We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 113 Prison St, On the Corner of Front and Prison St., Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1208
Phone Number: +1 808-276-7873
Website
Today
07:00 - 16:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

Expert instructors and professional surfers teach you to ride a wave on...

Expert instructors and professional surfers teach you to ride a wave on your first lesson, then help you improve, fast!

First time surfers and athletes looking to improve performance are welcome.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,379 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1297
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Great Instructor

We are a couple in our mid thirties who had never surfed before. We signed up for a group lesson and Josh was our instructor. He was GREAT! Josh provided good instruction and made... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
hollylynnhawes
,
Bloomington, Indiana

Similar Things to Do in Lahaina

Add Photo Write a Review

1,379 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,364: English reviews
Bloomington, Indiana
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We are a couple in our mid thirties who had never surfed before. We signed up for a group lesson and Josh was our instructor. He was GREAT! Josh provided good instruction and made us feel very comfortable. It was a lot of fun and we would definitely recommend Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy to people of all ages and skill... More 

Helpful?
Thank hollylynnhawes
Orinda, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our daughter is 15 years old and had surfed before in Northern California. We bought her a group lesson with RHSA in Lahaina and this did a great job with organizing and safety. Highly recommend this experience for other teenager.

Helpful?
Thank Michael S
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wanting our six year old boy to enjoy all that Hawaii has to offer, we signed him up for surf lessons at the Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy. Him being only six, there was some fear, but that went away very fast. The instructor, Josh, was fantastic! He kept it simple and they spent almost the whole two hours in the... More 

Helpful?
Thank whitedove4444
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy was a blast for the whole family. The instructors are the best and will insure you get up and ride the waves. Don't be afraid, No worries! Just step out in faith and you will be goofy footing in no time. The surfing experience at Royal Hawaiian set the adventurous tone for our whole vacation to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Brian S
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were in the town of Lahaina just shopping around when we asked one of the workers in Quiksilver to recommend a surf school. He recommended Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy. We headed over it their store and took a private lesson with Josh yesterday and he was great! He's a wonderful teacher who was so informative and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lorraine L
Akron, Ohio
Level Contributor
30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did a group lesson. Great staff and teachers. Spent a few minutes learning the basics then in the water we went. The instructor had me standing and riding a wave by the end of the lesson!

Helpful?
Thank Amy R
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a fantastic experience during my 2 hours with Josh. Caught the first wave because of good instructions. Will go back when I come to Maui again.

Helpful?
Thank Christian M
Charleston, South Carolina
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We LOVED our surf lesson with Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy. I want to say our instructor was named Josh, and he was phenomenal! There were 5 of us in a group lesson and with his guidance, both my husband and I stood up on our boards on our very first waves. This felt incredible as neither of us have surfed... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Ann_2014948
Minneapolis, MN
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We chose RHSA for the great reviews and location, and they didn't disappoint. Ikaika was our instructor, and he was very easy going and relaxed. We'd taken lessons before, but this one was probably the best. Lots of time on the water, no pressure, everyone in our group lesson got up several times, and he made it a fun day.... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank drj7
localsurfing, General Manager at Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy, responded to this review

Aloha!! We're stoked we got the opportunity to show you a good time! Thanks for taking the time to write a review about us, I'll be sure to share your kind words with Ikaika! Hope to see everyone next time if you make it to Maui! Mahalo, Benny Martin :) More 

Level Contributor
17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Had an awesome class with this crew yesterday. Great time of year and great experience! Would recommend for all ages and all levels. Super supportive!

Helpful?
Thank Tiffany R
localsurfing, General Manager at Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy, responded to this review

Aloha Tiffany! Epic photo, looks like the proofs in the pudding! We're stoked everyone had a great experience! Thanks for taking the time to write a review and for joining us! Hope to see your whole crew next time in Maui! Mahalo, Benny Martin :) More 

Travellers who viewed Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy also viewed

 

Been to Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Chicago, Illinois
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?