Learn to surf with the best surf school Oahu offers, led by World-Class Pro Surfer Kala Grace.

North Shore Surfing Lessons

If you’ve been looking for the surfing lessons North Shore surf enthusiasts love, you’re in the right spot. There’s no better place to learn than with us at North Shore Oahu Surf School – we strive to provide the best surfing lessons Oahu offers.

Founded by pro surfer Kala Grace, we’re famous on the North Shore for our 100% satisfaction money-back guarantee — we know we can teach you to stand up and ride the waves. You’ll have fun and experience world-famous beaches at their best.

If you’re ready to go surfing in Hawaii, we’ll help make your dream come true. Learning to surf is the ultimate thing to do on your Hawaiian vacation.

Ready to Learn to Surf in Oahu?

You’ll have a great time learning to surf with our experienced instructors. Regardless of age or experience, we’ll teach you to stand up on a surfboard and ride the waves.

Our North Shore surf lessons are ideal whether you’re a beginner or already have intermediate or advanced skills. We’re experienced, fun, helpful, and excited to work with anyone ready to be out on the water.

When you take lessons with us, we provide surfboards and all the gear you’ll need – you can plan on a two-hour experience from start to finish.

  • LEVEL: BEGINNERS
  • 1 PERSON

$200

Choose this option if you’re a first timer or beginning surfer looking for a one-on-one lesson with all attention on you.

North Shore advanced surfing lessons for individuals, couples, and groups. Advanced surf lesson, Oahu.
  • LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED
  • 1 PERSON

$200

Select this private lesson if you’re an intermediate or advanced surfer looking to improve your skills; it’s an advanced one-on-one experience.

North Shore surfing lessons for couples. Semi-private surf lesson, Oahu, Hawaii.
  • LEVEL: ALL LEVELS
  • 2 PERSON

$125/each

Sign up with a spouse, friend, or child to take private surfing lessons for two people; a 2:1 student-instructor ratio.

North Shore surfing lessons on Oahu Hawaii. Group surf school, North Shore.
  • LEVEL: ALL LEVELS
  • 3 OR MORE PEOPLE

$100/each

Take a private group surfing lesson with family or friends; you’ll learn privately from an accomplished pro; 3:1 instructor-student ratio.

North shore surfing lessons for beginners, Hawaii.
  • LEVEL: BEGINNERS
  • 1 PERSON

$200

Choose this option if you’re a first timer or beginning surfer looking for a one-on-one lesson with all attention on you.

Advanced surfing lessons, Oahu surf school, North Shore, Hawaii.
  • LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED
  • 1 PERSON

$200

Select this private lesson if you’re an intermediate or advanced surfer looking to improve your skills; it’s an advanced one-on-one experience.

  • LEVEL: ALL LEVELS
  • 2 PERSON

$125/each

Sign up with a spouse, friend, or child to take private surfing lessons for two people; a 2:1 student-instructor ratio.

Oahu group surf lessons, North Shore, Hawaii.
  • LEVEL: ALL LEVELS
  • 3 OR MORE PEOPLE

$100/each

Take a private group surfing lesson with family or friends; you’ll learn privately from an accomplished pro; 3:1 instructor-student ratio.

The Best Surfing Lessons North Shore Offers

You can take lessons with us regardless of your age or skill level, and we let you decide whether you want to learn surfing individually, with one other person, or in a group.

Check out the North Shore Oahu Surfing School’s many advantages …

  • Locally owned and operated
  • All instructors Hawaiian born and raised
  • Highly experienced surfing teachers
  • Unmatched knowledge of the Oahu waters
  • Everyone trained as lifeguards and in CPR
  • Surf instructors on our team know the Oahu waves and ocean.
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We Guarantee Your Satisfaction 100%

Few Oahu surfing instructors will match our 100% satisfaction guarantee. We’ll get you up on a surfboard and riding waves for an unforgettable day on the water.

We’re so confident you’ll stand on the board and have the experience of a lifetime that we guarantee our lessons or get your money back, no questions asked.

The difference is our people, their skill level, and their commitment to ensuring the best possible experience for you – every client, every day.

Meet Our Head Instructor and Founder

Our founder and head instructor, Kala Grace, is a world-class professional surfer. He grew up surfing the North Shore and has been giving surf lessons since he was 15 years old.

Kala comes from a family of professional surfers, one of his uncles, Derek Ho, was the first Hawaiian world champion in 1993, and another, Michael Ho, won numerous North Shore competition titles.

Our philosophy at North Shore Oahu Surf School is to share a love and passion for surfing with all our clients, guaranteeing them the best possible experience.

WAVE OF THE DAY BREAKING

Wave of the Day: Kala Grace, 12-Point Pipeline Barrel

From the water: nearly impossible Pipe tube during Da Hui Backdoor Shootout

Attention Surfers:
Watch Out For Kala Grace

In an event full of home runs, Kala Grace’s grand slam of a wave was the highest-scoring ride of the 2022 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout.

Read the Love

What our students have to say about surfing with us on the North Shore!!

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Awesome lesson! Our group of 3 ( ages 17, 18, and 43) had a great time and were able to get up on their boards!

Super friendly and knowledgeable staff! Kane was a fantastic teacher and you can tell he’s passionate about the sport. My daughter learned quickly and had a great time! Would absolutely recommend this group!

