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Where Is The Best Place To Take Surf Lessons Near Wailea?


Do you want to surf while on Maui?  If you are planning your Hawaiian vacation on Maui and want to take surf lessons near Wailea, come join us in Kihei which is just a few minutes away driving.

Where to Take Surf Lessons Near Wailea

The closest surf lessons to Wailea are located in the heart of Kihei at Kalama Beach Park. Beginner and intermediate surfers will feel immediately at home because wave riders of all skill levels frequent this surf location.

What Are The Waves Like In Kihei

The park has gentle beginner-friendly waves and semi-shallow water making it one of the best places to learn to surf and progress your skills.

When are Surf Lessons 

Surf lesson(s) are in the mornings Monday–Saturday usually at 7am, 8am, 9am, or 10am.   Sunday’s surf schools are closed due to business county permit rules.

We typically recommend the earlier the better due to the wind that traditionally picks up late morning making the water conditions not as optimal.  We also think it is nice to get into the water before the peak season tourist crowds.

How Long Are Surf Lessons 

Lessons are two hours and all equipment is included (boards, reef shoes, rash guards).

What to Bring to Surf Lessons

We provide all the surf equipment you need to learn to surf.  You just need to wear something to surf in, such as a swimsuit and/or board shorts.  We also recommend bringing sunblock, a towel to dry off after surfing class, and water to hydrate.   You may also want to bring some dry clothes to change into after your lesson.

Can Family And Friends Watch

Yes!  Bring your family and friends to surf with you or to watch!  They will be able to see you and can watch from shore.  There is on-site parking, public restrooms, showers, a walking path, and a playground.  Plus across the street from the park are cute cafes, food trucks, restaurants, and fun shops that sell fun Hawaiian trinkets and products by local artists.

How to Get To Surf Lessons 

Most surf students have a rental car, or they arrange transportation with their hotel and/or vacation rental.   Uber and Lyft are also popular forms of transportation.

Surf lessons are located in Kihei at Kalama Park across the street from the 76 Gas Station and the little popular Kihei Caffe.   Once you confirm your surf lesson booking(s) you will receive a receipt and confirmation email with directions to the surf van at Kalama Park where you will check-in.

We recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to park and check-in for surfing classes.   There is plenty of parking in the parking lot by the surf van.

What if You Want Multiple Day Lessons To Progress Your Surf Skills

If you are interested in progressing your surf skills, then more time in the water is what you need.  You can progress your surf skills by booking multiple-day surf lessons such as our 3 Day Surf Progression (each day is a two-hour lesson).

You will learn the anatomy of a surfboard, surf etiquette, ocean awareness, safety tips, paddling techniques, pop-up, reading the waves, timing, turning, and navigation skills.

When Should You Book Your Surf Lessons On Maui

Book your surf lessons now!  We recommend booking early (especially during the peak family travel seasons of spring, summer, and winter breaks) as lesson availability can book up weeks in advance.

If learning to surf is on your bucket list, book a lesson so you can really have fun on your Hawaiian vacation!  We’ve helped thousands of families through the years and we can help you too!

YOU can learn at a beginner-friendly location with gentle waves. Great for your kids and the whole family!  You don’t want to leave Maui wishing you had tried the most famous sport in Hawaii.

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Students love to share with us that surfing on Maui was the highlight of their Hawaiian Vacation.  However, don’t just take our word for it.  You can check out their reviews and testimonials on Trip AdvisorYelp, and Google.

We want all of our surf students to be 100% happy and offer a high standard of customer service.  If you have questions when booking surf lessons, contact us. We are happy to assist!

We would love to get you and your family in the water!

You can also check out our FAQ’s page.


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