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Private Surfing Lesson: Two Hours of Beginner Instruction provided by Kai Sallas' Pro Surf School Hawaii

Private Surfing Lesson: Two Hours of Beginner Instruction

Private Surfing Lesson: Two Hours of Beginner Instruction
4.5
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from £155.83 per adult
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What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
This lesson gives you a personal surfing experience and allows you to surf at your own pace. *A PRIVATE SURF LESSON IS REQUIRED FOR KIDS 10YRS OR YOUNGER OR WEAK SWIMMERS Suitable for first time surfers or those who’ve tried it a few times and are still trying to get the hang of it. We’ll start with a quick 20-minute land lesson at our surf school where you’ll get a proper introduction to the sport of surfing and learn everything you need to know before hitting the waves. Then we’ll drive you a half mile down the beach to a secluded surf spot away from the crowds. Once in the water, instructors will help you to catch waves, get you to your feet and keep you safe and having fun through out the entire lesson. *All instructors are CPR and Lifeguard certified by the American Red Cross TOPICS: Positioning yourself on the surfboard, paddling techniques, how to maneuver over waves, turning the surfboard, how to get to your feet, proper surf stance, balance techniques, safety rules.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 14291P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges • Local guide
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
2h
Departure details
Kaimana Beach Hotel, 2863 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA We are located at the Kaimana Beach Hotel (2836 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816) in the shops that are in the front, please text us if you have any questions.
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges • Local guide
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
Kaimana Beach Hotel, 2863 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA We are located at the Kaimana Beach Hotel (2836 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816) in the shops that are in the front, please text us if you have any questions.
Duration
2h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Must wear swimsuit and bring a towel
Not wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

4.5
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WearyTraveler1979
Indianapolis, IN19 contributions
Amazing experience!
My 5.5 year old daughter and I took a private surf lessons with Kai and Lowen today and had an amazing time. She stood up and caught on immediately. It took momma a little longer but they were super patient and I finally got the hang of it. The beach was very private and the waves were perfect. The kiddo now wants to be a professional surfer!
Written 18 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
KaiSallasSurfSchool
Aloha Meaghan, Thank you for your review, we are stoked that you guys had an awesome time and we look forward to taking you surfing again next time you visit Hawaii!
Written 20 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jsthilaire327
Boston, MA28 contributions
Best thing we did on Oahu
Sep 2019
My husband and I wanted to try surfing while visiting Oahu and we were so glad we did. It was so much fun, our instructor Jake was fantastic, and we haven't stopped talking about it since. The location was great, as you can stand in the water if you are tired from paddling and take a break before catching the next wave. We would book again with the school in a heartbeat when we go back to Oahu.
Written 6 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ann O
Austin, TX40 contributions
Best way for a beginner to surf!
Jul 2018 • Family
We were too late for a group lesson, so we ended up doing a private lesson for our family of four. Lucky for us, it was with Kai Sallas himself! He was so down to earth that we didn't realize we were with the longboard world champion. And thankfully, he was very patient!

You hear so many horror stories about people (who don't know what they're doing) getting hurt or hurting others when trying to surf (actually happened to a friend of our's). And if you're lucky enough not to injure others or get injured yourself, not many people actually are able to catch a wave. That's the hardest part - way more than standing up on the board.

Because Kai pushes you with the wave as it comes, all you have to do is stand (the way he tells you to), and you're surfing!

