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Surfing Lessons On Waikiki Beach

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
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Overview

Nothing is more iconic to Hawaii than surfing at Waikiki Beach. This is arguably the place where surfing was born, and the spot where watermen like Duke Kahanamoku helped introduce surfing to the world. The reason why this south facing coast is so perfect for learning to surf, is the fact that the bottom is soft, sandy, and the water is relatively shallow. During this surf lesson in Waikiki, you'll also notice the way the waves have a steady and gentle roll, which makes them far less intimidating than other waves on Oahu. Add in a long, stable board and a professional local instructor, and before you know it you'll be surfing a wave like ancient Hawaiians of old.
  • Receive personalized tips from a professional instructor
  • Stable boards make it easy to learn
  • Transport provided from select hotels
  • Small group size ensures personalized service

What's Included

Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
All required equipment (Surfboard & Leash)
Professional instructor
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Gratuities
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Departure & Return

Departure Point

Embassy Suites by Hilton Waikiki Beach Walk, 201 Beach Walk, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
We offer pickup for guests staying between Ala Moana and Kahala at hotels, airbnb's and cruise ship ports.

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Returns to original departure point
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What To Expect

Once you've checked in at the shop, you'll meet your Surf Instructor, get suited up in a rash guard and take a seat. The "show" or land demonstration with begin shortly after. Whether you are a seasoned surfer looking for local knowledge about the Hawaii breaks, or a brand new surfer ready to catch your first wave, your instructor can help you with all the things you need to take your surfing to the next level. Your instructors offers surf lessons for beginner, intermediate and advanced students.

Your instructor will give instruction to help quickly master the techniques needed to take on the legendary Hawaiian surf. Everyone in your group will get an opportunity to show off their skills and practice the process before heading to the beach.

Next your group walk across the street to the beach, don't worry about carrying boards, there's a cart that does the work for us. Once you get to the beach the instructor will set the boards up on the beach and help you strap on the leash. Off into the beautiful clear warm water you go. There will be a maximum of four students for each instructor. You will paddle out to where the waves are breaking, with your instructor by your side to help you and guide you the whole time.

Now the real fun begins, paddle-paddle, paddle-paddle, stand-up and ride!
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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Surfing for all!
Linda D
, Jan 2020
We had a great experience. The instructors were patient and very encouraging. They gave clear instructions and suggestions to help everyone get up and ride the wave. We had an awesome time. Highly recommend Big Wave Dave!
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Highlight of my trip
Becca D
, Oct 2019
Troy & Chris were super friendly and our own personal cheer squad. They made it easy and enjoyable and we saw heaps of turtles during the lesson! It was amazing! 10/10 would recommend!!
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Big Wave Dave's is the place to go for surf lessons!
Mary C
, Aug 2019
Alika is an amazing instructor! He's chill, confident, and trustworthy. He got my 7yr old son up surfing on his first wave and several after that! My 16yr old had a great experience too, and was quickly surfing the waves in no time! Jess took such great photos of the boys, I had to I buy them all! Thank you for a great family experience!
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Amazing
Dlap24
, Jul 2019
Shop was easy to locate, only a 5 min walk to the beach. Troy was our instructor and made it really fun. He knew were beginners and took the time to teach us. Would def go back and try again. Thanks Troy!!!
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Fun in the sun
Road05471854404
, May 2019
I had a good time learning to surf. I was the best student but the instructor was patient with me. The staff at the shop were friendly and helpful.
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Great Lessons with James! He was...
evy f
, Jul 2017
Great Lessons with James! He was great and came down to my level and helped me, I'm old! This was a great experience, unfortunately the pictures I was promised were not taken. They had a camera-person on land taking photos, but not one photo was taken of me, and my lesson was 90 minutes!!
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We had a wonderful time learning to...
Michael H
, Jul 2017
We had a wonderful time learning to surf with Big Wave Dave. Our instructor, Leah, was excellent and very patient with us. She helped our 9 year old Daughter get the hang of surfing and a real taste for it. So much so that she a second lesson with Leah before we left and we are already planning our return to Oahu next year where we will have surfing lessons with Big Wave Dave again. We highly recommend Big Wave Dave.
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You can't go wrong with this! My...
Amanda C
, Jan 2017
You can't go wrong with this! My husband had never tried surfing before and decided to do a lesson while in Honolulu. His instructor was great and super friendly. He gave very clear instructions and feedback. My husband was riding waves within the first lesson and had a TON of fun! Perfect location.
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My husband had a great time! Big...
Jeanine M
, May 2016
My husband had a great time! Big Wave Daves surf shop has the friendliest employees. The instructor was very cool!
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My nose was broken by another female...
Marilyn S
, Mar 2016
My nose was broken by another female surfer not in my group that wasn't paying attention to her surroundings. I wasn't able to finish my lesson.

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