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Surfing Lessons on Oahu

There are 27 products in this category that range in price from $25.00 to $699.00.


The Oahu surf is perhaps the most famous surf in the world.



Surfing on Oahu has a quite different connotation to most people than surfing on any of the other Hawaiian Islands. There is no question that Oahu surfing has been much more famous over the years probably because of the large surfing events that are held there. Oahu's North Shore provides some of the very biggest surf in the world, often in excess of 50', and the has over time drawn the very best names in surfing from all over the world to compete in these huge Oahu surfing contests. Even the casual "arm chair" surfers are familiar with the immense Oahu surf simply by watching TV and almost everyone is familiar with the surf breaks named Pipeline, Waimea Bay and Sunset Beach. These surfing locations are carved into the surfing lexicon with images of fearless surfers challenging the mightiest waves in the world.
  • Don't for a minute believe however that Oahu doesn't have waves that are suitable for all types of surfers including beginner surfers looking for Oahu surf lessons. Generally speaking the big surf you read about is only found on Oahu's North Shore and only during the winter months. The surf on the North Shore in the summer months can in fact be great surf for those not as skilled as the surfing masters that come to ride the big surf in the winter surfing contests. And some day in the winter are also suitable for beginner surfing as these giant waves only come in periodically.

  • The Oahu surf on its south shores such as off the coast of Waikiki is almost always much smaller and is incredibly consistent throughout the year and is mostly suitable as a surfing location at all times of the year. This Oahu surf found in Waikiki is also famous as well as this was the training grounds for many of the pioneers of the sport of surfing such as Duke Kahanamoku the famous Hawaii waterman, surfer and Olympic champion. These gentle waves off Waikiki are some of the very best in the world to learn on as they fill the waters off the shoreline with perfect size waves that have a seemingly endless surf break from hundreds of yards of shore in the shallow areas along the coast.

  • Waikiki and other areas, particularly along the southern shores, are where you will find the majority of surfing schools giving instructions for their Oahu surfing lessons. Sometimes you will meet the surfing instructors right on the beach but most often they will arrange to pick you up at your Waikiki hotel and take you to the best surfing spots of the day. Obviously every surfing day is different and ideal surfing locations for surfing lessons will vary so these surf schools have the luxury of taking you to the best waves on any specific day.

  • The actual process of learning to surf is actually fairly easy, particularly on the larger foam boards that are often used in these lessons and it is not at all unusual to have you standing up on your board and surfing on your very first surf lesson. Most of the time your surf instructors will begin by giving you instructions on the beach with your board on the sand but will shortly thereafter take you out into the surf breaks where the real surfing will take place. These surfing instructors have very often been professional surfers on the surfing circuit but they are all professional in the sense of teaching surfing lessons as their occupation. They realize that surfing may seem intimidating to the beginner surfers and they are very patient and extremely encouraging and are almost always able to coax the beginner into a position of being able to stand up on a couple waves for a surf ride into the shoreline.


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$65.00 - $150.00
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This lesson is suitable for first time and beginner surfers between the ages of 3 and 80 years old. It will include a land lesson, safety and water etiquette, and a lesson customized to your skill and…

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$479.00 - $699.00

It takes the average person 3 lessons to have complete knowledge of this sport. If you want to learn how to kiteboard all at once, this is the package for you. Kailua Bay is one of the best areas to kiteboard…

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$179.00 - $269.00

From learning to progressing, from flat water to waves, Kailua has the best all around conditions of anywhere in Hawai'i. Located on Oahu's windward coast, the trade winds blow year round and can…

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$150.00 - $250.00

The tour will start with a quick surf check along the coast to decide on the best spot to surf, depending on the conditions and swell. Your surf guide will be there every step of the way to assist with…

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$175.00 - $225.00

Your day will start with an introduction of the North Shore's most famous surf spots, including Pipeline, Sunset, Waimea and Hale'iwa. After a tour of the coast, your professional surfer will decide…

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$89.00 - $199.00

Your lesson will start with a 20 minute land lesson, where you will learn everything there is to know in order to surf for the first time. Learn about equipment, paddling technique, board positioning,…

