If you are looking for places that will teach you to surf in Waikiki, I have listed the six best surfing schools below.

#1 Dane Kealoha Surf Academy

If you are looking for Waikiki surfing lessons your best choice is with Dane Kealoha. One of the most notable surfing professionals in Hawaii brings back the traditions of the old-time beach boys in the heart of Waikiki. Surf lessons with style and "ALOHA". Dane Kealoha is a pipeline master surfer who has won many world championships. Your surf instruction begins at the Ala Wai boat harbor parking lot. Surfing Lessons available Monday thru Saturday 6:00am to 6:00pm. Pick up and drop off are offered. Surfboards and rash guards are provided. Your lesson begins when you get to the beach!!!


1 hour private lesson $120.00
1 hour semi private surf lesson $80.00
1 hour group surf lesson $60.00
The phone number for reservations is (808) 373-0805.

You can also visit their website at www.dksurf.com

#2 Aikau Pure Hawaiian Surf Academy

Clyde Aikau is the owner of Aikau Pure Hawaiian Surf Academy. Clyde’s fame as a big wave surfer recently won him recognition as a “Waikiki Surf Legend” by the Duke Paoa Kahanamouku foundation. Clyde and his brother were city and county lifeguards for Waimea Bay for over 7 years. Books were written and Movies were made about Eddie Aikau who died in an attempt to save the lives of his fellow crewmen on the Hawaiian sailing canoe “Hokulea”. Clyde has won championships in Hawaii and international championships in Hawaii and Peru. He has taught surfing in France, Brazil, Japan, Peru, Mexico, Indonesia, New Caledonia, California and Florida.

This surfing school is located in the Hilton Hawaiian Village and these Waikiki surfing lessons are given on the secluded sections of the beach in front of the hotel.

Aikau Pure Hawaiian Surf Academy Phone: (808) 949-4321 ext. 74063

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#3 Hans Hedemann Surf School

Hans Hedemann Surf School is the premiere surf school in Hawaii. They offer lifeguard certified instructors and have six locations throughout Oahu, including:

Park Shore Waikiki
Outrigger Reef On The Beach
Sheraton Waikiki
New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel
Kahala Mandarin Oriental
Turtle Bay Resort (on the north shore)

Han’s team include professional surfers and Hawaiian watermen. These lessons take place on a more secluded section of Waikiki Beach called “Tongs” and include a 20 minute land session where you learn about waves, currents, tides, winds, proper standing techniques, surf etiquette and water safety. The rest of the time you will be in the water learning proper paddling, standing and turning maneuvers. These Waikiki surfing lessons will teach you to surf Hawaiian - style.

2 Hour Lesson:

Morning 9:00am - 11:00am
Afternoon 12:00 - 2:00pm
Evening 3:00pm- 5:00pm
7 days per week

Lesson includes roundtrip transportation from Waikiki hotels, 2 hour surf lesson, equipment and instructions.
Hans Hedemann Surf School
2586 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, Hi 96815

(808) 924-7778
Hours 8:00am - 5:30 pm


#4 Waikiki Beach Boys

Waikiki’s “Beach Boys” rose to fame in the 1930s when they took charge of having fun on the beach. Waikiki Beach Boys, who are required to be licensed lifeguards, still give surfing lessons. Since the Surf School is right in Waikiki Beach close to the hotels, this is a convenient choice for surfing lessons. Waikiki Beach Boys advertise that no matter what your skill level, they will teach you to surf.
They offer two hour Waikiki surfing lessons and 2 hour private Waikiki surfing lessons.


1 hour private lesson $125.00
2 hour surf lesson $99.00
2 hour surf lesson and outrigger canoe ride $120.00

Surf session 1 9:00am - 11:00am
Surf session 2 1:00pm - 3:00 pm
Monday - Saturday 9:00am - 3:00pm

Waikiki Beach Boys
Kalakaua Ave. (Kuhio State Beach)
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Toll Free (800) 939-8323
E-mail: Aloha @waikikibeachboyssurfcamp.com

#5 Hawaiian Fire Surfing School

At Hawaiian Fire Surfing School you will learn to catch a wave, stand and ride, be safe in the ocean, and identify the waves best suited for you.
They advertise creative, high-energy, award winning instruction and the safest surfing lessons in Hawaii Transportation from Waikiki and back, equipment including foam surfboards, reef shoes, rash guards, and lunch included. Suitable for ages 6 and up, and all body types.

Hawaiian Fire Surfing School


2 hour surf tour
Hotel pick up at 7am and drop off by 11:30.

Mid morning surf tour
Hotel pick up at 9am and drop off by 3pm

Open 7 days a week.

They offer a money back guarantee that if you are not thrilled and thoroughly satisfied with everything they will return your full amount.

#6 Waikiki Beach Services.Com

Waikiki Beach Services.Com offers 1.5 hour lesson including pre water instruction, how to handle the board, when to stand, how to return to prone after the ride, how to protect yourself when you fall off the board and other surf safety and etiquette concerns.

Lessons are from 7:00am until 2:00pm 7 days per week.


Group lessons $40.00
Private lessons $60.00

After the lesson, you can rent a surfboard for $5.00 per hour.

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