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1.5-Hour Private Surfing Lesson provided by Gone Surfing Hawaii

1.5-Hour Private Surfing Lesson

1.5-Hour Private Surfing Lesson
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Duration:
1h 30m
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1h 30m
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • 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.
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • 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.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • All activities
  • Local instructor
  • Professional instructor
  • Private lessons
  • Small-group lessons
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir t-shirts (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir rash guards (available to purchase)
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, 2169 Kālia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA Meet on the beach directly behind the Outrigger Reef Hotel
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • All participants must know how to swim
  • Help us keep your children safe and please book anyone under 13 years old on a Private Lesson (required). Choose the same date/time and your group will still be able to surf together.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • All guests must know how to swim
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • All activities
  • Local instructor
  • Professional instructor
  • Private lessons
  • Small-group lessons
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir t-shirts (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir rash guards (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, 2169 Kālia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA Meet on the beach directly behind the Outrigger Reef Hotel
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • All participants must know how to swim
  • Help us keep your children safe and please book anyone under 13 years old on a Private Lesson (required). Choose the same date/time and your group will still be able to surf together.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • All guests must know how to swim
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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jodischmitz
Dayton, MN17 contributions
May 2019
I took my first surfing ever lesson with Shawn. Let me start with I am 57 years old! I have always been a great swimmer and absolutely love the ocean. We were staying at the Outrigger Reef resort and had an oceanfront room. I was watching the surfers for 2 days and finally decided that I wanted to try it. I got to Gone Surfing and they were very friendly and eager to help me. I signed up for a 1.5 hour lesson with Shawn. We were on the ground for like 1/2 hour to learn about the techniques and do's and dont's. We paddled out to the surf, he actually hooks his foot on your board when your arms get tired, and they do get tired. We visited the whole way out there. He was so personable. Once out where the waves were he made sure that I felt confident with what was going to happen. When I caught my first wave I was able to stand up and ride it for maybe 30 yards. I fell off and cried because it was so amazing. I was able to catch a few more waves and had an incredible experience. I highly recommend "Gone Surfing" for first timers or if you want to surf with some fun instructors. I will definitely surf again when I get back to Hawaii.
Thanks Shawn! and Thanks Gone Surfing!
Written 24 April 2020
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GoneSurfingHawaii
WOW... what an awesome story and experience! THANK YOU SO MUCH for choosing and trusting us with your first surfing lesson! We appreciate your review and kind words! Can't wait to see you in the water again 🤙. Mahalo, The Crew
Written 15 December 2021
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mybaraka
San Francisco, California2 contributions
Jan 2020
My 2+ hour lesson with Trevor was the highlight of my Hawaii trip. My goal had been to learn to surf on my birthday, and the experience couldn't have been better. I'm a water baby and comfortable in the ocean but had never been surfing, so had a few concerns (like how to keep from getting smacked with your board), but my instructor was there to explain everything and answer all my questions. He made sure I was comfortable, safe, having fun, and catching as many waves as possible.

The break is pretty far out, so even though Trevor towed me, there is still a lot of paddling and I can still feel the effects 2 days later. But nothing a little ibuprofen won't fix. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Gone Surfing to anyone looking for an incredibly fun experience in the waves and I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
Written 23 January 2020
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jojoGSH
Aloha and THANK YOU for the review! Trevor is awesome and we are honored to have been your highlight! We hope to see you in the water again soon! From all of us at Gone Surfing Hawaii, HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY!!!
Written 24 January 2020
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Jessica
3 contributions
Oct 2019
I visited Oahu with my 2 daughters in October 2019. We live at the beach in NZ and they have tried surfing a little bit so we decided to book a lesson with Shawn. It was fantastic, they learnt so much and loved every minute of it and we have the photos on the wall back at home to remind us of the fabulous time they had. I would recommend this to anybody. We will be back.
Written 2 May 2020
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GoneSurfingHawaii
THANK YOU SO MUCH for the review! That's so awesome about your daughters, and LOVE that you got the pictures to cherish their experience! Hope to see you guys in the water again 🤙! Mahalo, The Crew
Written 9 December 2021
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SJD
2 contributions
Feb 2020
I did the private lesson with Trevor and he was really great. It was my first time ever surfing and I was able to get up on a wave by the end! (albeit small beginner waves :) ). Trevor was super nice, funny, and a great guide.

When I was looking to book, I didn't really know which company to choose and took a leap of faith with Gone Surfing. I have no regrets, and I wouldn't go anywhere else to learn how to surf! I also paid for the photographer and got some great shots! Wonderful time, and made great memories.
Written 26 April 2020
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GoneSurfingHawaii
MUCH MAHALOS for the awesome review and for trusting us with your very first surfing lesson! We're super stoked to hear you had an overall great experience and got to capture this memory! Hope to see you in the water again 🤙. Mahalo, The Crew
Written 15 December 2021
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StudentInBoston
Boston, MA89 contributions
Sep 2021
My buddy and I had a great experience with our instructor Trevor. After a little land coaching, we headed out to catch waves. Both me and my buddy were able to stand up a few of times. Trevor gave us helpful feedback after watching us each time. He saw that I was struggling with the paddling against the waves when heading back out and gave me a helping tow! I really liked Trevor, he paid attention to what we were doing and put us at ease. It was a memorable day for us, and I would recommend it!
Written 30 September 2021
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jojoGSH
Aloha- mahalo for the review! Trev is amazing and we hope to see you in the water again!
Written 21 October 2021
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MSGirl2
Bangkok, Thailand28 contributions
We have been coming to Waikiki every year for the past nine years. My daughter has taken lessons all up and down Waikiki and Diamond Head. This has been the best place for lessons by far. Even though she can surf on her own now, she still takes at least one lesson with Serg every year and he teaches her something new. Trevor is another good instructor there. If you book with one of these two, Serg or Trevor, you won’t be disappointed.
Written 6 August 2019
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jojoGSH
Mahalo for the review! Your continued support and getting to see your daughter grow with each session is amazing!
Written 3 February 2020
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Candace S
Odenton, MD18 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
We reserved a semi-private surfing lesson for three of our family members in late June. I reserved online the day before and we showed up at their location (easy to find!) about 15 minutes early. Check in was easy, and they had a locker for shoes, phones, etc right by their desk that is manned at all times. We brought water shoes, but were told that you could "feel the board" better without them and left them in the locker.

