Surf Lessons

Learn to surf with us and ride waves! Enjoy the beautiful ocean on Oahu with a Waikiki surf lesson from our talented instructors. Our experienced surf instructors will teach you in a friendly and easy way so you can learn to surf while having fun. After a couple of hours with us, you’ll feel like you’ve been surfing your whole life. We’ll make sure your surf lessons are as efficient and productive as possible.

Location: Waikiki

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

Availability: Daily

Duration: 2 Hours

Surf Lessons in Waikiki

In two hours or less, you’ll be surfing—guaranteed. A professional surf instructor will coach you through the best ride of your life! To catch the waves and get the most out of your visit to Waikiki beach, our surf instructors will teach you the proper techniques that will have you surfing in our tropical waters with ease.

You’ll learn the fundamentals of water safety and awareness, as well as be able to ride a wave for your first time out in the ocean. At HH Surf School we seek to empower every potential surfer out there, which is why our experienced team designs the surf lessons to fit every surfers level.

While one lesson may not be enough to prevent you from falling off your surfboard, it will get you away from the beach and on riding the waves. The experience and skill level our instructors bring to every surf lesson is second to none!

Whether you’re a beginner looking to have your first surf lesson, or an advanced surfer seeking to improve your surfing skills, our surf instructors will adapt the surfing lessons to accommodate your needs and fears.

All of our surf lessons are managed by professional surf instructors that understand the ocean conditions to keep you safe and offer a proven technique based on their ample experience. This will ensure your surfing experience is as good as possible.

Surf lessons can be intimidating whether you’re young or old, nervous or eager—we’ll make sure you get the most effective coaching during your Waikiki surf lessons.

What To Expect from your Surfing Lesson

Our instructors are local surfers with a passion for this water sport, eager to teach a solid foundation and create a fun learning environment for everyone that wants to learn how to surf.

We provide the equipment you’ll need, including the surfboard, and assistance the entire time you’re with us.

Every two hour surf lesson consists of a safety briefing and short instruction on land, so you can learn to surf safely. After that, we take you from the meeting point right into the water to ride your first wave!

  • Group Surf 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 into the ocean. We will teach you how to properly use the equipment, stay safe, and the basic techniques so you’ll be ready to put everything into practice.

You’ll spend approximately 1.5 hours in the waves, and 30 minutes practicing on land. Everyone will get plenty of practice time to master the surfboard and take the surf lesson to the next level!

If you want to take your first lesson in a group but are coming to us unaccompanied, don’t worry! We’ll find one you’ll fit into to take your surf lessons amongst other beginners.

Please keep in mind that you must be 14 years or older to participate in group lessons.

  • Semi-Private Surf Lesson: The semi-private lesson accommodates up to three students, perfect for a small group. It’s perfect for couples, friends, or family members who want to learn surfing together and get personalized coaching from one instructor.

Learning how to surf in a small group is fun and can be tailored to fit everyone’s needs. Friends and couples will get the most out of this option since the instructor will offer feedback and suggestions that fit each member.

You’ll be able to catch more waves than you would during the group lesson. Even better, your instructor will adjust the coaching to each person’s skill level. You’ll learn how to surf and progress faster while having lots of fun with your small group!

  • Private Surfing Lessons: A private surfing instructor will guide you with a personalized experience that encompasses all your needs, and takes into consideration your abilities. Private surfing lessons are an amazing way to get personalized attention the entire time.

Whatever your goals may be, or your skill level, a private surf lesson will allow you to learn how to surf in a fun and friendly environment that makes you progress quickly.

We require private lessons for kids between the ages of 5 and 14. 

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.

Choosing Hans Hedemann Surf School

HHSurf is one of the most sought-after surf schools in the area. Our school with over two decades of excellence and experience makes us the best option for any surfer.

With us, beginner surfers can find their feet and catch waves, and experienced surfers improve based on the professional surfing experience, and local knowledge our instructors provide.

Whether you’re visiting the Waikiki area for a few days or having a longer stay on the Island, HH Surf School offers everything you need to begin or level up your surfing journey, with confidence and enthusiasm!

We believe everyone should have the opportunity to learn this sport in a fun and safe environment – that’s our goal at HH Surf School!

What To Bring:

  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Rashguard, reef shoes and surfboard rentals are FREE with lesson
Group Lessons
(participants must be ages 14+)
Semi Private Lessons
(needs 2 people to book)
Private Lessons
(all ages welcome, please note if 13 & younger)
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