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Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy

We welcome you to join us at Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy!

Deeply rooted in our culture, Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy has been Hawaiian owned and operated since 1998 and is one of the oldest surf schools in Maui.

Our founder and Ambassador of Aloha, Kimo Kinimaka, husband of Julie Kinimaka, are the blessed parents of 5 wonderful children who have been there every step of the way helping the business grow since the very beginning. Kimo and his family are all extraordinarily blessed and thankful for every opportunity they have to share their passion of surfing through their talented, experienced and compassionate instructors.

In the 1800’s, dating back to the original Hawaiian monarchy of King David Kalakaua, surfing was considered a prestigious sport of only the Ali’i (high ranking chiefs). Kimo’s great-great-grandfather, David Laleo Kinimaka, was a close friend and bodyguard of King Kalakaua and had the privilege of partaking in this soulful sport, dating our history and love of surfing to a few centuries back.


505 Front St. Suite 127 & 128 – Located in the Shops at 505
Lahaina, HI 96761

Tours By: Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy