2 hrs
Minimum Age
Big Island

Locals Only Surf Lessons

A Private Group Surf School with your very own Hawaiian Lifeguard Surf Instructor for private groups of 2-5 persons

Surfing is always better sharing the waves together!

Certified by the American Red Cross in Professional Lifeguarding, Ocean Rescue, CPR, AED, and First Aid.


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION 75-5909 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive promptly 15-30 minutes before your adventure.
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen- reef safe, please
  • Swim Clothes (please arrive dressed in swim attire by check-in time)
  • Swim Shirt- free rental available
  • Water Shoes- free rental available
  • Private Lifeguard Surf Instructor for 2
  • 15-minute classroom tutorial @ HLSI HQ
  • 1.5 Hour surf school water time @ Kahalu’u Bay
  • Surf Board and Leash
  • Rash Guard Water Shirt and Water Shoes Rental
  • *Car Keys May Be Stored By Instructor For Safe Keeping At Beach Park
$25.00 flat-fee charged per class reservation on all reschedule/ cancellation requests

-Cancellations within 48 hours = 100% Charge (including late/no shows)
-15 minute grace period allowed from check-in time before the cancellation policy applies.

*Cancellations by HLSI Staff due to inclement weather/water shall be refunded.

Locals Only Surf Lessons
Local Residents
Hawaii State Resident *ID Required


Can provide surfer transportation?

No. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the classroom and beach park. UBER is available in our area if needed. Public parking is free both at HLSI HQ for check-in and at the beach park. HLSI transports all surfing equipment for our students but to keep costs as low as possible for the classes we do not shuttle surfers back and forth.

When is the best time to surf?

Typically mornings are ideal for any ocean activity on the islands. Light winds tend to pick up in the afternoons making for choppy water conditions. We recommend earlier the better. Feel free to call our office for the current surf/ weather report.

How big are the class sizes?

The max class size allowed is 8 students per class time with a max of 4 students per instructor. For larger groups, private back to back classes may be reserved to accommodate all surfers for the day. (per Hawaii State Law for Kahalu’u Bay)