Give surfing a try in the beautiful islands where the sport originated. Whether you’re a beginner or intermediate surfer, the area has a variety of top-notch surf lessons in Kauai available to get you up and riding the waves.
If you’re staying on Kauai’s tropical north shore and want to learn to surf, Hanalei Bay offers great conditions for beginners with a break that’s close to shore and usually has gentle waves. There are several surfing classes offered in Hanalei Bay. Try lessons with Hawaiian Surfing Adventures for instruction from big wave riders, many who have been professional surfers, and can make sure you are riding waves during your very first lesson. Hawaiian Surfing Adventures was founded by a Native Hawaiian and employs local Kauai surfers. The focus is on safety and fun, and lessons are for beginners from small children to seniors.
Kauai Beach Boys has been giving surfing lessons at Kalapaki Beach on Kauai’s east shore for decades. Kalapaki offers a great learning surf break, and Kauai Beach Boys is conveniently located right on the beach. They provide detailed instruction and practice on the shore before taking you into the water, where they’ll continue to provide support and help you catch wave after wave. They also offer stand up paddling, canoe paddling, sailing, kayaking, snorkeling, and body boarding.
Kauai Surf School on the South Shore
Kauai Surf School provides lessons at Kiahuna Beach (locally known as Sheraton Beach), just in front of the Sheraton Kauai Resort. They provide lessons geared toward both beginners and intermediate skill levels, and keep class sizes small with a maximum of four surfers. If your family or group size is larger, additional instructors can be added. Private lessons, semi-private lessons, and kid’s private lessons for children ages 4-12 allow you to tailor your time in the water to best suit your needs. If you’re really wanting to maximize your time in the water during your stay, Kauai Surf School also offers a variety of surf camps.
We have rentals at nearly 30 properties on Kauai’s north, east, and south shores. All of our rentals are in prime locations near some of the island’s best beaches and surf lessons in Kauai. Many of our vacation rentals offer gorgeous ocean or mountain views, island-inspired décor, full kitchens, swimming pools, and breezy lanais. Contact us at to make your vacation rental booking and to learn more about island’s attractions.