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Once you've checked in at the shop, you will be directed to the complimentary lockers. It is highly recommended that any removable items such as hats, jewelry, eye wear and bags, towels etc are left in the locker while surfing as they will be very difficult to recover if lost. You will be introduced to your instructor and fitted with a rash guard. In regards to apparel, only a rash guard and swimsuit/board shorts are required.

Your instructor will give a demonstration to help quickly master the techniques needed to take on the legendary Hawaiian surf. You will get an opportunity to show off their skills and practice the process before heading to the beach. Take your time and ask questions! This process is a big key to success!

Next you will walk across the street to the beach, don't worry about carrying boards, there's a cart that does the work for us. Once you get to the beach the instructor will set the boards up on the beach and help you strap on the leash. Off into the beautiful clear warm water you go. You will paddle out to where the waves are breaking, with your instructor by your side to help you and guide you the whole time.
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Waikiki Beach
Big Wave Dave Surf Co
Overview
Take to the waves at the famous Waikiki Beach during this private 90-minute surfing lesson. Learn how to paddle and pop up from your longboard, first on the sand, and then test your newfound skills in the Pacific. Already know the basics? No problem, you receive tailored instruction based on your skill level. Want to introduce your little one to the sport? This surfing lesson is great for kids too!
Highlights
  • Private 90-minute surfing lesson
  • Learn how to surf on Waikiki beach
  • Practice the basics like popping up on dry land, then enter the water to put your new skills to use
  • Receive customized instruction
  • Choose from multiple start times
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Reviewed 4 days ago
surf lessons at Waikiki Beach

We can't say enough about our experience with Big Wave Dave Surf Co. (Honolulu). We were a group of 11 (teens, tweens, and 40+ year olds) that wanted to learn to surf before leaving Hawaii. After some research we chose Big Wave Dave. From our...More

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 19 June 2018
Great for special needs and first time surfing

My boys had a blast surfing tandem with Alika and Ronson. My 11 year old son has special needs and Alika made him feel comfortable and confident, which let my son have fun while learning to surf. Ronson was fantastic with my 6 year old...More

Thank Camie L
Reviewed 13 June 2018
Great lesson, great boards, great people

Just 2 blocks from Waikiki, Big Wave Dave is awesome. My partner & I had one day of lessons from Kevin (I think) who was sweet, encouraging and kind, and then we rented boards almost every day for the next few days. Everyone was friendly...More

Thank Asvv1
Reviewed 10 April 2018
Excellent for beginner surfers

My daughter and nephews took a surf lesson from Alika and they had a blast! My daughter liked it so much that she took 2 more private lessons during our vacation. All of the people at BWD were incredibly nice and encouraging. We are looking...More

Thank Cory C
Reviewed 20 March 2018
Great First Time Surfing

My two sons and I tried out surfing for the first time with Big Wave Dave. Our instructor, Cody, took his time to explain the basics to us. He was very helpful in the water with lots of tips and motivation. The 3 of us...More

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