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Get out on the water for fun with the whole family!

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Check out this keiki standing up on her board!

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Join in and meet new people with the Group Lessons!

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Check in at the Aloha Surf School van at Kalama Beach Park

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One of our surf instructors on his day off!

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Aloha Surf School offers south Maui surf lessons with elite local instructors. Hawaiian ancestors introduced surfing to the world, and Aloha Surf School provides an authentic experience with the best instructors on the island. They can teach lessons for all levels from beginning to advanced.

The ancient Hawaiian sport of He’e Nalu means to ride a surfboard, surfing, wave riding or literally wave sliding. Aloha Surf School honors the knowledge, values and traditions passed on by generations from their ancestors.

Aloha Surf School’s main instructor is Ku’uikaikapu’ali’okekai Kawai. The meaning of his first name is “my strong warrior of the sea”, and people call him Ikaika, Kaika, Kaiks, Hawaiian, Kanaka, or Beautiful.   He has been a waterman his whole life, and he’s been teaching SUP and surfing for 13 years. He enjoys sharing the history of surfing, his culture, lifestyle, and giving you an unforgettable Hawaiian experience.

Their policy and GUARANTEE is that everyone will learn to surf at the conclusion of your lesson or the next lesson is FREE!

Hiki mai ka ‘ino, hiki mai no ka malie
Bad weather comes, good weather comes, too. The sea changes…life changes…we surf on anyway!

Semi-Private Lessons

There are 2-4 students per surf class.

Private Lessons

These lessons are 1 student per instructor.

General Information
Schedule: Monday – Saturday at 7:30am, 10am, and 12:30pm

Duration: 2 hours

Check In: At the Aloha Surf School van at  Kalama Beach Park

GPS:  Kalama Beach Park, 1900 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI 96753 Click to view map

Gear Provided:  Surfboard, reef shoes, and rashguard

Restrictions:  Minimum age is 5.  For children 5 to 7 years of age, we recommend a Private Surf Lesson or Semi-Private Lesson with a parent.

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

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CSouth Maui Surf Lessonsruise Ship Passengers

Cruise ship passengers can do the early or mid morning South Maui Surf Lessons.  We can arrange a rental car or you can take a 30 minute cab ride.


Activity Tips

Kevin Ditamore – Owner / Manager

Learning to surf is a LOT easier than most people think. While it isn’t particularly difficult to learn, it isn’t intuitive at all. Some people just go out and rent surfboards and try to teach themselves … trial and error is a lousy way to learn to surf. There are important tricks about balancing your body and particular techniques to get up on your feet …that you aren’t likely to figure out on your own. Take a lesson… and you will catch more waves!

Beginners learn on a “soft-top” longboard … it is a forgiving and stable platform on which to ride your first waves. Rash guards are worn to protect your skin from the surface of the board … and reef walkers are special shoes that are designed to protect your feet from sharp coral and sea urchins.

I have seen students with other schools who spent most of their time watching their instructor surf! Don’t let this happen to you … book a surf lesson with the best!

Get out there and catch some waves!