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Poipu Beach Surf Lessons

Learn how to surf during one of our daily group, private, or semi-private lessons in the tropical blue waters of Kauai. We offer surfing lessons year round in Poipu on the sunny and warm South Side of Kauai.

Poipu Beach Surf School is owned and operated by professional waterman and former pro bodyboarder Doug Muraoka. Poipu Beach Surf School is committed to providing each of its guests with a safe, fun, friendly surfing experience.

Doug and his expert staff are all experienced watermen who have been surfing and teaching for years. For your added ocean safety, an official county of Kauai lifeguard station is located right at Poipu Beach in Kauai and is considered amongst the safest beaches in Hawaii. Where we teach our lessons is perfect for beginner surfers with beginner-friendly waves, and it also has a reef break for the more experienced surfers as well.

What to Expect

Our surf lessons take place at the Sheraton Beach in Poipu. It is very safe, with only 4:1 people per instructor. Instructors stay with the surfers for the full lesson, never leaving them alone in the ocean. Our instructors are dedicated to making your safety our number one priority!

Instructors start out with a brief instructional video at the Nukumoi Surf Shop (2100 Hoone Rd. in Koloa), educating surfers about the surfboard, how to paddle the board, how to stand up, and closing with ocean safety tips. The rest of the lesson is spent in the water catching waves.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your lesson to begin the check in process. Printed vouchers are not required. Upon check-in, please provide name on reservation or booking number.

Transportation to the surf shop and beach is not included. After meeting up in surf shop, all guests will need their own transportation to the beach for the lesson. After initial meet up, guests will follow the instructor down the road, to the beach that we use for instruction (behind Kiahuna Plantation).

Beginner Surf Lessons

Great for first-time surfers or people with very little surfing experience. This 1.5 hour surf lesson will have you up, riding, and enjoying the glide. Available for parties of 1 to 8 people. Note: we will never have more than 4 surfers to 1 instructor.

Perfect for ages 6-76. For ages 6-9, Doug recommends private lessons, which guarantees that the child will ride more waves than in a group lesson.

Semi-Private Surf Lessons

Our Semi-private lesson is for groups of 2-3 people. This lesson is perfect for friends, family, or couples who want to be in a lesson together with no one else.

Private Surf Lessons

Our One-on-one Private Surf Lesson with an instructor gives you more hands-on time, which guarantees more waves, more fun, and a greater experience!

We recommend kids ages 6 to 9 years old booking a private lesson.


  • Small group lessons – 4 students per instructor
  • Quick instructional video to get you ready for the water
  • Safety briefing before entering the water
  • Surf at the Sheraton Beach of Poipu
  • Perfect for the beginner surfer
  • Knowledgeable Instructor
  • Rash Guard, Surf Board, Leash, Reef Booties


1.5 hours


2100 Hoone Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9716

Cancellation Policy

Customers will receive a full refund with 36 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.