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Kauai Learn to Surf Semi-Private Lessons

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    What to Expect
    Your Kauai surfing lesson takes place on the North Shore in the waves of Hanalei Bay, where a professional instructor will teach you the basics of the ancient Hawaiian sport.

    Your expert instructor is a big-wave surfer who is dedicated and passionate about surfing, and who can easily teach you the skills required for learning to ride a wave. During this 2-hour private surfing lesson, you’ll learn the proper place to sit on the board and the best techniques for paddling, as well as how to choose the best waves and what to do if you fall.

    For beginning surfers, the soft-top boards that are used for lessons are safe, wide, and stable, and are the best boards for learning to surf in the warm waters off Kauai. Winter often has the largest waves, but the protected conditions of Hanalei Bay make the area perfect for learning. If there’s ever a day where the water’s too flat or the ocean is simply too rough, you’ll head to another spot on the island where conditions are a little bit better.

    This private Kauai surf lesson has one instructor per participant, and a semi-private lesson features one instructor for a group of two or three. Read the Itinerary for more lesson details.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hanalei Bay, Hawaii, USA
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Private lesson with water safety trained instructor
    • Use of the top of the line surf boards, leashes and rash vests
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • All students must be over 13 years of age unless with their own family.
    • Students under 13 years of age must book a private lesson by contacting the supplier directly.There is an under 13 private discount price.
    • Please note ages.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 15 July 2019

    I was completely impressed with this outfit. Our kids had never surfed before so we were not expecting that they would even be able to stand long on a surfboard much less ride a wave into the shore. They DID! Scott was very patient and...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank pipblack5
    Reviewed 14 July 2019

    Evan was very patient and fun on our first day surfing. He taught us the basics and gave us lots of time to practice in the ocean. He's great with kids (the lesson included myself and my 10 yr old). We loved that they took...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank UFaloha
    Reviewed 9 May 2019

    This was great. Semi private lesson for me and two teenaged girls. None of us had ever surfed before but our instructor "Big Sean" was perfect. He told us all we needed to know to get us started. The beach and waves at Hanalei Bay...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    1  Thank andrewlT712RF
    Reviewed 19 April 2019 via mobile

    I took surf lessons with David yesterday, along with my 9 year old daughter and 8 year old son. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience from a surf school. All staff were super friendly, and most importantly, David was amazing with my children....More

    Thank nghih2016
    Reviewed 16 February 2019 via mobile

    My 3 “adult” children had lessons with Pono. He was an excellent instructor. They each vary in fitness levels but all enjoyed their lessons and were successful at getting up by their second wave.

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