2 hrs
Minimum Age
Big Island

Private Keiki (Child) Surf Lessons

Children enjoy a 2-hour surf lesson with your very own Hawaiian Lifeguard Surf Instructor.

Learn how to Surf 1-on-1 side by side with a lifeguard or for children under 55 Lbs: on-board with a lifeguard. Mandatory for all Children Ages 3-10 years old.

Children Under 55 lbs ride on board with a Lifeguard as a TANDEM lesson for added safety and fun and will be provided with a lifejacket if needed.

Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors are Fully Trained and Certified by the American Red Cross and we are proudly entrusted by the Make A Wish Foundation year-round.

Student Transportation from Check-In Location to Surfing Location is NOT provided by HLSI.

The ideal surf viewing area is available at Kahalu’u Beach Park for spectators to enjoy. Kahalu’u is also ideal for swimming, picnicking, and snorkeling.


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
  • 45-minute classroom surf school @ HLSI HQ
  • 1 Hour surf school water time @ Kahalu’u Bay
  • Surf Board and Leash
  • Lifejacket (optional) for children under 50lbs surfing tandem on board with Lifeguard
  • Rash Guard Water Shirt and Water Shoes Rental
$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.

Private Keiki (Child) Surf Lessons
Private Surf Lesson/Child
Ages 3-10

This adventure is operated by Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors

Can HLSI 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 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)