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  • Location:Waikiki, Oahu
  • Duration:Varies. 1- or 2-hour lessons

Oahu Surf Lessons: Class and Equipment at Ala Moana Beach with Round-Trip Transport

A surfing lesson adds a great workout and a lot of fun to your Oahu vacation. Learn the art of how to hang 10 with a lesson from a qualified instructor at Ala Moana Beach, just minutes from Waikiki. After some practice, get up on the board and catch some waves. Choose either a private or small-group surfing lesson that starts in early or midmorning, depending on your preference.


  • 1- or 2-hour surfing lesson at Ala Moana Beach, from Waikiki
  • Learn to surf while visiting Hawaii, where the sport originated
  • Practice paddling and popping up on the beach before entering the ocean
  • Surf some waves while your instructor coaches you in the water
  • Soak up fantastic views down the coast to Diamond Head more than 20 miles away
  • Choose to take a small-group lesson limited to four people per instructor or a private one-on-one lesson
  • Includes round-trip transport from Waikiki

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What You Can Expect

Oahu Surf Lessons: Class and Equipment at Ala Moana Beach with Round-Trip Transport

Take the whole family out for a day of fun on the ocean.

After pickup from your hotel in Waikiki, take a short drive to Ala Moana Beach located just minutes away. Meet your surfing instructor, and get equipped with a surfboard and other gear for your lesson. 
You get the choice of a morning or afternoon start time for a private or small-group lesson (limited to four people).

Start on the sand to get familiar with your gear. Whether you're a first-timer or someone looking to freshen up on your skills, you'll warm up with the basics: how paddle out and pop up on your board. Learn proper techniques as you practice on land, and hear some of the history of surfing in Hawaii. After getting comfortable with your dry run, grab your board and dip into the warm ocean water. Your instructor goes in with you to coach on paddling and when to get up on your board.

After your surfing lesson, your minivan returns you to your Waikiki hotel at the end of your tour.

Customer Reviews

Rob A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Customer service was excellent. My friend and I both had our own personal instructors, who were super friendly. I would definitely recommend to those interested.

Mary R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

I was nervous for the lessons but this was a very organized and safe setup. The instructors were great and made it even more fun. Definitely a must do!

Wilhelmina G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This was a very nice experience. Instructor and helper were awesome. Patient, friendly service. Great views. Comfortable location. Would certainly recommend to others.

Karly Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

This was fantastic. There were three of us and we had two guides to help us and they were great. The water was perfectly calm so it made it easier to balance once up. They were very cruisy so we could take our time and stop and swim if we wanted to. Highly recommended.

Holly F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Girls Who Surf is a great company to go surfing with for the first time! I and one other person were in the semi-private class, meaning there was plenty of attention for both of us from our instructor. He chose a good spot for us to start with enough waves to actually surf on but not so much that we'd get swamped on our first attempts.
We spent several hours out on the water getting a feel for what we were doing, how to paddle and balance and plenty of other nuances. Our instructor was very friendly and easy-going and was very encouraging. He happily answered any questions we had and kept up conversation while we were hanging out waiting for waves.
Pick-up and drop-off were both timely and very convenient. The equipment we used was in great condition and sized well for us.
All in all, a great company for first-time surfers!

Bjorn K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Great leason by Isabell:)

David C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Awesome instructors. Really fun. An experience we can't get on other vacations and was worth every penny. Myself and my 11 year old son did this and he said it was the best part of the trip.

Kendra S D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

It was a great experience. There was just the three of us and the surf instructor. We had plenty of time to surf after the basic instruction. We would definitely recommend this. We had so much fun!!

Jennifer B Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Excellent, pick up was on time, friendly and helpful. The time spent was excellent. Would do it again in a second.

Tiara-Kirsten A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

The boys had a great time with Girls Who Surf! The team were very accommodating, and wonderful to deal with. Highly recommended!

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