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Maui Lahaina Group Surf Lesson

1. Maui Lahaina Group Surf Lesson

During your visit to Hawaii, the birthplace of surfing, take a great opportunity to learn how to surf. Experience the calm waters of West Maui which offer perfect conditions for beginner surfers. Take part in a group lesson with a maximum of 5 surfers, which means you will have a ton of opportunity to learn from your professional surf instructor. Before you start, get you geared up with a surfboard, long-sleeve UV rash guards, and water shoes. Leave everything you do not want to get wet or whatever that does not float in the cubicles provided at the surf shop. On the beach, have a brief 15-minute 'land lesson' to go over safety measures and procedures. When your group is ready, head into the water to get started. Each surfer has their own turn to ride a wave and learn to surf. After your wave is complete, you will head back to the designated waiting area until the instructor signals for your turn again. The first few rides usually take some time, but it starts to move faster once everyone starts to get the hang of things. As an added bonus, there will be a professional photographer taking close up shots throughout your lesson.  The group surf lesson is 2 hours in total from the time you leave the surf shop to when your instructor signals you back in from the water. If you do finish early, there is a beach to sit on and wait until the rest of your class is done. Once the class is over, everyone will carry their surfboards back to the shop and then head back to the beach to shower off in fresh water. Return all your surf gear back to the shop and have an opportunity to check out your surf lesson photos which are available for purchase. 

Maui: Small Group Surf Lesson in Kihei - South Maui

2. Maui: Small Group Surf Lesson in Kihei - South Maui

Join a surfing lesson and enjoy a fun, safe and unforgettable surfing experience. Learn to surf at a surf school in Kihei. Everything you need to surf is provided in one easy lesson. Each lesson includes a 10-15 minute land lesson on the basics of surfing and ocean safety. The rest of the lesson is spent in the water with your instructor. This semi-private lesson is great for couples or kids. Your lesson will include 2-12 students from your party and a private instructor. It will be more individualized than a group lesson, and allows you to receive more attention from your instructor and enables the style of teaching to be adapted depending on the ability of your party

Maui: Private Surf Lessons in Lahaina

3. Maui: Private Surf Lessons in Lahaina

Before you get started, your instructor will get you geared up with a surfboard, long-sleeve UV rash guards, and water shoes. Leave everything you do not want to get wet or whatever that does not float in the cubicles provided at the surf shop. On the beach, listen to a brief 15-minute land lesson to go over safety measures and procedures from your surf instructor. When you are ready, head into the water to get started. Receive expert advice on how to ride a wave and learn to surf. After your wave is complete, head back to the designated waiting area until the instructor signals for your turn again. As an added bonus, there will be a professional photographer taking close up shots of you throughout your surf lessons.  The private surf lesson is 90 minutes in total from the time you leave the surf shop to when your instructor signals you back in from the water. Once the class is over, you will carry your surfboard back to the shop and then head back to the beach to shower off in fresh water. Return all your surf gear back to the shop and check out your surf lesson photos which are available for purchase. 

Maui: Kalama Beach Park Surf Lessons

4. Maui: Kalama Beach Park Surf Lessons

After you've checked in for your surfing adventure, your instructor will run through some dry land instruction so you can practice getting up and staying on the board. After this, you will be taken to the water' edge, where you will leash up and splash in. For group lessons, you'll paddle out and line up, and once out in the water your instructor will monitor you to ensure you're safe and off on the right foot. Surf lesson times are at 8:00AM, 10:00AM and 12:00PM, and it is recommended to take the early lesson to allow the most time for learning. Your expert instructor will get you up and surfing quickly and with ease. In no time at all, you'll learn proper techniques, surf etiquette, and how to ride a wave.

Maui: 2-Hour Stand-Up Paddleboard Surfing Lesson

5. Maui: 2-Hour Stand-Up Paddleboard Surfing Lesson

Meet the instructor who will set you up with the proper surfing equipment. Begin your lesson with a safety briefing and basic instruction before heading into the clear waters of Maui. Starting with a first few waves in waist-deep water our instructor will provide you with useful tips and information on how to stand up on the surfboard. Feeling confident and excited, it’s time to paddle along the coastline while enjoying the beautiful views of South Maui. At the end of the lesson return the equipment to the instructor and have a quick clean up. Finally, some refreshments will be available to finish off this memorable experience.

Maui: Group Surf Lesson

6. Maui: Group Surf Lesson

Learn the classic Hawaiian sport of surfing in one group lesson during your time on Maui. Catch your first waves, paddle out into the Pacific Ocean's blue waters, and hang loose as you learn a new skill and sport. Meet your instructor and head straight to the beach for your ocean safety briefing and surf instructions. Then, grab your board, walk down the sandy beach, and paddle out to the ocean with your instructor nearby. Benefit from a small group class, where each instructor only has a maximum of four students to keep an eye on. That way, you know you're always having the personal attention and safety you need to enjoy your time surfing. After your lesson, head back to the beach and feel like a local knowing you just surfed in Hawai'i.

Maui: Private Surf Lesson For Two People

7. Maui: Private Surf Lesson For Two People

Learn the Hawaiian sport of surfing during a private two-person surf class on Maui. Ride the waves, paddle, and have fun with a friend as you learn a new skill. Benefit from your instructor's undivided attention during this private class. Make the most of having your own instructor to truly advance your surfing skills or to learn a new sport. Listen to an ocean safety briefing and surf instructions before hitting the waves as a duo, with your instructor never far away. Feel the cool water on your skin, the warm Hawaiian sun, and the salty breeze as you paddle, surf, and laugh during your class.

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What people are saying about Maui

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 8 reviews

We had a great time at our surf lesson with Steve! There were a total of 5 “students” and that allowed for lots of 1:1 time and several attempts at catching waves. We also paid for the pictures, which was worth it for the lols. Would recommend for an easy 1/4 day activity

Our instructor was awesome! Super helpful, friendly, and encouraging. My brother and I were able to surf at least a dozen long waves with zero prior experience—best part of our trip so far!

We all had so much fun with surf lessons! Something we didn’t think we would ever do and it turned out to be one of the best things we did on our trip. We would definitely be back!

Steve Baker was an awesome instructor and the entire staff at Royal Hawaiian Surf were amazing and super friendly and helpful. Highly recommend.

The instructor was great! Really knew what he was doing and very friendly.