Surf Lessons (Waikiki)

In two hours or less, you’ll be surfing—guaranteed!

Group Lesson (1 guide for every 3-4 students, price per person)
Semi-Private Lesson (2 students one instructor)
Private Lesson (one on one instruction)
Group Lesson (1 guide for every 3-4 students, price per person) - Korean
Semi-Private Lesson (2 students one instructor) - Korean
Private Lesson (one on one instruction)
Surf With a Pro

Our talented surf teachers will coach you through the best ride of your life! Whether you’re a beginner or advanced surfer, young or old, nervous or eager—we’ll make sure you get the most effective coaching.

Group Lesson:

One of our most popular lessons, the group lesson is perfect for first-time surfers.
We start with basic water safety principles and a land lesson before going in the ocean. If you don’t have a group, no worries! We’ll put one together for you.
Must be 14 years or older for group lesson.

Semi-Private Lesson

The semi-private lesson accommodates 2 students with one instructor. It’s perfect for couples, friends or family members who want to learn surfing together and get personalized coaching from one instructor. You’ll be able to catch more waves than the group lesson. Even better, your instructor will adjust to each person’s skill level.  
**Must Have 2 guests per reservation or it will be changed to a private lesson. Must be 14 years or older for semi-private lesson.

Private lessons:

We recommend private lessons for those who want the extra attention, like intermediate to advanced surfers.  Your instructor will be able to guide you and teach you whatever you want to learn—whether it’s mastering the bottom turn or learning how to carve the wave.  We also require private lessons for children between the ages of 6 and 13 and non-swimmers for safety reasons.


Book a Private or Semi-Private lesson and get a Free Hans Hedemann Logo T-shirt after the lesson!

What to bring:

Swimsuit, towel and sunscreen. (Rashguard Surf Shirt, reef shoes and surfboard 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]