Private Surfing Lessons in Waikiki

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Experience hosted by Matt

  1. 90 mins
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

We'll start with a light warm up sequence and an explanation of how to paddle and stand up on the surf board. Once you are comfortable with the technique, before surfing I review all the safety rules to assure the best experience possible , then we will jump into the water to catch some waves. I will be by your side to advise which are good waves to catch and will also give you directions. Be prepared to have fun gliding on the water and an unforgettable experience in paradise! All levels of experience are welcome.
Other things to note
Check-in 5 min prior to lesson
We'll start with a light warm up sequence and an explanation of how to paddle and stand up on the surf board. Once you are comfortable with the technique, before surfing I review all the safety rules to assure the best experience possible , then we will jump into the water to catch some waves. I will be by your side to advise which are good waves to catch and will also give you directions. Be prepared to have fun gliding on the water and an unfor…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Surf boards will be provided /
    Water Reef shoes will be provided

Meet your Host, Matt

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 524 Reviews
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I have been teaching surf for over 15 years and am certified in surf instruction and CPR. I have a huge love for the ocean and surfing the big waves which I have sought all around the world. It brings me absolute joy to teach others my passion and to watch my students enjoy their experience in the water with me.
-Blue card surfing instruction
-CPR and Lifeguard
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Where you'll be

Where we'll meet
Honolulu zoo parking lot Waikiki
Honolulu
We will be warming up and surfing in Waikiki area which is a couple minutes walk from The Honolulu zoo parking lot, the meeting point.

If you are an advanced surfer, we can head to other parts of the island such as the Diamond Head or the North Shore to catch bigger waves. We can adjust the location to your level of experience.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 524 reviews.

  • Akshay
    January 2022
    This was my first time surfing and Matt was great at breaking down each step. After every fall he was extremely encouraging and friendly and would give you only 1 more thing to focus on until you get better. Really great experience, would totally recommend!
  • Mikael
    January 2022
    This was the perfect experience for a first time surfer. I always wanted to surf but never had the opportunity until now. Matt is a great teacher and will get you out riding waves in no time. We were at an amazing spot with great waves for beginners. Stop hesitating and book this. A really great time!
  • Kaylene
    January 2022
    Amazing!! This was our first time surfing, so I was a little nervous, but Matt was extremely helpful and personable throughout. Great, beautiful location for learning surfing. He gives great tips and pointers while also being patient and understanding. Very memorable and positive experience and I'd highly recommend if you're interested in surfing!! :)
  • Hannah
    January 2022
    Matt was a great host who was incredibly helpful. We did a quick land lesson and got right out on the water. We really enjoyed how supportive he was while we learned and how he helped correct y’a when teaching. Overall would 100% recommend great value as well!
  • Michele
    January 2022
    Matt was great, he took my son and daughter for a lesson. It was my daughters first time and she was nervous, he was very patient with her and made her laugh which helped her to relax, even though she didn't get up on the board he still made sure she was having a good time. We all met him before the lesson and all I can say is he is awesome he wants his clients to have fun but he puts their safety first. There is something about Matt that just makes you feel at ease.
  • Rianne
    January 2022
    This was my boyfriend and I's first time surfing, and we were lucky enough to try it in beautiful Hawaii. I was quite nervous because I didn't really know what to expect. Matt made this first experience wonderful and easy to follow along. We practiced the movements a few times on land, and then jumped straight into the water. Matt was very supportive and provided a lot of feedback to help us improve on this new sport. My boyfriend was already standing after the first try, so he was able to go on his own a little more while I got more attention because I was struggling to stand up. The 90-minute lesson was definitely enough time for the surf lesson because I was extremely tired by the end of it. Matt is an incredible instructor and a wonderful person to talk to!

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  • Fri, Jan 28
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    $125 per person
  • Mon, Jan 31
    7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    $125 per person
  • Mon, Jan 31
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    $125 per person
  • Tue, Feb 1
    7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    $125 per person
  • Wed, Feb 2
    7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    $125 per person
  • Thu, Feb 3
    7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    $125 per person
  • Fri, Feb 4
    7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    $125 per person
  • Mon, Feb 7
    7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    $125 per person
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