Surf Lessons Lahaina

Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy
West Maui
Surf lesson with young woman


  • Learn how to surf or improve your skills
  • Lifeguard instructors will coach and encourage you for a fun and safe 2 hours
  • Group, private group, and 1-on-1 options
$68 per adult
  • Morning, Afternoon
  • Duration 1.5 - 2 hours

Pricing & Availability


Ancient Hawaiians invented surfing, 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 lesson at Lahaina Harbor / Breakwall with ideal spots for both beginners and the more experienced. Run by the nephew of legendary Hawaiian surfer Titus Kinimaka, the Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy will pair you with highly trained and enthusiastic staff who will ensure a fun time out on the water and might even help you discover a new passion!

Included are a surfboard, long sleeve UV rash guard (shirt), and reef shoes.

COVID-19 UPDATE: This activity has reopened and follows all safety precautions. However, due to not being able to combine different groups, the public group price is currently only available for parties of 3 or more (essentially it will be private), so please do not book Option 1 if you are less than 3 people.

Booking Tip

The booking calendar above shows real-time availability. If the date/time is available (including for today), just select it and finish the booking process as soon as possible to claim your spots.

TravelShack's Choice

Why we recommend this option over others
  • Morning and afternoon times
  • Almost all (90%) of instructors were born and raised on Maui so you get to know a true local
Traveler Reviews
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July 2021

Great experience, the instructors were very patient and helpful. I was able to stand up on every wave.

January 2020

Joe v wrote:

Josh was our instructor and was amazing. We both got up on the board and really enjoyed it. Thanks for the experience

January 2020

Very good. I learned new techniques and I recommend Justin.

Guidebook Reviews

Maui Revealed Guidebook:

Surfing is synonymous with Hawai’i; Hawaiians invented it. Lessons aren’t as difficult as you may think, and it’s fairly easy to master. Lahaina is a much better place to learn than South Maui.

Lonely Planet Guidebook:

Lahaina is a great place to learn to surf, with first-class instructors, gentle waves, and ideal conditions for beginners. The fun reef breaks at Lahaina Breakwall and Harbor cater to both beginner and intermediate surfers.

Fodor's Guidebook:

Top 15 Maui Attraction: Go Surfing on West Maui. Lahaina is great for beginners. Lahaina Harbor offers an excellent inside wave for beginners (called “Breakwall”), as well as the more advanced outside.

Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy: The owner grew up rippin’ it with his uncle, legendary surfer Titus Kinimaka, so it’s no wonder his passion translates to a fun, memorable time.

Moon Guidebook:

Best 11 Outdoor Adventures in Maui: Surfing in Lahaina. Beginners will love the thrill of their first wave, and expert surfers can head to the breaks scattered across the island’s west side. Top 10 Best Surfing Spots on Maui: Lahaina Breakwall.

Royal Hawaiian: All of the instructors are competent and patient professionals who are guaranteed to get you up and riding.

Option 1
Public Group*
Option 2
Private Group
Option 3
Private Lesson (1-on-1)
Duration 2 hours 2 hours 1.5 hours
Ideal Skill Level Beginner or little experience Beginner or some experience Beginner or some experience
Best For Lowest price More attention with just your family or friends Most personalized attention for student
Age Restrictions
See FAQ below for more details
Age 10+ Age 10+ (possibly 9) None
Price $67.50/person $85/person $160
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  • West Maui
Lahaina Harbor Breakwall Beach

15 min from Ka'anapali
30 min from Kihei
45 min from Wailea
Frequently Asked Questions
  • Almost all instructors were born and raised on Maui so you are supporting a business that provides jobs to and strengthens the local community
Terms and Conditions
Cancellation Policy
  • No refunds after 24 hours prior to activity time
Tax added at checkout
  • 4.166% Hawaii sales tax (GET)
  • If student is 9 years or younger, they are expected to sign up for a private one-on-one lesson. Age exceptions may be made if the student is a great swimmer. If this is the case, please indicate that your child is less than 10 at booking, and you will be contacted after booking to see if your child can do the group lesson.