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Address: 133 Prison St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1211
Phone Number:
+1 808-661-0003
07:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 07:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Learn to surf or SUP with our ohana in Lahaina! We provide everything you...

Learn to surf or SUP with our ohana in Lahaina! We provide everything you need to surf or SUP in each lesson! Our lessons includes use of a rashguard (to protect your skin), and reef booties (to protect your feet) as well as all the surf or SUP gear. We focus on safety and fun! Our instructors are local surf and SUP pros and excellent teachers with a passion for sharing aloha!

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The best!! Wish there was a 10 star option

We went for surfing lessons - and this was a first for me. They were timely and efficient and got us out in the water very quickly. Our instructor Sonny was terrific and got us... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chatham, New Jersey
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Chatham, New Jersey
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38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went for surfing lessons - and this was a first for me. They were timely and efficient and got us out in the water very quickly. Our instructor Sonny was terrific and got us all up and surfing in short order! This was a great experience and I would highly recommend this group.

Thank LissaG7
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the best time! Both of us got up right away and our instructor, Renten was amazing! So informative and seemed to have a genuine love for Hawaii and the ocean! We went back 2 days later to do it again! Wicked time! Everyone should do this atleast once in their life :) everyone at the shop was so... More 

Thank Riisa M
Lahaina, Hawaii
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I moved to Maui 9 months ago and have always wanted to try surfing but never found the time. With family visiting for the week, now seemed as good of a time as any! There are tons of surf schools in Lahaina but I had heard good things about MWR and the price was right so me and two other... More 

Thank Caitlin G
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My girlfriend and I showed up here feeling upset and frazzled from our terrible experience with the customer service at nearby Hang Loose Surf Club. Within a couple of minutes though, the kind, warm staff at Maui Wave Riders had completely lifted our spirits. They made us feel welcome, took excellent care of us, and showed us an amazing time.... More 

Thank Jake S
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never surfed before and am not a very good swimmer, so was a bit nervous. Todd got me up on my board surfing away and is such a great instructor. He gives you confidence and praise and in all a great experience for a 1st timer!

Thank Max_Loves_Italy
Seattle, Washington
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99 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't think the lessons were worth the money. Our group of 6 spent about 10 min on the beach getting basic lessons on how to lay down/stand up properly. We then went into the ocean and the instructor took us out 1 by 1 at first before letting us go. However, I feel like I've could have gotten almost... More 

Thank Mark Z
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are so many surf schools to choose from in Lahaina, but we ended up going with MWR because our private tour guide (from Epic Maui Hikes) recommended them. My husband and I were so impressed with their customer service. My little guy wanted to go out onto the water with his Dad but I was concerned because he is... More 

Thank Wanda G
Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not in really good shape but because of Freddy's excellent tips and assistance, I was able to stand up on my board. I really enjoyed my lesson. It was actually one of the best experience in my whole life! Thanks again Freddy. Note: I'm the girl from Montreal who almost killed you twice with my board. Sorry again for... More 

Thank Sopmar01
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The employees were friendly and helpful. Thanks for the KIND hospitality. Not too pricey and easy to deal with.

Thank Donald P
Duluth, Georgia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

My family visited Maui in April and my son's only request was that we try surfing. What a great experience! Thanks to our instructor, Sunny, we were all able to ride the waves!! It was a great day and Sunny was a fun and helpful instructor.

Thank Karen S

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