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  • Location: Kona, Hawaii
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)
You never forget your first wave, as surfing enthusiasts in Hawaii are prone to say, so make sure your first wave is a good one with a small-group surf lesson on the Big Island. Limited to either two or three people, depending on the option selected, this 2-hour Kona surf lesson starts with the basics, like how to paddle and pop up on the board. Then take to the water to practice your newfound skills on the waves of Kahalu'u Bay! A knowledgeable surfing instructor will be in the water with you, telling you when to paddle and when to pop up. It’s a Hawaiian experience everyone should try at least once!


  • 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 Our Insiders Chose 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.

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Surf Lesson on the Big Island

Big Island Semi-Private or Group Surf Lesson

Meet your surfing instructor at a designated surf shop near Kahalu'u Bay, and begin your 2-hour surf lesson by picking out your surfboard and being fitted with reef booties and a rash guard.

Then head to the beach and hit the sand, learning the basics before you enter the water. Following your instructor’s directions, practice the proper techniques for paddling and popping up on your board. Then listen carefully to the explanation of surfing etiquette and how to wipe out safely before hitting the waves.

When you’re ready, fasten your ankle strap and hop on your board, paddling out from the beach. Your instructor will be with you in the water, telling you where to be, when to paddle and when to pop up. If you need it, you’ll be given a little push from the back of your board to make sure you catch as many waves as you can.

Instruction is tailored to your skill level; if you are a beginner, your instructor will make sure you don’t go anywhere near the bigger waves. If you are at a more advanced level, you instructor can provide advice on how to read waves, how to turn and how to catch larger waves.
From USD $ 103.13

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