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Small-Group Surf Lesson on the Big Island

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Overview

You’ll never forget the thrill of standing up and riding your very first wave, and the entire experience is made even better when shared with family or friends. With the small-group surf lesson on the Big Island of Hawaii, allow an expert, local instructor to teach you the basics of surfing, from the proper method of paddling out to how to stand up on the wave. Here in the waters of Kahalu’u Bay, your instructor will be there right by your side with tips and helpful suggestions — and may even assist with a little push to get you up and riding. 
  • 2-hour Big Island surfing lesson in Kona
  • Learn how to surf Hawaii’s famous waves safely with a knowledgeable instructor
  • Enjoy personalized attention tailored to your skill level in a group limited to either two or three people
  • Practice the basics like popping up on dry land, then enter the water to put your new skills to use
  • Surfboard, reef booties and rash guard provided

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Lessons feature either a 2-to-1 or 3-to-1 student-to-instructor ratio, offering a personalized experience that can be tailored to your skill level.
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Departure Point

Keauhou Bay, Kahaluu-Keauhou, HI 96740, USA

Kahalu’u Bay Surf & Sea 78-6685 Ali’i Dr., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your Kona surf lesson begins near Kahalu’u Bay, where you’ll meet your expert, local instructor at a surf shop across the street. Here you’ll begin by selecting a board and getting fitted for booties and a rash guard, which help protect your feet from the rocks and your skin from the tropical sun.

Once you’re set up with all your gear, head towards the waters of Kahalu’u Bay where you’ll learn some techniques on the sand, which include paddling, positioning, safety, etiquette and ways to select the best waves. You’ll even learn the proper way of what to do if you fall.

Next, strap on your leash and grab your board for the water part of your adventure, where you’ll slowly paddle out towards the waves with your instructor right by your side. Because this surf lesson is for small groups of only two or three people, you’re ensured the instruction is highly personalized and you’ll maximize your time in the water.

If you’ve surfed before, but still need some additional instruction on riding the face of the wave, the instructor can tailor the lesson around your specific set of skills. Beginners will stick with the smaller waves on the inside section of reef, whereas experienced surfers might venture farther out to the larger, more powerful waves. 

Either way, whatever your skill set or experience with surfing, this 2-hour Kona surfing lesson is one of the best activities on the Big Island, where the sun, salt and splash of the waves combine to create an outdoor adventure that travelers of all ages can enjoy. 
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Available for ages 11 and up
  • Participant MUST know how to swim without the aid of a lifejacket
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Kahalu'u Bay Surf and Sea
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small-Group Surf Lesson on the Big Island?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Surf Lesson on the Big Island.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group Surf Lesson on the Big Island?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Surf Lesson on the Big Island.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Small-Group Surf Lesson on the Big Island?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Surf Lesson on the Big Island.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group Surf Lesson on the Big Island?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Surf Lesson on the Big Island.

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Surf instructors were...
Heather_P
, Jan 2022
Surf instructors were amazing. They were patient and extremely positive. Our family had a great experience.
star-5
We went surfing for the...
Megan_P
, Jan 2022
We went surfing for the first time. First we got good instructions about how to get up on the board. And we got information about the strong current. I was a little bit scared but they reassured me. We went into the water with Rory and he did an amazing job. He picked the best waves for us en gave us good instructions. I wasnt scared at all in the water. We had an amazing time! The surfing was Awesome. Thanks!
star-5
Best part of our vacation.
Sienna_W
, Jan 2022
My husband and I have attempted to surf back home, but have never been as successful as we hoped. This lesson was amazing! The waves were perfect and the instructors helped to boost our confidence. We were both able to stand up and surf multiple waves. It was literally the best part of our trip, I would have done it every day but it does make you sore! Highly recommend, truly an amazing experience.
star-5
Awesome experience
Ashley_M
, Jan 2022
Had the best time as a first time surfer. Had Preston and Cody help my husband and I learn the basics of surfing. Definitely a great activity for a new beginner.
star-5
Amazing
Selina_C
, Jan 2022
I highly recommend this place if you looking to surf in Hawaii just be aware of the reef and rocks you could get cut big waves our guy Steve was super good and nice they give you a card and you could purchase your pictures online
star-5
Great class
Jordan_Y
, Dec 2021
My instructors were Rory and Steve. I had a lot of fun in the class. Steve kept giving me motivation and compliments, so now I have more confidence in surfing and watching the waves.
star-5
Awesome
Paul_M
, Dec 2021
The surf lesson was Amazing the instructors really do help u the best they can. By giving you a little shove right before the wave breaks.
star-5
Awesome instructors and experience
Jonathan_T
, Dec 2021
Preston and Steve were great instructors! The waves were also perfect for a beginner. The overall experience lasted 2 hours and they kept us safe the whole time.
star-5
Fun in the Hawaii Surf - Excellent Beginner Experience for Our Family
Edward_C
, Dec 2021
Very fun two hour introduction to surfing! We had a group of four...me, the old man at 53 and my three children (22, 19, 17). We had a great time and our instructors got all of us up surfing during our two hour lesson. All the employees were friendly and helpful, and the three amigos -- aka Steve, Preston, and Cole -- were patient and made out first experience a ton of fun. Waves were just the right size for beginners ... and there were even a couple that really got us going. Highly recommend this outfit!
star-5
A must do
Hilda_H
, Nov 2021
This was such a memorable experience, their entire staff was amazing. We definitely would recommend this activity. We're pla now to go back this week.

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