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Surfing Lessons On Waikiki Beach

Surfing Lessons On Waikiki Beach

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Honolulu, United States
icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds
icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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

Overview

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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All required equipment (Surfboard & Leash)
Professional instructor
use of locker to store belongings
Gratuities
Photography - with advance reservations
Rash Guard rental $5
Optional Lock rental. $5. or bring your own

Departure Point

226 Lewers St #154, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA

Big Wave Dave Surf & Coffee located at 226 Lewers St #154 next door to Roy's restaurant. ***CHECK IN - 20 minutes prior to lesson start time.*** Please walk into the cafe and you will see the Surf Side Retail / Check In area..... we will get you signed in there.

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
  • MUST be able to swim.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 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.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Surfing Lessons On Waikiki Beach?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Surfing Lessons On Waikiki Beach.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Wear your SPF 50 or higher on your neck, shoulders, and legs and rash guard is a must!" See review
  • "Also, I recommend take Dramamine if you get motion sickness!" See review

Reviews

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128 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-1
NOT a GOOD 1st Time Surfing Experience
AMINUL_H
, Sep 2021
For a very green 1st timer, I Was expecting to have a lot more supervision/guidance/help in the ocean than I got. With that said, I struggled a lot when by myself out there. I got really exhausted trying to climb back up onto the surf board every time the waves kept crashing on top of me to throw me off the board. My foot got scrapped up due to the sharp , jagged volcanic rocks. I almost thought I might drown when trapped under the surf board for a bit. I did not have enough energy to make it back to shore and the trainers were too busy with others to help me. NOT a GOOD 1st Time Surfing Experience!
star-5
Amazing instructors
Joseph_S
, Aug 2021
Our daughter thoroughly enjoyed this surfing lesson. Viator has it listed as ages 8 and up but it is only for ages 10 and up. They still accommodated her because they had an extra instructor that day but be careful with booking if your child is less than 10 years old. The instructors were amazing!
star-5
memorable and fun
kasandra_a
, Aug 2021
The instructor was super nice!! The environment and atmosphere they created was super welcoming and they were really patient. They take their time breaking down everything. Definitely recommend taking surf lessons with these guys!!
star-1
Horrible Experience!!
Joe_A
, Aug 2021
Dave the owner is a horrible person and our experience with him and his shop was terrible. This ad does not mention this is a GROUP LESSON WITH 7 other new learners! Our son has been taking private lessons for 2 weeks at other islands and shops and this was our first experience with this shop. Upon arrival at his shop, Dave was rude by treated us extremely poorly. When I told him $129/hr is the going rate for private lessons and since our son already was advanced in surfing, he did not want to take the beginners group lesson being offered, Dave blew up and started yelling at me in front of my family, his employees and other customers telling me to call Viator to cancel?! We left with utter disbelief about this awe-full experience and called another surf shop to schedule private lessons for our son. His false and misleading advertisement to unsuspecting travelers like us is deplorable, and is behavior in treating his first-time customers gets the worst rating I can give to him and his shop!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great instructors
Elizabeth_M
, Aug 2021
My 13 year old son got up right away and said it was because the instructors helped so much. They were in the water for a solid 2 hours.
star-2
Scary experience
Lindsey_A
, Aug 2021
my son who is 190 pounds loved it and could keep up my daughter who is 125pounds struggled greatly..
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Aloha Lindsey, this is a ocean activity..... we are going surfing ........why would you say this is a scary experience.... some people do not have the body strength and endurance....... I'm sure you got great customer service.....and your kids had a good time, enjoying the beautiful scenery..... hope you can enjoy hawaii.....mahalo.
star-5
Awesome experience
Susan_J
, Jul 2021
This was an awesome experience. We were nervous but everyone was patient and helpful. We both got up on the boards and had a great time. Definitely recommend! So happy we did it.
star-5
Don’t miss surfing in HI
Kelly_S
, Jul 2021
Great experience for my 17 and 13 year old- instructors were skilled and chill! We met at Dave’s, picked out a rash guard, got a lesson on form and safety, then walked a few minutes to the beach for 90” of surfing. We did a group lesson and there were 2 instructors to 8 people and it was just fine. Definitely something special to to in the Hawaiian waters so if you’re thinking about it/ take the plunge- worth it!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Really fun!
Ray_Ann
, Jul 2021
It was a fun experience! It's my first time surfing so I was nervous, but our instructors were great and made it fun for me and for the rest of the group. I would definitely try it again when I go back to Waikiki
star-4
Hard work but fun!
RyanP
, Jul 2021
Found out that surfing is hard work but so worth the effort! Had a great time! Would have like to have been grouped with kids my age instead of younger but it was okay.

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