Then, you get to come home with brag photos!
Written 13 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

LisaD71
Calgary, Canada19 contributions
He was Surfing!
Feb 2019 • Family
My 9 year old wanted to learn how to surf. With a quick in office orientation as to how to surf, we drove out to the beach and within 15 minutes, my son was surfing. Low waves in shallow water, but he was up and doing it. The clincher was that they provided Go Pro pictures right from the edge of the surf board (for an extra charge)! The only thing that would have made it better was if Kai had shown up himself. My son was so happy! They provide the water shoes and rash guard too. The water is shallow which would be good for a nervous person, but it there are also reef rocks making it a potentially dangerours location to surf. For a young person it might be hard to navigate the reef rocks and think about surfing.
Written 15 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MYF76
ontario24 contributions
Lessons good, location poor
Jan 2019 • Family
Enjoyed the lessons. The instructors were great. The location was very poor as we learned to surf in shallow water with a reef floor. The concern over injury impacted the lesson. On the last run of the lesson my daughter hit the reef and got a very nasty cut which impacted the next couple of days of our vacation.
Written 9 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kimberly V
Scottsdale, AZ253 contributions
Surf But Bring Rash Guards!
Mar 2018 • Family
My daughter and husband have never surfed. I used to because I grew up on the PCH and well, it's just what you do! This surf lesson was recommended via our concierge at The Waikiki Marriott Resort & Spa. My husband booked a private lesson for he and my daughter. We met down in the surf shop later in the afternoon. The lesson took place right there in the shop with Lowen; basic 'how to's' on getting up ; paddling out; leg placement and balance. The boards are blue foam. We were by a kind of rundown van shuttled out to a less busy beach away from Waikiki. Shoes were lended to both and we assumed rash guards would be too. My husband swore that he asked and that was confirmed upon booking. No rash guards were supplied; trust me.. You need these. The instructor was cool and nice enough. Both my daughter and my husband were able to surf within minutes of being out in the ocean. My daughter ended up loving surfing so much, she wants to go do more over the summer. That was a plus! NOT having rash guards was not , as both her and my husband were pretty rashed after an hour of surfing and hitting course sand and reef. The boards could have been a little better in quality, as well, as the lessons aren't cheap! The other issue we had, was being told that having a 'go pro' to video or film the session would render 100% loss of the device. That may be or not be true. We didn't chance it. After the session the instructor offered to air drop us the video and pix of both for $75 a piece if we gave him cash on the spot. I didn't have that much cash on me. He said he would upload them and we could get them from the shop the next morning via credit card. We wanted them! The next day we called and the girl that checked us in for the prior days lesson said we could have called the day before and she wished she had known. There were no uploaded pix. She said she would call us with the pix which we could them get via Dropbox later that day. She never called. It was 4 days after we returned back to the Mainland and several calls before we got these pix. Island time? I don't know. Improvements could be made.. the lesson itself was great .. maybe a better place and the lesson not in the shop. Rash guards are huge and updated equipment to match cost is key too. They could also have some sort of package so the customer knows the photos will be pricey and optional. It seemed tacky to do that after and then take so many calls to get photos that cost NOTHING to video;not that I am saying they should be free, but $150 for two is a lot. We were also entitled to a small discount by booking this surf school via our concierge and we never got it. 3 stars and on the fence whether to return or recommend.
Written 20 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Amie N
Chicago, IL4 contributions
Amazing first time surf experience
Mar 2018 • Family
We had a lesson for our 10 & 12-year-old kids and couldn't be happier! The whole team - Manu, Jake & Makani - made them feel right at home and allayed any nerves. Once the kids got in the water, Jake & Makani were super patient, extremely encouraging, and seemed as excited as our kids were at the whole experience. The fact that the surf spot is away from the crowds (and there were a ton of people surfing near our hotel in Waikiki!) made it easy for us to watch and enjoy. We'd definitely recommend this shop, and will be repeat customers the next time we visit!
Written 1 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

movingaround441
Annapolis, MD61 contributions
it was terrific
My lesson with Lowen was great and I found it was easier than I had anticipated to get up and stand and actually surf. I highly recommend.
Written 28 March 2018
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Saloni W
2 contributions
Thank you Kai Sallas!
Mar 2018 • Family
The instructor was wonderful, very patient and helpful, the waves were perfect for a beginner, and the environment created was lovely. Would recommend, 10/10!
Written 17 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

