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Wsl Experience Learn To Surf Waikiki

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 17 reviews.Honolulu, United States

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Experience hosted by Ty

60 mins
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 2 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Your 1 hour lesson starts with you being matched to one of our CPR/Ocean Lifeguard-certified instructors, who begins your lesson on land with a quick 5 minute safety and basic skills overview. Your instructor then tows you (pulling you and your board out with their feet) out to the lineup.

Your instructor is with you the whole lesson, positioning you to catch waves and towing you back out after every ride. Being towed returns you to the lineup faster, saving energy for getting to your feet (and staying there; some rides are 200+ yards long!). You’re always welcome to try paddling yourself for a more challenging, immersive experience.

In between waves, your instructor coaches you on improving technique and learning fundamental skills. You’ll also learn about surfing etiquette, culture, and all-around ocean knowledge.

You also have the option to have a videographer in the water capturing your every wave. You can take home a professionally-edited video/photo package of your experience – the ultimate surf souvenir!

After your lesson, we’ll head back to the shop to change, pick up your belongings, and decide if you’d like video/photos.
Your 1 hour lesson starts with you being matched to one of our CPR/Ocean Lifeguard-certified instructors, who begins your lesson on land with a quick 5 minute safety and basic skills overview. Your instructor then tows you (pulling you and your board out with their feet) out to the lineup.

Your instructor is with you the whole lesson, positioning you to catch waves and towing you back out after every ride. Being towed returns you to t…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Ice Water
  • Equipment
    UV-protective Rash Guard, Sunscreen, Child's life vest upon request
From £91
/ person
Sat, 1 Aug
13:00 - 14:00
£91 per person
£91 per person
Sun, 2 Aug
13:00 - 14:00
£91 per person
£91 per person
Mon, 3 Aug
13:00 - 14:00
£91 per person
£91 per person

Meet your host, Ty

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 17 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I’m a lifelong surfer and the lead instructor/owner of Ty Gurney Surf School, where my team and I combine our passions for surfing, Hawaii, and meeting new people every day.

As an instructor for 18 years and a former paramedic, I emphasize safety, fun, and small personalized lessons, catching the most waves possible at one of the best, least-crowded spots in Waikiki, no matter your age or ability.

All of our lessons are private, meaning you won’t be grouped with strangers.

Lots of our guests say that surfing with us was the best thing they did on their vacation.
I’m a lifelong surfer and the lead instructor/owner of Ty Gurney Surf School, where my team and I combine our passions for surfing, Hawaii, and meeting new people every day.

As an instructor for 18 years and a former paramedic, I emphasize safety, fun, and small personalized lessons, catching the most waves possible at one of the best, least-crowded spots in Waikiki, no matter your age or ability.

All of our lessons are private, meaning you won’t be grouped with strangers.…
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In partnership with World Surf League

World Surf League approved
This experience is hand-picked by the WSL, home of the world’s best surfers.


As the governing body for the sport of professional surfing, the World Surf League (WSL) oversees a global tour of men’s and women’s shortboard, longboard, big wave, and development tier competitions, and has crowned annual world champions since 1976. Its members include more than 2,500 of the world’s best surfers, and millions of fans around the world. Supporting pros and beginners alike, the WSL believes that the more time we spend in the water, the better the world will be.

Where you'll be

We’re one of the only surf schools with a physical shop located in Waikiki, centrally located with a convenient, safe place to store belongings while you surf.

We’ll be surfing Pops, one of our best, longest, least-crowded waves. You’ll be treated to amazing views of the Waikiki shoreline and iconic Diamond Head crater. You may even share the lineup with some local wildlife – sea turtles, seals, and dolphins sometimes cruise through here!

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 17 reviews.

Soyeon
September 2019
가격대비 너무 좋았습니다. 일단 와이키키 파도가 초보한테 너무 좋았습니다! 그리고 1:1로 수업이 진행돼서 한시간 정말 알차게 보낼 수 있어요! 하와이 있는 시간이 길었으면 하루 더 했을텐데 하루밖에 못해서 너무 아쉬웠어요! 그리고 사람 많이 없는 포인트에서 서핑해서 정말 좋았어요!
Sasha
September 2019
Aloha! Thank you for the experience, we had fun! Really enjoyed the tips and surfing spot! And we got to see a sea turtle! We would recommend to anyone! Mahalo!
Mimi
September 2019
Aloha! We had so much fun! It was such a beautiful day, they were very friendly and gave useful tips. We enjoyed the private spot and we even saw a sea turtle! We would recommend it to anyone. Mahalo:)
Emma
September 2019
This was a great experience! I never surfed before and it was nice to be with great people who wanted you to succeed. They’re chill and care about safety which is great. Plus I caught my first wave!
Alfredo
February 2019
Must do when visiting! With the great help of the instructor, I was able to catch waves during the lesson. They help you throughout the whole process. Great experience!
Scott
February 2019
The instructors put us at ease, we had a great experience as we got up on several waves in the one hour session.

Choose from available dates

4 available
  • Sat, 1 Aug
    13:00 - 14:00
    £91 per person
  • Sun, 2 Aug
    13:00 - 14:00
    £91 per person
  • Mon, 3 Aug
    13:00 - 14:00
    £91 per person
  • Tue, 4 Aug
    13:00 - 14:00
    £91 per person

Activity advisory

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Know your comfort level
Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

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.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 4 and up can attend.

More tips

We have all required permits, insurance, and certifications. (Beware! Not all surf schools or instructors operate legally.) We can’t wait to share our experience, expertise, and lifestyle with you.

What to bring

Swimwear

Towel (not totally necessary, but certainly quicker than air drying)