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Surf Lessons in Kona

Get Kona Surf Lessons and Rentals with Kahalu’u Bay Surf & Sea

surfer riding a wave at Kahaluu bay in kona hawaii


Surfing is a part of life on the Big Island of Hawaii. For thousands of years, the art of riding a wave has been passed through generations of Hawaiians as a bond with the ocean. That’s why there’s no better way to get in touch with the island spirit of Hawaii, than to go surfing.

We provide everything you need to enjoy a day of surfing in Kona, Hawaii. Our flexible surf lessons are designed to fit every skill level and our proven techniques will have you catching waves in no time. At Kahalu’u Bay Surf & Sea we also have one of the largest selections of surfboards for rent in Kona. It will be a lifetime experience that you’ll never forget. Come join the fun!

Surf lessons in Kona, Hawaii are the best way to learn how to surf

surf lessons in kona hawaii


Surf lessons in Kona, Hawaii are the easiest and safest way to learn how to surf. Our professional surf instructors undergo annual training and certifications to make sure they deliver the best and safest surf lessons possible. We are located in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii and ready to teach you how to surf. Whether you are a seasoned vet or never stepped foot on a surfboard before, our flexible surf lesson programs are designed to cater to your every need.


private surf lessons in kona hawaii

Private Surf lessons are a perfect option for small children.

One on One Instruction

Private surf lessons are the best way to learn how to surf! With one on one attention, you get to learn at your own pace. Throughout the entire surf lesson, your instructor is right by your side, giving you helpful tips to increase your surfing ability. A great option for small children, non-swimmers or advanced surfers.

$225 per person



Couple taking semi private surf lessons in Kona, Hawaii

Semi-Private lessons are great for couples and friends.

Two to Three People

Semi-Private surf lessons are perfect for couples, friends and children. With a low 2:1 student to instructor ratio, you get the same personalized attention that you receive with a private lesson. Learning to surf is always a blast when you have someone to share the experience with, so grab a friend and get ready to get wet!

$169 per person


Girls taking a group surf lesson in Kona, Hawaii

Group Surf lessons are offered 3 times daily!

Group of Surfers

Learn to surf and make new friends with a Group Surf Lesson. With our low student to instructor ratio, you are guaranteed to catch tons of waves and have a blast surfing with others.

$139 per person

What to Expect…

Expect to get wet and have FUN! All surf lessons are 2 hours long and held all year round here in Kona, Hawaii. We provide surfers with soft-top longboards, rash guards, booties and expert instructors. Surfers should bring a swimsuit, towel and sunscreen. Showers and storage units are provided on location as well as temporary parking for loading and unloading your gear.

Tandem Surf Lessons Avialable for small chidlren!
We guarantee you can surf!

Surf lessons begin at our surf shop which is located directly across the street from the best surfing beach in Kona, Hawaii. Students will attend an on land demonstration where an instructor will go over important safety tips such as how to wipe out and surfing etiquette. Next, the instructor will explain how to lay down, paddle and stand up on a surfboard properly. Students will practice standing up on the surfboard on dry land first. Once comfortable, surf lesson students will practice their skills surfing waves in the warm blue waters of Kahaluu Bay. While in the water, surf instructors will help students catch waves by letting them know when to paddle and when to stand up. We even give you a little push if you need it so you are guaranteed to catch some waves!

WARNING! Surfing may lead to laziness at work, excessive daydreaming and a complete disregard for shoes. Mahalo!

Kona Surfboard Rentals

surfers riding wave on rental surfboards in Kona, Hawaii


We have one of the largest selections of surfboard rentals in Kona, Hawaii. For your Big Island surfing adventure, choose from a wide selection of soft-top and epoxy surfboards. We have surfboard rentals for every skill level and surf condition.

Need help to choose a board? No problem. Our experienced professionals will help you choose a surfboard that will fit your experience level. Once outfitted with a board, our surf guides will show you how to get in and out of the water and surf the area safely. If you are traveling to another surf spot, we will even provide you with free roof racks and help you attached the surfboards to your car.

Traditional Longboard Surfboards

Surfboards for rent in Kona, Hawaii
Rent a surfboard in Kona, Hawaii and have some fun!

We have a huge selection of NSP longboards to choose from. Our longboard surfboards range from 9ft all the way up to 11ft in length and come in stop-top and epoxy models. Take out one of our nose rider longboards and hang ten or try out some of our high performance longboards when the surf gets big!

Soft-Top Surfboards

Like the popular “boogie boards,” we have a line of soft boards that are perfect for beginners, and folks that can’t take a good bonk on the head. Just kidding. Soft boards are a safe and easy way to get in the water and catch a wave.

Soft-Top Surfboard Rentals

2 hours- $20
4 hours- $30
Daily- $45
Weekly- $110 (includes wax and FREE roof racks)

Epoxy Surfboards

For the intermediate and advanced surfer, we offer a huge selection of epoxy surfboards for rent. Come check out our full line of NSP epoxy surfboards ranging from 5ft all the way up to 11ft in length. We also carry fish and quad surfboards too!

Epoxy Surfboard Rentals

2 hours- $25
4 hours- $35
Daily- $50
Weekly- $125 (includes wax and FREE roof racks)

Surfing Beaches in Kona, Hawaii

Surf Locations on the Big Island
Find waves with our insider surfing section


Part of the surfing mystique is finding that perfect spot on the perfect day. On the Big Island there are lots of places to surf. But choosing the right spot is not as easy as you might think. There are places that only experienced surfers should go, and make no mistake, surfing can be dangerous. There’s a reason they call surfing the original extreme sport!

For a good, fun, and safe day of surfing in Kona, it’s best to know your spots. Here’s some of our recommended spots.

Located on Ali’i Drive in Kailua-Kona, Lymans presents an intermediate to advanced wave that breaks left. Primarily known as a long board wave, this deep-water point break is a great place to ride, and watch the action.

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Honokohau Beach is a beautiful historic bay tucked behind the Honokohau Harbor. This long stretch of sandy beach is perfect surfers, snorkelers and sunbathers.

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Kahalu’u Bay is revered as one of the best spots for snorkeling and surfing in Kona, Hawaii. This easy access snorkeling spot is home to one of the largest collections of diverse tropical fish on the Big Island.

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If surfing on the Big Island is something you are interested in, these spots ranging in difficulty level are the places to go. Whether you just finished surfing lessons and are looking for more practice or you are an experienced surfer looking for the best waves, there is a place for everyone. Click through the map for more information on each of the 8 locations.