HeathHiudt
Las Vegas, NV1 contribution
Awesome surf lessons for Christmas
Dec 2017 • Family
My mother-in-law got my 2 children surf lessons for Christmas. My 15yr old girl had a group lesson and my 8 year old boy had a private. We were greeted warmly by Kai's wife in the lobby. My 8 year old was scared and saying he didn't want to go. Between her, and the 2 instructors (Sy & Jake) he changed his mind. They got a safety lesson and were loaded up in the van to hit the waves. My in-laws and my wife and I watched from the shore. My 15 year old was with Sy and a group. She did great and loved it. Sy helped her catch wave after wave. And she got up on the board more than half the time.

My 8 year old boy was nervous, but ready to go. He got on a 12' board with Jake and off they went. Jake paddled him into a lot of waves. He encouraged him to try and get up. He held onto him during the waves. He ensured my boy had a great time and wasn't scared. I asked him what they did out there. He said "We talked a lot. I told him how Dad broke his toe the day before and fell over twice on the canoe in the ocean." He came back to shore excited, encouraged and ready for more. When we left, Sy & Jake were thankful to us. Leo and Jake gave each other knuckles and Jake said "Be good little bro." When we got home he asked if we could go again on this trip. I said we'd go by uncle and aunts house. He said "I want to go with Jake again." My nervous, scared little boy was now ready to charge it. I can't say enough about the whole team and how they treated both my kids. If you are thinking about surf lessons, these guys won't disappoint.

Thank you again to the whole team!
Written 27 December 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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By: Kai Sallas' Pro Surf School Hawaii
cejay5280
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Excellent
Very down to earth, professional and fun experience. Excellent instructor. We learned at an easy spot and could get
dawidener22
dawidener22
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Amazing activity in Waikiki!
We were looking for beginner surf lessons on our vacation in Waikiki. I checked into Kai Sallas’ Surf Lessons sinc
C519QHaarons
C519QHaarons
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Great Experience Beginner Surf Lessi
Had a really great experience taking a surf lesson with Kai. He was calm, patient and very supportive. Would recomm
bejohgc
bejohgc
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Perfect Hawaiian surf experience
Had an Awesome Hawaiian surfing experience with Kai Sallas' Pro Surf School Hawaii. I booked for a group lesson
Rachel W
Rachel W
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AWESOME!
I went with my 9 year old nephew and my 11 year old niece and it was great! I didn't have the best feeling going i
Real Estate by G
Real Estate by G
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Amazing Experience!
Group lessons were a blast and we learned so much! Very professional and patient, but still laid-back and enjoyable
ehmtl
ehmtl
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Second surf lesson - great experience
Group lesson - 5 people - 3 instructors. Great time. We had private area on beach (a VERY rare thing in Wakik) wher
Raquel C
Raquel C
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Surf lessons
Really fun and great instructions from surf teacher Makani. We live here so it is really convenient. I would take a
LetsGoAndComeBack
LetsGoAndComeBack
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Totally stoked!
Our 12-year-old daughter participated in a semi-private lesson and said it was the best thing we did on vacation in
els323s
els323s
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Great surf school
This is a great place to learn to surf. They break surfing down into 4 easy steps and everyone in our class stood u
E4851IDmatth
E4851IDmatth
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Excellent Surf Instruction
We had a group lesson, but it was midweek noon and so it was just our family of four. Pablo did a great job explain
Kiran S
Kiran S
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Great first time ever learning to SURF
My brothers and I had a great time. Kai;s Surf was super professional and accommodating. We really liked how they s
danhC3683LF
danhC3683LF
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Great surf lessons
Our instructor had us up and surfing in no time. Well organized and a lot of fun. Definitely worth the money, but
Chloe J
Chloe J
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Stand up paddle board
Good service, fun experience and the instructor was really nice. They picked us up from our hotel. Definitely recom
Kari T
Kari T
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“Best Day Of My Life”
My 17 year old daughter described her surf lesson as the best day of her life. The instructors were patient and ki
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