My brother and I had a great experience with North Shore. The instruction was simple and easy to follow and we were quickly riding waves. The recommended beach was perfect for us. Our instructor, Kane, was a great teacher and very friendly!

My family and I had a great experience. Kala was great, very humble. We had no idea we were being taught by a celebrity! We all went from zero experience to riding waves very quickly. If you’re planning on taking your children this is a great company to go with, I felt my kids were safe the whole time. Thanks Kala for a great experience. Good luck to you and your ohana, Kala.

Kane was absolutely fantastic teaching me and my husband to surf. Even though I couldn’t make it the whole two hours (paddling is no joke!), he was always pushing me to keep going or reassuring me he would take me in whenever I needed. My husband had a blast and said he’ll be back to North Shore Oahu Surf School again for added practice as it made him love surfing.

Kane was absolutely fantastic teaching me and my husband to surf. Even though I couldn’t make it the whole two hours (paddling is no joke!), he was always pushing me to keep going or reassuring me he would take me in whenever I needed. My husband had a blast and said he’ll be back to North Shore Oahu Surf School again for added practice as it made him love surfing.

My wife and I did a surf lesson with Lawrence on Wednesday, and we loved it so much we came back on Thursday to do it again! Lawrence is a skilled instructor who struck the balance between being an encouraging coach and chill friend. If we could, we would do it again but we are leaving the islands soon. It was a highlight of our trip and we may try to surf back home now. If you were on the fence, I would definitely recommend North Shore Oahu Surf School. Thank you guys for helping us through the process and communicating with us last minute for a next-day lesson

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Fantastic experience with North Shore Oahu Surf School. Kane was great with the family. Very supportive when out in the water. He and the other instructors really tried to create a positive surfing experience for our family. I definitely recommend this crew to anyone looking for a great family experience! Mahalo!

Incredible experience with our instructor Lawrence. He was on time, professional, super patient with beginner surfers and encouraging the entire lesson. Knowledgeable with 25 years of surfing would highly recommend taking a surf lesson with Lawrence.

Great guys. Explanations on how to surf were clear and easy to understand. They were super patient with my boys and very encouraging. They were cognizant of my youngest and kept an extra eye on him. By the time we were done my two oldest were consistently riding waves in.

One of the best experiences I’ve had while on my trip to the island.

My 17 and 12 year old sisters and I went out once with Kekai and ended up going back a day later because of how much we enjoyed it the first time. Kekai was friendly, helpful, patient, and encouraging as it was our first time ever surfing. He met up with us at the most perfect secluded beach with the best waves. Overall we had a wonderful 2 hours in what basically felt like a private lesson because it was just us and keiki the entire time. I would 100 percent go back to this surfing company and recommend to family and friends.

Kala was our instructor and the person I spoke with over the phone when booking the reservation for my wife, older teen daughter and myself. My wife is not comfortable in the ocean and really needed convincing to join us. From the start, Kala was calm, thorough and clear in teaching us the basics from paddling to standing, and turning. He explained that we have plenty of time and there’s no need to rush — just follow the basics and it’ll cover 90% of the job. Before paddling out he explained the safety paths for returning to the after catching a wave in to avoid colliding with oncoming surfers. In between sets, he continued with tips on what needed correction. My daughter was standing on the first wave, and within a few waves so too was my wife. It was a good time. I’d highly recommend this school and plan on booking again on our next visit.

Our instructor Kala was awesome! My family and I (age 13, 17 and 46) took lessons and we were able to surf very quickly with all of us having little to no prior experience. Kala was very good at preparing us by providing instructions and practice before we got in the water so we felt comfortable. He was encouraging and friendly. Kala was very knowledgeable about surfing and safety. I highly recommend his company and I would use North Shore Oahu Surf School again for future lessons. We had a beautiful and fun time surfing!

FAQ

We take pride in providing the best surf lessons Oahu offers on the North Shore. You can learn individually, with another person, or as part of a group.

Our unique team of instructors, all born and raised in Oahu, have spent their lives surfing and teaching on the North Shore. It allows us to work successfully with people of all ages and skill levels.

In the first lesson, you’ll learn to stand up on a surfboard and ride some of the world’s best waves
– an experience you can’t get anywhere else.

We guarantee your satisfaction 100% or your money back with no questions asked. It’s a commitment to excellence you won’t find with many of our competitors.

We offer beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons to individuals, couples, and groups. Regardless of age or skill level, we guarantee 100% satisfaction with your lessons.

Because our instructors are among the most experienced surfers on the North Shore, they know the waves better than anyone else and can guide you safely and successfully.

We select a North Shore beach on the day of your lesson, depending on the waves and weather. Generally, we surf Chuns Reef and Puaena Point Beach Park, just a few miles from each other and located near Haleiwa town.

The day before your lesson, we’ll contact you by text or email with a meeting point. We’ll always take you to the beach with the best conditions.

We provide your surfboard and all other needed gear. You only need to bring your swimsuit, sunscreen and towel!

You can change or cancel your reservation until 24 hours before your scheduled lesson time.

Ask Us Your North Shore Surfing Question

Whether you have a question, a special request, or want to share your stoke about lessons or surfing in Oahu, send your question or comment directly to Kala Grace. He’s here to listen! Fill out the form, and we’ll get back to you pronto!