The island of Maui in Hawaii offers some of the best surfing spots from all around the world. In fact, Honolua Bay and Jaws are both included in the top 20 spots around the world that have the most amazing waves that any surfer will want to catch.
Are you and your family interested in learning how to ride the beautiful blue waves in Maui? You should include surfing lessons as one of the Maui island activities on your Hawaii vacation itinerary. If you are looking for some of the best places to get “surfing lessons near me”, here’s a list of instructions that you can sign your family up for that are kid-friendly and a short drive from one of the best Kahana beach resorts, Kahana Village Vacation Rentals.
Below are some of the top family-friendly Maui surf lesson schools listed by their proximity to our beachfront Maui vacation rentals. Our 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom condo villas are so close to the ocean you will enjoy waking each morning to the sound of crashing waves.
Island Style Adventures Surf School – West Maui, Kaanapali
If you feel like enjoying the surf and the scenery in Kaanapali Beach, then you can sign up for surfing lessons from Island Style Adventures. This surf school has been offering instructional classes since 1999 and their sessions are handled by their local staff who have Lifeguard, First Aid, and CPR certifications. They teach students of all ages and ability levels. Putting safety as their top priority, they only accommodate a max of 3 students per session.
Island Scuba and Surf School – West Maui, Kaanapali
The staff of Island Scuba and Surf School specializes in providing beginner surfing lessons for students of all ages, starting from 5. Their classes can accommodate up to 6 students, which helps their instructors provide proper attention and guidance to their students. Apart from group surf lessons, they also offer semi-private and private instruction for learners who prefer to have one-on-one coaching with an instructor. They offer 1.5 hours of teaching per session daily at Kaanapali Beach.
Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy – West Maui, Lahaina
For one of the best surfing lessons available in Maui, Royal Hawaiian is your go-to place. This award-winning family-friendly surfing and stand up paddle board instructional company offers group, private and semi-private lessons starting from 1.5 to 2 hours each session. For safety reasons, kids under 9 years old must join a private session. Perfect for some great family bonding time!
They also offer the Surfari experience for the more seasoned surfers. Surfaris are available for 4, 6, and 8-hour sessions, wherein exclusive private instruction is offered and you will also get help in finding the best waves around the island. Sessions include surfboard, long sleeve UV rash guards, reef shoes, beach chairs, and snacks & drinks.
Hawaii Surf Lessons 101 – West Maui, Lahaina
If you are thinking about catching some beginner waves on the island, Lahaina is the place to be and Hawaii Surf Lessons 101 will get you on those swells in no time! They offer private and semi-private one-time instruction, as well as 3 or 5-session packages. They also offer 1, 2, 3 or 5-day surf clinics for students of all ages. For intermediate and advanced surfers, they also host surf tours that are lead by seasoned locals who can help you find the right waves to catch, depending on your skill level.
Maui Surfer Girls – West Maui, Lahaina
This surf school is open to all students and specializes in teaching families, small groups and newlyweds. They offer lessons in small class sizes in uncrowded beaches, meaning you won’t be surrounded by other beginners as you try to catch your first wave. The classes are offered along the coast of the scenic Ukumehame Beach Park.
Maui Surf Lessons – West Maui, Lahaina & South Maui, Kihei
Maui Surf Lessons provides exclusively private classes to make sure that you and your party get the time and attention needed for a successful surfing experience. Each lesson is conducted in some of the select surf spots in Lahaina and Kihei for year-round beginner and intermediate surf conditions. Teaching includes detailed instruction, which covers surfing etiquette, wave selection and how to be respectful of the ocean’s fragile ecosystem.
Maui Wave Riders – West Maui, Lahaina & South Maui, Kihei
This family owned and operated business specializes in beginner surfing education, and also offers advanced, private and Surf Safari sessions in Maui for students of all ages. They also have a large selection of surfboards available for rent, in case you don’t have your own. Their instructors will adapt their style of teaching to match the ability of their students. Apart from their surfing lessons, they also offer surf photography services.
Big Kahuna Adventures Maui – South Maui, Kihei
As one of Maui’s top-rated surf schools, Big Kahuna offers 2-hour semi-private and private surfing lessons along the beaches and waters of Kalama Park. They have soft-top longboards available for beginners. They also offer discounted board rentals for their students, as well as professional photography for students who would like to capture their surfing moments.
Surf Club Maui – South Maui, Kihei
Want to learn surfing in Maui but don’t have your gear with you? Never fret, because Surf Club Maui has got you covered. Apart from offering surfing lessons, they also offer surfboard rentals and other gears you might need for surfing. They have been in the business for more than 20 years, and their classes are open for students from 6 years of age up to seniors. They offer instruction for students of every level in Kihei, with each session running for 1.5 hours for kids and 2 hours for adults. They also provide a 3-day surf camp for kids and 3 or 5-day surf courses for adults.
So whether you are going on one of your many Hawaiian surfing escapades or just want to experience surfing for the first time ever, Maui is definitely the place to be. You can bring the whole gang, your family or your significant other with you for a more memorable surfing experience on the island. And if you are looking for Maui beachfront resorts for a more unforgettable experience in Maui, book online today! We offer beautiful beachfront home rentals that will let you make the most of your Hawaiian vacation in Maui.