Trevor was ready in a flash and the lessons started early. My husband (mid-50's) and two adult children obviously had different abilities and Trevor worked with them all to make them feel comfortable on their boards on land before going out in the water. After 20 or so minutes on land, they paddled out to catch some waves for the rest of the time. It was so tiring, my 20 year-old daughter was definitely ready to come in at the end of the time, but she had a blast!

They do offer photography for an extra price, which I thought was a bit pricey and decided to take my own pictures from shore with our extra long lens. Afterwards I realized I took many pictures of the wrong people! (It is VERY hard to see much from the shore.) So if you have the budget for it, I would get their photographer.
Written 14 July 2019
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jojoGSH
Mahalo for your review! We love taking families out surfing together!
Written 6 February 2020
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ilias g
1 contribution
Jun 2019
Ive had numerous lessons with GSH with Shawn, Trevor and Kaz and i can say these guys not only know the breaks inside out, but are extremely excellent surfers and ready to provide a wealth of tips for you to improve your skills. Every session i learn something new and the guys are also great guys who love what they do. You want to be taught by guys who know the breaks inside out and have the ability to handle any surf so they can help you navigate the breaks and put you in the best position to get epic rides. These guys are it. Highly recommended.
Written 23 April 2020
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GoneSurfingHawaii
thank you! Thank You!! THANK YOU SO MUCH for always choosing us for your surf lessons and for this awesome review!!! We are very fortunate to have such an amazing team, and we agree, they definitely know their stuff! They're also tons of fun! Mahalo, The Crew
Written 15 December 2021
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Kallie C
5 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
So happy we went with Gone Surfing for my sons first surf lesson! Trevor and Mitch were beyond amazing and helpful. Nicest guys I’ve ever met! Nice on the eyes as well ;) My son was so proud of himself and happy he did it. Definitely recommend doing this if you are ever in Hawaii.
Written 23 December 2019
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jojoGSH
Mahalo for trusting us with your son's first lesson! Trevor and Mitch truly enjoyed their time with him and hope to see you in the water again soon!
Written 22 January 2020
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Joirish
4 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
My 17 and 15 year old sons did the 2 hour private surf lesson and it was worth every penny. Their instructor Chad was a true professional and made sure they were able to get the technique down on the beach before they set out to catch some great waves. We also paid for the photography and Clarence got the most amazing shots with Diamond Head in the background. Definitely use Gone Surfing, you will create some wonderful memories!
Written 30 November 2019
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jojoGSH
Mahalo. We pride ourselves on teaching techniques that set a great foundation for future surf sessions....and agreed - Chad is most definitely a cool dude :-)
Written 27 January 2020
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112shawnr
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Great time surfing in Hawaii.
Great time surfing! One on one instruction worked well; I was able to surf by the end of the lesson. I will defin
Karla M
Karla M
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Surfing Success!!
My husband and I took 2 semi private surfing sessions with Ivan during our one week vacation to Oahu. We have had
wiscosurfdad
wiscosurfdad
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absolutely wonderful surfing experience-Stoke!!
I took a private 2 hr lesson and had such a great time that I booked a second one a few days later. The instructor
R7479OMericg
R7479OMericg
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Wow!
My buddy and I wanted to surf and we are not as young as our minds tell us we are. Our wives laughed when we told
domiba1
domiba1
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Best experience in Honolulu
My fiancé and I booked this surfing lesson as we wanted to try surfing for the first time. We had Shawn as a teache
SherryA889
SherryA889
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What as RUSH!!!!!!!
I had never been surfing before, have always wanted to try it so this vacation I did. Twice! It was so much fun a
Bo D
Bo D
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Surfing Lesson Waikiki
Well worth it. Experienced instructors went the extra mile to make the time productive and enjoyable. Sean ensure
bayne20
bayne20
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Best day of An amazing holiday in Hawaii
We saved the best for last in what was already an amazing holiday. This surfing lesson was the best way to top off
JILL9853
JILL9853
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Great experience
Sirg was great with my son Levi He enjoyed his experience and was taught well Thanks for being safe and efficient
Brenda-blmhouston
Brenda-blmhouston
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Two Hour Private Lesson
Our teenage daughters did a two hour lesson in Waikiki beach and had a great experience. Highly recommend the opti
57paiged
57paiged
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Fun!
We had a really good time paddle boarding. We were really bad at it, but our instructor made it fun. I didn’t reali
alekim88
alekim88
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These guys are the best
We were a group of three couch potatoes with zero athleticism and somehow these guys managed to have us catch a cou
Andrew N
Andrew N
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Great team for surf lessons
Had a group session with my kids and the guys were great! There was a mix of experience levels (all minimal) and th
NixB1
NixB1
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Brilliant for a first timer
My 11 year old daughter had a 2 hour private lesson with Serg today and absolutely loved it. She was up on her firs
Alin1985
Alin1985
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Our go-to surfing lessons in Waikiki Beach
First off, their shop stand is located right on Waikiki Beach, parking on the streets out in front of US Army Museu
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