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Ko'Olina Surf Lessons

Location: West Oahu

Immerse yourself in the Hawaiian lifestyle by learning one of the most exciting sports around with our surf lessons in West Oahu! The art of surfing is known as “He’e Nalu,” which means “wave sliding.” For Hawaiians, surfing is a central part of our culture, and we would like to share it with you!

What to expect

Learn how to surf in ideal conditions—where the waves are warm and inviting and there’s never a crowd! Kalaeloa Beach Park is a secret gem on the west side of Oahu, close to the Aulani Disney Resort in Ko'Olina. Round trip transportation not included in lesson price.

Group Lesson

Our most popular option for beginners to intermediate surfers, this group surf lesson in Kapolei delivers high-quality surf instruction at an incredible value. Your class never has more than four students for each instructor, so you’re sure to get plenty of personalized attention. We start with a 30-minute land demonstration and the rest of the time surfing in the ocean. Participants must be at least 13 years old or at least 100 lbs. in weight.

PLEASE NOTE: Group participants are required to paddle their own surfboards back to their instructor with little or no assistance. Men over 230 lbs./women over 200 lbs. or those requiring a life jacket should book a Private Lesson for safety reasons. Someone suitable for this lesson type would be those that are able to tread in water for one full minute without having to use their hands.

One-Hour Private Surf Lesson

The private one-on-one lesson is specially designed for your precious keikis—or kids—between 3 and 13 years old. Having the undivided attention of our experienced surf instructor is guaranteed to be the safest and most effective way for young keiki to surf real Hawaiian waves.

We’ll start with a land demonstration and move the lesson to the ocean. Depending on your child’s weight and ability, we’ll have the keiki surfer go tandem surfing or surfing alongside the instructor. No matter what, the instructor will be with your child every step of the way.

Exclusive Adult Lesson

This is a great option for our lovely couples or groups of two. Our 2:1 student to instructor ratio makes this a great option for siblings, honeymooners, couples, or best friends wanting to share the experience in a setting more private than our traditional group lesson.

Transportation Available

Round Trip Transportation is available for an extra fee of $20. We offer this transportation service exclusively to and from the Hotels, Resorts, and Vacation Rentals, located within the Ko'Olina Resort Area. Please choose from the list below during the booking process and we will pick you up in front of the hotel chosen.

  • Disney Aulani Resort
  • Ko'Olina Beach Club by Marriott Vacation Club
  • Beach Villas Resort Ko'Olina
  • Four Seasons Resort Ko'Olina

What's Included

  • Rashguard
  • Reef Shoes
  • Surfboard Rental
  • Leash
  • Expert and Friendly Instructors

What To Bring

  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen.


SURFING IS AN EXTREME SPORT! Please read the statement below before booking your surf lesson.

By booking a surf lesson with us, You do hereby affirm and acknowledge that you will be fully informed of the inherent hazards and risks associated with surfing and understand that injuries, shark attacks, and drowning may occur during participation at SURF HNL. You understand that there are inherent risks involved in the sport of surfing and that injuries are a normal and ordinary occurrence, and fully recognize such hazards and understand the nature and existence of inherent risks. Surf HNL does not accept liability or responsibility for accidental death or personal injuries caused for any participants unless by the proven negligence of Surf HNL Employees.

You also understand that surfer’s paralysis (myelopathy) is a non-traumatic spine injury. It usually affects beginning surfers who arch their back too often or too long paddling on their board. The constant arching reduces blood flow to the spine. It occurs due to mild weakness, sensory problems, and back pain. Some surfers afflicted with this condition recover completely, some never do, some only do partially. It depends on the severity of the injury and each individual person. Stop immediately and head back to the beach if you are feeling the slightest back pain. Have many breaks during your first surfing lessons. Signs and adverse effects include: Back pain, a tingling sensation in the legs, loss of feeling in legs, inability to walk, paralysis, and urinary retention.

Available Time

Everyday8:00am & 10:00am


60 minutes


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Cancellation Policy

Customers will receive a full refund with 24 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Late cancellations will receive no refund. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation.