Waikiki Surfing Lessons

Are you looking for a unique experience while in Waikiki? Why not try surfing? Our professional instructors will have you up and riding the waves within two hours. Hans Hedemann Surf School has been teaching surfing for over 25 years, and we are one of Honolulu’s top surf schools. We’ll provide you with all the necessary gear to keep you safe and comfortable while surfing. The best part is that we offer our lessons right on Waikiki Beach – there’s no better place to learn how to surf!

Our talented surf teachers will coach you through the best ride of your life! Whether you’re a beginner or advanced surfer, young or old, nervous or eager—we’ll make sure you get the most effective coaching.


  •  Group Lessons $95
  • Semi-Private Lessons $135
  • Private Lessons $175
  • Lessons start at: 8:00am • 11:00am • 2:00pm
  • Tour Length 2 hours
  • Children under 14 must choose Private
  • Tax not included


  • Rash guard, Surf Shirt, reef shoes and surfboard rentals are FREE with lesson.

Group Lessons:
One of our most popular lessons, the group lesson is perfect for first-time surfers. We start our Waikiki surfing lessons with basic water safety principles and a land lesson before going in the ocean.

Semi-Private Lessons:
The semi-private lesson accommodates 2 students with one instructor. It’s perfect for couples, friends or family members who want to learn surfing together and get personalized coaching from one instructor.

Private lessons:
We recommend private lessons for those who want the extra attention, like intermediate to advanced surfers. Your instructor will be able to guide you and teach you whatever you want to learn. We also require private Waikiki surfing lessons for children between the ages of 6 and 13 and non-swimmers for safety reasons.

Hans Hedemann Surf School was established in 1995 and has since become the premier surfing school in Hawaii with locations in Waikiki and the North Shore of Oahu. A team of lifeguard and CPR trained instructors and safety guides dedicate to an enriched Hawaiian Surfing experience to provide a great adventure for the beginner, intermediate, and advanced surfer.