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Private Surf Lesson at Waikiki Beach

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Private Surf Lesson at Waikiki Beach

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Take to the waves at the famous Waikiki Beach during this private 90-minute surfing lesson. Learn how to paddle and pop up from your longboard, first on the sand, and then test your newfound skills in the Pacific. Already know the basics? No problem, you receive tailored instruction based on your skill level. Want to introduce your little one to the sport? This surfing lesson is great for kids too!
  • Private 90-minute surfing lesson
  • Learn how to surf on Waikiki beach
  • Practice the basics like popping up on dry land, then enter the water to put your new skills to use
  • Receive customized instruction
  • Choose from multiple start times
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Rash Guard rental $5
Lock rental $5
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Big Wave Dave at Surf & Coffee , 226 Lewers St #154, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA

Big Wave Dave Surf & Coffee CHECK IN - 20 minutes prior to lesson start time.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Big Wave Dave Surf & Coffee
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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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  • "The private lesson is definitely the way to go if you get an instructor like Diana." See review

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star-4
Great instructor. Physically exhausting.
David_T
, May 2022
Underestimated the strength it took to accomplish We had a great instructor who got my daughter up a few times and confident in surfing more. Fr a business aspect if you used jetskis to get ppl out to the area it would have been the perfect time.
star-5
Surfing in Hawai'i is a MUST!
Colette_K
, May 2022
Such a fun activity and must try when in Hawaii! I couldn't help but not get on those waves, and finding Lee my private surf instructor was the right way to go! He was a pro, was helpful, calm and had me up on my first wave! COWABUNGA!
star-5
Fantastic experience
Diane_T
, Apr 2022
We had a blast learning how to surf. Chris is a really good teacher, everything was super relaxed! We’ll be coming back in a few days just to rent some boards!
star-3
I’d skip this and rent from someone on the beach
Tricia_D
, Apr 2022
You have to leave everything in lockers, including your shoes and then walk along the hot sidewalk and street to get to the surfing spot. We don’t have any pictures. Instructor was knowledgeable but not engaging.
star-5
Just do it!
Michael_R
, Apr 2022
I surfed! Chris, Nick, and Lee were incredible teachers gave me the confidence to make it happen! Would definitely recommend!
star-5
So much fun!
Rebecca_O
, Apr 2022
My instructor Troy was super chill, patient and friendly. The other instructors were awesome as well. I was able to stand on my board several times. Great experience!
star-5
Great experience, great instructor
Angela_B
, Apr 2022
Chris was our instructor and he was FABULOUS! Super funny and great with my boys. He definitely knows what he's doing and loves his job.
star-5
Fabulous Experience!
Elizabeth_J
, Feb 2022
This was, without a doubt, the best experience we had while on Oahu. I was so nervous before we started I honestly wasn’t sure of my own name! Chris and Paul were such fabulous instructors- we could tell how much they loved to surf and how much they wanted us to love it. We started with the basics on land, then walked to the beach and were in the water in about 30 minutes. I wasn’t sure my daughter and I would be able to do it, but they had us up on our surfboards and actually surfing in no time. Chris and Paul were so positive and encouraging - there’s no way you couldn’t accomplish something with them cheering you on. I’d like to bottle that up and take it home with me! Highly, highly recommend this.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great instructor. Great lesson. Had a blast.
Joe_Y
, Feb 2022
I was late and they were flexible with me. They had a locker available to rent. Now the lesson itself, the instructor was very knowledgeable and knew how to break it down for a beginner. While waiting, there was no awkward dull, he was very friendly and talked about what I was interested in. Lastly, I had a blast learning how to surf itself. If I lived here, I would have bought a board directly after the lesson. I can see how it can be addicting.
star-5
Hang 10
Mark_C
, Dec 2021
Chris from Big Wave Dave’s was so friendly and great with the kids. He was patient and was an excellent instructor. He had them surfing in no time. The kids had a blast. I can’t recommend this place enough.
star-5
I had no expectation but I was stunned!
Joanne_A
, Dec 2021
Nobie was terrific. I can’t believe he got this old fart up and actually surfing! Thank you so much for teaching me the basics. Loved how you were able to see waves minutes before they arrived!!
star-5
Awesome Surfing
Natalie_N
, Nov 2021
Great instructor! Great waves. Highly recommend for beginners. By the end of the lesson I was catching every wave!
star-5
Great Experience
Luigi_G
, Oct 2021
Great Experience learning how to surf for the first time. Chose the beginners private session. Chris was an excellent instructor. Very encouraging, personable and fun.
star-5
Our instructor Chris was...
Arthur_H
, Oct 2021
Our instructor Chris was the best! Chris was very patient, knowledgeable and caring. I would recommend this for anyone!
star-5
Great lessons
Jonathan_A
, Sep 2021
Awesome, fantastic, incredible! Instructor did a wonderful job explaining things and giving tips. Would definitely recommend to others wanting to give lessons a try.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
I had Nick as my...
Melanie_M
, Sep 2021
I had Nick as my instructor. I am a slow learner, but he was very kind and patient with me. That helped me a lot because I was extremely nervous initially. This would be my first time truly swimming in a place other than a pool, not to mentioned half a mile off the shore. I also had the instructor Chris helped me, and he is amazing as well. The instructors in this lesson are just great overall. If I get a chance to come back to Waikiki, I would definitely reach out again and also recommand this place to everyone visiting Waikiki, Hawaii.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Hang Loose!
Jay_B
, Sep 2021
Chris and Paulie were awesome! First time surfers here but they made it easy and a great experience! We were both riding waves in no time.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent instruction! I...
Jennifer_O
, Aug 2021
Excellent instruction! I was up and riding waves quickly and I am a young grandmother trying to stay adventurous! Thanks so much!
star-5
Fabulous instructor!
Kayoko_O
, Aug 2021
We had a fantastic family surfing lesson. Chris was an amazing instructor who didn't just push us into the waves but taught us how to catch our own waves. We highly recommend him!!
star-5
Great experience
Jenna_L
, Aug 2021
Friendly, knowledgeable, Awesome instructors and so much fun! I can’t wait to surf again. Would highly recommend.

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