Top Surf Schools in Waikiki

Get in the water in Waikiki! Surfing and Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) are both extremely popular sports in Hawaii. Modern SUP was even invented in the waters of Waikiki. Oahu has the best water and waves to learn or continue to advance in your ability to get up on the board in either surfing or SUP. Here are some of our favorite spots to learn and practice our skills. Hang ten!

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Waikiki Surf Lesson at Ala Moana Beach

Location: Surf HNL at Ala Moana Beach
Price: Starting at $146

At Ala Moana, Waikiki Surf Lessons offers a variety of 2-hour lessons, including a group lesson (4:1), semi-private lesson (2:1), and private lesson (1:1). These lessons can be for beginners or for intermediate surfers, all with the mission to get you up on the waves and improve your skills. Each lesson kicks off with a land lesson that includes water safety.

Waikiki Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) Lesson at Ala Moana Beach

Location: Surf HNL at Ala Moana Beach
Price: Starting at $104

See turtles and views of Diamond Head by learning how to stand up paddle. This popular Hawaiian water sport uses a similar paddle to the outrigger canoe and a board to paddle over the ocean’s surface. At Ala Moana, you can book a 2-hour group (4:1), semi-private (2:1), or private (1:1) lesson to learn how to master the paddle.

Learn How to Surf – Hans Hedemann Surf School in Waikiki

Check-in: Hans Hedemann Surf Shop
Price: Starting at $79
Learn how to surf with Hans Hedemann Waikiki Surf School. Ride the waves and “Hang Ten” at this surf school, where professional surfers teach you how to conquer the waves of Waikiki in just one lesson! Great for beginners or advanced surfers.

Ohana Surf Project — Family Friendly Private & Group Waikiki Surfing Lessons

Check-in: Queen's Surf Beach
Price: Starting at $78
Learn to surf from the surf experts in Waikiki with group classes, and semi-private or one-on-one surfing lessons. Beginners and first-time surfers are welcome, and experienced surfers can book a professional coaching session to home your skills.

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