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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…

Big Wave's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Surfboard with a leash
From £68
/ person
Mon, 18 Jan
08:30 - 10:00
£68 per person
£68 per person
Mon, 18 Jan
10:30 - 12:00
£68 per person
£68 per person
Mon, 18 Jan
12:30 - 14:00
£68 per person
£68 per person

Meet your host, Big Wave

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 472 Reviews
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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 4.79 out of 5 from 472 reviews.

Akino
January 2021
It was great experience. I’ve never surfed before but I was able to stand up finally Big Wave has great teacher who teach surfing friendly and professionally I highly recommend Big Wave !
Veronica
January 2021
Great experience! Our guides were awesome and helpful! Very experienced and knowledgeable! 10/10 would come back here!!! We all were able to ride the waves during the sessions too
Andrew
January 2021
This was an amazing surfing lesson! I've only taken two lessons before, and I felt I needed a refresher. There was only one other person taking the lesson with me, so it was more or less a private lesson. I met our instructor, Chris, at the surf shop. He assessed where I was at, and then we were quickly out into the water. Chris made sure I had a good time, but also gave serious tips on how I could improve as a surfer. Highly recommended!
This was an amazing surfing lesson! I've only taken two lessons before, and I felt I needed a refresher. There was only one other person taking the lesson with me, so it was more o…
Najla
January 2021
I had my lesson with Josh, which ended up being 1 on 1. They were really patient with me, even as I got seasick. We had a great time and I was able to get a great introduction to surfing.
Russell
January 2021
Such a dope experience! Chris and Josh were amazing instructors and took care to make sure we felt comfortable/confident before and during the experience. Two funny guys excited to show us a good time out on the waves. They made sure we learned the techniques so we would be able to surf on our own in the future. Highly recommend!
Such a dope experience! Chris and Josh were amazing instructors and took care to make sure we felt comfortable/confident before and during the experience. Two funny guys excited to…
Ken
January 2021
This is the second time I participated in this experience. Still feel I'm learning and getting value out of it. Will definitely recommend it to others.

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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