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Surf lessons for kids?

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Surf lessons for kids?

We will be in coming to Kauai for the first time in a week and a half and my daughter would love to take a surfing lesson. She is 7 1/2 and my son is 4. In looking online there seem to be several places that offer lessons for young kids (my son may want to go too). Is there one that you would recommend? We are staying on the south side.


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1. Re: Surf lessons for kids?

Margo Oberg gets good reviews:


Kauaigerl's grandkids loved the experience.

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I don't believe a 4 year old would be able to take those lessons - and I don't know if I would want my 4 year old to take them. Our youngest grandson was 6 and he DID drift out quite a ways before the teacher saw him - it was one scary moment for this grandma - other than that the kids were in heaven doing this and amazing how they all got up the first try on the surfboard.

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The park near the Sheraton is a hang out for surf companies that provide lessons. You can toss a dart based on ads and posts or you may want to show up and shop in person.

When my son and I were on the island together he wanted surf lessons (again).

I took time to chat with the guys and found the one I thought most child accommodating.

Also, ask about private lessons.

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They'll probably let the 4 year old do it too but they'll pare it down for him. Probably keep him much closer to shore and try to find an area less rocky. (there's a fair number of rocks on the bottom in the area where they give these lessons). They'll make it super easy for him by probably holding onto the board while he manages to stand up and then then give him a little push. Even if he only has 15 feet to go to shore it will count as him getting up on the board. It's nothing you couldn't do yourself with him with a foam board but taking "big boy" lessons will make him feel like a real surfer.

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