Learn to surf at Hanalei Bay with instruction from the professionals of Hawaiian Surfing Adventures. Lessons last for 1.5 hours and at the conclusion of the lesson, students receive a discount coupon for 50% off the cost of board rental if you’d like to go back out and surf some more on your own. The beginning of the lesson is spent watching the ocean, talking about ocean safety and teaching proper positioning on the board. Once you learn how to stand up on the board on the beach, you’ll take your board out to the ocean to apply your newly learned skills. Instructors will help you catch waves and give further tips while you catch waves for the next hour.
After meeting your instructor, the first part of the lesson happens on dry land … you will learn how to position yourself on the board, how to stand up, and the correct posture to adopt while riding the wave. Then it’s just a few steps out to the beach where you’ll paddle out and start your in-water lesson.

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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.


Activity Tips

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. Both of these surf schools guarantee that you will stand up during your first lesson!

We don’t really have a recommendation for one surf school over the other. All Kauai surf lessons do a fine job of providing basic surfing instruction. We recommend that you do your surf lesson at whichever location is closest to your hotel or vacation rental.

Surf lessons aren’t just fun for the participants … they are fun for the rest of the family to come along and watch … and take photos … and cheer them on!

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!