Ohana Surf Project: Surfing Lessons
Feel the wave in Hawaii! Our mission is to help you experience that feeling and reach the next level of performance. Our goal is to enhance your total surfing experience through smart instruction in a personalized environment.
Our surf lessons are customized to fit any experience level and learning style and are offered in Waikiki and on the North Shore of Oahu. Whether you are a beginner trying surfing for the first time, an intermediate who wants to improve on the basics, an advanced surfer who wants to try more difficult waves and maneuvers, a pro-level surfer who wants to increase your competitive edge, or someone who wants to push your own limits, we have a lesson for you.
Lessons for beginners include surf etiquette, water safety, body awareness, board handling, paddling, standing, and other basic elements to get you started in surfing.
Advanced students will receive sophisticated instruction tailored to their riding style, including correcting “bad habits,” identifying strengths and weaknesses in technique, competitive strategies, and surfing larger waves.
Most importantly, all students receive instruction that recognizes the mental, emotional, and spiritual elements that make surfing a unique and beautiful sport. You will learn to connect with the ocean environment, understand the lineups and behaviors of surfers around you, and learn to surf in a way that expresses your individuality.
Lessons can be customized to your skill level, wave size and power, and the difficulty of the waves you wish to surf. From the North Shore to Waikiki, Oahu has every type of wave and surf condition imaginable. All prices include a surfboard and all necessary equipment for riding. Please bring your own swimsuit or board shorts, towel, sunscreen, and change of clothes.
1 Instructor per 4 students
One surfer is enough. Two surfers is an occasion; three is a party. Team Ohana’s open group lesson option is an affordable way to get together and make new friends. Open group lessons are the perfect mix of teamwork and personal attention. Group lessons also offer a mix of individual and teamwork.
The low student to teacher ratio and low fees make them perfect for solo travelers, classmates, roommates, team-building, and memorable events. All you need is yourself and your enthusiasm and we will do the rest.
Group lessons are a great option for beginner surfers, and are open to anyone 13 years of age or older who can swim. Group lessons are grouped in a ratio of 4 students to 1 instructor. Instructors in group lessons work together to maximize safety and fun.
Private: 1 instructor per 1 student
Semi-Private: 1 instructor per 2 students
Exclusive-Group: 1 instructor per 3-4 students
Private lessons offer more attention, more assistance, more flexibility… This option is ideal for small children, those who cannot swim, those with special needs, or those who are beyond beginner surf lessons.
A skilled surf instructor will focus on you and you alone: your talents, strengths and weaknesses, goals and experience. This lesson is ideal for those who want to take their surfing to the next level. Lessons at this level are designed for those who are hesitant to try surfing and need more support. We specialize in helping students of all shapes, sizes, and abilities experience the joy of surfing.
Private lessons are ideal for beginner surfers, children, those with special needs, and intermediate surfers who prefer one-on-one personalized instruction and are available for all ages. Group lessons are also available for those who wish to take lessons with friends and family. Private lessons are available in both one and two hour sessions.
1 instructor per 1 adult and 1 child under 12yr
Unlock hidden talents. Strengthens family ties. Encourage personal discipline Teach lasting commitment. And it does all of this through a simple, exhilarating connection to the ocean environment. Few activities offer such a life-changing experience for the entire family as surfing. Give them the opportunity to experience the joy of surfing, and your ohana will thank you long after the boards are stowed away.
To help offset the cost of bringing the whole family to Hawaii, we have created a family package that is affordable, safe, and fun for everyone. Family lessons must include one parent and one child under the age of 12. Family lessons are available in both 1-hour and 2-hour courses.
All prices are on a per-person basis.
(participants must be ages 13+ and able to swim)
- Open Group Lessons (1 instructor per 4 students):
$104.00 + taxes & fees (2 hours)
- Private Lessons:
$125.00 + taxes & fees (1 hour)
$180.00 + taxes & fees (2 hours)
- Semi-Private Lessons (needs 2 people to book):
$100.00 + taxes & fees (1 hour)
$140.00 + taxes & fees (2 hours)
- Exclusive-Group Lessons (needs 3 people or more to book):
$95.00 + taxes & fees (1 hour)
$125.00 + taxes & fees (2 hours)
- Family Surf Lesson (must have 1 adult + 1 12yr and younger child to choose):
$90.00 + taxes & fees (1 hour)
$120.00 + taxes & fees (2 hours)
*price are subject to change without notice. Check the latest rate information from booking form.
Availability and Schedule:
Available Daily. Choose between the following available times:
- 9:00 AM
- 12:00 Noon
- 3:00 PM
*Activity time subject to change. Please check booking form for available time.
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