Young kid celebrating catching a wave on a Swell Maui Surf Lesson

Maui Surf Lessons

Surfing on Maui is an experience of a lifetime and one of the top things to do on your trip. Maui Surf Lessons are more than a bucket list item, they can help you develop a deeper connection with the ocean and build confidence. Our hope is that you take your surfing experience with you and continue to surf for the rest of your life! 

Private surfing lessons are great for families, kids and couples. Whether you are a first time surfer or haven’t surfed in a while and feeling a little rusty, we can help you feel comfortable in the water and progress in your skills. Your surf instructor will be by your side throughout your lesson, patiently guiding you in proper paddling & stance techniques, etiquette & how to handle your board in every situation.

“We had an amazing time surfing with Enzo! He made us feel safe, confident, and comfortable during the entire experience. He took us to a great spot and we were stoked with the pictures we got afterwards. He helped us catch waves and ensured we were having a ton of fun learning to surf” ~ Erik, Minnesota

surf lesson pricing

We offer private and semi-private surf lessons for individuals and families or friends. You will not be grouped with other students you do not know. We pair up to four surf students with each instructor for a lesson. All lessons include free digital photography albums!

  • Semi-Private
  • $ 139
    Per Person
    • With your private group
  • Private One-on-One
  • $ 249
    Per Session
    • One-on-one instruction

Local Kamaʻāina get 15% off ~ Be sure to mention it on your call

Swell Maui Surf Lesson student catching a wave

Where We Meet

We conduct our surf lessons at Ukumehame Beach on the western shore of Maui along HWY 30, also known as Honoapiilani Highway. Located between the towns of Maalaea and Olowalu, this location offers perfect conditions for beginner surf lessons with consistent easy-to-ride waves. Click here to learn more about our surfing locations.

Please note: Our lesson location is not within the area affected by the Lahaina wildfires.

What’s Included in Your Swell Maui Surf Lesson

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Private Tailored Lessons

  • Training to match your skill
  • Guaranteed to catch a wave!
  • Professional instructor by your side
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Everything You Need

  • Soft top board with leash
  • Comfortable rash guard
  • Reef safe sunscreen
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Digital Photo Package

  • Photos included with every lesson
  • Digital files delivered to your inbox
  • Easily keep & share your memories!

Patient & Skilled Instructors

Our professional surf instructors have years of experience and have taught hundreds of Maui surf lessons for visitors of all ages. They will patiently guide you in understanding the conditions, wave types, board selection, surf etiquette and techniques to get you safely riding waves in no time! We are passionate about surfing and we are sure you will be hooked after you take a lesson with us. For safety and quality of our lessons, we pair up to 4 guests with each instructor at a time.

Maui Surf Lessons For Kids

Children as young as 8 years old can sign up for surf lessons with a parental waiver. Children must know how to swim and feel comfortable in the ocean. We can teach children under 8 years old, but this is only advised if the student is self motivated and interested in surfing.

Amazing Locations

We surf on the south and west sides of Maui near Kihei and Lahaina where the waves are best suited for beginners, away from busy surf schools. We vary locations depending on conditions to provide the best surf experience possible.

What You’ll Learn on Your Maui Surf Lesson

How to properly paddle, stand up on your board and ride a wave

How to stay safe in the ocean while surfing

Surfing etiquette and communication

How waves are formed and where they come from

How to find waves and read forecasts and swell charts

How to protect the reef and wildlife while surfing

Photos from our Lessons

Each lesson includes a photo package sent straight to your inbox. The photos below were taken with the same cameras we use every day.

Call or Text Now To Book Your Surf Lesson!

(808) 500-2805

We're open from 6AM to 7PM every day, please leave a voicemail or send a text after hours.