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Hanalei Surf Lessons - learn on Kauai's North Shore

Hanalei Surf Lesson instuction on the beach

Start off by learning the basics while on shore

Hanalei Surf Lesson instruction on the beach

Instructor demonstrating proper form on the board

Hanalei Surf Lesson kids love surfing

Lessons are great for kids who love the water

Hanalei Surf Lesson private lesson

Private one on one lessons available

Hanalei Surf Lesson instructor

Group lessons are limited to 6 students per instructor

Hanalei Surf Lesson riding a wave

Hanalei Surf Lessons - You ride and the teacher steers!

Hanalei Surf Lesson

Hanalei Surf Lessons - great fun for the whole family

Hanalei Surf Lesson instuctor riding a big wave

These instructors are all big wave surfers

Hanalei Surf Lesson beautiful Hanalei beach

What a beautiful beach ... Hanalei is a perfect place to learn

Hanalei Surf Lesson

Hanalei Surf Lessons - reserve your spot today

Hanalei Surf Lesson catching the first wave

Catching your first wave is thrilling!

Hanalei Surf Lesson instruction at the beach

Learn the basics on land and then....

Hanalei Surf Lesson catching the first wave

Catch your first wave at sea!

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Learn to surf at Hanalei Bay with instruction from the professionals of Hawaiian Surfing Adventures. Hanalei surf lessons last for 1.5 hours followed by an extra hour of practice on your own; the first 30 minutes or so is spent watching the ocean, taking about ocean safety, and teaching proper positioning on the board. Once you learn how to stand up on the board when you are on the beach, you’ll take your board out to the ocean to apply your newly learned skills. Instructors will help you catch a wave and give further insight while on the water for the next hour. This is followed by an hour of practice time where you can continue to use the surfboard.

Children do great in lessons, but they should be able to swim and feel comfortable in the ocean. It is recommended that children under 12 have a parent accompany them on a group lesson. If no parent wants to participate in a group lesson we recommend that you sign up a single child in a private lesson or if you have two or three chidren that you sign them up for a semi-private lesson.

General Information
Schedule: Every hour starting at 8am. Monday through Saturday (closed Sunday). Last lesson begins at 1pm.

Reservations: Advanced reservations are required so that instructors are ready and available to serve you.

Check In: Hawaiian Surfing Adventures store in “downtown” Hanalei for your private lesson, semi-private lesson, or group lesson.

GPS: 5-5134 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, HI 96714 Click to view map

Restrictions: Must be 13 years old for Group Lesson.

What to Wear: Surf attire – rash guard will be provided

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before the start of the event.

Note:  Groups larger than 4 who want to do a group lesson will need more than one instructor. A group of 5 would be charged 4 group lessons and 1 private lesson. A group of 6 would be charged 4 group lessons and a 2 person semiprivate lesson, etc.

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Surfing is fun for the whole family!
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Catch a wave in no time

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Surf Lessons are available for cruise ship passengers on the afternoon of day one in port for ships that are spending two days on Kauai. The drive time is about 30 minutes from the dock to Poipu and about an hour to Hanalei. We can arrange a rental car for you including free shuttle pick-up to take you to the rental car.

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Kevin Ditamore – Owner / Manager

Learning to surf is surprisingly easy, but you can’t just grab a board and head out on your own and expect successful results. One basic lesson to summarize board balance, paddling, and standing technique is essential. These guys guarantee that you will stand up during your first lesson!

If you’re looking for a calmer experience than surfing, and you don’t want to rely on waves, check out Stand Up Paddleboarding lessons!