Bodyboard Lessons

The warm, inviting waters of beautiful Waikiki are the perfect place to take a two-hour bodyboarding lesson with Hans Hedemann Surf School! Learn to carve the waves like a pro!

Location: Waikiki

Times: 8:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.

Availability: Daily

Bodyboard Lessons in Waikiki

This fun sport is perfect for any skill level, it is one of the easiest watersports all ages can enjoy. Learn something new with your group of friends or enjoy a different family experience that will make your vacation incredibly fun!

You’ll learn some basic techniques, and will be given the proper guidance and the equipment needed to get started with bodyboarding. All of our lessons are taught in small groups by friendly and skilled instructors that will make you feel comfortable in the water!

Bodyboarding lessons are some of the easiest ways to gain confidence in the water, and with the guidance of your instructor, you will feel one with the waves and the ocean in no time. We know not everyone is used to the tides or feels confident in the water, but our instructors will ensure that changes with every lesson.

If surfing is not your interest, then bodyboarding lessons are all you need to enjoy your time on Oahu. The skills that you will develop, and the accessibility of this sport make it an amazing exercise and fun activity for family members and friend groups of all ages.

We focus on making sure anyone can join in which is why there’s no previous experience necessary and you don’t need to be an avid swimmer either. With our lessons you will learn all the basic skills for bodyboarding in Waikiki.

Whether you’re seeking to take some group lessons or private lessons, you will be able to ride your board in no time.

Additionally, bodyboarding can be a great stepping stone toward stand-up paddling or surfing – both of which we also offer, you can check the details for that below.

Learn wave riding skills like a pro with our amazing instructors!

Waikiki Bodyboarding Lessons

Learn to bodyboard in the warm, inviting waves of Waikiki during our two-hour sessions. Bodyboarding lessons are an amazing way to add entertainment to your stay in Honolulu, Hawaii. This is a fun activity you’ll turn to again and again during your beach vacation.

You’ll be able to explore the ocean differently and enjoy a unique vision of Waikiki while you paddle on your board. While it does take more than simply riding a board, our qualified instructors will get you there in no time.

Our lessons are designed to be informative and fun, so you’ll enjoy each session with a better understanding of techniques, and how to properly handle your equipment.

You may even be able to pull some tricks off with enough determination while being guided by your instructor. Group lessons and private lessons are available to suit your needs.

We also take into consideration that many of the visitors are enjoying family vacations, and want to find an activity to suit all ages.

Bodyboarding classes are an easy way for children to enjoy the ocean. They will have a fantastic time when they begin this journey, making family quality time even more fun.

Learn from the best bodyboarding professionals!

What To Expect from your Bodyboarding Lesson:

Group Lesson: Group lessons are ideal for beginners interested in learning the basics of bodyboarding: how to paddle out, read waves, and gain enough speed to catch waves at the right time. We provide safety briefings in each lesson to ensure you know the guidelines before letting you test the waters.

You must be 14 years or older to join a group lesson. If you want to join a group and don’t have a group already don’t worry, we will find a space for you within another group.

This type of lesson is great for a group of friends seeking an adventure and creating new memories!

Semi-Private Lesson: The semi-private lesson is perfect for couples, friends, or family members who want to learn with their private instructor. You will get personalized attention and the instructor will adjust to every member’s skill level.

Private Lesson: Dying to learn how to spin or carve the wave? The private lesson is for you. Intermediate to advanced bodyboarders will get the most out of one-on-one coaching.

Private lessons are a great choice for those who are interested in testing their skills and advancing them. With this one-on-one teaching session, you will get customized recommendations in line with your interests and skills. Our instructors will surely get you to try new tricks, and offer specific advice to help you improve.

Private lessons are also perfect for beginners seeking extra attention or children under the age of 14. If you are a beginner wanting to learn and get better quickly, private lessons are an amazing opportunity.

You will be given a tailored plan, just for you. With the undivided attention of your instructor, you’ll be able to improve faster and get ready to make the most out of your stay.

Rashguards, swim fins, and a bodyboard rental is included in the price of your bodyboarding lesson! You just have to show up with the greatest attitude to catch some waves.

Your best choice!
Hans Hedemann Surf Schools offers these lessons to individuals of all ages and abilities. Our philosophy is rooted in the idea that anyone can learn how to enjoy water sports when having the correct guidance.

We are experts on water sports and love to teach this amazing activity to anyone that wants to try and have a great time. Our local and qualified instructors will be happy to share their knowledge so you can learn some amazing bodyboarding skills!

What To Bring:

  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Rashguard, fins and bodyboard rentals are FREE with lesson
Group Lessons
Minimum of 2 for Stand Up Paddle Lesson
Semi Private Lessons
Need to have 2 people to book this
Private Lessons

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