Learn to carve the waves on Oahu's famous North Shore, home to top-level surfing competitions, with surfing and bodyboarding lessons for all skill levels.
Hawaii is where surfing began and it is definitely the place to try it for yourself! Hit the waves with Hans Hedemann Surf School along Oahu's North Shore, where some of the world's best athletes compete. Your qualified instructor will inspire you with the confidence and knowledge needed to catch your first wave. Private, semi-private and group lessons are available to accommodate individual learning styles. Already a seasoned surfer? Enjoy this legendary area and develop impressive techniques. For a different type water sports experience, try bodyboarding! Become a pro in no time!
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
Pick-up from Waikiki Hotels & Check-in at Hans Hedemann Surf Shop
Drive to North Shore (1.5 hrs)
The transportation vehicle will depart promptly at 9:00, so please arrive early. You will have the chance to enjoy sights along Oahu's eastern coast as you travel north.
2-Hour Lesson (2 hrs)
As soon as you arrive, dive straight into your 2-hour lesson. Don't be afraid of large waves; areas with gentle water are available for beginners. Your instructor will help you pick the perfect spot. Play with famous North Shore waves that reach up to 50 feet if you're ready!
Lunch at Local North Shore Restaurant (1 hr)
The North Shore is famous for many local delicacies, including Kahuku shrimp and shaved ice. Enjoy lunch with your instructor. Please be aware that lunch is not included in the price.
Visit Famous Surf Spots (30 mins)
Stop by well-known locations like Sunset Beach, Waimea Bay, Banzai Pipeline and more. If the timing is right, you can even stay longer to watch a surf contest.
Drive Back to Waikiki (1.5 hrs)
Check-out & Drop-off
Price & Options
Guests must be able to swim and be in good physical condition.
Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.
Guests with neck, back or joint problems are not permitted to participate in this activity.
This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
Children 5 years old and above can participate in this activity.
People 14 years old and above can participate in this activity.
Wear swimsuit under clothing
Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.
Minors are required to have a parent or guardian sign their liability waiver.
The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
You will share the transportation with other customers.
The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.
The tour guide has full discretion to refuse service to customers based on attire, behavior, physical fitness and condition.
This activity may be changed or canceled for your safety, medical issues or comfort.
Gratuity is not included in the price.
Meals are not included in the price.
If you are driving on your own, you will be required to pay a parking fee.
You can book a minimum of 2.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to be able to swim to participate?
Yes, you will have to know how to swim to participate in this activity.
Are you required to wear a life jacket?
No, life jackets are not required, but they are available by request for younger children.
How big are the surfboards?
Surfboards are available in a variety of different sizes, but 11 to 12-foot boards are generally used for the lessons.
Which beaches will we be able to surf or bodyboard at?
Your instructor will help you pick a beach with ocean conditions that match your skill level. Common favorites include the Banzai Pipeline, Sunset Beach and Waimea Bay Beach.
Any cancellations made within 3 business days of your activity (after 17:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.