Surf Lessons in Waikiki

The Best Waikiki Surf Experience

In partnership with Twin Fin Waikiki and Beach Candy, the world’s premier surf school Jamie O’Brien Surf Experience is launching a new brand – Jamie O’Brien School of Surf Waikiki, a new surf school concept dedicated to providing premium surfing experiences in the birthplace of the sport. While Jamie O’Brien School of Surf offers experiences for surfers of all skill levels, we specialize in introducing beginners and first-time surfers to the sport through personalized instruction on premium equipment. Guests can expect top-quality experiences in a private and/or public setting complete with professional media packages and signature merchandise on offer in a completely redesigned retail space in Twin Fin Waikiki fronting Kalakaua Ave.

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  • Ohana (Private Group) Surf Lesson – $149/person Our most popular experience features just your group of friends and/or family with your own private, dedicated instructor! This surf lesson is best for couples, families, and small groups looking to enjoy the ocean together in a private, safe environment. 4:1 guest/instructor ratio. Catch your first waves and create lifelong memories with your loved ones.
  • Group Surf Lesson – $119/person This surf lesson is for those who don’t mind sharing their waves and psych with a group of new friends in our daily public group surf lesson. Guests from all walks of life are invited to try their hand at the sport of kings with like-minded individuals from all walks of life.  Guests must be 12 years of age or older to join a group surf lesson for safety purposes. To ensure quality instruction, we have a 4:1 guest/instructor ratio.
  • Private Surf Lesson – $209/person A private surf lesson is the best way for guests to maximize their wave count and progress their surfing ability quickly through personalized guidance and coaching. This premium experience ensures 100% tailored instruction and coaching from your personal surf instructor, guaranteeing the best surfing experience possible. 1:1 guest/instructor ratio.
  • Kids Surf Lesson – $209/person The best way to introduce your keiki (children) to the sport of surfing! Introduce your kids to surfing in a fun, safe, and beautiful environment. Surfing is a great way to keep your kids active and outdoors. Available for keiki age 10 and under, our specifically trained surf instructors provide a one-and-a-half hour, one-on-one introduction to surfing, giving your child their perfect first waves in a safe and fun environment.

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Tips for a Successful Surfing Lesson

Here are some tips to help you make the most of your Waikiki surf lesson:

Get in shape: Surfing can be physically demanding, so make sure you’re in good shape before taking a Waikiki surf lesson.

Wear sunscreen: The Hawaiian sun can be intense, so make sure to apply sunscreen before hitting the water.

Listen to your instructor: Your surf instructor has years of experience and knowledge of the local waters, so make sure to listen to their advice and instructions.

Don’t give up: Surfing can be challenging. Keep practicing, and soon you’ll be riding the big waves like a pro.


Surf lessons in Waikiki offer the opportunity to experience some of the world’s most challenging waves while learning from experienced instructors. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced surfer, Hawaii is the place to be for an unforgettable surfing experience. So, book a surf lesson today and get ready to ride waves in the paradise of Hawaii.