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    What to Expect
    Lessons are geared to instruct the student in the fundamentals of surfing.

    Instruction includes:
    • An explanation of the playing field
    • Reading the surf zone.
    • Surfing etiquette.
    • Timing and catching the wave.
    • The transition from paddling to standing.Lessons are taught in a beautiful protected cove away from the bigger waves the North Shore of Oahu is known for . Upon arrival surf students are fitted with a surf shirt and a surf board and head straight to the sandy beach to start the beach portion of the lesson. While in the water, your instructor is right there with you to help, assisting you in catching waves and paddling back while, providing constructive feed back after each wave, answering your questions and keeping you safe.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Puaena Point & Chun's Reef North Shore Oahu
    Summer Months Primary Location: Chun’s Reef
    Spring & Fall Primary Location: Variable
    Winter Months Primary Location: Pua’ena Point
    IMPORTANT: Lesson location varies seasonally. We will try to contact you prior to your lesson to confirm which beach. If we are unable to get in touch with you, please meet us at Pua’ena Point. From there, we may surf at Pua’ena Point or Chun's Reef depending on wave conditions.
    • Local taxes
    • Gratuities
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We looked at many different surfing instruction companies. My wife has been planning to take a surfing lesson for her 50th birthday which was our main reason for traveling to Hawaii. There was a lot riding on this lesson. We would do this again in a minute! Carol and Mikala were
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    First time surfing. Mikela guaranteed that I’d get up on the board and wouldn’t you know, I rode a wave all the way in on my third try! Don’t be one of those people that just rents a board, hopes for the best, and spends the whole day diving for pearls. Take a lesson with North
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    Our nine year old twins got up by the end of the first hour (2 hour lesson), my wife and I just couldn't do it but absolutely loved trying! The crew out there were so helpful and so great and we got some great pictures taken by Willi for a reasonable fee (pictures of all four of
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    We did a private family lesson. We have done family surfing at several other surf schools so have experiences with beginner lessons at other companies. Generally speaking the entire experience was very poor. We started at 9am, and they seemed unprepared. The quality of the
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    Response from NorthShoreSurfGirl, Owner at Oahu Private Surfing Lesson
    Responded Aug. 30, 2019
    Hi Andrew, I'm sorry the lesson did not meet your expectations and thank you for the feed back on my instructor and board size. Respectfully, Carol
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    I surfed with my wife and 2 kids at Chun’s Reef on August 10th. None of us had any prior experience with surfing other than riding boogie boards on the east coast. With their help, the kids (13 and 11) were up catching waves from the FIRST one that rolled in. Boomer and Carol
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