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Group Surf Lesson: Two Hours of Beginners Instruction in Kihei

Kihei, United States

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Catch a wave of excitement as you learn to surf during this 2-hour beginner’s, small-group, lesson in Maui. Join no more than 6 other students for an introduction to the fundamentals of surfing, including ocean awareness, water safety, riding skills and proper etiquette. You’re guaranteed to be surfing in one easy lesson, or your next lesson is free! An instructor, surfboard and rash guard are all included.
  • Learn to surf during this 2-hour beginner group lesson
  • Experience the fun and excitement of this iconic Hawaiian activity
  • Get pointers on wave riding, ocean safety and surfing etiquette
  • Enjoy the thrill of standing up for the first time and catching a few waves
  • Small group lesson is limited to no more than 6 students
  • Guaranteed to be surfing in one lesson or your next lesson is free
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Accommodation as per itinerary
Surf Board
Rash Guard
Water Booties
Professional instruction
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

1993 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI 96753, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Surf Shack Maui

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What is the maximum group size during Group Surf Lesson: Two Hours of Beginners Instruction in Kihei?
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "It was worth every penny, and James and Mike were great instructors and did a good job getting everyone going and surfing in no time at all." See review


76 Reviews
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You may end up addicted...
, Jan 2021
Successfully catching you first wave is an experience that will keep you coming back to the ocean for more! I definitely caught a lot more than I would have trying to figure it out on my own!! Early morning was great because the line up wasn't so packed. Absolutely recommend to anybody looking for some fun!
Family fun, highly recommended!
, Feb 2020
Our family surf lesson was one of the highlights of our time on Maui! The dry land lesson was effective and fun, and everyone was able to ride at least a dozen waves. Our instructors were encouraging while prioritizing our safety. Surfing with Church the dog was unexpected and so very fun!!
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Church Surfs!
, Feb 2020
We really enjoyed our experience on this lesson and would do it again in a heartbeat. It was worth every penny, and James & Mike were great instructors and did a good job getting everyone going and surfing in no time at all. Best of all, James' dog Church joined us for the lesson and can surf better than most people can! Really funny and unique touch to this lesson.
Excellent surf lesson!
Sylvia T
, Jan 2020
I signed up my adult daughter and teenage son for this lesson. At first I was a bit worried since they have never done it before and the weather was rainy and a bit windy. But once the lesson had started, my worries were gone. Lucas, their instructor, was an excellent instructor. They were standing up and surfing during their first lesson! The staff was very friendly and helpful. Overall, it was a great experience for us.
laid back and friendly
, Jan 2020
The instructors gave clear, easy to follow guidance delivered with patience and a sense of humor. I have terrible balance, but even I was able to catch some waves with their help. My husband and I had a great time.
Gone to the dogs!!!!!!
, Dec 2019
These guys were the best! Our family of 5 had never surfed before, they got us all up and surfing in minutes in a calm and reassuring and fun manner! Laid back!!!! The best part was "Church" - the surfing dog that actually got on the board with every single one of us and helped us surf! The best! Highly recommended!
We all got up!
, Dec 2019
On the day of our scheduled lesson, the water was pretty flat. They gave us the option to try again the next day. We took them up on the offer, and then they shared some ideas for other things to do in the area. The next day the water was still pretty flat, but we decided to give it a go. We were in a large group, but after some land instruction, we broke up into smaller groups each with our own instructor to give us an assist to help us get up. Each of us in our group got up and got to ride waves multiple times. The instructors worked hard to make sure everyone in the larger group got up. We had a fun time even though things were pretty crowded with our group and the other schools that were there too.
Awesome Surfing Lessons!
, Dec 2019
My husband and I had a blast! Church was such a fun addition and definitely unexpected. I would recommend! The only down side was pricing of the photos.
Fun Surf Lessons
shawn m
, Nov 2019
PROS:Small class size, individualized instruction, shallow water, efficient instruction to maximize time in water, photos. instructor CONS: None! Just book it Maui was a stop on a recent cruise and I decided to do surf lessons. No one else in my travel group wanted to participate so I went to the lesson alone. There were a total of 4 of us in the lesson. After checking in, I was given a rash guard and shoes and off we went. The shop is across the street from the beach. We started with a very quick(5 minutes at most) tutorial on land, then we got in the water and paddled out. This was a lot of work for me, but thankfully the water was shallow, so at a certain point I jumped off the board and walked. Our instructor wasted no time putting people on waves and that cycle continued throughout the 2 hour lesson. He gave each of us individualized instruction. The end goal was to get you standing. Some people got this right away and by the end of the lesson were getting their own waves. Other people, like me, took the whole 2 hours just to stand up. The instructor was very patient. The photographer got in the water with us. At the end of the lesson she allowed everyone to view their photos. It is optional to buy the photo package. I purchased one. The photos were excellent. Since I was solo I wouldn't have had any pictures otherwise. Great excursion. If I go back I would definitely book again.

Product code: 19583P1

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