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Kauai Learn to Surf Private /semi privates (2 or 3) /Full group (4)Lessons

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Hanalei, United States
Kauai Learn to Surf Private /semi privates (2 or 3) /Full group (4)Lessons

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Learn to surf Kauai’s famous waves with this 2-hour surf lesson on the shores of beautiful Hanalei Bay. Your instructor, a local surfing expert, will teach you fundamentals of paddling, reading the waves and standing up. It’s a great introduction to surfing for beginners, and group size limited to four people to ensure a personalized experience. Toward the end of your lesson, enjoy free time in the mellow waters of Hanalei Bay to practice your new surf skills.
  • 2-hour surf lessons on Kauai
  • Small group ensuring personal guidance and more personalized experience
  • Certified professional instructor
  • Top of the line surf equipment
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Group lesson with water safety trained instructor
Use of the top of the line surf boards, leashes and rash vests
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop off

Departure Point

Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, HI, USA

Departure Point: Hanalei Address: 5-5134 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, HI 96714 Directions: Directions To Hanalei Bay From Lihue: Drive North on Hwy 56 approximately 30.5 miles through Kapa'a, Kilauea and Princeville to Hanalei. From The junction of the 520 and Poipu Road: Drive North on the 520 back to the 50. Make a right on the 50, drive 37.5 miles through Lihue, Kapa'a, Kilauea, and Princeville to Hanalei. Driving times are approximate and depend on time of day and week. •    From Koke'e to Hanalei: 2.5 hours •    From Waimea to Hanalei: 2 hours •    From Po'ipu to Hanalei: 1.15 hours •    From Lihue (airport) to Hanalei: 45 minutes •    From Kapa'a to Hanalei: 30 minutes •    From Princeville to Hanalei: 15 minutes •    From Ha'ena to Hanalei: 20 minutes   Main location: From the Princeville Hotel, go back out to the main road and turn right. From the Lihue side, after you pass Princeville you will go down a hill, across a metal bridge, and drive along the Hanalei River until you enter the town of Hanalei. The first building you will see when entering Hanalei is the Hanalei Dolphin. The first street in Hanalei is AKU street. We are just before the first street. Please notice a 25 mile an hour speed sign. Then look for a surfboard sign on a small dark green building with white trim, which is the Hawaiian Surfing Adventures check in location. Sign says Hanalei Beach Boys Surf Shack. Here you will complete your waiver, receive your rash guard, and be sized for your paddle if you signed up for stand up paddle lesson. Then you will hop back in your car and head to the beach where your instructor will be waiting for you. You can call the day before to confirm your reservation 808-482-0749. Dates: Daily

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If you’ve always wanted to try surfing but didn’t know where to start, dive into Hawaii’s favorite sport with this fun introductory lesson. Spend 2 hours along the shore of Hawaii’s famed Hanalei Bay learning fundamentals of surfing. 

With the expertise of your certified instructor, learn how to properly position yourself on a board, watch the waves and gain the confidence to stand up. Understand ocean patterns and safety practices to ensure a fun and safe foray in the endless summer of surfing. See the Itinerary below for a breakdown of the lesson.

The gentle waves of the bay on Kauai’s North Shore are ideal for beginners. In the rare event that conditions are not suitable, your guide will take you to another nearby spot on the island.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Participant must call and re-confirm booking 48 hours prior to activity
  • Participants are with their own people whether 1/2/3/4 or more so can be an age you feel appropriate.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Hawaiian Surfing Adventures

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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Kauai Learn to Surf Private /semi privates (2 or 3) /Full group (4)Lessons?
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
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Kauai Learn to Surf Private /semi privates (2 or 3) /Full group (4)Lessons?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Kauai Learn to Surf Private /semi privates (2 or 3) /Full group (4)Lessons?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Kauai Learn to Surf Private /semi privates (2 or 3) /Full group (4)Lessons?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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What is the maximum group size during Kauai Learn to Surf Private /semi privates (2 or 3) /Full group (4)Lessons?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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So much fun!
, Aug 2021
So much fun, Nate was a great instructor and both my husband and I caught some nice little waves! 10/10
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you so much for your nice comment. Nate does make folks feel at ease. Staying on these small wave is the perfect practice ground for young ones to adults. There is a longer learning curve before bigger waves so have to be a little one no matter your age. See you next time.
Hanging 5 in Hanalei
, Jun 2021
I had a private surf lesson with Mitchell. This was my first time ever even touching a surf board. He was an amazing instructor and he had me up on the board within a few attempts. He is very personable and I enjoyed chatting with him while we waited for the right waves - which he is an expert at spotting. I highly recommend this experience for anyone who has thought about trying surfing.
, Nov 2019
Sean was fantastic. Only took a few wipeouts for his pointers to click and start catching waves. Will recommend to anyone who is going to be in the area.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Amazing company! Highly recommend
Ondreya W
, Sep 2019
Had first surfing lesson and staff was patient, and knowledgeable. I managed to stand up 4 times to surf which was way beyond my expectation. I highly recommend these guys for beginners. check in was easy and they supplied everything including rash guard and you get a discount if you want to rent a board.
Awesome afternoon
, Jun 2019
Britt was our instructor. Excellent communicator and disposition for learning. All 4 of us had various experience and he tailored his comments to each resulting in everyone having great rides. Excellent day.
Time sensitive
, Apr 2019
I had a private lesson and the instructor was more worried about getting back to the beach so we didnt miss the shuttle (It would have been an 8 minute walk to the shop) than catching waves. The waves were not great and he was knowledgeable.
My husband and I had an awesome time...
Ashley M
, Apr 2017
My husband and I had an awesome time learning how to surf with our instructor, Yom. He was ever-so-patient especially with me--I'm uncoordinated and have zero balance, but miracle of all miracles, he got me up on at least a handful of waves!
Great way to learn to surf in a easy...
Mary B
, Mar 2017
Great way to learn to surf in a easy beach. Instructor Luan was really informative and patient. A very good person to learn from. The other people at Hawaii surf adventures were laid back and easy to work with! I would recommend.
Our instructor David was incredible! I...
, Feb 2016
Our instructor David was incredible! I had so much fun.
Our surfing lesson was wonderful...
Jose lito E
, Jun 2013
Our surfing lesson was wonderful. The instructor , Moose, really guide us and gave us a thorough step by step instruction . We are a novice surfer and we like it. We will come back !

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