Tour Summary: Learn to surf with a small group 2-hour session. Friendly and professional surf instructors will have you riding the waves in just minutes, with lessons matched to your skill level
- Learn to surf on Hawaii's best snorkeling and surfing beach
- Get personalized attention tailored to your skill level
Important: Don't forget to bring a swimsuit, towel and sunscreen.
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Tour Provider: Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea
Tour start time: 7 am, 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm
Duration: 2 hours
Departure from: Kahaluu
Pick-up available? No
Included: Surfboard, rashguard, and reef booties are provided with the lessons.
Cancellations: Changes and cancellations need to be made at a minimum of 48 hours prior to the start of your lesson to be refundable. Please call Kahaluʻu Surf and Sea at 808-322-4338 during regular business hours to cancel or reschedule your booking.
Read more: about surfing in our Big Island surfing guide.
Enjoy a day of surfing in Kona with these flexible surf lessons that are designed to fit every skill level. You will be catching waves in no time!
The professional surf instructors from Kahaluʻu Bay Surf and Sea undergo annual training and certifications to make sure they deliver the best and safest surf lessons possible. Whether you are a seasoned vet or never stepped foot on a surfboard before, their flexible surf lesson programs are designed to cater to your every need.
What to expect from these surf lessons
All surf lessons are 2 hours long and held all year round. Surfers get provided with soft-top longboards, rash guards, booties and expert instructors. Showers and storage units are provided on location as well as temporary parking for loading and unloading your gear.
The lessons begin at the surf shop which is located directly across the street from the best surfing beach in Kona: Kahaluʻu Bay. Here an instructor will go over important safety tips such as how to wipe out and surfing etiquette. Next, the instructor will explain how to lay down, paddle and stand up on a surfboard properly. Students will practice standing up on the surfboard on dry land first. Once comfortable, surf lesson students will practice their skills surfing waves in the warm blue waters of Kahaluʻu Bay. While in the water, surf instructors will help students catch waves by letting them know when to paddle and when to stand up. We even give you a little push if you need it so you are guaranteed to catch some waves!
Private, semi-private, or group lessons. What’s the difference?
The difference between these classes is group size. Taking a private lesson means you get the full attention of an instructor, while taking a group lesson means you have to share their attention with up to 7 other people.
Private Surf Lessons (One on One Instruction)
Private surf lessons are the best way to learn how to surf! With one on one attention, you get to learn at your own pace. Throughout the entire surf lesson, your instructor is right by your side, giving you helpful tips to increase your surfing ability. A great option for small children, non-swimmers or advanced surfers.
semi-private surf lessons (Two to Three People)
Semi-Private surf lessons are perfect for couples, friends and children. With a such a low student to instructor ratio, you get the same personalized attention that you receive with a private lesson. Learning to surf is always a blast when you have someone to share the experience with, so grab a friend and get ready to get wet!
Group lessons (Group of max. 8 Surfers)
Learn to surf and make new friends with a Group Surf Lesson. With our low student to instructor ratio, you are guaranteed to catch tons of waves and have a blast surfing with others.
Tandem Surf Lessons Available for small children!
There are 2 things we really like about Kahaluʻu Bay Surf and Sea: who they are as a company and where they are located!
Kahaluʻu Bay Surf and Sea has been operating for over 25 years now, and no other surf and beach rental shop on the island offers a comparable range of equipment, surfing expertise, and beachfront convenience. They get consistent stellar reviews and make sure their surf instructors undergo annual training and certifications to make sure they deliver the best and safest surf lessons possible.
Kahaluʻu Bay itself is one of the jewels of the Big Island. It has great snorkeling access and is considered as one of the best local surfspots to learn how to surf.
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