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Surfing Lessons On Waikiki Beach provided by Big Wave Dave Surf Co

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Surfing Lessons On Waikiki Beach

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There are few better places to learn to surf than the gentle, rolling waves of Waikiki Beach. Learn the basics or refresh your skills in a small-group lesson (four students to one instructor) that’s tailored to your skill level. Relax in shallow water with a soft, sandy bottom on a stable board. These Waikiki Beach surf classes are perfect for anyone looking to gain surfing skills and confidence.
  • Learn to surf on Hawaii’s Waikiki Beach
  • Get personalized surfing instruction in a small-group lesson
  • Hassle-free round-trip transport from select Waikiki hotels
  • Surfboards and rash guards provided
What to Expect
Begin your surfing experience with pickup from select Waikiki hotels. Check in at the surf shop and meet your instructor for an introduction. Get suited up in provided rash guard and choose the right surfboard for you. Next settle in for the dry portion of the class. Learn the basics of balancing on your board while still on land and get comfortable before venturing into the water. The classes are suitable for all ages and all skill levels. Whether you are just starting out or want to build on your experience, small class sizes of no more than four students per instructor guarantee plenty of personalized teaching. Next head to the beach where your instructor gets you set up your board. Then it’s time to dive in, paddle out, and catch some waves. The tour ends with a return to your original pickup location.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Embassy Suites by Hilton Waikiki Beach Walk, 201 Beach Walk, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • All required equipment (Surfboard & Leash)
  • Professional instructor
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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S1305FJsamuell wrote a review Feb 2020
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
Had my first experience with surfing with these guys. Chris and Lee were both great, funny, and patient teachers! Had such a fun time!!
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Roberto wrote a review Jan 2020
New York City, New York4 contributions1 helpful vote
We did a surfing lesson with Josh. Great experience, we were two people who had never surfed before. He helped us learn step by step, making sure we were safe during the lesson. We were a bit tired from other activities, and the guide helped us paddle when we couldn't do it
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Linda D wrote a review Jan 2020
3 contributions
Terrific experience! The teacher's gave great instructions. To my surprise I got up on the board a few times for about 10 seconds!! This was a big deal for me. My daughter went back another day for a private lesson. So much fun!!
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Date of experience: January 2020
Urbantraveler wrote a review Jan 2020
Hong Kong, China42 contributions13 helpful votes
Our group of seven beginners (three adults and fours kids, ages 9-13) all enjoyed private and semi private lessons with their experienced surf instructors. Hard to say anything more than the good things that have already been written about this company! Friendly, encouraging,
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12jodym12 wrote a review Dec 2019
Hamilton, Canada2 contributions
Great location, just off of Waikiki beach. Coffee shop has delicious drinks and snacks. Staff at the surf shop are friendly and knowledgable. Our surf instructors were fun, informative and patient. Our family of 6 had a great experience with lessons. We rented equipment
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Date of experience: December 2019
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By: Big Wave Dave Surf Co
My daughter"s first time surfing lesson! I had a wonderful time can't wait to do it again. I need feet protection
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First time surfing
We had the best time at our private surf lessons. The instructors were so good! Thanks for an amazing time!
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Had an absolute blast with Big Wave Dave! My instructor, Lee, was a great guide and since I was the only person boo
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Outrigger Canoe Ride
So much fun. Highly recommend. Great way to get out on the water. No experience needed. Would go again.
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Cool place and good atmosphere at Big Wave Dave Surf!
Experienced instructors gave all four of us a great experience! Even mum got to surf! As everything at Waikiki its
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Great staff, amazing surfing
My son is 7 and he wanted to ride the waves. And with Josh at his side, he did it! Almost at once. I was so amazed,
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Evan S
Me and My Eleven Year Old Twins went surfing!
I liked this company (and Dave) a lot. At a bare minimum, when you call the company, THEY ANSWER THE PHONE and are
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Chey B
Amazing experience! Great enthusiastic teachers
I was able to convince my wife to join me in taking a first lesson in surfing. Via instructors Paul and Lee, we ha
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Bucket List Surf at Waikiki
59 years old and always wanted to surf at Waikiki beach. Never surfed before but the instructors at Big Wave Daves
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Simon N
Awesome surf knowledge = plenty of waves
As with many Aussies, my son and I did not know where to paddle out or even which of the breaks would be good on th
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Mary M
Fun, safe and a must-do when visiting Hawaii
I was very nervous about my first surf lesson as I’m not the strongest swimmer or the most confident person in the
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William X
Easy as rentals
Awesome little shop. Super friendly dudes - shout out to Thomas and Johnny. Easy as to rent and return - provide yo
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Scot K
Boogie Board Rental
I needed to rent a boogie board since I didn't want to buy the cheap boards at the ABC store. Stopped in and was a
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Best surfboard rentals and coiffee in Waikiki
If youre in Waikiki and want to surf and need to rent a board then Big Wave Dave is the best place along the whole
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Allison K
Great Instructor, but no photographer that day as advertised
We absolutely loved our time out on the water with Paul! My husband and I both went out with him, and he helped us
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Key Details
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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