Poipu Surf Lesson

Learn to surf in Poipu with Aloha Surf Lessons

Poipu Surf Lesson instruction at the beach

Start by learning how to stand up on dry land

Poipu Surf Lesson

Time to head out and catch some waves!

Poipu Surf Lesson instuctor giving a push

Instructors help position you for takeoff and give a little push ...

Poipu Surf Lesson catching a wave

... and coach you as you begin to catch the wave

Poipu Surf Lesson

The first time you try to stand up is awkward

Poipu Surf Lesson standing up

But this gal hopped right up on her VERY first wave!

Poipu Surf Lesson standing up

Wow! Great form for a beginner. A lesson REALLY helps.

Poipu Surf Lesson standing up

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Learn to surf at Poipu Beach with instruction from the professionals of Aloha Surf Lessons. 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.

The beach at Poipu is a great place to learn with a nice sandy bottom and consistent surf break suitable for beginners. Instructors help you into position to wait for a wave, and give you a little push to assist you in take-off. As you stand up they’ll give further instructions regarding and insights into improving between each wave. It’s fun to watch students learn … from the first awkward attempt at the beginning of the lesson to standing up with confidence by the end of the lesson.

General Information
Schedule:  Daily at 9am, 11am, and 1pm. The in-water instructional period lasts about an hour, and then students have another hour to practice what they’ve learned.

Check In: Surf Shack on Poipu Beach in front of Marriott Waiohai

GPS: Hoone Rd, Koloa, HI 96756 Click to view map

Gear Provided: Rash guard, reef walkers, and soft top board.

Restrictions:  Minimum age for their lessons is 8, and everyone is able to swim and feel comfortable in the water.

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


surfing form
Perfect form for surfing
helpful instructors
Instructors will help you catch a wave

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Poipu 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. 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!