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Surfing Lesson & Coffee in Waikiki

Honolulu, United States

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Experience hosted by Big Wave

90 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Upon your arrival to Oahu, you'll begin to see how surfing is Hawaiian culture. As you get into Waikiki, everywhere you look you will see surfboards...... It is now time to embrace your surroundings and let us show you the Hawaiian way.

We will begin by introducing the details of the surfboard.
Then discuss the fundamentals including positioning on board, etiquette, paddling, how & when to stand up, & what to do once you are on the wave.
We will discuss ocean safety, awareness and safety.
Once the land training is done, we will walk right across the street and enter the water, don't worry about carrying any surfboards, we have a cart for that.
Once we are in the water we will guide you to the best spot to position yourself to catch waves. We will be by your side and provide the extra push to get on the wave.
It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or intermediate surfer, we can help all levels advance your skills on a surfboard and teach you about the area you are surfing in.
After the lesson we will go back to the shop, have the barista whip us up a drink from our coffee bar, relax, chat and check out your surf photos / footage.
Other things to note
Check in 15 min prior to lesson
We provide LOCKERS to store personal items.
Transportation pick up waikiki area, including Kahala & Ala Moana, REQUEST & Confirmation must be made 24 hrs prior to scheduled time.
Upon your arrival to Oahu, you'll begin to see how surfing is Hawaiian culture. As you get into Waikiki, everywhere you look you will see surfboards...... It is now time to embrace your surroundings and let us show you the Hawaiian way.

We will begin by introducing the details of the surfboard.
Then discuss the fundamentals including positioning on board, etiquette, paddling, how & when to stand up, & what to do once you are on…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Surfboard with a leash
From £55
/ person
Wed, 25 Nov
08:30 - 10:00
£69 per person
£69 per person
Wed, 25 Nov
12:30 - 14:00
Join 1 other guest
£69 per person
£69 per person
Wed, 25 Nov
14:30 - 16:00
£69 per person
£69 per person

Meet your host, Big Wave

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 428 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Born & raised on Oahu, Surfing, it's a passion, a lifestyle, a way of life.

We love surfing so much we do it for fun : ), for work, and compete locally and professionally.
It's Hawaiian Surf Culture, catch a wave with Big Wave Dave and learn why royalty loved to surf the perfect long waves found on Waikiki beach year round.
A true surfing ohana, husband, wife, son, and dog........we are super excited to host this experience, we have been hosting on AirBnB since 2014, as hosts we have been sharing the surf experience with all our guests. Now we can offer the experience to all of AirBnB.
Born & raised on Oahu, Surfing, it's a passion, a lifestyle, a way of life.

We love surfing so much we do it for fun : ), for work, and compete locally and professionally.
It's Hawaiian Surf Culture, catch a wave with Big Wave Dave and learn why royalty loved to surf the perfect long waves found on Waikiki beach year round.
A true surfing ohana, husband, wife, son, and dog........we are super excited to host this experience, we have been hosting on AirBnB since 2014, as h…
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Where you'll be

Waikiki Beach in Honolulu on Oahu
The original home of surfing, where it all began.
Perfect waves for all to ride, beginner and advanced.
The Duke Kahanamoku statue on our beach signifies the importance of the Duke, who is also know as the father of surfing introducing it to the world.
Big Wave Dave Surf Co.
We are part of Waikiki Beach Walk, on the first floor of the Embassy Suites hotel.

Rated 4.78 out of 5 from 428 reviews.

Caroline
November 2020
Dave and Kai were great instructors! They took us to a great spot. If you are a lady, I recommend wearing longer shorts to help with the board rash but it was worth it!
Thomas
November 2020
Great trip. I took four preteen girls and they had a great time. The instructors were extremely helpful and funny. Such a nice morning.
April
November 2020
Had a splendid time for my first time surfing! The instructors were really friendly and encouraging. They really wanted us to do our best. I was able to stand up within some of my first waves! I almost feel like I can go ahead and surf a 30 foot wave next time!
Had a splendid time for my first time surfing! The instructors were really friendly and encouraging. They really wanted us to do our best. I was able to stand up within some of my…
Nikta
November 2020
Amazing experience - all four of us were able to get up on the board and do some real surfing, even though we went into the lesson expecting that that wouldn't happen in our first session!! Highly recommend
Di
November 2020
Perfect first time surfing experience! My initial goal was just to stand up on board for one sec but in the end I stood up for quite several times (and much longer time than one sec! One thing: remember to wear long sleeve swimming suit to protect your arms from scratching.
Perfect first time surfing experience! My initial goal was just to stand up on board for one sec but in the end I stood up for quite several times (and much longer time than one se…
Molly
November 2020
Worth your money! Super informative and helpful! I really feel like I can go out and get better now that I know the basics! Thank you!!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 4 and up can attend.

What to bring

Swimsuit

Rash Guard or you can rent one for $5