Surf Lessons in Wakiki


Learning how to surf in Waikiki is a must-do on your vacation to Hawaii. The award-winning surf school, Pacific Surf, now offers surfing lessons in Waikiki for all experience levels. If you’re looking for Waikiki surf lessons, look no further. Whether you want to learn how to surf or just improve your surfing skills, we have a class for you.

Learn about surfing in Hawaii

Located on the south coast of Honolulu, Waikiki Beach is one of the most famous and filmed beaches in the world. Well-known as a surf spot for longboarders and beginners as well as intermediate surfers that want to learn how to surf or improve their skills, Waikiki is the perfect spot to have the full Hawaiian surfing experience.

Pacific Surf School’s Surf Lessons and Surf Camp are Offered Year-Round in Waikiki

We are open in Waikiki year-round for all your surfing needs.  Whether it’s your first time hitting the waves or you’re already surfing at an advanced level, we’re open year-round so that you can schedule your next lesson when it’s convenient for you. With a variety of different surf lesson types to meet your specific needs, the Pacific Surf School in Waikiki offers private surf lessons, semi-private surf lessons, and group surf lessons.  We will make sure you reach your goal while having a great time. During your lesson, our water safety and first aid certified local surf coaches will tailor your surf lesson so you can have an amazing Hawaiian surfing experience.

Click here to register for your surf lesson today

The first step in getting started surfing is selecting the right instructor, and we have the best instructors in the business. You also need to make sure you have the right equipment.  All the surf equipment is included in your surfing lesson experience (surfboard, wetsuit, rashguard & leash). If you have registered for advanced surfing lessons, we recommend bringing your own surfboard. Either way, we’ve got you covered.

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ALL EQUIPMENT INCLUDED: Surfboard, UV Protection, Rash Guard and Leash.


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Professional Certified Surf Instructor; CPR and Lifeguard Certified.

1 Lesson - 90 min

During this 90 minute one-on-one personalized surf session you will learn to surf in no time with your own professional Water Safety Specialist & CPR Certified Instructor.

*Wetsuit not included.


1 Lesson - 90 min

Perfect for the first time surfer or experienced surfer looking to take their surfing to the next level. During this 90 minutes one-on-one personalized surf session you will learn to surf in no time with your own professional WSS & Lifeguard Certified Instructor.


1 Lesson - 90 min

No experience necessary, this is the perfect package to take your surf beyond the basic level. Each lesson is tailored to your specific level guiding you each time to become a more improved surfer.

*Wetsuit not included.


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ABOUT Waikiki

Waikiki is a world-famous beach neighborhood on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Located just east of downtown Honolulu, Waikiki has become one of Hawaii’s top tourist destinations known for its stunning tropical beaches and vibrant nightlife. The area is filled with luxury resorts, restaurants and shopping centers, as well as popular attractions like the Waikiki Aquarium and Honolulu Zoo.

Waikiki Beach is home to a variety of activities, from swimming and sunbathing to stand-up paddle boarding and most importantly, surfing. A popular spot with tourists is Kuhio Beach Park – a beautiful white sand beach just south of Waikiki Beach Park. However, for more adventurous travelers, the Banzai Pipeline is a world-famous surf spot and one of the most challenging waves in Hawaii.

The neighborhood also boasts a variety of unique cultural experiences, from traditional luaus to lei making classes. After dark, Waikiki comes alive with music and entertainment venues like Duke’s Bar & Grill and the Royal Hawaiian Center. Plus, the area is home to a wide selection of restaurants that offer everything from fresh seafood and local favorites to international cuisine.

Whether you’re looking for a lively nightlife scene or a relaxing beach holiday, Waikiki has something for everyone. Experience the best of Hawaii in this iconic destination – it’s a truly unforgettable experience.

Maddi d
Maddi d
Wonderful experience learning to surf!
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Great experience with this surf lesson program. Booked online, super simple. Eric and Nick were our instructors...they were fantastic. My twins who have NEVER surfed before were up and surfing the waves within five minutes of hitting the water. Great coaching and encouragement. Thanks for a fantastic morning!
Great experience!
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Tate and Beth were great instructors! We had so much fun and we learnt a lot! Ideal for people who want to start with surfing
Stephanie R
Stephanie R
Great experience!
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Ricardo was excellent with our group of three teenagers. Very impressed by how much he taught them and interacted with them.


Pacific Surf is the leading surf school around the world with our headquarters based in San Diego, California. We teach surfing lessons in many different surf locations and our top priority is providing the best surfing experience.

We have instructors from all over the world that are surf experts. They are all trained with Water Safety Courses, with over a thousand 5 stars reviews and coached to teach to all ages, specialized in beginners and intermediate students.

In some of our locations, we partner with the best schools that provide the same kind of high level service in surfing lessons.

The easiest way to book your lesson is online through our website, on this page. You will be able to check dates and times we have available and choose what best suits you.

Waikiki is a perfect beach break for you to practice the basics of surfing. While visiting one of the most beautiful places in Hawaii, we recommend taking surf lessons. With gentle waves, Waikiki is perfect for beginners and intermediate surfers who want to adventure themselves to this amazing experience. 

All surf lessons are one and a half hours. The surfboard, wetsuit, leash and rash guard are included.

The lesson starts with a land lesson. The surfing instructor will explain about water safety, board dynamics and dimensions, what to do and not to do and your stand on the board. After that you will enter the water with your surfing instructor to try the real thing, he/she will help place the board in the correct position and give you pointers.

A private surf lesson is a one-on-one lesson, which means an instructor just for you and more wave time. If your goal is really learning to surf and making it a habit, this is the best option.

A semi-private surf lesson means one instructor for a small group of two to three people. This is a great option if you want to learn how to stand up, ride some waves and have some fun!

A group surf lesson is an instructor for four to five people ratio. You would be with a small group, which can make it a more fun experience!

When you arrive for your surf lesson a wetsuit will be provided to you. You can wear whatever you feel comfortable wearing when going to the beach: boardshort, swimsuit or bikini, the wetsuit will go over.

Pacific Surf School Inc facilitates the booking of your surf lessons and camp in this location, but a partner surf school might be teaching the lesson. Read the full disclaimer here.

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