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1hr Group Surfing Lessons in Ala Moana

Experience learning to surf in Ala Moana with a group!
This activity provides a fantastic alternative to overcrowded beaches of Waikiki. Ala Moana is a stone's throw from Waikiki allowing surf enthusiasts a more relaxed environment to learn and enjoy the thrills of surfing.
513 Ala Moana 1 hour
  • $139 – Private Adult Lessons

    Ages 13+ or over 100 lbs

  • $179 – Private Lessons Adult 2 Hour

    One Student/Instructor

  • $119 – Private Child Lesson

    Ages 3 -12 under 100 lbs

  • $129 – Exclusive Adult Lesson

    Per person registration: Two Students/Instructor ratio

  • $169 – Exclusive Lesson Adult 2 Hour

    Per person registration. Two Students/Instructor ratio

  • $109 – Group Adult Lesson

    4 students/Instructor (Appropriate for good swimmers and athletes. Not for those needing life jackets or extra attention)

  • $159 – Group Lessons Adult 2 Hour

    4 students/Instructor (Appropriate for good swimmers & athletes. Not for those needing life jackets or extra attention)

  • $20 – Round Trip Transport ($20)

    Per attendee - must select needs transportation below

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Page Last modified April 18, 2022

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Most tour operators will gladly refund your purchase if it’s more than 48 hours before your activity start time. If you have trouble getting in contact with the company you booked with, give us a call at (808)498-1894 and we can probably help you out. The tour operator’s contact information is included in the confirmation email.

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Taxes & Fees

Taxes and fees are included at checkout. Hawaii General Excise Tax is 4.127%. If you are booking online, FareHarbor, the vendor who owns and operates the booking software, charges an online booking fee, normally about 6%.

If you would rather not pay the online convenience fee, call us at (808)498-1894 and we can help you book your activities over the phone.

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  • A great alternative to Waikiki
  • Round trip accommodations available from Waikiki 
  • Great for beginners 
  • Solo riders welcome (Children 13 years or older)
How to prepare
  • Surfers are required to be able to paddle with little assistance
  • Surfers should be able to tread water for about 1 min 
  • Wear a bathing suit, bring a set of extra clothes and a towel
"I had a private lesson with Miku, who is an EXCELLENT instructor. She gave clear directions, and was very helpful, encouraging, and fun out in the water. Would do again."
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– Crystal M
"It's great for kids as young as three because there's a surfing dog to go with young children and each child has a person on the board with him or her. It's a safety first operating AND incredible fun."
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– Charles Hale
"My wife and I had never surfed. Casey and Iniki were our teachers. They were great teachers. They kept it simple. We both were up and surfing in our first couple tries. Their price was competitive for the area."
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– Warren Hess
Cancellation Policy

You are booking directly with Surf HNL . The operator's cancellation policy is shown at the checkout screen and on all email communications. View General Cancellation Policy ›

Cancel or Refund Your Tour

Please send tour cancellation requests or rescheduling requests directly to the operator you booked with. The cancellation policy for each company is included in the checkout process adjacent to the payment info and is also included in confirmation and reminder emails.

When in doubt, notify the operator you booked with and communicate with them as soon as you know you will need to cancel or reschedule. The earlier the better. Refunds are painless and rescheduling is easy using the FareHarbor software. So, don’t fret, the contact info for your operator is included on the top of all email communications with you.

If you need specific instructions on how exactly that process works, check out our guide on How to Cancel or Request a Refund ›

Abide by the general cancellation policy and you’ll should be totally fine, although each operator has their own policies.

General Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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