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Surf HNL

Best beginner surf lessons on the south shore of Oahu.

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South Shore Surf Lessons

Excellent family surf school on the uncrowded beaches of the south shore
The lesson begins after all the students put on their rash guards and booties. The instructors teach surfing technique in a 15 minute land lesson before heading out to the water with their students.
513 Honolulu 1-2 hours
  • $99-189 – Surf Lessons
  • $99-179 – SUP Lessons
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Page Last modified March 22, 2022

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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.

  • Very clear instruction from happy and enthusiastic instructors.
  • The lesson takes place on an uncrowded beach on the south shore.


How to prepare
  • Bring a swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Sandals/ slippers
"If you are looking for awesome instruction and a good time hit them up!"
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– Darla Davis
"There was literally no one there on the beach while we were in the water. We had a fantastic time, and the kids were wild about it."
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– Kaari Reierson
"The teacher made the first experience caching waves unforgettable."
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– Rosa Touriz
Activity Overview

Surf instructors greet the guests at their tent on a quiet beach. They hand out gear to the students and begin the land lesson. They cover the proper technique that will enable students to eventually catch their own waves after practice. Instructors give feedback and help students get the feel for surfing.

The staff are here to teach students how to surf instead of just giving them a surfing experience. The instructors will shoot photos with GoPro’s while surfing while an on shore photographer does the same. Photos are available for purchase.

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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