SUP Lessons (Waikiki)

You’ll be ready to paddle on your own in no time!

Group Lesson (Min. 2 People)
Semi-Private Lesson (Min. 2 People)
Private Lesson
Riders Only

Our instructors will teach you how to master the balancing act of standup paddling—an excellent core and cardio workout requiring minimal skill. In our two-hour sessions, you’ll learn multiple techniques on how to hold the paddle, turn and paddle forward and backward.

Group Lesson

One of the most popular lessons that Hans Hedemann Surf School offers is the standup paddle lessons. Standup paddle surfing is great for building your core muscles and cardio. Learn all the basics of standup paddling with our group lesson.

* Please note that due to a smaller number of people opting for SUP vs Surf, there is a minimum of two people required for group lessons unless there’s already a SUP Group previously booked.  Children must be 14 years or older and able to paddle on their own to join a  group lesson.

Semi-Private Lesson

This lesson is perfect for couples, family, or friends that want to learn standup paddling together.  There is a two-person to one guide ratio, so there is a two person minimum required for this reservation.

Private Lesson

If you want to start catching waves on a paddleboard, this lesson is for you. The private standup paddleboard lesson is recommended for children younger than 14, intermediate to advanced standup paddlers, and anyone who wants the extra attention. You’ll get customized one on one coaching from our experienced surfer, lifeguard and standup paddle instructor.

What to bring:

Swimsuit, towel and sunscreen. (Rashguard Lycra Shirt, Reef Shoes booties and paddleboard rentals are FREE with lesson.)

Hans Hedemann Surf School was established in 1995 and has since become the premier surfing school in Hawaii with locations in Waikiki and the North Shore of Oahu. A team of lifeguard and CPR trained instructors and safety guides dedicate to an enriched Hawaiian Surfing experience to provide a great adventure for the beginner, intermediate, and advanced surfer.

Hans Hedemann Surf School Waikiki at
Queen Kapi’olani Hotel

150 Kapahulu Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Phone: (808) 924-7778
Email: [email protected]

Hans Hedemann Surf  North Shore  at
Turtle Bay Resort

57-091 Kamehameha Highway
Kahuku, Hawaii 96762
Phone: (808) 447-6755
Email: [email protected]