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Kona Surfing Lesson by Lifeguard Surf Instructors

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Learn the ancient Hawaiian skill of surfing from experienced, professional lifeguards. HLSI's Surf School provides all you need to ride the Kona style waves!

Description

Surfing is unlike any experience in the world. Trained and certified by the American Red Cross in Professional Lifeguarding, Ocean Rescue, CPR, AED and First Aid; these actual certified lifeguards are there with you every step of the way. As always, safety and satisfaction are the top priority, and this family-owned surf school is dedicated to making sure you have one amazing island memory to bring home with you. A professional photographer is available during most lessons, capturing candid photos available for purchase.

Includes

  • Surf Bootie- Water Shoe

  • Soft-Top Surfboards

  • Rash Guards- UV Active Shirt

  • Instructor
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Adult Private Lesson
260662

A private lesson just for you! Catch some waves with this 2-hour surfing lesson with a 1:1 student to lifeguard ratio to really help you hone your skills and impress friends and family back home!

Recommended for experienced surfers who want to hone their skills.

Duration: 2 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Surf Bootie- Water Shoe / Soft-Top Surfboards / Rash Guards- UV Active Shirt / Instructor

Schedule

Starting time: 08:00 - 10:30 (Show more)
  • 08:00

    Check-in

  • Surf School Skills Class at HLSI Office Headquarters (45 mins)

  • Drive from HLSI HQ to Kahalu'u Beach Park (15 min)

  • Surfing Time at Kahalu'u Beach Park (1 hr)

  • 10:00

    Check-out

  • 09:15

    Check-in

  • Surf School Skills Class at HLSI Office Headquarters (45 mins)

  • Drive from HLSI HQ to Kahalu'u Beach Park (15 min)

  • Surfing Time at Kahalu'u Beach Park (1 hr)

  • 11:15

    Check-out

  • 10:30

    Check-in

  • Surf School Skills Class at HLSI Office Headquarters (45 mins)

  • Drive from HLSI HQ to Kahalu'u Beach Park (15 min)

  • Surfing Time at Kahalu'u Beach Park (1 hr)

  • 12:30

    Check-out

1 Group ( Age & over ) From
Semi-Private Lesson for Two
287200

Enjoy a surf lesson for two on a 2 hour lesson with a 2:1 student to lifeguard ratio that includes a 45 minute land lesson before hopping in and paddling into your own, awesome waves! Available for participants ages 11 years old and older.

Duration: 2 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Surf Bootie- Water Shoe / Soft-Top Surfboards / Rash Guards- UV Active Shirt / Instructor

Schedule

Starting time: 08:00 - 10:30 (Show more)
  • 08:00

    Check-in

  • Surf School Skills Class at HLSI Office Headquarters (45 mins)

  • Drive from HLSI HQ to Kahalu'u Beach Park (15 min)

  • Surfing Time at Kahalu'u Beach Park (1 hr)

  • 10:00

    Check-out

  • 09:15

    Check-in

  • Surf School Skills Class at HLSI Office Headquarters (45 mins)

  • Drive from HLSI HQ to Kahalu'u Beach Park (15 min)

  • Surfing Time at Kahalu'u Beach Park (1 hr)

  • 11:15

    Check-out

  • 10:30

    Check-in

  • Surf School Skills Class at HLSI Office Headquarters (45 mins)

  • Drive from HLSI HQ to Kahalu'u Beach Park (15 min)

  • Surfing Time at Kahalu'u Beach Park (1 hr)

  • 12:30

    Check-out

Adult ( Age & over ) From
Group Lesson
274256

This is a 2 hour surfing lesson with a 3:1 student to lifeguard ratio! This lesson includes 45 minutes of land time learning the skills necessary to "Hang Ten" as well as how to safely enjoy surfing before heading out into the water to catch your very own waves!

