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

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Kelsey T.

My wife and I had an incredible time surfing and learning with Kala. He is a wonderful coach! We are not new to surfing, but only get the chance to surf about every 6 months. Not only did Kala give us both wonderful pointers and guidance so that we were able to ride the waves but he helped prepare us for surfing on our own, by teaching us how to read the waves correctly. He is a dedicated and hardworking instructor that you can tell is incredibly passionate about his job, but also about helping others learn and put what they have learned into action immediately. By the end of our lesson I was able to catch and ride waves on my own. It also didn’t hurt that we were surfing in such a beautiful location alongside sea turtles coming up for air! Kala, thank you so much for an incredible surf day! We will never forget what a wonderful teacher and coach you are!


Brandy W

Absolutely Amazing Experience

I read a ton of reviews for companies that teach on the North Shore, and I chose this one since it was locally owned and operated. I am a generally anxious person and I had never surfed in my life, so I was super nervous about finding the spot on the beach/getting started, learning, etc. I didn’t need to be nervous at all- Kekai was great! He met us at our car, walked us over to the beach, and got us started. He taught us some basics on the sand before we paddled out into the water at Chun’s Reef, and he made sure we got to catch lots of waves. I felt totally comfortable with him, and he never made me feel even a little silly (as a total beginner, I’m sure I looked like a doofus, but he was so nice about it). My boyfriend and I were both able to stand up and get some really good rides in, and I had the best time. I will definitely be contacting Kekai again when we come back to Hawaii!


Matthew Albright

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.


Lauren Siegmund

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.


Zela K

dream come true

For as long as i can remember this land-locked farm girl has wanted to learn to surf. I’m 48 and thought it was too late but wanted to try anyway. I talked my 19 year old daughter into taking a semi-private lesson with me. Our instructor, Stone, was amazing. He towed us out with his toes! And, I’m not kidding, he carried three surfboards on his head back to the truck. He gave us excellent instructions and I was able to ride a few waves! My daughter caught on really fast. I have three other daughters. If I can ever get them over here we will definitely book with this school, and hopefully Stone!


Eric W

Surfing with Kekai is AWESOME!!!

Surfing with Kekai was the best part of my Hawaiin trip. Having never surfed before and being a mid 40s east coaster I was worried I wouldn’t be able to live my dream of surfing the North Shore. Kekai gave me some brief onshore instruction, took me right out into the waves and I stood up and rode the second wave we tried for. He then got me up on wave after wave for the next several hours. It was so much fun, and felt so good that I went back again 2 days later for another session. I encourage anyone that wants to surf in Hawaii to call Kekai first!



5/5 stars! Been to a few surfing schools with different people on the north shore but this was by far the best! Kane was the best instructor and super friendly and helped me and my sister out a lot!


Charlene D

Awesome Experience!!!!!!!

Kekai was amazing. Great personality! My kids, 13 and 17 were newbies to surfing! He was patient, encouraging, and took care of them on the water. They got up almost every time. 100% recommend!!!


James M.

My wife and I had never surfed before, but we had an absolute blast with north shore Oahu surf school! She caught her first wave! It took me a couple more, but our instructor was patient, kind, and professional. By the end of the two hour session I had caught at least 6-7 waves. Most importantly, we felt safe and had a ton of fun! I wish we had more time because I would love to take more lessons.


Dan Pierce

Kala is amazing! He is patient and genuinely wants to see people enjoy themselves surfing. During my kids last visit to the island, we had a family surf day and Kala taught them all. They had a blast. It was the highlight of their Christmas vacation. Thanks to Kala, surfing is a major part of my life. He taught me to surf and I surf the North Shore of Oahu every day I get a chance. Mahalo Kala!


Mitchell F.

Spectacular day learning to surf. We learned fast and caught many waves. The instructor kept us aware and in tune with the ocean. Can wait to take another class. Thanks K!


Jack B

The best choice for north shore surf lessons

Kekai provided a fantastic lesson for both my girlfriend and I. By the end we were both surfing like locals. Highly recommended!!


Teenie Graham

This was a perfect day for us! From the moment I reached out about trying to get in for a last minute session, we were met with kind and prompt communication and then our time with Mitch began…it was just my son(5yrs) and I, we were made comfortable immediately and he made sure to ask the right questions to make sure he understood where our capabilities stood. He kept it fun for the entire time while continuing to encourage us. The sea turtles were everywhere, and the beach was beautiful:) We were given a great afternoon, and we are both very grateful! Thanks North Shore Oahu Surf School!


Mario M.

Best time ever, we were met by Kala and he handed us over to the best instructor ever “Stone” he had my 16 yr old and me surfing within 20 minutes of meeting up with him. He taught us the fundamentals and on we went. We had a great time. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND these guys! Very professional!!! Thanks for a great experience guys!!!


Rachael Martin

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