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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!

COVID-19 UPDATE: Surf lessons are available now and we are taking reservations for any future dates. Due to social distancing measures, group lessons are not being offered … but the rate for semi-private lessons is just a little more … with semi-private you have one instructor for parties of two to four. Larger parties will add a second instructor. Private lessons for just one person are also offered.
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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; 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. After a lesson, you may rent a board if you’d like more time out on the water.

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.

ROAD CONSTRUCTION NOTICE: Extensive road construction is affecting traffic in and out of Hanalei town this summer due to a landslide that happened earlier this spring. The road is open in alternating directions from 5:30am to 7:45am and then closed until 1:00pm to 2:30pm. It is then closed again until 5:30pm to 11:30pm. This means that in order to plan these surf lessons you need to ENTER Hanalei early in the morning, and plan on spending all morning in Hanalei / Haena area. If your surf lesson is late morning or early afternoon, you MUST enter Hanalei before the road closes at 7:45am. The exception is on Saturdays, when the road is open in alternating directions every half hour. ALLOW AMPLE TIME to negotiate the alternating traffic.You might consider doing a surf lesson in Poipu instead.
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

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

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 will need a second instructor and pay for two semi-private lessons.

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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!