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Surfing Lessons in North Shore, Oahu

If you want to learn to surf and enjoy the beautiful ocean of Hawaii, you’ve come to the right place. As one of the top surf schools in the area, the Hans Hedemann Surf School is here to offer you a premium experience and help you make the most of your surfing journey. 

North Shore is the perfect place for a surf lesson. As one of the most iconic places in the world for surfing, North Shore offers a beautiful surf spot for all skill levels. People come here year-round to perfect their surfing skills. 

Good surfers come here to improve and having a soft, sandy beach also helps. While surfing may be the most popular way of riding the swells, stand-up paddling and canoeing are amazing options to have as much fun.

With everything from hourly lessons to surf camps, Hans Hedemann Surf School is your go-to for a one-of-a-kind experience on Oahu. We are equipped and capable of teaching anyone from beginner level up to more experienced surfers.

Lessons for all levels

We offer lessons in a private, semi-private, or group modality, and kids are also welcome. For kids between the ages of 4 and 10, we require a private lesson to make sure they are in an instructors care at all times.

While you can certainly try to surf on your own, we highly recommend taking a surf lesson from a professional. That way, you can learn the proper techniques and safety measures, which we consider extremely helpful and necessary. 

Plus, surfing is more fun when you’re with friends! Luckily, we offer the best surf experience. Let’s hit it, and start learning how to surf!

Learn to surf

The waves here are world-famous, and there are few places you can surf with such amazing scenery and weather. While surfing can be challenging, it’s also incredibly exhilarating and rewarding.

Yes, there will be a learning curve but making the most of your surfing time is key. The more time surfing you can spend the better, we’re here to make that happen in the best way possible. 

Since you can find some of the best surf conditions here it is the perfect place for beginner surfers to learn while enjoying themselves. You won’t beat a first time like this one, and we’re sure you won’t want to stop. 

Additionally, we are one of the best surf schools, we can guarantee that your first lesson will make you feel comfortable so you can enjoy the ocean sea as much as possible.

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Our Surf Lessons

Deciding you want to learn is the first step, booking and learning surfing is next, we’re here to provide you with the best service for that. As one of the most recognized surf schools in Hawaii, and with over 25 years of experience, we know exactly how to take care of you while having fun and teaching you to surf. 

Safety is key and we have the expertise to make sure you understand the correct technique and get into it without developing bad habits. 

We understand it can be overwhelming, it takes an amazing surfing instructor, the right equipment, practice, and more practice. We’ll make sure you have all of this available, the more surf lessons you take, the quicker your muscle memory will develop. 

What we offer

We provide all the equipment you may need, but you’re free to bring your own surfboard if you have it. We can also guide you to find the right surfboard and kick any old habits that may not be working for you. If you forget anything else, you can probably find it at one of our surf shops. 

Our instructors will make sure you get as many waves as possible. There is nothing more satisfying than being surrounded by Hawaii’s beautiful, turquoise waters and gliding along with the perfect weather. 

Do you do surf camps?

Yes, please call us to inquire about this.

Beginner Surfers 

Once you’ve mastered the basics, you can explore or seek additional time with an instructor and work your way up to an intermediate level. Having a private lesson is the best way to get a specific catered class. 

There are a lot of surf spots for advanced surfers to enjoy, and the views from the water can’t be beaten. 

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, surfing on North Shore with us is an adventure you won’t want to miss.

Is one surf lesson enough to surf alone? 

We get asked this a lot and we want to manage your expectations in the best way so you don’t get frustrated. While one lesson may be enough for you to get on the board and catch a wave, learning to surf is a sport of practice, as most are, it is not enough for you to go on your own

What will you teach me?

In your first session, we will teach you all a surfer needs to know before getting in the water. We will teach you all about technique, how to catch a wave, and how to make your way safely to the beach. 

The surf lessons we offer are designed so you learn, get a lot of waves, and have confidence in yourself to be able to do it while having fun. 

It will take a few sessions for you to stay on top of the board for an extended period, or to make it back to the beach completely on your own.  

This is all part of the process and we are aware of it, so we know what we’re doing. Your first time you may not accomplish everything you wanted to, but it will be fun, exciting, and memorable. Don’t worry, you’ll be reading and riding waves before you know it. 

It will take some time before you can get yourself from the beach to the waves and back on your own. We will teach you how to do it, safely, but you must remember that learning to surf is not a quick job. 

Each lesson will bring you closer to becoming a surf expert, but one lesson is not enough for that. With enough practice and dedication, you will get there and catch a big wave sooner than you think. 

Nick Holt et al. that are standing in the sand

SUP Lessons

The private stand-up paddling lesson requires minimal skills compared to surfing but is equally as fun.

Our coach will teach you how to stand up and make sure you know the right technique to do it safely and avoid accidents. With these private lessons, you will be able to handle yourself while feeling your whole body getting stronger.

Paddle fitness is not talked about enough, you will feel strong and engage your core the whole time, which will help you gain confidence in yourself. After getting confident with standing on the board, which is a larger board, maybe you’ll feel up to challenging yourself to some surfing sessions. 

Make the most of the ocean

You can try surfing or stick to the SUPing. Either way, you’ll be catching waves and not stuck at the beach. The surfing lifestyle is not limited to a surfing lesson. 

Book your preferred activity in Haleiwa today with one of the best surf schools available!

a person riding a surf board on a body of water