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Surf with a local Hawaiian waterman

surf lesson

Surf with a local Hawaiian waterman

47 reviews
Paused through June 14. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
surf lesson

Surf with a local Hawaiian waterman

surf lesson

Surf with a local Hawaiian waterman

47 reviews
Paused through June 14. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We'll meet at the designated beach at my vehicle where I'll provide you with the protective gear including a rash gear and water shoes, as well as your leash and appropriate board. We'll head down to the sand for a pre-surf briefing consisting of safety, surf etiquette, and techniques for riding the waves. Then we'll head into the water where you'll continue to learn postioning, currents, paddling techniques, how to stand up and ride waves to its full potential. We'll be by your side coaching and cheering you on! When the session is over, we'll paddle back to shore together. We'll "talk story" and review how the surf session went and areas you can improve on or adjustments to make.

Your host

Learn more about Austin

Austin

Aloha! My name is Austin and I am born and raised here on the Big Island. I've been teaching surf lessons in Hawaii for over 20 years. Learn from someone with local knowledge and respect to ensure a safe and fun experience for surfers from every experience level. Learn to surf with friends or a private lesson! You'll receive all the gear needed as well as guidance and tips you need to be up and riding! I am CPR and first aid certified as well as lifeguard certified, so you'll be in great care. I volunteer with numerous non-profit organizations including Surfer's Healing, Surf for Special Needs, and Queen Liliuokalani Children's Center. I've also competed in Hawaii Surfing Association and served as judge. Aloha and Mahalo

What's included

Equipment
Surfboard depending on surf experience, leash, Rash guard, and protective water shoes

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Where you'll be

Lessons are typically held at a beach great for every surf level from beginners to experienced. Amenities are available such as free parking, bathrooms, and showers. If you prefer a location off the beaten path, inquire about a custom Surf Tour to see what Big Island has to offer.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend. Guests should be required to be able to swim.

What to bring

Sunscreen

More tips

We always keep a close eye on swells but depending on current conditions, lesson availability are subject to change. We always want to ensure the best and safest experience on the water!

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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Austin
Surf with a local Hawaiian waterman
47 reviews
$139/person
47 reviews
$139/person