Duration: 2 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Surf Bootie- Water Shoe / Soft-Top Surfboards / Rash Guards- UV Active Shirt / Instructor

Schedule

Starting time: 08:00 - 10:30 (Show more)
  • 08:00

    Check-in

  • Surf School Skills Class at HLSI Office Headquarters (45 mins)

  • Drive from HLSI HQ to Kahalu'u Beach Park (15 min)

  • Surfing Time at Kahalu'u Beach Park (1 hr)

  • 10:00

    Check-out

  • 09:15

    Check-in

  • Surf School Skills Class at HLSI Office Headquarters (45 mins)

  • Drive from HLSI HQ to Kahalu'u Beach Park (15 min)

  • Surfing Time at Kahalu'u Beach Park (1 hr)

  • 11:15

    Check-out

  • 10:30

    Check-in

  • Surf School Skills Class at HLSI Office Headquarters (45 mins)

  • Drive from HLSI HQ to Kahalu'u Beach Park (15 min)

  • Surfing Time at Kahalu'u Beach Park (1 hr)

  • 12:30

    Check-out

Adult/Child ( Age & over ) From
Child Private Tandem Lesson
274250

A private lesson for specialized training! Catch some waves with this 1:1 student to lifeguard ratio that's ideal for small kids that are just starting out. This two-hour lesson is taught tandem for focused attention.

All children 3-10 years old and under 55lbs must take a Private Lesson for ocean safety. Those weighing less than 55lbs will be taught on the same surfboard as the instructor.

Duration: 2 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Surf Bootie- Water Shoe / Soft-Top Surfboards / Rash Guards- UV Active Shirt / Instructor

Schedule

Starting time: 08:00 - 10:30 (Show more)
  • 08:00

    Check-in

  • Surf School Skills Class at HLSI Office Headquarters (45 mins)

  • Drive from HLSI HQ to Kahalu'u Beach Park (15 min)

  • Surfing Time at Kahalu'u Beach Park (1 hr)

  • 10:00

    Check-out

  • 09:15

    Check-in

  • Surf School Skills Class at HLSI Office Headquarters (45 mins)

  • Drive from HLSI HQ to Kahalu'u Beach Park (15 min)

  • Surfing Time at Kahalu'u Beach Park (1 hr)

  • 11:15

    Check-out

  • 10:30

    Check-in

  • Surf School Skills Class at HLSI Office Headquarters (45 mins)

  • Drive from HLSI HQ to Kahalu'u Beach Park (15 min)

  • Surfing Time at Kahalu'u Beach Park (1 hr)

  • 12:30

    Check-out

They booked me a spot I wasn't able to book directly through the company; and at a cheaper pricer!!

Eric

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Schedule

Starting time: 08:00 - 10:30 (Show more)
  • 08:00

    Check-in

  • Surf School Skills Class at HLSI Office Headquarters (45 mins)

  • Drive from HLSI HQ to Kahalu'u Beach Park (15 min)

  • Surfing Time at Kahalu'u Beach Park (1 hr)

  • 10:00

    Check-out

  • 09:15

    Check-in

  • Surf School Skills Class at HLSI Office Headquarters (45 mins)

  • Drive from HLSI HQ to Kahalu'u Beach Park (15 min)

  • Surfing Time at Kahalu'u Beach Park (1 hr)

  • 11:15

    Check-out

  • 10:30

    Check-in

  • Surf School Skills Class at HLSI Office Headquarters (45 mins)

  • Drive from HLSI HQ to Kahalu'u Beach Park (15 min)

  • Surfing Time at Kahalu'u Beach Park (1 hr)

  • 12:30

    Check-out

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Notes

Restriction(s)
All Packages
  • All children ages 3-10 must take a Child Private Lesson for ocean safety.

  • All Students must be able to swim and participate in physical activity.

  • Maximum weight limit 265 lbs. Surfers overweight restriction must upgrade to a PRIVATE SURFING LESSON for safety and one-on-one supervision.

  • Children weighing less than 50lbs will be taught on the same surfboard as an instructor. Those weighing more than 50lbs will be on their own board side by side with the instructor.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

Adult Private Lesson,
Child Private Tandem Lesson
  • Children 3 years old and above can participate in this activity.

