We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96830-2024
Phone Number:
+1 808-429-6404
07:00 - 21:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00

At Gone Surfing Hawaii, we live the motto, "Less Work / More...

At Gone Surfing Hawaii, we live the motto, "Less Work / More Surf" because being in the ocean isn't just our job, it's a lifestyle and we love it. Our qualified instructors teach all ages fundamental techniques that can have anyone surfing in no time. So whether you're charging waves for the first time, or taking your skills to the next level, let us bring a little "More Surf" into your life. When you're ready to journey beyond Waikiki, join us for a full day's adventure along the North or East shores exploring surf spots, sights and local foods.

Gone Surfing Hawaii is a small, locally owned and operated company.

All Our lessons and Tours start on the sand with ocean awareness and safety. Then we get you right into the surf for a rush of wind and waves. No worries, our licensed instructors are trained in first aid and lifeguard CPR. Once in the water, we show you how to read the waves, position your take off, and the etiquette of wave riding. Whether you're a one-on-one type or you prefer fun with friends, our customized lessons and tours are built to make your adventure on the waves one to remember.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 477 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 449
  • 9
    Very good
  • 1
  • 1
  • 0
Awesome time- catching the big waves!

I have been surfing once 9 years ago in Hawaii and coming back this was the only thing I wanted to repeat. I realized pretty quickly the company I used before kept me on the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Amanda B
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Similar Things to Do in Honolulu

Add Photo Write a Review

477 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 460: English reviews
Bay City, Michigan
Level Contributor
47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this through our travel agent thought since four young adults were doing this, all would be together. When we called to confirm, wrong it was two different three hour classes. Eventually they decided to put all four together. When we arrived at the beach forty five minutes early, we looked for over an hour to find them on... More 

Thank marc w
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Level Contributor
62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been surfing once 9 years ago in Hawaii and coming back this was the only thing I wanted to repeat. I realized pretty quickly the company I used before kept me on the bunny waves before because these guys took me way out and we were in at least for me some big waves! I think it even... More 

2 Thank Amanda B
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I was amazed at how fast my instructor had me up on my feet. I was definately concerned about my age(51) but my worries were put at ease when I met my instructor who was in his mid 50s. Everyone with gone surfing was kind and patient during the entire process, starting with my many questions during the reservation process.... More 

1 Thank Charchef
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I took a morning surf lesson on Christmas eve and it was fantastic. Our instructor Caz was very thorough with safety precautions and was a great teacher overall. We were both able to stand up on within the first two waves! I would love to take another lesson on our next visit

Thank 예은 강
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Really liked the instructor, encouraging and clear with the instructions. He will tell you when to paddle and push your board in the right direction so you're able to stand up from the first few tries. They normally teach off of "pops" a couple hundred yards out from the Outrigger Reef hotel, which is less crowded than the break in... More 

Thank Tor O
Berthoud, Colorado
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Dad and daughter rode so many waves we were exhausted when we were done. Caz and Kevin were so much fun and gave excellent lessons. Our daughter was up on her first wave and rode everyone after that. Took dad a couple more tries then up and catching every wave. By the time we were done we could turn and... More 

Thank JIM L
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Bailey and Kevin were great instructors! We all got to surf and had a great time! they were very patient and made it super enjoyable!

Thank Kimberly L
New Jersey
Level Contributor
282 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We're in Waikiki... what better place to take surfing lessons for the first time? My husband and I booked a two hour lesson with Caz. Since I had never surfed before, I was a little nervous, but we both wound up catching many waves. Caz was knowledgeable and patient, and made sure we had a great experience. I admit, it... More 

Thank Godiva0318
Level Contributor
23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Learnt to surf today with Kevin and Kas as our instructors. My 10year old daughter booked a private lesson(due to her age) and my 18yr old daughter and I did a semi-private lesson. So essentially we had 2 instructors between the 3 of us. They took great care of us, made it heaps of fun, explained it in a way... More 

1 Thank Dione B
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Me and my partner had a private lesson with Trevor on 8th November and absolutely loved it. We've never surfed before but will definitely do it again after this experience. You feel like and band of brothers out there waiting for your wave and Trevor made it all fun and his knowledge of the island is great too. Even had... More 

Thank Dafttash

Travellers who viewed Gone Surfing Hawaii also viewed


Been to Gone Surfing Hawaii? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Gone Surfing Hawaii and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Gone Surfing Hawaii staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?