Surf Lesson by Hawaiians Oceans

Duke Kahanamoku (the original "Big Kahuna") and his friends popularized surfing at Waikiki Beach in the early 1900s. Take a surf lesson at the beach where it all started. Instruction is tailored to your skill level and typically lasts an hour or more.
  • Adult gate price $35.00
  • Child gate price $35.00
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Hawaii is best known for its surfing and beautiful beaches, with pictures of gorgeous waves and surfers on countless postcards that bring envy to families and friends of travelers back on the continent. Make your own postcard and catch some waves in one of the world's most famous surfing destinations with a surf lesson by Hawaiian Oceans at Waikiki Beach!

Beautiful Waikiki was once the playground of Hawaiian royalty, and where the famous Olympian and original "Big Kahuna" Duke Kahanamoku grew up. When the surf was up, he and his friends would ride all day, and then entertain the tourists under the hibiscus trees. These original "Beachboys of Waikiki" are credited with popularizing surfing as a sport in the early 20th century.

Hawaiians Oceans modern-day beachboys are happy to continue spreading the love of surfing. Not only are they excellent surf instructions, they're also licensed by the State of Hawaii and have American Red Cross CPR, first aid, and lifesaving certifications.

Your lesson will be at least an hour long, and will be tailored to your level of experience—whether you're a first-timer or an experienced surfer, young or just young at heart. You'll start with a group lesson on land, where you'll learn the basics of paddling, turning, and positioning yourself on the surfboard, as well as safety and surf etiquette. The rest of your time is spent on the water with an instructor giving personalized instructions. You'll be surprised at how quickly you can be standing on a surfboard and riding the waves of Waikiki!

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Loved the surf and beach
By khalid Verified Reviewer from Oregon on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Surf Lesson by Hawaiian Ocean's:

My daughter was nervous to learn to surf. Our instructor (Sam) was great and patient. She stood up on her surfboard on the first attempt. We had an awesome time and the photos they took were really good and captured our experience.

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Don't Waste Your Money
By NotATourist Verified Reviewer from South Carolina on
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Surf Lesson by Hawaiian Ocean's:

They don't teach you to surf they just try to get you up on a wave and that's it. If you're lucky you might catch 1 or 2 waves and wipeout the rest of the time. Overpriced and not worth it. You can stay home, rent a board and wetsuit for a lot lot less - people surf all over the world even in cold climates. The staff was rude, barked orders, and just held on to my board and told me when to stand up. Half the time they pointed and pushed me directly into the paths of other tourists which is extremely dangerous. I got injured on the reef and after that my "instructor" just ignored me and focused on another student. This was a private lesson, BTW, which I paid good money for. Nothing about who owns it or how to get a refund. Oh and they went through my stuff in the so-called locker area. If you really want to learn to surf then do it at home. Pass on this place.

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Great experience
By joe Verified Reviewer from Omaha, NE on
Pros:
One of a Kind, fun
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Surf Lesson by Hawaiian Ocean's:

Great experience.

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[4 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

Fun experience for kids
By Susan Verified Reviewer from Chicago on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Surf Lesson by Hawaiian Ocean's:

The instructor was very and patient with my son while he was trying to learn the basics of surfing. The lesson itself was just over an hour but by the end my son was standing up! I am not sure he will ever surf again (mid-west) but he did have a great time.

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Surf Lesson by Hawaiians Oceans Details

Phone: 808-306-4586

Address
2424 Kalakaua Ave
On Waikiki Beach between the Duke Kahanamoku Statue and the Honolulu Police Substation. Across the Hyatt Regency Waikiki.
Honolulu, HI
Hours
Daily, 5:30 am-5:30 pm
Closings
Inclement ocean conditions. May be closed major U.S. holidays.
  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • No parking available
  • No restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • No disabled access
  • Reservations not required

Directions and Transportation

Address
2424 Kalakaua Ave
On Waikiki Beach between the Duke Kahanamoku Statue and the Honolulu Police Substation. Across the Hyatt Regency Waikiki.
Honolulu, HI
Public Transportation

Admission and Offer Information

Hawaiian Oceans Surf Lesson is located on Waikiki Beach, between the Police Station and the Duke Kahanamoku Statue. Present your Go Select Pass at the kisok to start your lesson.

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