Semi-Private Lesson for Two,
Group Lesson
  • Children 11 years old and above can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
All Packages
  • Swimwear

  • Swimsuit

Requirement(s) - Others
All Packages
  • Please call the activity provider the day before to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.

  • Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.

Additional Note(s)
All Packages
  • Reservations require at least 48 Hours notice.

  • Please note that after checking in at Hawaii Lifeguard Instructors Headquarters (75-5909 Ali'i Drive), you must drive to the surf spot location at Kahalu'u Beach Park (78-6702 Ali'i Drive), approx 10 minute drive distance.

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

  • Gratuity is not included in the price.

  • Complimentary parking available.

  • If you are running late, be sure to contact the activity provider.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Semi-Private Lesson for Two
  • You can book a minimum of 2 and maximum of 2.

Group Lesson
  • You can book a minimum of 2 and maximum of 4.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you required to wear a life jacket?

If you are under 55lbs and are surfing tandem, you are required to wear a life jacket.

Do I need to be able to swim to participate?

Yes, you will have to know how to swim to participate in this activity.

What are surf booties?

Surf booties are thick socks that you wear out in the water to protect your feet from coral and sharp objects in the ocean.

How big are the surfboards?

Surfboards are available in a variety of different sizes, but the 10~11 foot boards are used for the lessons.

Please click HERE to send an inquiry about this activity.

Reviews

They booked me a spot I wasn't able to book directly through the company; and at a cheaper pricer!!

Eric

Due to the weather and not having any surf waves we were not able to attend the event, but the company that offered it they tried ...two different times to get us, just no waves to offer for surfing. more

John A. Calleja

Wonderful staff...very polite and friendly. Great with our kids ages 16, 13 and 6!

S Chase

had no idea you could actually surf on the big island! but you can! and I did! ha! only having been surfing a few times, those ...instructors had their work cut out for them! but they were really patient and encouraging, and yessir I got up on that board and rode a few! yeee haw! check this lesson out! more

Mr. Anonymous

I caught one!!! Hahaha! Me and my son did the Tandem so that he could go out with the instructor. He got over the nerves and wa...nted to do it over and over again. But we had a great time and ended up renting surfboards in Waikiki to test out our new skills pretty much everyday. I wish we had an ocean in Texas! more

Mr. Anonymous

My son had a fabulous morning surfing in Kona! We wished we had taken him earlier in the week, so that he could have gone a few t...imes! His instructor was great and he loved it! more

The Labbe Family

The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We had a brief lesson in the classroom where the lady that checked us in gave us a ...brief history of their operations and then explained the does and don'ts of surfing. We practiced the three steps to stand up a few times in the classroom then sent us to the beach that's an easy 4mi straight down alii dr. Just as we left, the other couple that was supposed to be in our group arrived (a half hour late). The instructor was very friendly to them even though the girl was acting like being late was somehow the instructors fault. We went to the beach where we met the water instructors and waited for the other couple to finish the classroom session. The instructors were super friendly and answered any questions we could think to ask them. When the other couple arrived, the fun began. There was only one couple per instructor, and they had us standing within minutes! They also made sure we got a full 2 hours of water time (and maybe a smidge extra) despite the other couple's delay. Great experience, highly recomend! more

hkr

Our family of six (6) spent ten days on the Big Island. On Friday morning, one of our three boys told us how cool it would be to ...learn how to surf. That was all the incentive his mother needed to commence her Google search for the best firm to school her three sons (ages 22, 26 and 29) on surfing. She started calling on Friday morning at 8:00 o’clock with all of the places informing her that it would be Monday before they would have a spot for the three boys. The lone exception was Life Guard Surf Instructors. This family owned surf instruction firm took the information about our three (3) sons and arranged to have another instructor come in to give our sons a group lesson, which occurred within three (3) hours of when we initially called. When we arrived they receive a thorough briefing about what was in store for everyone when they got into the water. This was extremely important since one of our sons has some learning difficulties and is very uncomfortable if there are things that he will be expected to do and he is not warned about them in advance. When we reached the place where the water instruction was to take place, to our surprise, our son who has the learning difficulty was given one on one instruction from one of the Owner family members. He thoroughly enjoyed himself. Our other sons also had a great time. We would highly recommend Life Guard Surf Instructors to everyone who wants their children to be instructed by highly trained and caring instructors. more

