While visiting Hawaii, a surf lesson is a must. Our talented surf teachers will coach you through the best ride of your life! Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced surfer, young or old, nervous or eager—we’ll make sure you get the most effective coaching and our lessons will benefit you. You are guaranteed to be surfing within the two hour lesson.
Waikiki Beach and North Shore are some of the most iconic places to take your first surfing lesson. You will enjoy the beautiful backdrop of Waikiki or Turtle Bay Resort. Your friends and family can watch you from the beach. For those who are not joining us in the water, grab a drink or a bite to eat. It is going to be a great show!
Hans Hedemann Surf School was established in 1995 and has since become the premier surfing school in Hawaii with locations in Waikiki and the North Shore of Oahu. A team of lifeguard and CPR trained instructors and safety guides dedicate to an enriched Hawaiian Surfing experience to provide a great adventure for the beginner, intermediate, and advanced surfer.
One of our most popular lessons, the group lesson is perfect for first-time surfers.
We start with basic water safety principles and a land lesson before going in the ocean. If you don’t have a group, no worries! We’ll put one together for you.
The semi-private lesson accommodates 2 students with one instructor. It’s perfect for couples, friends or family members who want to learn surfing together and get personalized coaching from one instructor. You’ll be able to catch more waves than the group lesson. Even better, your instructor will adjust to each person’s skill level. **Must Have 2 guests per reservation or it will be changed to a private lesson. Must be 14 years or older for semi-private lesson.
We recommend private lessons for those who want the extra attention, like intermediate to advanced surfers. Your instructor will be able to guide you and teach you whatever you want to learn—whether it’s mastering the bottom turn or learning how to carve the wave. We also require private lessons for children between the ages of 6 and 13 and non-swimmers for safety reasons.
Book a Private or Semi-Private lesson and get a Free Hans Hedemann Logo T-shirt after the lesson and a DVD of all your Surf Lesson Photos!
What to bring: Swimsuit, towel and sunscreen
Included: Rashguard Surf Shirt, reef shoes and surfboard rentals are FREE with lesson
Requirements and Restrictions:
- Group Lesson: Must be 14 years or older
- Semi-Private Lesson: Must Have 2 guests per reservation or it will be changed to a private lesson. Must be 14 years or older for semi-private lesson.
- Not recommended for pregnant women.
- Participants must have the physical ability to swim and in good physical condition for paddling.
Available daily 9am-11am, 12pm-2pm, & 3pm-5pm.
Please meet us at the Hans Hedemann Surf Shop located inside the lobby of the Park Shore Waikiki Hotel, 2586 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815.
Valet parking is available at the Park Shore Hotel for $5 with validation. Parking also available in Honolulu Zoo lot across from hotel for $1 per hour.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled lessons.