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Small-Group Surf Lesson on the Big Island

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Kailua-Kona, United States
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

You’ll never forget the thrill of standing up and riding your very first wave, and the entire experience is made even better when shared with family or friends. With the small-group surf lesson on the Big Island of Hawaii, allow an expert, local instructor to teach you the basics of surfing, from the proper method of paddling out to how to stand up on the wave. Here in the waters of Kahalu’u Bay, your instructor will be there right by your side with tips and helpful suggestions — and may even assist with a little push to get you up and riding. 
  • 2-hour Big Island surfing lesson in Kona
  • Learn how to surf Hawaii’s famous waves safely with a knowledgeable instructor
  • Enjoy personalized attention tailored to your skill level in a group limited to either two or three people
  • Practice the basics like popping up on dry land, then enter the water to put your new skills to use
  • Surfboard, reef booties and rash guard provided

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Lessons feature either a 2-to-1 or 3-to-1 student-to-instructor ratio, offering a personalized experience that can be tailored to your skill level.
Use of all necessary equipment
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Food and drink

Departure Point

Kahalu'u Bay Surf and Sea, 78-6685 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your Kona surf lesson begins near Kahalu’u Bay, where you’ll meet your expert, local instructor at a surf shop across the street. Here you’ll begin by selecting a board and getting fitted for booties and a rash guard, which help protect your feet from the rocks and your skin from the tropical sun.

Once you’re set up with all your gear, head towards the waters of Kahalu’u Bay where you’ll learn some techniques on the sand, which include paddling, positioning, safety, etiquette and ways to select the best waves. You’ll even learn the proper way of what to do if you fall.

Next, strap on your leash and grab your board for the water part of your adventure, where you’ll slowly paddle out towards the waves with your instructor right by your side. Because this surf lesson is for small groups of only two or three people, you’re ensured the instruction is highly personalized and you’ll maximize your time in the water.

If you’ve surfed before, but still need some additional instruction on riding the face of the wave, the instructor can tailor the lesson around your specific set of skills. Beginners will stick with the smaller waves on the inside section of reef, whereas experienced surfers might venture farther out to the larger, more powerful waves. 

Either way, whatever your skill set or experience with surfing, this 2-hour Kona surfing lesson is one of the best activities on the Big Island, where the sun, salt and splash of the waves combine to create an outdoor adventure that travelers of all ages can enjoy. 
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Available for ages 11 and up
  • Participant MUST know how to swim without the aid of a lifejacket
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Kahalu'u Bay Surf and Sea

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small-Group Surf Lesson on the Big Island?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Surf Lesson on the Big Island.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group Surf Lesson on the Big Island?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Surf Lesson on the Big Island.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Small-Group Surf Lesson on the Big Island?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Surf Lesson on the Big Island.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group Surf Lesson on the Big Island?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Surf Lesson on the Big Island.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Small-Group Surf Lesson on the Big Island?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Surf Lesson on the Big Island.

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Great instructor. It was my first time...
Michelle B
, May 2017
Great instructor. It was my first time and even though it took me awhile to get up i did. Our instructor was really patient with me.
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Maybe it was just that the waves were...
Nathan B
, Jul 2015
Maybe it was just that the waves were not big enough but there were few in our group that did any actual surfing. The day was beautiful and the event enjoyable but didn't feel like I got the surfing out of it.
star-5
My 18 year old daughter did this lesson...
sjdeane
, Jun 2015
My 18 year old daughter did this lesson and she said it was her most favorite thing she did during our trip. The instructor was very very good, she got up in no time and the smile on her face was there for 2 hours. He was patient, responsible and the perfect person to do instruction. The waves were small enough but perfect for learning there is a place under trees by a tiny church to sit and video or watch from. Best experience ever.
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These instructors were fabulous. So...
Matt S
, Apr 2015
These instructors were fabulous. So glad we did this. the area and waves seemed great for beginners. The instructors were very patient, encouraging and fun. Would definitely recommend this.

Product code: 6323SURF

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