Check out our Frequently Asked Question list before to book a surfing lesson in Waikiki Beach Hawaii. If you have more questions, feel free to contact us.
WAIKIKI BEACH SURF CONDITIONS FAQ
What do Waikiki surf conditions look like?
Waikiki Beach is one of the most famous and accessible surf spots in Oahu. The gentle, consistent, rolling waves make it ideal for beginner surfers.
The weather here is consistent with plenty of sunshine, on average 300 days a year, but occasionally it will rain in the AM but not for long!
The water average temperature is warm, ranging between 75°F (24°C) in December and 82°F (28°C) in August.
What time do you teach surfing?
We teach surf lessons every day, all year round from 7.30 am to 5 pm
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE SURF’S NOT UP?
We use weather charts and our local surf knowledge to estimate what conditions will be like on the day of your lesson. If we feel that there really is not enough surf on that particular day for a quality lesson, we will issue refund or suggest a different date that is convenient for you.
Where is a meeting point located?
We meet our students at office - 2450 Prince Edward St, Honolulu, HI 96815. Arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before your lesson starts.
Where do your teach surfing?
We teach surfing at gentler breaks in spot right behind the Duke Kahanamoku Statue.
CHOOSING A SURF LESSON FAQ
I’VE NEVER BEEN SURFING. IS THAT A PROBLEM?
Our surf instructors are aimed at both people who are learning to surf from scratch and those who have already tried it.
What age should a kid start surfing?
Kids can start surfing as early as 5 years old, but it is often best to start at around the age between 7-9 y.o.
What a Surf Lesson should be booked for participants under 12 y.o.?
Participants under 12 y.o. are highly recommended to do one-on-one private kid surfing lessons. Kids require special attention during a surfing lesson. It is challenging for kids to paddle out within 1 hour. Surf Instructor drags them to catch the next wave. The water level should be less deep than it is required for adults.
AM I TOO OLD TO START SURFING?
There is no age limit to surfing. You can sign up for any of our courses. Since we started we have taught surfing to people of very different ages, from children to students over 60 years old. The waves will always be waiting for you.
I cannot swim, can I take a surf Lesson?
Participants must know how to swim at least 100 ft. Participants should feel comfortable and confident in the water, as surfing involves being in the ocean and dealing with waves.
What should I expect at my first surfing lesson?
We will teach you the basics of standing up, board and ocean safety (land demonstration), then we will head to the water practicing.
Should I choose 1HR or 2HR Surf Lessons?
Doing 2 HR surf lesson participants can catch up to 20 waves. Length of each ride can vary between 100-200 ft. So, booking a 2 HR surf lesson be ready to paddle out about 3000 ft.
What is the best option to choose Group Surfing Lesson or One-on-one Surfing Lesson?
Who are participants of Group Surfing Lessons?
We don't combine participants from different parties. A group of 2-4 people should exist.
How do you film a Surf lesson?
We film by GoPro that is mounted on a surfboard. You can bring your own GoPro and we will put it on a surfboard. We don't take responsibility if your GoPro gets broken. We have a variety of video packages available for you and your group.
What time to choose for a Surf lesson?
In the morning the surfing spot where we teach surfing is less crowded.
Can I have a discount for multiple lessons?
Contact our Customer Service to get more information.
Does your surf school have an insurance?
We hold public liability insurance provided by Sportunderwriters.com Inc. Please let us know if you need a copy of our certificate.
PAYMENTS, REBOOKING & CANCELLATION POLICY FAQ
When should I pay to book a surfing lesson?
All Surf Lessons should be paid off in advance.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept credit and debit cards (processed through Stripe), PayPal, and Apple Pay.
Under what circumstances can I get a full refund?
A full refund is being issued under 24+ hours request before a Surf Lesson starts or due to bad weather conditions at any time.
We don't give refunds due to participants extreme fatigue or sickness.
Can I rebook my Surf lesson?
You can rebook your Surf Lesson 6+ hours before your Surf Lesson starts. It is free of charge.
SURFING LAESSON PREPARATION FAQ
What time do I arrive at meeting point?
Arrive 10 min before your Surf Lesson starts.
Where can I park my car?
Parking is available underground by our office at $4 per hour.
Where can I leave my belongings?
You can leave your belongings at our office.
Do I need sun protection?
Yes, you do, but don’t put sunscreen around your eyes.
What should I bring to do a Surf lesson?
You need to bring the same things as you go swimming.
Are there restroom and shower facilities?
The spot where we do surf lessons has restroom and shower facilities.
Can You Surf with a Life Jacket On or Personal Flotation Device (PFD)?
For surfing in North America, life jackets and PFDs are not required by law. Life jackets restrict the normal motion of your hands, which you use a lot for paddling around in the surf. As long as you're a confident swimmer a life jacket is pretty useless.
Should I wear a rash guard?
Rush guard is recommended.
What equipment is included?
A surfboard is included in your surf lesson price.
Can I rent a surfboard after my surfing lesson?
We don’t rent surfboards.
Can you wear goggles in the ocean?
Goggles protect the eyes from chemicals and saltwater.
Can you go to the ocean with lenses?
Swimming with contact lenses in the ocean can lead to bacterial contamination, eye infections, irritation and could even result in serious conditions like corneal ulcers, which could ultimately lead to more severe vision problems.
Can I give tips to my Surf instructor?
Tips are accepted and highly appreciated.