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Surfing Lessons On Waikiki Beach

Surfing Lessons On Waikiki Beach
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Tour snapshot
Learn to surf on Hawaii’s Waikiki Beach
Duration:
1h 30m
Group size:
5
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
There are few better places to learn to surf than the gentle, rolling waves of Waikiki Beach. Learn the basics or refresh your skills in a small-group lesson (four students to one instructor) that’s tailored to your skill level. Relax in shallow water with a soft, sandy bottom on a stable board. These Waikiki Beach surf classes are perfect for anyone looking to gain surfing skills and confidence.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Japanese, English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Get personalized surfing instruction in a small-group lesson
  • Hassle-free round-trip transport from select Waikiki hotels
  • Surfboards and rash guards provided
What to expect
Begin your surfing experience with pickup from select Waikiki hotels. Check in at the surf shop and meet your instructor for an introduction. Get suited up in provided rash guard and choose the right surfboard for you. Next settle in for the dry portion of the class. Learn the basics of balancing on your board while still on land and get comfortable before venturing into the water. The classes are suitable for all ages and all skill levels. Whether you are just starting out or want to build on your experience, small class sizes of no more than four students per instructor guarantee plenty of personalized teaching. Next head to the beach where your instructor gets you set up your board. Then it’s time to dive in, paddle out, and catch some waves. The tour ends with a return to your original pickup location.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Japanese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Get personalized surfing instruction in a small-group lesson
  • Hassle-free round-trip transport from select Waikiki hotels
  • Surfboards and rash guards provided
What to expect
Begin your surfing experience with pickup from select Waikiki hotels. Check in at the surf shop and meet your instructor for an introduction. Get suited up in provided rash guard and choose the right surfboard for you. Next settle in for the dry portion of the class. Learn the basics of balancing on your board while still on land and get comfortable before venturing into the water. The classes are suitable for all ages and all skill levels. Whether you are just starting out or want to build on your experience, small class sizes of no more than four students per instructor guarantee plenty of personalized teaching. Next head to the beach where your instructor gets you set up your board. Then it’s time to dive in, paddle out, and catch some waves. The tour ends with a return to your original pickup location.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8942P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • All required equipment (Surfboard & Leash)
  • Professional instructor
  • use of locker to store belongings
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Photography - with advance reservations
  • Rash Guard rental $5
  • Optional Lock rental. $5. or bring your own
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • Big Wave Dave at Surf & Coffee, 226 Lewers St #154, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA Big Wave Dave Surf & Coffee located at 226 Lewers St #154 next door to Roy's restaurant. ***CHECK IN - 20 minutes prior to lesson start time.*** Please walk into the cafe and you will see the Surf Side Retail / Check In area..... we will get you signed in there.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • MUST be able to swim.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travellers
Inclusions
  • All required equipment (Surfboard & Leash)
  • Professional instructor
  • use of locker to store belongings
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Photography - with advance reservations
  • Rash Guard rental $5
  • Optional Lock rental. $5. or bring your own
Departure details
  • Big Wave Dave at Surf & Coffee, 226 Lewers St #154, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA Big Wave Dave Surf & Coffee located at 226 Lewers St #154 next door to Roy's restaurant. ***CHECK IN - 20 minutes prior to lesson start time.*** Please walk into the cafe and you will see the Surf Side Retail / Check In area..... we will get you signed in there.
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • MUST be able to swim.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travellers
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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Steven M
1 contribution
Look no further - this is the spot!!!

Took my first ever surf lesson here and had a group of 5 - Chris and Paul were amazing instructors and they made sure everyone caught some waves and was able to get up!!

Had such a great experience I ended up coming back later in the week for another lesson, this time was just with Chris and a smaller group. Same deal - everyone caught waves and Chris made sure everyone was able to stand!!

Also recommend this one because still within walking distance in downtown Waikiki but it’s a little further down so the beach they launch from is way less crowded than the surf huts by the Duke statue.

100% recommend this to anyone looking for a lesson in Waikiki!!
Written 24 March 2022
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MFamily3
Denver, CO127 contributions
My daughter was nervous to try surfing, but asked for a lesson anyway. Problem. We only had one full day left in our trip and everyone was booked solid...except Big Dave. We went along to the lesson feeling a little unsure and nervous. Her instructor was phenomenal! He put her at ease right away and made her feel comfortable. She ended up rocking it and now wants to plan all of our vacations in surfing destinations so she can do it again! We paid extra for the video package and are so glad we did. We have amazing video clips of her surfing.

