Family Surf Lessons in Maui – What to Know

Thinking about taking family surf lessons in Maui? Below you will find answers to some frequently asked questions and some manao (knowledge) about why Aloha Surf School stands out from all the other surf schools on this gorgeous island!

The photo above was captured by an Aloha Surf School photographer of the Blumel family, who posted this image on Instagram about their family surf lesson:

“We’re having the best time in Maui. Today we surfed and everyone stood up in their boards numerous times. Thank you to @aloha_surf_school_mauiand our awesome instructor. It was a fantastic experience had by all. I wish the little guy could have been in this picture but since he’s too young to surf, he played in the kids club while the rest of us hit the waves!”

Watch this short video to see what Aloha Surf School is all about:-

If you’re planning a trip to Maui with your kids, you have multiple entertainment options; beach funkayak toursoutrigger canoes, and family surfing lessons are a few of the activities we’d recommend as you plan your visit.

A few things to note about taking family surf lessons in Maui:

Child Ages and Experience Levels

At Hawaiian Ocean Sports, we specialize in teaching surf lessons to all levels, ages 5 and up,- we cater to all abilities and experience levels, from beginner to advanced surfers. Our experienced instructors provide a safe, fun, engaging, and knowledge filled environment to learn how to surf.

How it Works

1. Select whether you’d like a private or semi-private surfing lesson. Private surf lessons offer individual attention with one surfer per instructor at the cost of $199 per person for 2 hours. Semi-Private surf lessons are for private groups of 2 or more surfers and the instructor is booked specifically for the group,- the cost is $99 per person and the duration is also 2 hours.  Book either lesson at

In addition, as an August Special, Aloha Surf School is offering an Open Group surf lesson at 12:30 daily with one instructor per 6 students, the cost is $75 per person and the duration is the normal 2 hour lesson time. Please call 808-633-2800 to inquire and book.

2. Book your lesson. Select your date and time for your surf lesson. If you are booking within 24 hours, please call us at 808-633-2800 to arrange a time.

3. Show up for your lesson! All you need is your bathing suit and a towel. We will provide all the rest; water shoes, rashguard, surf/SUP board, and water. It is with hanohano (honor), ha’aha’a (pride) and Maluna o’u kela ko’i ko’i(that responsibility/obligation is on me) that we share the ancient Hawaiian sport of He’e Nalu — to ride a surfboard, surfing, wave riding; literally wave sliding. We look forward to meeting you and introducing you to surfing.

Keep in mind that when you’re planning a trip to Maui either with or without children, there are multiple entertainment options; beach funkayak toursoutrigger canoes, and family surfing lessons are a few of the activities we’d recommend as you plan your visit. Do not hesitate to call us 808-633-2800 with any questions about activities, the island, ect.

Cultural Engagement

Hawaiian Ocean Sports shares culturally relevant experiences to enhance your vacation in Maui. By perpetuating Hawaiian culture and sharing the Aloha Spirit, we strive to make your experience memorable.

Our instructors inject passion and purpose into teaching visitors how to surf. Ikaika, Hawaiian Ocean Sports leadership member and head surf instructor, reflects on this unique part about our tours:

“I love teaching because I get to share the history of surfing, my culture, and lifestyle with our guests. For me, it starts with Aloha and giving you a Hawaiian experience that you will never forget.”

Book your Maui surfing lesson today! Or, if you’d like to hear what our customers are saying about our Aloha Surf School, please read our customer reviews on sites like Trip AdvisorYelp, and Facebook!

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