Maui Surf Lessons

What are the best surf lessons Maui has to offer?

Whenever people picture Hawaii, surfing is one of the first images that comes to mind. Watching a professional skim waves and ride through barrels…they make it look so easy! So many people want to learn how to surf in Hawaii, but how do you find the right teacher? With our guide and recommendations, you’ll be sure to learn how to stand up (or at least try) with an incredible instructor. Go ahead, sign up for Maui surf lessons today—you might regret not trying!

Maui Surf Clinics

One of the longest run surfing institutions, Maui Surf Clinics focuses on the entire surf experience from water safety to ocean awareness and surfing etiquette. Their coaches narrow in on the subtleties of style and form to make sure you’re getting the best chance at catching a wave. If you’re a beginner or first-time surfer, the coaches will help you develop a good foundation for surfing all on your own. Even if you’re an intermediate or advanced surfer, our coaches can help hone your skills and give you tips and tricks to up your surfing game. 

The Maui Surf Clinics are right by the beach at the Shops at 505 on Front St. in Lahaina on Maui’s West side. There’s free and paid parking in the area and Maui surf lessons are available all day long. They’ll work with children 4-8 years if they’ve had swim lessons and use a special soft board to keep them safe. In addition, each instructor is CPR, first aid, and ocean lifeguard certified to make sure everyone stays safe.

South Pacific Kayaks

If you’re staying on Maui’s South side in Kihei or Wailea, check out South Pacific Kayaks for some of the best surf lessons Maui has to offer. This area is known for gentle, rolling waves, large surf areas, and foot-friendly (not rocky) shores. As you probably know, Maui in general is known for its beautiful, sunny weather, and of course, the best waves to learn how to surf on. If you’re traveling with family or friends, they can hang at the nearby Kalama Park to watch you try to stand up on a board or just relax in the shade or on the beach. If they prefer shopping, there are plenty of stores nearby. Take advantage of your time on our beautiful island and sign up for Maui surf lessons today!

They suggest that you put reef safe sunscreen on 15-30 minutes before your scheduled lesson. You’ll be provided with a rash guard (a long-sleeved shirt to protect you from UV rays) and some booties to grip onto your board with. You’ll also get the right size board for your size to make sure you’ve got the best tools for learning to surf. After your lesson, trade in your gear for refreshments and snacks and come back the next day to take another lesson or rent a board and try to surf on your own! Children under 8 must take a semi-private lesson for safety and supervision—all equipment is provided.

Maui Wave Riders

With locations in Lahaina and Kihei, Maui Wave Riders offers Maui surf lessons to visitors on the West and South sides of Maui. Everything is provided for a successful lesson from a well-fitted board to professional coaching and a lesson on ocean safety.

Let us know whether you want group lessons, semi-private, or private surf lessons and we’ll do our best to accommodate you. Are you an advanced surfer? Join the crew for a surf safari to kick up your skills a notch and enjoy the best surf lessons Maui visitors can buy. If you’re interested in stand up paddle boarding (SUP), Maui Wave Riders teaches that as well!

Each group is limited to 6 people, though children under 10 are required to take a semi-private or private lesson for safety. Maui surf lessons last 2 hours and SUP sessions are 1.5 hours. Picture yourself surfing the magical turquoise waters of Maui and sign up to challenge yourself and have fun learning something new!

Maui Surfer Girls

Despite the name, Maui Surfer Girls is open to men, women, children, and teens, though they specialize in groups, families, and newlywed couples. Boasting small classes and uncrowded beaches, and talented instructors, these are some of the best surf lessons Maui visitors can find. Maui Surfer Girls is the only female-owned surf school on Maui and loves working with people of all ages (over 5 years old) and skill levels.

Whether you’re a beginner or intermediate surfer, Maui Surfer Girls can help you start out or hone your surfing skills. Located near Ukumehame Beach Park between Kihei and Lahaina, this beautiful, uncrowded beach is ideal for learning how to surf. Classes are no bigger than 4:1, making sure each person gets the attention they need to learn the ocean’s waves and successfully take waves in on their boards.

If you’re looking to learn how to use a stand up paddleboard (SUP), Maui Surfer Girls has an instructor that works out of Kihei teaching with calmer waters and lots of patience. Stand up paddle boarding is a fun sport that includes a large board and a paddle to move in the water.

Lessons are available Monday-Saturday and each lesson lasts 2 hours. Book your Maui surf lessons today!

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