Highly recommend Big Dave Wave! Absolutely a highlight of our trip.
Written 15 August 2022
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Sophie V
5 contributions
I had the best time. As a larger lady, and not an active one at that, I was really nervous. The team were incredibly supportive and managed to get me standing up by the end of the lesson. 10/10 would recommend for anybody who hasn’t surfed before but is looking for a supportive place to try it out
Written 7 July 2022
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dawnmbent
Beaumont, TX265 contributions
Chris was the instructor for my 4 grandchildren and he was AMAZING! The kids loved him. His smile and laugh was contagious and quelled the nerves of 1st timers. The youngest (13)and the only girl rode more waves than the guys 😄. They all enjoyed it very very much. Money well spent. Paying for their surf lesson was my gift to myself and I definitely would do it again. For the kids one of the highlights of my lifelong dream of visiting the beautiful friendly state. Thank you Chris!
Written 28 July 2021
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Onyé
1 contribution
Couples
This was so much fun! Our instructors were Josh and Chris. I was with Chris for majority on my time in the water and he was so helpful, fun and encouraging! He probably wanted me to surf and enjoy the experience more than I even wanted to which was so encouraging. I got a few good surfs in after he guided me properly! Josh is cool and fun. Both down to earth guys!

I would recommend this experience with Big Wave Dave. It’s Worth the price and experience. It’s perfect for non surfers and if you can’t swim you get a life vest. I would do this all over again.

I highly suggest wearing a snorkel shoe, swim shoe, something for swimming that will stay on your feet to protect you from rock cuts that could occur as it did for me. Have fun!
Written 20 March 2021
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Steven S
2 contributions
Couples
Great experience. Wished I would have booked it two times. Definitely worth repeating. Alex and Dave are awesome people. If you're looking to make memories and have an awesome experience I highly recommend.
Written 28 May 2021
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Sang P
Overland Park, KS5 contributions
Our family of 4 (2 parents and 2 young adult boys) did the group lesson (2 instructors for 10 students). Chris was our instructor and did a great job with each of us. Our boys were catching their own waves after a few runs aided by Chris. The part of the beach, West of the Sheraton, was convenient for us.
Written 9 June 2021
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DaveSche
Memphis, TN4 contributions
Big Wave Dave’s is the best! Our beginners were up and riding waves on first lesson! Chris was FANTASTIC! Patient, fun, and energetic. The entire staff was friendly and attentive and they have the world’s greatest donuts! We spent lots of days in this shop eating breakfast, renting surfboards, and taking lessons. Just a great vibe!
Written 14 July 2021
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Justin A
Atlanta, GA26 contributions
As someone who only recently learned to swim, I was a little nervous about getting in the ocean but Chris was an amazing guide, making sure everyone was safe and but also having a good time. Was able to ride several waves while on the water and got better with each pass.

TIP: Get the rash guard, you will want it. Also, make sure when paddling against waves you brace the board with your hands and not your body weight. Otherwise, you will have sore ribs and knees for a couple of days.
Written 29 June 2021
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Urbantraveler
Hong Kong, China43 contributions
Our group of seven beginners (three adults and fours kids, ages 9-13) all enjoyed private and semi private lessons with their experienced surf instructors.

Hard to say anything more than the good things that have already been written about this company! Friendly, encouraging, enthusiastic and professional staff made our surf lessons one of the vacation highlights of our trip. Big thank you!
Written 3 January 2020
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By: Big Wave Dave Surf Co
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Excellent Board Selection
Wife and son were taking lessons at the awesome Ty Gurney Surf School around the corner from Big Wave Dave. Ty does
Aya H
Aya H
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Fun time!!!
I had a great time with the instructors! It was my first time to surf, I didn’t know what to expect so I decided to
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Great Outrigger Canoe Ride
We did the Outrigger Canoe Ride and had a blast. Had 11 people from 6 - 73 years of age and all had a great time. H
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do not waste your time
Outrigger canoe ride big disappointment. Dave yelled at the paddlers the whole time. Too busy on the water and we
naomih924
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Fun lessons
We had a great experience with the instructors. They were super fun and attentive. But we were in a pretty big grou
Khuecker
Khuecker
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Don’t waste your time
Canceled our original reservation saying canoe not working, but we saw it out just before our scheduled time. Resch
663winfieldc
663winfieldc
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A forgettable experience.
We scheduled an outrigger canoe ride on 3/22. The start time was rescheduled twice, and the "captain" acted like w
DHG1962
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Surfing Lessons Waikiki
This was my first surfing lesson. Paul was an absolutely great teacher. He adjusted the instruction to level of my
Plumson19
Plumson19
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Great experience
The surfing company is within walking distance to our hotel. They have lockers for people to put personal belonging
neilsT225VU
neilsT225VU
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Amazing Lesson at Big Wave Daves!
Amazing surf lesson with Chris. The instructors do a fantastic job being super attentive and tailoring the lesson t
JSJS
JSJS
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The perfect first time surf experience as a family!!
This was everything I was hoping for! Chris and Lee were the instructors for our family of four (children ages 11
MitMd
MitMd
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Excellent Service!!! Worth the money.
We booked this company and the Surf lessons for my 2 girls. We did last minute but They send 2 people to teach girl
Zac S
Zac S
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Unforgettable, best part of my entire trip!
First of all shout out to our instructor Diana, she was the absolute best and really made the experience for us! M
07Arlenee
07Arlenee
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SPECTACULAR
My kids had an amazing time catching the waves the other day. They shredded all the waves like pros thanks to Chris
spotmycat
spotmycat
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Chris was amazing!!
Our two teenage girls had nothing but great things to say about Chris their surf instructor. They said he was fun,
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