Surfing Open Group Lesson (Waikiki Courtesy Shuttle)

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Surf Lessons

From $116.47

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

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


Learn how to surf during your Oahu vacation with this group lesson outside Waikiki. You'll enjoy a mix of personal attention and a team environment with a surfing instructor who shows you the basics of this quintessential Hawaiian sport. Participants must be at least 13 years of age.
  • Receive tips and training from a surfing instructor
  • Necessary gear is provided, including a surfboard, rash guard, and reef shoes
  • Pickup from locations in Waikiki and select hotels outside Waikiki is available with advance notice
  • Instruction and surfing videos are also provided in the surfing van

What's Included

  • Professional instructor
  • Transportation to and from designated meetings spots in Waikiki and certain hotels outside of Waikiki with advance notice. Exact pick-up location and time will be emailed to you by the local supplier.
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • All necessary equipment including rashguard, reef shoes, and surfboard
  • 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 at time of booking
  • Must be 13 years or older and able to swim to join the Open Group Lesson.
  • If any participants cannot swim, please advise the staff ahead of time as a private lesson will be required.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • If any participants have any medical conditions or injuries that we should be aware of please advise the staff ahead of time.
  • If you are prone to seasickness, you may want to take a remedy you are accustomed to using before the lesson (talk to your doctor for recommendations).
  • Near public transportation
  • 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
  • Please come prepared for the lesson by wearing your bathing suit, bringing a towel and making sure to apply sunscreen ahead of time.
  • Lesson size varies and has a ratio of 1 instructor for every 4 students.
  • All of our written materials are also available in Spanish, Japanese, Korean and Chinese. With at least 24 hours notice, we will do our best to accommodate Spanish, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese speaking-instructors.
  • Complimentary transportation is available from select locations in Waikiki. Exact pick-up location and time will be emailed to you by the supplier. If you do not receive these details 24 hours prior to your lesson, please contact us.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 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.

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98 reviews
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Really awesome time!
Kerington_T, Mar 2024
Everyone was supper awesome and supportive! Over all a supper great first experience surfing!! Would definitely recommend to anyone that’s looking for a really great first time experience with surfing!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thanks so much Kerington!! It was our pleasure to take the two of you surfing, we hope you will visit us again! Lots of aloha from team Ohana! :)
Best surf lesson!
Laura_B, Oct 2023
Best 2hr group lesson surfing. After a quick instruction and safety briefing in the shop we boarded to surf school bus to the beach, it’s a short ride but appreciated! We had Mark as our instructor and well what a guy! He had us do some stretches on the beach and had us practice our technique before heading to the water. My husband managed to stand on every wave which was incredible! I struggled a little but Mark and the other guys out there were great by giving advice and guidance for the next waves. I managed to stand a couldn’t have enjoyed myself anymore! We even purchased the videos and photos after….well worth it for some amazing action shots we had no idea were being taken. Thank you so much Mark and the Ohana surf team, we had so much fun!! Laura & Dave B
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thanks so much Laura & Dave! It was our pleasure to take you surfing, we loved your energy out there and your smile on every wave! We hope you keep surfing and come visit us again someday :) ... lots of aloha from the whole OSP team!
Do it
Keith_F, Aug 2023
Pretty much, you learn by doing. Surfing for almost 1.5 full hours. Excellent experience. Kids had a great time.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Aloha Keith, thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you and the kids enjoyed your time in the water! Lots of aloha from all of us!
Great first surfing experience
Rachel_E, Aug 2023
First time surfing for my 2 daughters. They enjoyed every minute and didn’t want it to end. They felt safe in the ocean and had a great time learning with their instructor Jayden. Mahalo!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you so much for surfing with us and sharing your experience! It was truly a pleasure to surf with your daughters, and we hope to see your family again soon! Lots of aloha from the ‘Ohana team!
Amazing Experience
Sarah_M, Mar 2020
This was excellent. The instructor Matt was patient and kind and had us standing up the first try! I would highly recommend.
great surf lesson
Kara_T, Jan 2020
My fiancee and I signed up for an hour lesson. It was great! We had non stop rides into waikiki beach with two surf guides and someone from shore taking our pictures as well. The pictures and videos were great and we had a great time. The safety presentation before was also helpful.
wing_l, Dec 2019
It was my very first experience of surfing. The coaches were super nice and supportive for everything you might need in the sea! Definitely will come back for my next lesson.
Great instructors!
Kristen_B, Sep 2019
The instructors were nice and very experienced. I had never surfed before and they were good about adjusting their coaching to each student. They also let you go at your own pace—2 hours was a good amount of time but also very tiring. Highly recommend!!
Perfect first time experience!
Don G, Sep 2019
I'd recommend you be a decent swimmer and be ready for a workout. Instructors are very welcoming and willing to work with you where you are. As opposed to other lessons, you won't be able to surf as much and I feel this one I had so many opportunities to do so I ran out of breath! Free hotel pickup and drop off is included as well as they provide you with board, rash guard, and shoes.
Awesome Experience
Michael_B, Jul 2019
If you haven’t surfed and always wanted, you gotta go and visit these guys. Great instructors that’ll have you up on the board. Good Vibes all around and great price!
Great Experience
Mauricio D, Dec 2018
The staff is excellentI had a wonderful timeI got quite a few wavesThe place is also very good, since the waves are the right size for someone that is learning
This was a great experience. It was...
Kim S, Nov 2017
This was a great experience. It was very easy to learn and the team was very helpful and encouraging. One suggestion, is if you are prone to motion sickness, take Dramamine before your lesson. You would be surprised to know you can get sea sickness from surfing!
Right from the pick up point they...
Joy F, Sep 2017
Right from the pick up point they made us feel super welcome and at ease. We both managed to get up on the board even though it was a first for both of us. Had plenty of instructors out with us in the water and all were wonderful. Special thanks to Chelsea for the great pics! Would do again!
Surfing area is quite safe with...
Yuan_W, Apr 2017
Surfing area is quite safe with shallow water 1.5m and nice waves 1m. The instructors are very nice and helpful. Enjoyed my first surfing very much.
Surfing was awesome! The instructors...
Stephen_W, Dec 2016
Surfing was awesome! The instructors were great! No experience before this tour and was one of the most memorable things from our trip! Will never forget it! Anyone can do it!
This might have been the most fun I had...
Sam H, Oct 2016
This might have been the most fun I had on my week in Hawaii. Sean, Troy and Nick are great teachers, they all bring something a little different in their teaching styles. They had me up riding a wave all the way out on my 7th attempt. Super super fun, cannot recommend it enough. You will fall in love with surfing after this.

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