Learn to surf the world famous North Shore waves with a great instructor in a group size that fits your needs.
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The North Shore of Oahu is home to some of the world's best waves, and the world's largest surf competitions. The North Shore is the mecca of surfing and is rich in surf culture.The sport of surfing had it's beginnings in Hawaii, and there is no better place to start out than where it all began. An excellent team of pros will be there to help you ride the waves. These instructors are great at what they do, and they love to share their knowledge and skills with you. With their help you'll be up riding waves like the pros in no time.
We have several different lesson package options to choose from.Group Lessons, Semi-Private Lessons, or Private Lessons. Under these three options you can also select whether you would like to learn how to Surf, Bodyboard, or Standup Paddle Board (SUP) in your 2 hour lesson. All three options are unique ways of catching and riding waves in the ocean and are local favorites at beaches all over the Hawaiian Islands.
Other than the Lesson packages, we also have a couple more package options in the Surfing category only. The first is a VIP Surf Sessions with a professional surfer. This is for participants that already know how to surf and are at an intermediate level. If you know how to surf but don't feel ready to go out with the Pros this is a good package for you. Instructors can help with any goals for advancing your surfing skills.
The second additional package Surfing option is Surfing with the Pros. Learn to surf from professional surfers Hans Hedemann or Seth Elmer. They have taught some of Hollywoods' best actors, actresses, producers and fimmakers how to surf. Participants must be 14years+ to participate in group activities. Children ages 6years to 13years can only participate in the private lessons for safety purposes.
There are various ways of having fun in the ocean and catching and then riding the oceans' waves! Surfing, Body boarding and Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) are three types of catching waves that can be seen at any popular beach in Hawaii and that you can come and learn at our Surf School. If you've always wanted to try a wave riding sport out and learn how to catch a wave add us to your vacation itenerary. Join us at the Hans Hedemann Surf School and return home with bragging rights and knowing how to Surf a wave or Stand up Paddle Board (SUP) or Bodyboard.
We require all children ages 6 years-13 years to attend a private surf lesson. We advise against participating if Pregnant. Must be 14years+ for Group lessons. Must be a minimim of 6 years of age for private lessons. Must be able to swim and in good physical condition for paddling. Must sign waiver form when checking in. Please list names, ages, and approximate weights of each participant in the comment box when checking out. Parents must sign waiver for children under 18 years to participate.
This package includes a maximum of four participants in your group. This allows everyone to have the undivided attention of the instructors and allows you to save money at the same time. Each lesson begins first with a 20 minute land lesson. During these 20 minutes on land you will be shown proper techniques for your activity in the water and taught proper water safety and etiquette. All of your instructors are professionally trained lifeguards, and CPR trained as well to further ensure the safety of everyone during the lesson, in and out of the water. Must be 14years+ to participate in the group lessons.
Semi Private Lessons:
This Package includes only two people in the lesson. This is a great way to learn to surf quickly with moral support. This is an ideal way to enjoy the instructors attention. It is also a great experience for friends, partners, or couples. You will be taken through the basics of surfing, and you will be given time in the water to ride the waves. If you are a couple wanting to learn to surf together, this is the ultimate package for you. All lessons start on land with a 20 minute land lesson which will teach you proper techniques to use in the water, water safety and etiquette. All instructors are professionally trained lifeguards, and CPR trained as well to further ensure the safety of everyone during the lesson, in and out of the water. There must be a minimum of 2 people when booking for this package. Must be 14yrs+ to participate in this option. Receive an extra gift from us when you are finished with your lesson. Your choice of a Hans Hedemann Surf Logo T-Shirt or Hat, and a Photo DVD of the Surf Lesson.
This package includes one on one time with an instructor, and is the ideal way to ensure your success of learning to surf while here in Hawaii. You will be guided through the basics of surfing, and have someone in the water who is responsible for only you. Give yourself the best chance to ride like a professional, and book a private lesson today. Children 6-13 years must be booked in the private lessons for safety purposes. Receive an extra gift from us when you are finished with your lesson. Your choice of a Hans Hedemann Surf Logo T-Shirt or Hat, and a Photo DVD of the Surf Lesson.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding(SUP)/Body Boarding
There are many ways to catch a wave. Along with Surfing we offer Lessons on Body Boarding and Stand Up PaddleBoarding as well. You can do Body Boarding or Stand Up Paddle Boarding in a Group lesson, Semi Private Lesson, or Private Lesson. Just select from the dropdown below which wave riding technique you would prefer to learn. (Must be 14yrs+ for group lessons and book a minimum of 2 people.)
