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Successful Surf Lesson  Surfing Kaua'i since 1990!
Po'ipu's Most Complete Surfing Lessons [ Po'ipu Beach ]

For those that have never tried or have always wanted to learn to surf, we offer small group, semi-private and private lessons daily at 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm.

*All lessons include a soft surfboard, booties (for safety) and long-sleeve rash guard shirt.*

Group Surf Lesson – (4 students max.) $80.00 + tax / person.
*Minimum age is 8 years and maximum weight is 225 lbs.

Join our experienced and fun instructors for 90-minutes of instruction. Students will spend approximately 20 – 25 minutes on land being instructed on the basics of catching a wave, paddling, getting up, proper stance and actually surfing a wave! Hands on demo, not watching a video. Following the land demo, students then spend an hour in the water with the instructor assisting them into waves, coaching their technique and giving tips on how to make things easier. The key to success is to relax and have fun!

Semi-private Surf Lesson – (2 to 3 students max.) $125.00 + tax / person for two or three.
*Minimum age is 6 years and max weight is 225 lbs. For children under 8 years, an adult must be present in the water along shoreline to assist.

Enjoy the smaller group setting for more individualized instruction and the chance for more waves. Also perfect for the honeymooners wanting to just surf together.

Private Surf Lesson – (one-on-one) $250.00 + tax
*Minimum age is 5 years and max weight is 225 lbs. For children under 8 years, an adult must be present in the water along shoreline to assist.

Perfect for the keiki 5 to 8 years old or those wanting to fine tune previously learned skills. Also great if you just want to learn in an individual class setting. 

Yes, you can surf! We specialize in small groups and family fun. Lessons are done just yards from our shop in a semi-protected bay. What are you waiting for?

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Lesson Details

Each lesson includes a safe, soft surfboard, booties (footwear) and a protective rash guard.

Beginner Surfing

Days of Operation:

Daily - (Reservations Required)

1st Wave

Times of Lessons:

8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm* (This schedule is subject to change)

Intermediate Surfer

Duration of Lesson:

Each lesson will be approximately 20 to 25-minutes on land followed by one hour in the water with instructor.

Wahine Surfing


$80 per person + tax for 1 1/2-hour group lesson. Semi-private $125/person  Private lessons $250 one person


- We take a maximum of 4 guests per instructor on group lessons and a maximum of two instructors at a time. This may depend on the ocean conditions.

- Special arrangements may be made for groups, parties or functions.


From Our Customers

  • “Chris, our instructor was amazing! We stayed at the Koa Kea so we were right by their office but I would seek them out even if we were not staying there. They have a great location near Poipu Beach for surf lessons and reasonably priced rentals of any water activity you can imagine. We did not learn about their outrigger canoe surfing until it was too late in our vacation to enjoy it but would definitely schedule it ahead of time for our next trip.”
  • “My husband and I were the only ones in the lesson, although I think there is room for 4 so we really lucked out. Chris started with some on-land teaching, then brought us to the water for some ocean safety awareness. After that, Chris had us go through a wave without trying to stand up and before you know it, he was catching waves for us. I had such an amazing amount of fun. The way that Chris taught was entertaining and intuitive. I surfed until I got too tired. It was a blast and I'd do it again in a heartbeat.”
  • “My kids (ages 17 & 14) took surf lessons from Hoku Water sports in Poipu. The owner, Greg was very nice and helpful. The instructor, Ziggy, was great with the kids. The lessons take place in front of the Kiahuna Plantation and it is a perfect spot to learn. After some brief instruction on land, the instructors stand in the waist deep water and give a little push to catch the wave. Both kids got up on the first try!”

Duo Surfing

Check-In & Requirements

Check-in: Meet at our poolside kiosk at the Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort in Po'ipu Beach 10-minutes prior to lesson time. Bring sunscreen, a towel and a spirit of adventure!

  • All participants must be able to swim.
  • All participants must be able to paddle.
  • Minimum age is 8 years old.
  • Maximum individual weight limit is 225 lbs.
  • 24 hour cancellation policy once reservation is confirmed.