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To start off your surfing experience, we pick you up at one of our convenient hotel pick-up locations. You’ll be stoked to ride in our air-conditioned, clean, easy-to-spot, orange-and-black "surf school bus." We will then shuttle you to one of Waikiki’s best surfing spots located just outside of the foot traffic.

Once by the ocean, you’ll prepare in the comfort of our Mobile Command Center, a brand-new, luxury, custom, Mercedes Benz Sprinter Van. You’ll watch our safety video and talk about surf conditions. We’ll talk about your previous experience, swimming strength or any other concerns or conditions. We'll discuss what you hope to experience on the water and how our time together fits into your learning curve for surfing. Finally, we gear you up with reef shoes, rash guard shirts and surfboards and we are off to the beach! 

When we get to the sand, we conduct our land lesson. We’ll walk through the basics of the surfing experience and then have you practice a few times before you get into the water. If you have mastered the basics or progressed in your surfing, we will instead work on the next step in your training. When you’re comfortable and ready, we leash ourselves to the board and into the water we go!

Our expert surf instructors have over 75 years aggregate experience. We chose coaches who are not only good at surfing but who have a passion for teaching. Our surf guides have spent hundreds of hours learning our instruction method so that you will can continue to learn every time you join us, regardless of instructor or your skill level. We will help you learn the fundamentals or help you to level up some specific aspect of your surfing. Safety is our top concern. All our instructors are CPR certified and most hold blue cards.  We always have a minimum of two instructors in the water with one acting as a cameraman. While safety comes first, our team is also totally focused on helping you have an unforgettable experience - one that brings the aloha back to surfing.

After the lesson, retreat to the shade of our on-site tent to relax, hang with our instructors, or enjoy the perspective of watching the waves you have just been riding! When ready to go, we will take you back to our Mobile Command Center, so you can check out your awesome efforts (photographs and videos).  You can commemorate your day with some swag for yourself or friends. Finally, we drive you back to your drop-off location.

The two (2) hour group lesson is a great option for the beginner surfer. Students must be at least 13 years of age and older and must be able to swim. Students will be grouped together with a ratio of one (1) instructor for every four (4) students. All instructors in the group lesson work together to maximize safety and fun.
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Ohana Surf Project
Come join us and enjoy the best surfing experience Waikiki can offer! The Group Lesson is an affordable way for participants 13 and older to try surfing for the first or 50th time.  Our group lessons offer that perfect mix of individual attention in a team environment. Everyone improves and everyone has fun.  With our new, high-quality boards, reef shoes and rash-guard shirts, instruction and video-viewing in our luxury Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van, and best-in-class, professional surf guides, we provide the ultimate group surfing lesson.
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
  • All necessary equipment included
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
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Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile
Perfect experience

We had a wonderful surf experience with the team of Ohana Surf Project. The trainers are friendly and patient. We can clealry recommend the 2h group lesson. There is enough time for each group member. Thank you for this great experience!

Thank Andreas K
Reviewed 17 July 2018
Just awesome!

A family of first time surfers, including a couple of teenagers and parents who are young at heart. The crew at Ohana Surf were just amazing - from the pickup at our hotel, through to safety and giving us all the gear we'd need. Once...More

Thank Dannefaerd
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Loved my surfing lesson so much! It was my last day in oahu and I was able to book the group lesson (for myself only, went with a group of other people) that same day! I was able to get up on the board on...More

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 10 July 2018
First time surfers!

MOST FUN I HAD IN MY 5 DAYS IN WAIKIKI! The staff was phenomenal at not only teaching us how to surf and how to surf safely, but they made the whole experience fun! It was our first time surfing for both my husband and...More

Thank Kerri E
Reviewed 10 July 2018
Great Staff and a Great Location

My wife and I scheduled a 2 hour open group lesson and it couldn't have gone better. The staff were great with the class, making sure we knew what to watch out for but more importantly making sure we had fun. If you ask us...More

Thank aj3bertowski
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20 August 2018|
Response from Ted B | Reviewed this property |
They morning and afternoon sessions for surfing if there are waves ---stand up paddle all day You are best to call and they will make arrangements to accommodate your needs ask for Chelsea or Shawn
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