Michael

Marc and I have never surfed before, so we were slightly scaptical of how much you could learn in 45min theory and one hour in the... water. As it turned out, it was totally enough to get the basics and make you feel exhausted (you will be sore the next day, but it is really worth it!). The teachers are awesome, they are very encouraging and positive. It is a really great hawaiian family run company - they just have the natural aloha attitude.They help you picking the right waves and show you how to stand up on the board right away. Of course you will also fall in the water, but eveyone does, so it is just so much fun! We recommend taking a surf lesson with them 100% and would do it again immeadiatly! more

Sarah and Marc

That was my first surfing lesson and I had a great time! The coaches were very nice, helpful and tried hard to choose the best wav...es for us to go on. We were registered to come in the early morning but they called and told us that there was no wind at the time and no good waves for surfing. Instead they suggested to come a bit later. We arrived later in the day when waves were pretty good. The place is really well suited for starters. I really enjoyed the experience and had a wonderful time surfing! I really recommend this surfing lesson because it was beyond my expectation. My father asked for advanced board and they easily accommodated his request and helped him to advance to the level of driving such a board. more

Katherina Tcheprasov

I've always wanted to learn how to surf and Jason was totally awesome and fun to work with. Although there were high surf wa...rnings and strong current warnings going on at the time, I nailed a perfect 10, according to him, on only my 5th wave. I later got 3 in a row, including standing up, surfing the wave, and laying back down again without falling in the blue water below. I quickly caught on to many of the trends, such as interpreting the waves and knowing when to go for it. The first thing to do with learning most any skill is to find patterns. Jason called me a natural at it, and I believe it, given how quickly I learned and how enjoyable my experience was. It did take me a bit of time to get used to getting up to the standing position from laying down, but the classroom-like aspect of the first segment really helped with that. I would say the hardest part about this whole thing was finding a parking space for where you'd be doing the actual surfing itself. If you're lucky, you could find parking along the street close by, but chances are, you'll need the parking lot that's close to around 700 feet away, but what's a little walking when you've got a lot of paddling to do? It's a nice warm up, at least, to prepare yourself. I chose the one on one option mainly because I felt it was going to be a skill I wanted to use in other locations. Little did I know, it actually ensured I could do this as everyone but me canceled due to the surf conditions. more

Nick Smith

John was super helpful, never surfed before and rode quite a few waves during the lesson. Very positive, upbeat, and skilled! Had... a blast! more

Macie

This was a great time and we can't wait to do it again! We were all able to stand up on our surf boards because of their grea...t teaching, and we loved being in the water with the instructors. Very kind staff! The lesson on the land was a little long and repetitive, but very worth it for the water time. Jake and Tiffany were the best instructor! more

Kona Lover

Amazing detail....John and Jacob were fantastic...extremely friendly and helpful

Steve L

Very nice experience! I was going with my 8yd son. Very impressive!

Mama

This was my children's first introduction to surfing. I really liked how they could have a private instructor who rode the b...oard with them. My son is 5 and my daughter is 7. She has high functioning autism and struggles with anxiety but she really wanted to give it a try. The instructors were really great with both of our kids. The waves were pretty minimal and we had the option to cancel, but the kids would have been so disappointed so we decided to go anyway. Both kids managed to stand up and my daughter did indeed ride a small wave. The pre-lesson on dry land in the office is really useful, especially since they use visuals which really meets my daughter's learning style. We would love to do this again, and next time mom and dad want to give it a try too. more

S. Doyle

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