Maui Private Surfing Lessons
During a private, one-on-one lesson, you will receive personalized instruction, customized to help you achieve your surfing goals. Private, one-on-one lessons are perfect for first-time surfers who want to learn the fundamentals of surfing or for intermediate surfers who want to improve their skills, practice catching bigger waves, or carve better turns. These surf lessons are done with a fun and professional instructor by your side throughout the entire hour and a half lesson.
Private lesson for 1 person
Learn to surf away from the crowds at our favorite beginner surf break
All instructors are fun and professional Maui-native surfers
Perfect for first-time or intermediate surfers looking to improve their skills
Like-new equipment (surfboards, surf shirt, surf shoes)
Ages 7 and up are welcome
We recommend early morning surf lessons as surf conditions and crowds tend to be best at that time.
SPF 150 rash guard
Protective reef bootiesTop-of-the-line (soft top) surfboard
Things to Bring
All surf instructors are CPR and First Aid certified and maintain consistent training. Your safety is our number one priority!
Your Maui surf lesson will take place at the west shore surf break nicknamed, “Guardrails”. This secluded surf break is ideal for beginner and intermediate surfers because of its gentle, sloping, long waves that break in clear water, close to the shore. It also has a white sandy beach with a generous amount of shade for family members or friends who wish to watch or snorkel along the beach during your lesson.
|Maui Private Surfing Lessons|
Ages 7 and up
Customers will receive a full refund with 48 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price. Mahalo for your business. We look forward to surfing with you soon!
What should we bring with us to our surf lesson?
Although Rivers To The Sea provides you with most of your surfing necessities, we don’t provide sunscreen, board shorts/swimsuits, or towels.
What does Rivers To The Sea supply?
We supply your surfboard (soft-tops), long-sleeved SPF 150 rash guard, and protective reef booties. Our surf equipment has been newly updated so it is in excellent, like-new condition. The rash guards, available for purchase upon request, do a great job protecting your entire back, arms and chest, but obviously do not cover your hands, neck, or back of legs — so sunblock is strongly recommended!
What is the minimum age for surf lessons?
The minimum age for Group surf lessons is 11 years old. For Semi-Private and One-On-One surf lessons it is 7 years old.
Why do you only teach surf lessons from 7:30 am to noon?
We specialize in providing our clientele with the best conditions possible, which tend to be in the morning. As the day unfolds, the trade winds pick up and UV rays are at their strongest, and we prefer taking you out during optimal morning conditions!
What time does my surf lesson start?
Sign up for a 7:30 am lesson? Check-in time is at 7:20 am. A 9:20 am lesson? Check-in time is at 9:10 am. An 11:10 am lesson? Check-in time is at 11:00 am. Your instructor will be on time and show up to meet you at your exact check-in time. To our knowledge, we are the only Maui surf school that allows for a 20-minute buffer between surf lessons. This ensures that your surf instructor will start on time and that you will get your full 1.5-hour surf lesson.
Should I arrive early for my surf lesson?
Please allow enough travel time to arrive a bit early. We suggest showing up 5-10 minutes prior to the start of your surf lesson. This will give you enough time to prepare for your lesson by applying sunscreen and getting geared up with proper surf attire. These extra few minutes will allow for not only a more comfortable experience but also, more time in the water! We recommend applying sunscreen on your face, neck, hands, and only the back of your legs. Doing this 5-10 minutes prior to your lesson will allow the sunscreen to soak in, be most effective, and ideally, stay out of your eyes.
Once we have parked in the designated location and are ready to surf, what should we look for?
Your surf instructor will be there to meet you at our location 10 minutes before your lesson starts. All we ask is that you are ready to surf!
Are there any health issues that I should be aware of?
Surfing is a high-cardio sport, so if you have had issues with your heart or feeling faint or weak in the past, please be sure to let your surf instructor know so that they are able to keep an extra close eye on you. Should you start feeling faint or weak, please do not hesitate to share this information with the surf instructor so that they are able to get you safely into shore. Please let us know about any existing injuries so that we can be cognizant of that during your lesson.
Will Tide or Kiva always be our surf instructor?
Typically Tide or Kiva are the default surf instructors. However, there are times when even these high-energy brothers need to take a day off or are already totally booked up on the day of your lesson. When this is the case, you will be met with enthusiasm by one of our other fantastic surf instructors from the Rivers To The Sea team, all local Maui surfers, and all CPR and first-aid certified. If you are partial to having one of the teach you how to surf, please make a special request in our notes or give us a call and we will do our best to accommodate. But be assured, you will not be disappointed with anyone from our team.
What is your cancellation policy?
Surf lessons must be canceled 48-hours prior to the lesson start time or you will be charged full-price for the lesson.