Learn how to “he’e nalu” (glide on waves) at Lahaina Breakwall, a popular surfing location with some of the top surf and SUP lessons in Lahaina. Beginners hang in the shallow inner section and experienced surfers sit far outside the beach. Surfing is deeply rooted in Hawaiian culture and is definitely one of the best activities to do in Maui. Anyone can learn, especially with the coaching of the professionals. If you aren't looking to surf, but want to get in the water, try stand up paddle boarding (SUP). It has become an increasingly popular water sport and a great way to relax while still getting a workout on the water. SUP strengthens balance, circulation, breathing and core.
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Goofy Foot Surf School
With professional instruction, you will quickly learn the fundamentals of surfing and ocean awareness (safety is always a priority) in a 2-hour lesson. There are options of private lessons (age 3 & up), private group lessons for up to 5 people (age 3 & up), and open group lessons (age 9 & up). Private lessons are highly recommended for younger children.
Goofy Food Stand Up Paddle
In the reef-protected lagoon, you can learn to SUP in just one lesson. There are three options for a 90-minute lesson — individual private lessons (age 3 & up), private group lessons for up to 5 people, and open group lessons.