Surf Lessons

Kona Surf Company
Young man surfing


  • Learn how to surf or improve your skills in the gentle waters off Kahaluu Beach
  • Lifeguard instructors will coach and encourage you for a fun and safe 2 hours
  • Group, private group, and 1-on-1 options
  • Learn how to surf guarantee
$99 per adult
  • Morning, Afternoon
  • Duration 2 hours

Pricing & Availability


Ancient Hawaiians invented surfing (believed to be on the Big Island), and it is as big a part of Hawaiian culture today as ever. Learn how to surf, or take your skills to the next level, with a 2-hour lesson at Kona’s Kahalu’u Beach Park, usually ideal for beginners with gentle waves and less current. You are guaranteed to stand and ride a wave, or your session is free! Surf board (beginner or advanced), surf shirt, and booties are provided. No experience necessary.

Booking Tips

  • Earliest times usually have optimal conditions and least crowds, with 7 am the best.
  • Can only book within 24 hours? There may be availability, even though it is not showing in our online booking form. Please contact us.

TravelShack's Choice

Why we recommend this option over others
  • Guaranteed to stand or lesson is free
Traveler Reviews
TravelShack Customer rating:

5.0 out of 5 stars
Also rated on:

November 2019

John H wrote:

Great experience with Charles. The waves weren't good at the originally planned location, so he took us to another location so the lesson wouldn't have to be cancelled. Friendly, informative, and safe learning environment. He knows his stuff!

August 2019

The teacher has nice personality. Very kind, very friendly.

The explanation to surf well is easy to understand.

Anyway, it was nice time.I wanna take this lessons again !!

July 2019

Jeremy R wrote:

Great instructors that really ENJOYED sharing their passion with newbies! Had a blast and will be looking forward to bringing the family back in a few years. Thank you for the fun time!

Guidebook Reviews

Fodor's Guidebook:

The Big Island has a thriving surf culture, and Kahaluu Beach Park has some nice waves.

Option 1
Option 2
Private Group
Option 3
Group Size 2-8
(instructor to student ratio of 3:1 max)
2-3 1
Best For Lowest price More attention with just your family or friends Personalized to individual skill level (beginner or more advanced) or for those with special needs (e.g., can’t swim, disability, elderly or babies)
Age Restrictions Age 11+
(or a great swimmer)
None* None
Price $99/person $129/person $175/person
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  • Kona
Kahalu’u Beach Park in South Kona

45 min from Waikoloa
1 hr 45 min from Hilo
Frequently Asked Questions
Terms and Conditions
Cancellation Policy
  • No refunds after 24 hours prior to activity time
Tax added at checkout
  • 4.712% Hawaii sales tax (GET)
  • For group lessons, student must be a comfortable swimmer and be at least 11 years of age. Age exceptions may be made if the student is a great swimmer. Please indicate that your child is less than 11 at booking and describe their swimming skill level.
  • For a private group lesson, if you have a child who is not a comfortable swimmer or is younger than 11 years age, the instructor will need to spend most of the time with them to ensure their safety. Alternatively, you could sign up for one-on-one lesson.