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Private Surfing and Stand Up Paddle Lessons

Location: Waikiki, Oahu

Waikiki is the easiest and friendliest place to learn how to surf in the world. With its long gentle rolling waves, expert surf guides, and beautiful surroundings, you will be up and riding on your very first try.

Set yourself up for success and choose this private surf lesson in Waikiki. You will benefit from the advantage of a private coach so you can learn fast and have fun!

What to Expect

All surfing and SUP lessons start on the sand with ocean awareness and safety. Then we get you right into the surf for a rush of wind and waves. Once in the water, we show you how to read the waves, position your take off, and the etiquette of wave riding.

Our guides will get you in position for the best possible waves of the day. Next, the guide will give your board a gentle push to allow you and your board to match the speed of the wave. You've now caught the wave, and all there is left to do is stand up and enjoy the glide.

Semi-Private Lesson

If you want a lesson with just friends or family choose Semi-Private and jump into the fun in a group surf session — meant for just two to three people. This custom experience is perfectly suited to your group’s abilities. You must book at least 2 surfers for this lesson. We do not group together people from different parties, so it will just be you, your friends, and the surf instructor.

Private Surf or SUP Lesson

Looking for a 1:1 ratio? No problem! All of our surfing and SUP lessons are private with just you, or you and your friends/family and the instructor. We do not mix groups of strangers. Choose the private surf lessons and have one-on-one instruction from your assigned guide. You will have the instructors full attention as you learn to surf.

  • Younger than 13 must book a Private Surf and SUP Lesson


2 hours


We are a mobile company – bookings must be made in advance by phone or online. After booking, all the information on where to meet, what to bring, etc will be sent via email.

Most lessons will be held at “Pops” in Waikiki. It is a long rolling break, perfect for beginners and away from the crowds. Depending on your hotel, we will set up a meeting place easiest for you.

Cancellation Policy

Full refund with 48 hours notice for cancelation OR rescheduling. Bad weather cancelation by Gone Surfing Hawaii is 100% refundable. ( Please note: we do go out in the rain but not unsafe conditions) Contact us anytime to inquire about cancellations or reschedule.