Surf Lessons

Browse our surf lesson options below.

Beginner surf lessons

Basic Surf Lessons

$75.00 per person

Great for first-time surfers or people with very little surfing experience. 1.5 hour surf lesson at Poipu Beach.

Available for parties of 1 to 8 people. Note: we will always have no more than 4 surfers to 1 instructor.

Perfect for ages 6-76. For ages 6-9, Doug recommends private lessons, which guarantees that the child will ride more waves than in a group lesson.

Semi-Private Surf Lessons

$125.00 per person

Semi-private is for groups of 2-3 people. This lesson is perfect for friends or family who want to be in a lesson together with no one else.

$75 price break over private surf lessons. 1.5 hour surf lesson

Private Surf Lessons

$200.00 per person

1 person maximum. One-on-one with an instructor gives you more hands-on time, which guarantees more waves, more fun, and a greater experience!

Ideal for kids ages 6 to 10 years old. 1.5 hour surf lesson

Kids 1-Hour Semi-Private

$150.00 per person

Perfect for ages 6-10. 

For 2-3 children. 1.5 hour surf lesson

Kids will receive more individual attention, which guarantees more waves, more fun, and a greater experience!

Kids 1-Hour Private

$200.00 per person

Perfect for ages 6-10.

For 1 child. 1.5 hour surf lesson. 

One-on-one with an instructor gives you more hands-on time, which guarantees more waves, more fun, and a greater experience!

About our surf lessons

Poipu Beach Surf School is owned and operated by professional waterman and former pro body boarder Doug Muraoka. Poipu Beach Surf School is committed to providing each of its guests with a safe, fun, and friendly surfing experience.

Poipu Beach Surf School teaches people how to surf at the Sheraton Beach in Poipu. It is very safe, with only four people per instructor. Instructors also stay with the surfers for the full lesson, never leaving them alone in the ocean. Our instructors are dedicated to making your safety our number one priority!

Instructors start out with a brief instructional video at the Nukumoi Surf Shop (2100 Hoone Rd. in Koloa), educating surfers about the surfboard, how to paddle the board, how to stand up, and closing with ocean safety tips. The rest of the lesson is spent in the water catching waves.

Highlights

  • Small group lessons – 4 students per instructor
  • Includes a quick instructional video to get you ready for the water
  • Includes a quick safety briefing before entering the water
  • Surf at the Sheraton Beach of Poipu
  • Perfect for the beginner surfer
  • Knowledgeable Instructor

Included

  • Knowledgeable Instructor
  • Rash Guard
  • Surf Board

Exclusions

  • Transportation

  • Gratuity is not included and is left to the discretion of the individual

Know before you book

  • Perfect for ages 6-76

  • Must be able to swim

  • For ages 6-9, Doug recommends private lessons!

  • Lesson time includes video and safety briefing.  Rest of the time will be spent in the water.

Know before you go

  • If you provided your email when you booked your lesson, you are able to sign your waiver ahead of time from your confirmation email. This will speed up your check-in process!
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your lesson
  • Lesson time includes video and safety briefing.  Rest of the time will be spent in the water.
  • TRANSPORTATION NOT PROVIDED. After meeting up in office, all guests will need their own transportation to the beach for the lesson! After initial meet up, guests will follow instructor down the road, to the beach that we use for instruction (behind Kiahuna Plantation).
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your lesson to begin the check in process.  Printed vouchers are not required.  Upon check-in, please provide name on reservation or voucher number.

Intermediate Surf Lessons

Surf with an Instructor

$175.00 per person

This lesson is perfect for intermediate surfers who would like an instructor to go out with them and help them with techniques and get better at surfing, while keeping them safe and out of harms way at a new unfamiliar surf spot.

Surfers should have surfed at least 20-30 times to be considered “intermediate”. Otherwise, we suggest booking a beginner or private lesson. 

1.5 hour surf lesson

About our intermediate surf lessons

Surfers should have surfed at least 20-30 times to be considered “intermediate”. Otherwise, we suggest booking a beginner or private lesson.

With our Intermediate lessons, you will surf with one of our experienced instructors. Your instructor will help you get to know our local surf conditions. Surfers know that nothing beats the thrill of riding your first wave. Let us take you there on the sunny side of Poipu. This lesson is perfect for intermediate surfers who would like an instructor to go out with them to review techniques and help them get better at surfing. Also keeping them safe and out of harms way at a new unfamiliar surf spot.

Poipu Beach Surf School is owned and operated by professional waterman and former pro body boarder Doug Muraoka. Poipu Beach Surf School is committed to providing each of its guests with a safe, fun, and friendly surfing experience.

Your instructor will show you the line-up, point out rocks, and share expert advice on surf etiquette! Instructors start out with a brief instructional video educating surfers about the surfboard, how to paddle the board, how to stand up, closing with ocean safety tips. The rest of the time is spent in the water catching waves.

Highlights

  • Surf with an Experienced Instructor
  • Expert Guidance on Local Surf Conditions
  • Surf the Sunny Side of Poipu
  • Get Right Into the Line-up
  • Great for the Intermediate Surfer

Included

  • Knowledgeable Instructor
  • Rash Guard
  • Surf Board

Exclusions

  • Transportation

  • Gratuity is not included and is left to the discretion of the individual

Know before you book

  • Previous Surf Experience is Required (we recommend that you have surfed at least 20-30 times before)
  • Surfers should know how to duck dive
  • Surfers should know how to turn / cut out of waves
  • For surfers that have surfed less than 20 to 30 times before, we recommend Beginner or Private Surf Lessons

Know before you go

  • If you provided your email when you booked your lesson, you are able to sign your waiver ahead of time from your confirmation email. This will speed up your check-in process!
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your lesson
  • Lesson time includes video and land lesson.  Rest of the time will be spent in the water.
  • TRANSPORTATION NOT PROVIDED. After meeting up in office, all guests will need their own transportation to the beach for the lesson! After initial meet up, guests will follow instructor down the road, to the beach that we use for instruction (behind Kiahuna Plantation).
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your lesson to begin the check in process.  Printed vouchers are not required.  Upon check-in, please provide name on reservation or voucher number.

Expert Surf Lessons

Surf Tour

$300.00 per person

Surf with just the instructor at your choice of surf break. This is recommended for the more advanced surfers who want to hunt some barrels, as well as young surfers for a more hands-on teaching experience.

The surf tour also includes taking the surfer to new surf spots they might never find on their own.

This experience lasts an entire half of a day.

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