The School

Aloha and welcome to North Shore Oahu Surf School, your ultimate gateway to the electrifying world of surfing on the legendary North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.

Led by the one and only Kala Grace, pro surfer and Pipeline specialist, our school is all about sharing our love and knowledge for the ocean in Hawaii and delivering epic surf experiences that will leave you stoked beyond belief.

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Why Get On Board With Us?

You Will Be Standing Up And Riding Waves On Your First Lesson Or Your Money Back Guaranteed.

Learn from a Pro

At North Shore Oahu Surf School, you have the unique opportunity to learn from the best. Kala Grace, with his impressive lineage of professional surfers, brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every lesson. By learning from a true surfing pro, you’ll gain insights and techniques that will elevate your skills to new heights.

Local Experts

Our instructors are local water enthusiasts, deeply connected to the North Shore and its waves. They possess a profound understanding of the area’s breaks, currents, and hidden treasures. With their guidance, you’ll not only catch waves but also gain a deeper appreciation for the beauty and power of the ocean.

Unforgettable Experiences

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rider, our surf lessons are designed to challenge and inspire you. With dedicated instructors, a supportive environment, and infectious stoke, get ready for a memorable surfing journey tailored to your needs and aspirations.

Our Team

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Kane Turalde

Hailing from the big island of Hawaii, Kane is a native Hawaiian surfer who has been riding waves since he was young. When he’s not chasing swells or competing in surf contests around the world, Kane can be found on the north shore, sharing his love for surfing and spreading his wealth of knowledge to others.

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Stone Garcia

With a lineage of Hawaiian surfing legends, Stone’s father, Sunny Garcia, holds the record for the most wins out of Hawaii, including world titles and multiple Triple Crown of Surfing victories. Stone continues the family legacy through his teaching, delivering top-notch instruction in the very place where his family’s name was etched in surfing history.

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Kala Grace

Founder of North Shore Oahu Surf School and hailing from a rich surfing heritage, Kala brings over 15 years of teaching experience to you. With recent achievements including a remarkable 12-point ride at Pipeline’s renowned “Backdoor Shootout,” Kala embodies the true spirit of surfing excellence.

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Kekai Grace

As Kala’s brother, Kekai is an expert-level surfer with extensive knowledge of the north shore and its waters. With over 15 years of teaching experience, he guarantees top-notch surf lessons that cater to your needs.

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Lawrence Knosp

With a lifelong connection to the water, Lawrence is both an expert surfer and an MMA fighter. His passion for the sport and teaching began at a young age, making him a skilled instructor who is committed to sharing his knowledge with others.

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!

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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!