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Surfing Lessons On Waikiki Beach

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Honolulu, United States

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds


Nothing is more iconic to Hawaii than surfing at Waikiki Beach. This is arguably the place where surfing was born, and the spot where watermen like Duke Kahanamoku helped introduce surfing to the world. The reason why this south facing coast is so perfect for learning to surf, is the fact that the bottom is soft, sandy, and the water is relatively shallow. During this surf lesson in Waikiki, you'll also notice the way the waves have a steady and gentle roll, which makes them far less intimidating than other waves on Oahu. Add in a long, stable board and a professional local instructor, and before you know it you'll be surfing a wave like ancient Hawaiians of old.
  • Receive personalized tips from a professional instructor
  • Stable boards make it easy to learn
  • Transport provided from select hotels
  • Small group size ensures personalized service
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Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
All required equipment (Surfboard & Leash)
Professional instructor
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
201 Beach Walk, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Big Wave Dave Surf & Coffee

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the maximum group size during Surfing Lessons On Waikiki Beach?
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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  • "Wear your SPF 50 or higher on your neck, shoulders, and legs and rash guard is a must!" See review


76 Reviews
2 stars
Reviews by Viator travelers
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, May 2021
Amazing experience! The instructors were knowledgeable, friendly, and helped make our experience better. Waves were perfect and not intimidating for a first time surfer. Highly recommend this experience!
First time surfing!
, May 2021
Great small group experience. Instructor was personable and fun. He focused on getting us in the water with as many waves as possible. Would definitely recommend
So happy we did this
, May 2021
If we had more time I’d take 100 more lessons with these guys! Truly the best time and SO helpful! Thanks again!
Highlight of the trip
, Apr 2021
We were in Oahu for a week and did a whole lot of things but this was easily the highlight of the trip. My girlfriend didn’t want to do it and luckily I convinced her and she and I had a blast. Our instructor Nobe was great super fun and made sure everyone was always safe. You can tell he has a passion for what he does Which is what makes the whole experience. If you’re debating on what to do while in Hawaii definitely give this a try.
Surfs up
, Apr 2021
Peter and Josh did an exceptional job teaching our four family members the fundamentals of surfing. We got up 4 times or more each. The teaching was so amazing that my teenagers were able to surf on their own by the end of the lesson. Check out the shop too! We bought amazing surf gear and had a delicious lunch after the lesson. The pasta salad and the sandwiches were yummy! Wear your SPF 50 or higher on your neck, shoulders, and legs and rash guard is a must! Mahalo to Big Wave Dave surf and coffee!
First Time Surfer - the “purist”
, Apr 2021
My husband did a surfing lesson while I went to the pool with the kids. He loved it and was able to ride a number of waves. The surfers teased him about being a purist - no booties, no rasher, no leash - which is what happens when you don’t think about what you need to bring while surfing. Lol. So maybe think about this before you go. He loved the experience.
Excellent for beginners and for people who have surfed before
, Apr 2021
Excellent instructions, everyone in our group got up their first time! Paul and his assistant (didn't get his name) were so patient and encouraging. I felt very safe and it was done in a perfect location for beginners. I'm doing it again with them. So much fun!!!
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, Apr 2021
The instructors remembered our names while instruction and I was able to stand up and surf. They actually love their job and continued to help us and push up when the wave was coming and instructed when to stand up and they were very friendly. I definitely recommend this experience and company
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Great time had by all
, Apr 2021
Was much more physically demanding than I anticipated, but the instructors were totally judgement free. My son had an outstanding time. Will use them again.
Wonderful instructors!
, Mar 2021
My boys loved it! They did an excellent job of giving individual attention to each student & making sure they each successfully caught multiple waves. Awesome experience for the family.
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Product code: 8942P1

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