Private Surf Lessons from Kaanapali Beach

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Experience the thrill of surfing on the beautiful Kaanapali Beach with our Private Surf Lessons for two. This intimate and personalized lesson allows you to learn the art of surfing in a safe and comfortable environment, with your own private instructor dedicated to you and your partner. Before hitting the water, you'll receive a comprehensive land lesson on ocean safety and beginner level steps, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience. Whether you're a couple on your honeymoon or a parent and child looking for a bonding activity, these lessons are perfect for first-time surfers. Our patient and friendly instructors will give you the personal attention you need to stand up on your board and ride the waves. Book now and create lasting memories of surfing together!

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 1 hours 30 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-4 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Self Guided Experience
  • Intimate and comfortable setting for learning to surf
  • Highly recommended for first-time surfers
  • Personalized experience with your own instructor
  • Beginner-level surf instruction and ocean safety briefing
  • Patient and friendly staff for a safe and enjoyable experience
  • Rashgaurds, protective reef booties, boards
  • Instructor gratuity

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Immerse yourself in the exhilarating world of surfing with our Private Surf Lessons from Kaanapali Beach. This activity offers the perfect opportunity for beginners to learn how to catch a wave in an intimate setting. With only two students per instructor, you can expect personalized attention and an engaging experience unlike any other. Before heading into the water, you'll receive a private land lesson covering important ocean safety measures and the basic steps to mastering the art of surfing.

What to expect?

These semi-private surf lessons are highly recommended for first-time surfers, creating an ideal environment for you to gain confidence and make the most of your time in the water. Whether you're a couple on a romantic getaway or a parent and child seeking a memorable bonding experience, this lesson is designed to ensure everyone has a magical time while staying safe. The small class size allows the instructor to focus solely on you and your partner, providing individualized guidance and support. You'll receive beginner-level surf instruction and an ocean safety briefing, equipping you with the knowledge and skills needed to ride the waves with ease.

Who is this for?

These private surf lessons are suitable for individuals or small groups looking to embark on an unforgettable surfing journey. Whether you're a complete beginner or have some previous experience, our patient and friendly instructors will ensure you have an enjoyable time in the water. Couples celebrating their honeymoon can create beautiful memories while learning a new skill together. Parents and children can bond over the thrill of riding the waves side by side. No matter your age or skill level, these lessons cater to anyone with a passion for adventure and a desire to conquer the ocean waves.

Why book this?

By booking these private surf lessons, you're signing up for an experience that goes beyond just riding a wave. Our instructors are experienced travelers themselves, possessing insider knowledge of the best places to surf around the world. Their passion for surfing and teaching is contagious, making each lesson an immersive and engaging adventure. With a focus on individualized attention, our small class sizes ensure you receive the support and guidance needed to succeed. We provide state-of-the-art equipment, ensuring your safety and comfort throughout the lesson. From learning the basics to standing up on your first ride, our team will be there to cheer you on and celebrate your achievements.

Good to know

To participate in these surf lessons, check-in at our Surf office and Activities desk located on the backside of Whalers Village along the Beachwalk between Leilani's and the Westin. The total duration of the lesson is 90 minutes, during which you'll receive a land lesson, enter the water, and experience the thrill of catching a wave. Both inclusions and exclusions will be provided by our friendly staff at the surf office. Be prepared to have an amazing time while learning a new skill and creating unforgettable memories.


Customers who have experienced our private surf lessons have raved about the personalized attention and the sense of accomplishment they felt after riding their first wave. They appreciated the thorough land lesson provided by our knowledgeable instructors, which ensured they felt safe and confident before entering the water. With our small class sizes, many customers found it easier to progress and improve their skills compared to larger group lessons. The friendly and patient nature of our instructors was also highlighted in the reviews, with many noting how their enthusiasm and expertise made the whole experience enjoyable. Whether it's your first time surfing or you're looking to refine your technique, our private surf lessons guarantee a thrilling and fulfilling adventure on the waves.

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  • You can book at any time before the event

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I couldn't have asked for a better experience from start to finish. Every staff member was super friendly and helpful in booking, talking about conditions, safety for kids, etc. And the surf instructors Devon and JT were amazing. They created such a memorable experience for my kids (ages 7 and 9). The waves were the biggest the kids had ever been in and Devon and JT took amazing care of them, got them lots of great waves, and both kids had an incredible experience. It all blew away my expectations.


