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There’s no better place than Waikiki Honolulu to take surfing or stand up paddleboarding lessons!  Join us at Faith Surf School, Hawaii’s family surf school, and the most loved surf shop on Oahu.  Surfing runs in our family!  As one of Hawaii’s surf families, we enjoy passing on our love for people and surfing right at our home break.   Together, this surfing family is honored to share our passion with the world as we teach, surf, and travel. Come surf with the best Waikiki surf shop!

Founded in 2000, Faith Surf School was voted Honolulu Magazine’s “Best of 2008” after just a few years. We now have two great, beachfront locations to serve you throughout Waikiki Beach. Faith Surf School can cater to all your surfing needs, going beyond your typical Waikiki surfing lessons to offer personalized surf tours, stand-up paddleboard lessons, outrigger canoe surfing and surfboard rentals.  Reserve your spot today at Waikiki’s premier surf shop!

Lesson Information

Surfing Lessons

No matter what your skill level, Faith Surf School will accommodate your needs and will guarantee that you stand up and ride a wave during the course of your lesson.  Faith Surf School offers Group, Semi-Private, and Private Lessons. Group Lessons, our most popular option, are perfect for individuals, family or friends that want to experience the joy of surfing together. Semi-Private and Private Lessons are recommended for those that desire a one on one experience with the instructor, for children 12 and under, or for surfers that want to improve their technical skills.

80 Minute Lessons
Group Lesson (1-5 Surfers Per Instructor)
Semi-Private Lesson (2 or More Surfers Per Instructor)
Private Lesson (1 Surfer Per Instructor)

Surfing Lessons Per Person Cost
Group Lesson $75
Semi-Private Lesson $120
Private Lesson $160

Stand Up Paddleboarding Lessons

With Diamond Head as a backdrop and Waikiki Beach as a sidedrop, stand up paddling is a great way to have fun, learn a new sport and enjoy your Hawaiian vacation.  Faith Surf School will instruct you on the basic techniques of Stand-Up Paddling such as proper balance, stance and paddle methods. Once you are comfortable on your board, you might even be able to advance to the next step, to actually take off on and ride a wave using your paddle and balance to guide your board along the wave’s face.

Besides Private and Semi-Private Lessons, we also offer an Introductory Lesson on the a, b, c’s of Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, which includes a 15 min. land demo, a 15 min. ocean demo, and a 90 min. rental.  All lessons include a board, paddle and jersey.

80 Minute Lesson
Private Lesson (1 Paddler Per Instructor)
Semi-Private Lesson (2 Paddlers Per Instructor)

80 Minute Lesson + a 90min. Rental
Introductory Lesson (1 Paddler Per Instructor)

Stand up Paddleboarding Per Person Cost
Introductory Lesson $65
Semi-Private Lesson $125
Private Lesson $160

We also offer surfboard and SUP rentals – click Book Now for more information!

Julie is passionate about outdoor adventure, wildlife and conservation. She spends her free time mountain biking, hiking, paddleboarding and snowboarding, and she also loves to challenge herself with new outdoor adventures. Julie spent 15 years in Retail, Merchandising and Finance, leading teams and growing large businesses before she co-founded TripOutside with her husband Reet.

Waikiki Paddle Spots

Hawaii is the birthplace of stand up paddleboarding for a reason!  There is no shortage of places to surf and stand up paddleboard in Oahu.  Our knowledgeable staff will choose the right destination depending on your experience and preferences!  Waikiki is just a stone's throw from Honolulu, and the water is calm with light winds - great for open water paddleboarding and beginner practice.  If you feel it is too crowded, there are plenty of places to get off the beaten path - small bays around the island where you can have a more solitary adventure. Known as "The Gathering Place," Oahu has diverse beaches and marine life to experience from your board. Here are some of our recommendations for the top SUP locations in Oahu.

Waikiki Bay

Waikiki is one of the most popular tourist destinations in all of Hawaii, and is centrally located just 20 minutes from Honolulu airport.  It is world renowned for great surfing and stand up paddleboarding.  Waikiki has calm enough waters to satisfy the beginner and the more experienced boarders and surfers.  The two-mile stretch of reef-sheltered beach is among the best location in the Hawaiian Islands for any ocean activity - from surfing, stand up paddlboarding to outrigger canoeing or swimming.

Ala Moana Beach Par

Ala Moana Beach Par is closer to Honolulu but often less crowded than Waikiki.  This beach is popular with paddleboarders due to the shallow coral reef that helps maintain the calm, flat waters.  This beach is a great place to launch when the surf is high at other beaches during the winter.  Beginners find the flat water ideal for learning, and experienced boarders find the waters great for distance paddling and training.  The Park also has lots of amenities for families, picnics and other activities.

Q What does the surf lesson include?

All surf lessons include a surfboard, leash and jersey. A Photo CD of your surf session will also be available for purchase.

Q What is your cancellation policy?

Customers will receive a full refund with 24 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.

Q How long are the surfing lessons?

80 Minute Lessons
Group Lesson (1-5 Surfers Per Instructor)
Semi-Private Lesson (2 or More Surfers Per Instructor)
Private Lesson (1 Surfer Per Instructor)

Lesson Times: 9:00am / 11:00am / 1:00pm / 3:00pm

Q What does the Stand up Paddleboard lesson include?

All lessons include a board, paddle and jersey.

Q How long are the SUP lessons?

80 Minute Lesson
Private Lesson (1 Paddler Per Instructor)
Semi-Private Lesson (2 Paddlers Per Instructor)

80 Minute Lesson + a 90min. Rental
Introductory Lesson (1 Paddler Per Instructor)
Lesson Times: 9:00am / 11:00am / 1:00pm / 3:00pm

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