1. United States
  2. Hawaii
  3. Kailua-Kona
  4. Kona

Big Island: Kona 2-Hour Small Group Surf Lesson

Product ID: 31734
Learn to surf on Hawaii Big Island at a small group 2-hour session, and enjoy the warm, blue waters of Kahaluu Bay. Friendly and professional surf instructors will have you riding the waves in just minutes, with tutorials matched to your skill level.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
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Instructor
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn to surf on Hawaii's best snorkeling and surfing beach
  • Get personalized attention tailored to your skill level
  • Enjoy all the best equipment and safe storage for your belongings
  • Discover how to pop up on your board to catch the waves
  • Tailor the lesson to match your ability
Full description
There is a saying in Hawaii that "you never forget your first wave," and this surf lesson in Kahaluu Bay brings that saying to life, providing quality surf instruction to people of all ages and skill levels.

The 2-hour surf lessons are designed to teach people how to surf safely and effectively from the best surfing and snorkeling beach in Kona, Hawaii. Upon arrival at the surf shop, you will be outfitted with reef booties and rashguards.

Then, before entering the water, learn how to paddle and pop up on land, as well as important surfing etiquette and how to wipe out properly. Once you are comfortable, it’s off to the water to practice your skills on the long rolling waves of Kahaluu Bay.

Your surf instructor will help you catch the waves, letting you know where you need to be, when to paddle, and when to pop up. They will even give you a little push to ensure that you catch every wave you paddle for. For more advanced surfers, instructors offer advice on how to turn and catch larger waves.

Instructors work in small groups, with no more that 3 participants per teacher to ensure maximum attention and a highly personalized experience.
Includes
  • Surfboard
  • Rashguard
  • Reef booties
What’s Not Included
  • Towels
  • Sunscreen
  • Snacks and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at the surf shop, located directly across the street from the little blue and white church at Kahaluu Bay

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Important information
What to bring
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
Know before you go
• Please call 808-322-4338 during regular business hours to cancel or reschedule your booking. As a lesson has been reserved for you with a specialized instructor to match your specific ability level, changes and cancellations not made at a minimum of 24 hours prior to the start of your lesson are non-refundable. All surf lesson rescheduling after the 24 hours grace period is subject to a USD 20 charge. Same-day cancellations and/or no-shows will incur the full charge of the lesson
• It is recommended that children under 10 take a private surf lesson
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.9 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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A great experience

We had booked a private lesson and actually had a trainer for four people, actually we had two trainers for two people! Chris and Ben went out of their way to help us. I had the ambition to stand on the board once - and it worked for about two seconds - a success for me! My son learned to surf very well in such a short time. I definitely recommend a course on Big Island and not in Waikiki as the beach is too crowded there. Until Iceland is significantly empty, so the courses are much more personal. Ben and Chris are great teachers. A course with Ben and Chris should definitely be part of every Hawaii vacation!

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August 5, 2019

This was my 12 yr old son's first lesson and he did great and was able to get up almost every time. The instructor was fabulous.

January 6, 2020

very nice, everything worked out great and we were already on the board after the 3rd try. only to be recommended and the guys are great

October 8, 2019

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Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea

Product ID: 31734