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: 2410 Koa Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3299
Phone Number: +1 808-386-4872
Website
Today
07:00 - 19:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

Aloha,We are a FULL SERVICE SURF SHOP. Lessons, rentals, tours, outrigger...

Aloha,We are a FULL SERVICE SURF SHOP. Lessons, rentals, tours, outrigger canoe rides, accessories, local designs.

Located in the heart of Waikiki, one block from the beach, directly behind the Hyatt Regency. Our building is the Hale Waikiki.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$99.00*
and up
Surfing Lessons On Waikiki Beach
More Info
US$149.00*
and up
Private Surf Lesson at Waikiki Beach
More Info
US$100.00*
and up
Surfboard Weekly Rental

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 201 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 160
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
great surf school

This place is great.  I Had an awesome time.  Instructor Josh is personable and  has been doing this for many years which shows in his instructions.   Within the first few waves I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Greg M
Add Photo Write a Review

201 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 198: English reviews
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is great.  I Had an awesome time.  Instructor Josh is personable and  has been doing this for many years which shows in his instructions.   Within the first few waves I was up and riding. He shows proper technique, how to read the waves, watching your line so you don't crash into others, and best of all having... More 

Helpful?
Thank Greg M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the highlight of Oahu. We loved our day touring the island and catching waves on the North Shore. I recommend this company very highly.

Helpful?
Thank Trisha S
Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Level Contributor
46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I did a semi private surf lesson on Saturday and had the best instructor he was so pleasant, helpful and extremely knowledgeable! Since we just moved here we felt we had to try surfing and we are in love and can't wait to do it again, all thanks to a great instructor!! Definitely recommend them to anyone... More 

Helpful?
Thank tammyt80
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This looked like a unique opportunity on our recent visit to Waikiki. We had seen outrigger canoes on Waikiki beach from our hotel room along with dozens of surfers each day. We booked a reservation well in advance for a 945 am surf canoe ride for our party of 4 adults. We were instructed just prior to report to Big... More 

Helpful?
Thank NorcottD
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

My husband and I kicked off our honeymoon with an awesome surf lesson. The staff were great and the lesson was super fun - however, we purchased photos of our session and the were given the wrong USB. We've been calling for almost two weeks to get our hands on the right photos and they've continually said we will have... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lauren O
surfwithdave, Public Relations Manager at Big Wave Dave Surf Co, responded to this review

Aloha Lauren, Can you call me so I can get you the photos out immediately today. 808.348.2124 Mahalo! More 

Winnipeg, Canada
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We booked a group surfing lesson and it was so much fun. There ended up only being 3 of us in our group so it felt like it was more of a private lesson. We all got up on our first try. The instructor was great. He was very calm and encouraging. They send a photographer out with you to... More 

Helpful?
Thank grace154954
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Walked straight in and paid a reasonable rental fee. We rented Longboards and had our own GoPro so they gave us boards so we could mount it, which made for great footage. Friendly and helpful staff. For all the different board rentals Id recommend Big Wave Daves!

Helpful?
Thank AzzaHickey
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

If you decide to learn how to surf, you should try a lesson with Alika. He's very patient and he got me stand up my first time :) Look for the coupon on "This Week in Oahu". It gives you $50 off (or at least it did when I was there) a group lesson, which they honour throughout your stay... More 

Helpful?
Thank chescagab
Dover, Delaware
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I had never surfed before but considered surfing Waikiki to be on my bucket list. My instructor was very competent and relaxed and the waves seemed tailor made for beginners. It was everything I was hoping for.

Helpful?
Thank Daniel B
Auckland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

While on vacay in Oahu it was Father's Day back home - I booked my husband in for a 1/2 day South Oahu private session which he loved! His tour guide was brilliant, went to spots that we would never have made it to on his own, and he gained loads of confidence through the process. Next time we are... More 

Helpful?
Thank rachel a

Travellers who viewed Big Wave Dave Surf Co also viewed

 

Been to Big Wave Dave Surf Co? 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 Big Wave Dave Surf Co and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Big Wave Dave Surf Co 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?