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Surf Lessons

Experience Surfing on the Pacific Ocean

Have a blast learning to catch a wave during your Big Island vacation!

If you like a fun physical challenge then you’ll love surfing! Surfing was part of ancient Polynesian culture and predates Western contact with the region. Ancient Hawaiians viewed surfing as more than just recreation or sport, but instead as an art form. Take surf lessons to experience this historic and fun pass-time.

Surfing Instruction

It’s best to schedule surf lessons at the beginning of your trip, since water conditions don’t always cooperate with your scheduled time and it leaves you time to reschedule your lesson. Make sure to ask the company about their policy regarding this before booking to make sure it works for you!

Take a lesson or two from one of these schools and you’ll be riding the waves in no time!

Mauna Lani Sea Adventures

Guests staying at the Mauna Lani Resort can take surf lessons at the Mauna Lani Private Beach Club with Mauna Lani Sea Adventures. Lessons are first-come first-serve, and depend on the surf conditions for the day. Call them the morning you would like to go to check availability.

Aloha Surf Adventures

Based in Kailua-Kona, this school offers group, semi-private, and private surf lessons. They also offer tandem lessons for children ages 8 and under.

FBI Surf School

FBI (From Big Island) Surf School was founded in 2001. They are based in Kailua-Kona and offer group, semi-private and private lessons. Lessons come with all the gear you will need.

Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors Hawaiian Surf School

Based out of Kailua-Kona, this surf school has been operating since 1998! They offer general admission, semi-private, private teens/adult and private children’s surf lessons. Lessons start in the classroom where you’ll learn all the basics before you get in the water, which means you’ll spend less time swimming and more time surfing when you do get into the waves!

Kona Town Surf Adventures

Based out of Kona, this surf school offers group, semi-private, and private lessons. They also offer surf and adventure tours, where you will search for the best surf on the Island.


Ocean Safety


Learn about more things to do on the Big Island!

Surfer riding wave
Under the waves surfboard
Two surfboards with children and instructors
Birds-eye-view of single surfer lying on board
Child and instructor lying on board riding a wave
Surfing student and instructor catching a wave