Children's Private Lessons Ages 6 to 13:
Children need attention, it's as simple as that. All children between the ages of 6 years and 13 years will need a private leson. We value that attention that our instructors will have for your children if they are on a one on one basis. This is why we require your keiki (meaning children in Hawaiian) to come for a private lesson. Also, we know that with our instructors undivided attention your children will be having a blast and up and surfing in no time. They'll be bragging to their friends back home about how they rode the waves of Hawaii like a pro! Parents do not have to purchase a private lesson as well. However parents will need to sign a waiver form for the child.
VIP Surf Sessions
The VIP Surf Session option opens a choice for participants that already have the basic of surfing down and are at an intermediate level. If you know how to surf but don't feel ready to go out with the Pros this is a good package for you. Instead of starting with basic lessons, the Instructors can gear your experience more to helping you at your level. Let the instructor know if you have any goals you would like to work on to advance your surfing skills. You can also choose to use a regular longboard instead of the softtop beginner surfboards. Receive an extra gift from us when you are finished with your lesson. Your choice of a Hans Hedemann Surf Logo T-Shirt or Hat, a Hans Hedemann Logo Lanyard, and a Flash Drive of the Surf Lesson.
Surf with the Pros
A dedicated former pro surfer with you for 2 hours on a one on one basis. Could there be anything better? You'll be pulling maneuvers in no time, you'll probably have a favorite surf break by the time you head back home. This is the ultimate way to learn the ancient art of surfing, with someone who knows every aspect of it, inside and out. Our Pro instructors have taught several actors, actresses, filmmakers, and producers how to Surf. Come learn with the best. Receive an extra gift from us when you are finished with your lesson. Your choice of a Hans Hedemann Surf Logo T-Shirt or Hat, a Hans Hedemann Logo Lanyard, and a Flash Drive of the Surf Lesson.
North Shore Private Surf Lesson Specials
We have two Private Lesson Package specials offered on the North Shore at the Turtle Bay. One of the nice things about these two private lesson options is that the minimum age is lowered to 4 years old.
OHANA SURF SESSIONS: is the first Private Lesson special we offer. This is a 2 hour private lesson perfect for your family. "Ohana" is the Hawaiian word for family. This private lesson special is a family special. Must have a minimum of three people booked to do the Ohana Special. This is a private group lesson special. Children must be a minimum of 4 years old to participate. There must be at least one adult in the group participating with the children. Can not be a party of only children.
KEIKI SURF Introduction SESSIONS: is the second Private Lesson special offered and it is catered to the "Keiki". Keiki is the Hawaiian word for child or children. Instead of being 2 hours long the Introductory Keiki Session is designed more for children with a 1 hour lesson. This Private Lesson is for Keiki between the ages of 4 years and 10 years of age. This is perfect for young kids not old enough for standard private lessons. And perfect for children not ready for the 2 hour lesson.
What To Know:
You will meet at a designated location which is about a 1 hr drive North from Waikiki, and around 20 minutes South of Haleiwa. The location may vary depending on weather conditions and package.
All lessons start with a 20 minute land lesson to learn proper techniques and safety before getting in the ocean.
All tours run at three different times during the day: 9:00am, 12:00pm and 3:00pm. Availabilities may differ depending on the season.
With each Private or Semi Private Lesson participants will receive an extra
Hans Hedemann Surf Logo T-Shirt or Hat & a Photo DVD of the surf lesson.
VIP Session & Surf with the Pros participants receive a logolanyard & Flashdrive of the Surf Lesson.
||15 min before lesson begins
||9:00am, 12:00pm, 3:00pm
||Varies. Usually 2 hrs.
||6 years for Private Lessons & 14 years for Group Lessons.
||Instruction, Surf Equipment (reefwalkers, rashguard surf shirts, leash, boards), & round-trip transportation. Extras included in Private and Semi Private Lessons.
||Towel, sunscreen, swim attire (one peice suites recommended for women.) Change of clothes and water.
||Not recommended for pregnant women. Must be able to swim and in good physical condition for paddling.
|| North Shore of Oahu
(Location will vary depending on weather conditions.)
||Free along roadside, beachparks, and Turtle Bay Resort.
||All professionally trained lifeguards & CPR certified.
• All lessons start with a
20 min land lesson.
• Group, Semi-private, Private, VIP, Surf with the Pros
Ohana, & Keiki lessons available.
• Lesson may be lengthened to 4 hrs with additional fee.
Please list NAMES, AGES, and approximate WEIGHTS of each participant in the comment box when checking out. This will help us have the proper size of equipment ready for you.