Hawaii
Aimee_A, Mar 2024
This was the most organized surf lesson I have ever seen. The instructors were kind and patient. We had an unbelievable morning. I highly recommend it.
First time surfers
Sarah_T, Mar 2024
My family had a great time especially being first time surfers. They only had excitement to share with us.
Great Experience
Laura_C, Aug 2023
My family of 4 including an 11 and 8 year old had a great time. Meet up location was easy to find and our instructor Chelsea was wonderful and patient. Loved that they took pictures and videos!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Laura, thank you so much for the kind words! We LOVED surfing with you too and hope you’ll come visit us again soon! Until next time, mahalo from Chelsea and the crew!
Jamie_L, Mar 2023
They did a great job helping us learn to surf. There were multiple instructors and my boys loved it ages 7 and 12. I got motion sick but they helped me get out and kept going with the rest of my family. Awesome surf experience.
Great experience and fun...
Amalia_C, Nov 2022
Great experience and fun staff. 10/10 will recommend. Great for the price too! Will go back when in Hawaii.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Mahalo Amalia! So glad that you, Cara, and Raul had a great experience with the team. We can't wait to see you all back again! Aloha~
Super Fun Family Surfing
Anna_S, Sep 2022
The whole family had a great time surfing! Kids said best part of our trip. We all caught many waves! We will definitely do this again. Highly recommend.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
We're so stoked that your 'ohana had a wonderful time, Anna!! It was fun taking you and the kids out, and hopefully we can do it all again soon!! Aloha from our 'ohana to yours!
Awesome first time surf lesson!!
Elizabeth_B, Aug 2022
The whole team was great. My 24 & 19 year olds had a great time. Their instructor was with them one on one and everything felt really safe. Everyone was friendly and answered all questions. HIGHLY recommend!!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you so much for your review, Elizabeth! We're happy that Alexis and Herb felt safe and had fun!! We hope to see you all back again soon! Aloha from everyone at OSP~
Great family surfing lesson
Elizabeth_K, Jul 2022
This was an amazing activity. My 8 year old daughter was very nervous and they calmed her down and had her up on the board in no time. They challenged my athletic teenager so he wasn’t board and they were patient with my middle aged self. We are a family of 5 with kids age 8, 11 and 15 and I felt safe and comfortable the whole time.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
We're so happy that you and your 'ohana had a wonderful time, Liz!! We're glad that you felt safe and that we could adjust the lesson to fit everyone's needs! Aloha from the whole team!
Excellent staff!
auntielisa5, Jul 2022
My niece and I had a great time learning to surf. The staff was all very patient with me and tried whatever they could to help me get up. Unfortunately, I was not able to, despite their best efforts. My niece got up every time! We would recommend this for sure! I can’t say enough good things about the staff.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Mahalo for sharing your experience, Lisa!! We like to let our customers know that although you are encouraged to stand, it is definitely not a requirement! Your lesson is about you and your comfort level, so we're happy that you still had the courage to try it out!! It was wonderful teaching you and Sara, and we hope you both can come out and surf again! Aloha from the whole team~
First Class Experience
Ryan_L, Apr 2022
Ohana Surf Project was outstanding. We were paired with Chelsea and she was excellent. She had our 9 year old up and surfing in no time at all. The entire staff was very helpful and friendly. Definitely recommend!!!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Mahalo Ryan! We're so happy that you had a great experience with Chelsea and the team!! Oodles of aloha to you, Mallory, and the keiki from all of us~
The instructors were so...
Amy_K, Mar 2022
The instructors were so helpful. They were able to teach and help all of us actually get up while making it so fun.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for your review, Amy! We're so glad that you and your 'ohana had a great time with our crew and that you found us helpful. Aloha from our 'ohana to yours!
The safety provided by...
David_G, Mar 2022
The safety provided by the instructors. ——————++++++++++——no more comments. You shouldn’t ask for them. Next time won’t fill out.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Mahalo for your review, David! Aloha~
Viktoria_L, Mar 2022
Absolutely excellent experience for me and my 10 yo son! Will probably do again in a couple of days!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
We're stoked that you and Deven had a wonderful time, Viktoria!! We hope to see you both again soon! Aloha~
Great experience
KYONG_K, Feb 2022
Three of my kids and myself did the lesson. Staff and the instructors were really friendly. My kids loved the experience. I highly recommend this company.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
We're so glad you and your 'ohana enjoyed your time with us! We hope to see you all again soon, Kyong! Aloha from the team~
Lots of fun.
Jan_O, Nov 2021
Great activity to do in Oahu. Staff is super supportive with lots of patience. They make it really fun for everyone.
Such an Amazing Experience!
Karina_C, Nov 2021
We scheduled this family lesson while on vacation in Oahu. It was an absolute blast! Our instructors were phenomenal and prepared us well, while explaining everything that we needed to know. Our family had so much fun! Our 7 and 10 year old enjoyed it and have been talking about it since we got home. Kevin also took amazing pictures and videos of us out there. I would highly recommend Ohana Surf Project!
Fantastic Family Fun!
Kevin_W, Aug 2021
Amazing family 2hr surf lesson! We will never forget this day, so much fun (and laughter). Always felt safe with great and patient coaches! We had kids ages 9 to 16 and they were great with all of us. Definitely the best experience of our 8 days in Hawaii. Thank You!
Awesome Experience
Alex_S, Aug 2021
Very well planned and executed . Great group of guys. Thank you . My 9 year and twin 7 year olds had the time of their lives. There was an instructor available to watch everyone and I felt it was safe.

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