Devon was a great surf teacher for our 11 year old. They had a great time, and he was able to handle his own board and surf most of the lesson! Devon was great at making him feel comfortable and safe, yet pushed him gently to get out there and have fun. Highly recommend!!!


We booked a noon surf lesson for our family of three first time surfers (mom, dad and 10 year old son) the last week of February 2024. When we arrived, JT explained that high winds and surf made for less than ideal conditions for beginners, and offered to reschedule us for another day. Since it was our last day on Maui we decided to give it a go, and do the best we could for as long as we could. JT was on board and recruited Devon to come along with us. Best day ever! JT and Devon were professional, fun and encouraging. They found a mellower spot for us down the beach, shepherded us in the water, set us up to catch waves, and cheered us on. They took such good care of us, especially our son, and instilled confidence and enthusiasm. We enjoyed a full lesson and can’t wait to get back out on the water. Jamie’s photos were terrific, she even captured a whale breaching in the background as we waited on the water for our next wave. We will 100% rebook with Sea Maui Surf and ask for JT and Devon—they’re heros for making our last day in Maui a huge success!!! Thank you!

ken l

wow I am so glad we booked our surf lesson with this group. We had a great time and my daughter was up on her second wave! I cant say enough how great Devan was as our instructor. He was cool, mellow, patient, and supportive. My daughter spent the next 3 days looking at beginner boards, wetsuits and good beginner places to surf in our area. We booked the semi private lesson for 2. At first I though 1.5 hours wasnt long, but its a perfect amount of time. You can always go and rent a board if you want to continue on your own. But for a first lesson, this is perfect. I think most of the schools here will be good, but our experience with SMS was exceptional and I highly recommend.


We had two instructors for our family of four. (It counted as two semi-private lessons.) Our youngest is 9, so she had her own instructor and the other three of us shared the other instructor. Steve and Devon were both AMAZING! I cannot say enough great things about them for our first time surf experience. They were patient, thorough, and really cared about our surfing success AND our comfort level. Since our daughter is 9, she was required to have her own instructor. (Since she was under 10.) At first she was hesitant to not surf with me, but I had no idea what I was doing! She and Devon became fast friends and she loved that he sometimes surfs with his dog on his time off! She said it was the best day ever!! She enjoyed her lessons so much, she would look for Devon every time we were on the beach. :) Steve was excellent with my 13 year old, my husband, and myself. We aren't generally thrill seekers, but we all wanted to try surfing in Maui. Steve made sure he took care to work with each of us on our level. My son just popped right up without issue! Sea Maui Surf was the perfect choice for our family. We had the BEST time, felt totally safe, and the location was incredibly convenient. It's right on Ka'anapali Beach and we just walked right over from the Westin Resort. Thank you to Devon and Steve for such a great surfing experience for our family! Mahalo!


Definitely worth it! Be aware that sometimes they have to cancel your session due to weather or wind concerns but they will make sure to either refund you for parking/your session or they will reschedule it! So I recommend trying to plan this earlier during your trip incase this happens and you have to reschedule! Our instructor, Steve was also AMAZING! He is a really great teacher especially if you are trying it for the first time! Everyone else on staff was great as well!


JT was great. Great instructor and so calm and easy going. My friend and I were first timers and got up on the board on both our first tries. we had so much fun, we came back and signed up for another class 2 days later with JT. highly recommend! Tutu


I’ve been wanting to suerte for years but always found a reason to bail. This time around with my 19 year old son besides me, we signed up and I’m so glad we did. Devin was our instructor and he was so calm, friendly and knowledgeable. He did a great job covering the basics and getting us on a proper wave. Highly, highly recommend to others. We opted to pay a little more for a semi-private which allowed us to get more time in the waves since there were only two of us versus four.

Megan H

We were so excited to hear Sea Maui expanded to surf. We’ve lived their catamaran cruises and I can definitely add their surf program to our favorites too now!!! Sky was our instructor and he was awesome. They were prompt, had great equipment and balanced the right amount of fun & teaching. Would definitely book them again on our next trip!


My boys had the best time learning to surf with Sea Maui. Their instructor Devin was fantastic ! I’d highly recommend him. He’s a great teacher and was so excited for the kids once they got it! Can’t wait to go again!
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