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Your tour begins after you make your way to Haleiwa on the North Shore of Oahu, roughly an hour’s drive from Waikiki. Meet your instructor, grab a board, and begin to practice the basics of popping up and paddling on shore. Instruction is broken down enough that beginners can do it for the very first time, while more experienced surfers can get pro-tips to strengthen their moves.

Once you’re comfortable, gear up in your wetsuit and reef shoes and strap on your leash. In a protected cove, catch gentle waves with your instructor by your side. Many beginners pop up or even catch a wave by the end of the lesson!

When you book, choose among three options:
  • Small-group lesson of three students per instructor; ages 8 and older
  • Lesson of two students per instructor; no age restriction
  • Private family lesson limited to three students per instructor; no age restriction
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A surf lesson on Oahu’s North Shore will have you standing up and catching waves faster than you could on your own—a must while in Oahu. This lesson takes you to a gentle cove and is conducted with small groups of at most three students per instructor, making it an ideal choice for beginners to catch their first wave. Plus, all equipment is included so you don’t have to find the right gear.
  • Small-group surf lesson on Oahu for groups of at most three people
  • Ideal way for first-time surfers to try out the sport in a safe space
  • All equipment included so you don’t have to figure out the right board
  • Customize the time of day and number of people for your tour
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great instructors

The lesson was scheduled for a group of 6 persons. They gave us everything we needed before the lesson and we had a short "out of the sea" lesson of how to stand on our board... it was very difficult for me to "catch" the...More

1  Thank Aggeliki P
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile
Great instructors, great price, beautiful location!

Carol and her team of instructors are fantastic! They are enthusiastic to share their love for surfing! Our teenage daughter signed up for two days and she is now in love with surfing! I would recommend it to kids, teens and adults!

Thank caraca2018
Reviewed 9 August 2018
Surfing the North Shore

Highly recommend North Shore Surf Girls for surfing lessons. We did the small group 1 hour lesson (we weren't sure how the kids would take to it)- we ended up being the only people in the group and our kids loved it! Our instructor was...More

Thank geril717
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile
Grandma learns to surf (Bucket list!)

It has been my mom’s dream to go to Hawaii and learn to surf since she was 10. We packed up the family and checked her bucket list item off for her 70th birthday! This was our favorite thing of our entire trip! Carol and...More

Thank Jenn C
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile
A must do in Hawai'i

Great surf class. Our instructors were so nice and positive. Easy to understand with the practice on the beach first which made it easy to translate it to the water. Great activity to do. We had family members from 10 years old to 46 and...More

Thank Stephane L
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