Kona Surf Lessons, Snorkel, Stand Up Paddle Board and kayaks
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At Kahalu’u Bay Surf and Sea we aim to deliver safe and exciting surfing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, and snorkeling to all of the Big Island and Kona’s visitors.

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 9 reviews
by Ryan Barongan on Kahalu’u Bay Surf & Sea
Hang Ten!

Ben was an awesome teacher. He was very positive, encouraging and made sure we were having fun. I highly recommend this location & thank you to the lady inside (never got her name) for tending to my wife's little scrape. They let me bring my GoPro so I could attempt to capture footage while trying to stand on a surf board for the first time. I couldn't imagine our vacation without this experience. Thanks guys! Mahalo!

(Please tell Ben, my video of my wife & I on that one wave together did not come out unfortunately.)

by Richard Sachs on Kahalu’u Bay Surf & Sea

Deb and I were there today and Mike (the fellow from Catalina) was our instructor. It was a joyous and fun 2 hours, and we'd highly recommend this group to anyone who wants to learn more about surfing. Thank you everyone!


These guys are the best! Not only did our restless teen have a great lesson, but she also got a much needed break from the folks! It was the perfect t addition to our vacation. Thanks guys! We'll definately be back!

by David Whitney on Kahalu’u Bay Surf & Sea
Greatest Surf Lessons Ever!

Much Aloha to Isha and Ben. I brought my 8 year old daughter there for a second lesson and we both left stoked and looking forward to our next session in the water. Isha and Ben created such an awesome atmosphere in the water with their students with positive reinforcement and lots of smiles. They also take time to teach their students how to surf, read the water and how to have fun. The Big Island is an amazing place and this was one of our best memories. Mahalo!

I had a great time!!

The surf teacher and the people who work there are all really friendly, the instructions are easy to follow. You're gonna be in a small group what is one of the advantage from this surfschool. Bacause of this small group they have time for you to teach how to surf. The first time i was there i catched my first wave right away and it was awsome. Since my first time i've been out there a few times more and it was fun every single time.

Excellent Surf Lessons!!

I am a beginner and took a lesson it was fantastic. The instructor was fun,patient and very knowledgeable. I caught my first wave!!! I would highly recommend this surf shop!!! BONUS I saw a turtle who swam very close to me.

Best Surf Shop at Kahaluu-Kona

If you are looking to get wet, and not the naughty variety, Kahaluu Bay Surf & Sea is the place. They set us up with a wonderful day filled with surf lessons, snorkeling, and then a stand-up paddle board lesson. When you are there, be sure to ask for McKenna to take your photos...McKenna provided the best photo of me wipping out. I will never forget the memories...thanks Kalaluu Bay Surf & Sea.

Great family friendly surf instruction

I had a 2 hour semi private lesson with Ben with my daughter, and thoroughly enjoyed our beginner lesson. Terrific, and safe introduction to surfing. All equipment included. Ben, the instructor, was great with my daughter. We both were surfing in about 30 minutes! If you are going to do surf instruction, and you are a beginner, I would not recommend a group lesson that many of the schools try to enroll you in. Do a private or semi private lesson, which this school specializes in. It will pay in dividends. Overall, I highly recommend this school, particularly if you are with small children.

Great Instruction, Lots of Fun”

The family that runs this place is great and friendly. You get great instructions and tips from very professional and experienced surfers. The rates are very reasonable and they are directly across the street from the best beach for newbie surfers (like myself). My goal for HI was to learn to surf and I left the beach with a sense of accomplishment, THANK YOU!