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Surfing Lessons On Waikiki Beach

Honolulu, United States

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Free Cancellation
up to 24 hours in advance
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Good for avoiding crowds


Nothing is more iconic to Hawaii than surfing at Waikiki Beach. This is arguably the place where surfing was born, and the spot where watermen like Duke Kahanamoku helped introduce surfing to the world. The reason why this south facing coast is so perfect for learning to surf, is the fact that the bottom is soft, sandy, and the water is relatively shallow. During this surf lesson in Waikiki, you'll also notice the way the waves have a steady and gentle roll, which makes them far less intimidating than other waves on Oahu. Add in a long, stable board and a professional local instructor, and before you know it you'll be surfing a wave like ancient Hawaiians of old.
  • Receive personalized tips from a professional instructor
  • Stable boards make it easy to learn
  • Transport provided from select hotels
  • Small group size ensures personalized service
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
All required equipment (Surfboard & Leash)
Professional instructor
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Departure Point

Embassy Suites by Hilton Waikiki Beach Walk, 201 Beach Walk, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
We offer pickup for guests staying between Ala Moana and Kahala at hotels, airbnb's and cruise ship ports.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Big Wave Dave Surf & Coffee

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

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What is the maximum group size during Surfing Lessons On Waikiki Beach?
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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50 Reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers
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Surfing for all!
Linda D
, Jan 2020
We had a great experience. The instructors were patient and very encouraging. They gave clear instructions and suggestions to help everyone get up and ride the wave. We had an awesome time. Highly recommend Big Wave Dave!
Highlight of my trip
Becca D
, Oct 2019
Troy & Chris were super friendly and our own personal cheer squad. They made it easy and enjoyable and we saw heaps of turtles during the lesson! It was amazing! 10/10 would recommend!!
Big Wave Dave's is the place to go for surf lessons!
Mary C
, Aug 2019
Alika is an amazing instructor! He's chill, confident, and trustworthy. He got my 7yr old son up surfing on his first wave and several after that! My 16yr old had a great experience too, and was quickly surfing the waves in no time! Jess took such great photos of the boys, I had to I buy them all! Thank you for a great family experience!
, Jul 2019
Shop was easy to locate, only a 5 min walk to the beach. Troy was our instructor and made it really fun. He knew were beginners and took the time to teach us. Would def go back and try again. Thanks Troy!!!
Fun in the sun
, May 2019
I had a good time learning to surf. I was the best student but the instructor was patient with me. The staff at the shop were friendly and helpful.
Great Lessons with James! He was...
evy f
, Jul 2017
Great Lessons with James! He was great and came down to my level and helped me, I'm old! This was a great experience, unfortunately the pictures I was promised were not taken. They had a camera-person on land taking photos, but not one photo was taken of me, and my lesson was 90 minutes!!
We had a wonderful time learning to...
Michael H
, Jul 2017
We had a wonderful time learning to surf with Big Wave Dave. Our instructor, Leah, was excellent and very patient with us. She helped our 9 year old Daughter get the hang of surfing and a real taste for it. So much so that she a second lesson with Leah before we left and we are already planning our return to Oahu next year where we will have surfing lessons with Big Wave Dave again. We highly recommend Big Wave Dave.
You can't go wrong with this! My...
Amanda C
, Jan 2017
You can't go wrong with this! My husband had never tried surfing before and decided to do a lesson while in Honolulu. His instructor was great and super friendly. He gave very clear instructions and feedback. My husband was riding waves within the first lesson and had a TON of fun! Perfect location.
My husband had a great time! Big...
Jeanine M
, May 2016
My husband had a great time! Big Wave Daves surf shop has the friendliest employees. The instructor was very cool!
My nose was broken by another female...
Marilyn S
, Mar 2016
My nose was broken by another female surfer not in my group that wasn't paying attention to her surroundings. I wasn't able to finish my lesson.

Product code: 8942P1

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