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$109.00 - $199.00

All lessons are taught at Ala Moana Beach Park in the flat, calm waters on the inside lagoon. Lessons start with a 20 minute land lesson, where you will learn about equipment, paddling techniques, board…

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$191.00

This charter is on a 24 foot PennYan with a fly bridge. It can hold up to 12 people and it is great for groups that just want to cruise the waterways. This is out of Hawaii Kai, which is a residential…

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$119.00

This guided stand up paddle adventure in Kailua Bay gives you a new way to enjoy the water. Get a bird's-eye-view of the reef below while paddling and exploring beautiful Kailua Bay. Venture out to…

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$89.00

Learn how to surf from a private location just off of the South Shore of Oahu. Board a private boat that will deliver you to a secluded surf spot, free of crowds, where you can catch your first wave. Friendly,…

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$133.90

Learn to surf away from the crowds with your own personal instructor. Begin with a 30 minute land lesson followed by a 15 minute ride on a shuttle boat to the surf location. Students are given one hour…

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$69.90 - $159.90

This is the most commonly booked package from Girls Who Surf. This lesson will include a land lesson plus 1 hour and 30 minutes of surfing plus up to a half hour of transportation time. It is available…

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$65.00 - $150.00

Stand up paddling is a fun and relaxing way to enjoy the beauty of the ocean and the lush landscape of Oahu's North Shore. This lesson is suitable for first time and beginner stand up paddlers. We…

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$150.00

If you are an advanced or expert surfer who wants to challenge bigger waves on the North Shore, our instructor is available to act as your personal guide to several of the North Shore's premier waves,…

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$101.90 - $139.90

The Regular/Group lessons are designed to get you up and surfing waves immediately. Don't be surprised if you get up on the very first try. The private lessons are designed to be more in depth than the…

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$115.90

Why lay down when you can stand up? This hour and a half lesson takes you on a down wind course along Kailua's pristine beach. Participants will learn the basic paddling strokes and the secrets to…

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$61.90 - $97.90

Upon your arrival at Koko Marina, a 30 minute land lesson is given at the boat dock. Instructors will teach techniques of balance, turning, water safety and equipment management. Enjoy the beautiful scenery…

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$120.90

For one of the best experiences on Oahu, come paddle and snorkel the Waianae coast line. No crowds and a beautiful reef line, lava formations and schools of reef fish and sea turtles. Every tour starts…

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$120.00

If you are an advanced or expert stand up paddler who wants to challenge bigger waves on the North Shore, our instructor is available to act as your personal guide to several of the North Shore's premier…

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$88.90

Kailua is the water sports destination on Oahu, so what better place to go stand up paddling? Cruise along Kailua Bay's protected waters, visit offshore islands and miles of sandy beach, surf the seasonal…

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$92.90

People of all ages are discovering Standup Paddling (SUP). Getting out in the water on a SUP board offers incredible fun, fitness, and relaxation. No prior experience is needed to enjoy this sport. This…

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$77.90

A 30 minute land classroom lesson is given first, and then you are taken on a 15 minute ride on a shuttle boat to the surf location, where the water surf lesson is given. Students will have one hour in…

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$137.90

Come learn how to stand up paddle board with our experienced watermen guides. Whether you are a beginner or a person that has been paddle boarding for years, let us take you on an experience that you will…

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$137.90

Get all of the tips and pointers that will prove valuable during your surfing career. Advance everything from surf etiquette and standing on the board, to paddling into waves, and where to lineup. If you…

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$49.00 - $59.00

Stand up paddle boards are the hot new way to enjoy the water. Get a bird's-eye-view of the reef below while paddling and exploring the beautiful pristine waters of Hawaii. Rent a SUP from one of our…

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$69.90

This is the newest package from Girls Who Surf. This one hour lesson will include a 60 minute class and up to half an hour of transportation time. It is available for groups of up to 5 students. Friends…

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$25.00

Rent a surf board from one of our beachside trucks in Kailua Bay or pick it up from our shop and take it with you on your own adventure.

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