Our Surfing Lessons
Whether you want to take a surf lesson or a guided stand-up paddle tour, Hans Hedemann Surf School has you covered. Our goal is to watch you ride the iconic waves in Waikiki while enjoying the tide and experiencing the beauty of this ancient sport.
Our professional instructors will coach you every step of the way to make sure you get the most out of each surfing lesson. We provide all the equipment for your lesson.
The perfect option for beginning your surfing career. Participants must be at least 14 years old and if you want to join a group lesson but are visiting on your own we’ll incorporate you to one. Perfect if you want to learn with friends.
Semi-Private Surf Lesson
Three people will be getting surf lessons with this option. No matter the skill level of any participant, your surf lesson will be adjusted to accommodate everyone and make sure instruction is accordingly.
Private Surf Lessons
A private lesson is the best option if you want more one-on-one time with the instructor. Private lessons are best for children between 5 and 14 years old, intermediate surfers that want to step it up, or even beginner surfers that require extra instruction.
Most importantly we want you to have fun while learning how to surf and make the most out of the beach instructions before heading into the water.
Our typical surf lesson is 2 hours long and consists of a technique slide show, a safety briefing, a land lesson, and time spent in the water.
- 30 minutes on land.
- 90 minutes in the water, roughly, catching waves.
If you’re visiting the tropical waters of Waikiki, surfing is a must. Our experienced surfer instructors will make sure you get as many waves as possible by pushing the back of your surfboard, giving you a burst of momentum.
After we push you into the wave you’ll hear us yell excitedly “stand up!” You’ll then use the technique we taught you on land to stand up on your board. And just like that, you’re surfing! Smile as our cameraman and drone pilot capture your rides perfectly.
Some of our students can stand up right away and others take a little longer. Either way, we guarantee you’ll be surfing by the end of the first surf lessons, especially because you’ll be doing it with friends.
Want to improve at surfing quickly?
We recommend booking a series of 5-10 lessons. Ask us about our discounted rates for booking your surf lessons in bulk.
Hans Hedemann Surf School: Your best option
You’re guaranteed to be surfing within a two-hour lesson
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Hans Hedemann?
Beating out top competition he soon ranked 3rd in the world for surfing. He was featured in the popular Hollywood film titled “North Shore” which debuted in 1987. After 18 years of professional surfing, he retired and decided to start a surf school.
Will I be able to go surfing by myself after one lesson?
It may take a year or two to really develop all these skill sets.
Do I need to know how to swim for the surf lesson?
How do I prepare for my surf lesson?
The surf top comes with the surfing lesson, we also have sunscreen available for purchase.
We recommend eating a healthy meal and drinking a lot of water before and after the lesson.
How do I book a surf lesson in Waikiki?
To book a lesson just call 808-924-7778 or book directly on this website. We have 3 available sessions per day. We look forward to hearing from you!