Is it just us, or is there nothing cooler (or cuter) than a kid on a surfboard. In Hawaii, you’ll see parents taking their kids (or ‘keiki”) out surfing before they can even crawl! Introducing children to the world of surfing through dedicated surf lessons is a fantastic way to foster a love for the ocean and build essential skills at an early age. Surfing not only provides an exhilarating experience but also instills confidence, resilience, and a deep appreciation for the natural environment. Whether your child dreams of riding waves like a pro or simply wants to have fun in the water, signing them up for a North Shore Keiki Surf School means you’re offering them a safe and structured environment for them to learn, grow, and make lifelong memories.
What Makes a Great North Shore Keiki Surf School
One of the key benefits of children surf lessons is the emphasis on safety. Qualified surf instructors at Jamie O’Brien Surf Experience are trained to prioritize the well-being of their young students. Our instructors are about more than surfing, we teach children about ocean awareness, including understanding waves, currents, and potential hazards. We educate keiki on the proper use of surf equipment, such as surfboards, leashes, and wetsuits, ensuring they are equipped to handle the challenges of the water; we also teach them about respecting the ocean and their surrounding environment.
Keiki Specialized Surfing at Jamie O’Brien Surf Experience
When it comes to choosing the right North Shore Keiki Surf School for your child, know that Jamie O’Brien Surf Experience specializes in teaching children. Our instructors possess the patience, enthusiasm, and communication skills necessary to engage young learners effectively. Our goal is to create a positive and supportive environment where children can feel comfortable, motivated, and excited about their surfing journey.
About Your Keiki’s Surf Lesson
At our North Shore Keiki Surf School, children surf lessons typically begin on the beach with a briefing on safety, basic techniques, and ocean awareness. Kids will learn how to paddle, balance on the board, pop up to a standing position. They will also be introduced to proper body positioning and foot placement, ensuring they develop good habits from the start. These foundational skills are taught through interactive games and activities designed to engage children’s imagination and enhance their motor skills.
Once the children have gained confidence on the beach, it’s time to hit the water. Our expert instructors will guide the kids through the process of catching waves, encouraging them to paddle, maintain balance, and ride the whitewater to shore. Safety is always our top priority, and children will be closely supervised by instructors who will provide constant guidance and support. As children progress, they may advance to small, gentle waves under the watchful eye of their instructor.
It’s all about Having Fun!
Hands down the most significant aspect of the lessons at our North Shore Keiki Surf School is the joy and fun they bring. Surfing allows kids to embrace their playful spirit, make new friends, and create memories that will last a lifetime. The thrill of catching their first wave, the laughter shared with their fellow surfers, and the sense of freedom as they ride the ocean’s energy will be a memory they will cherish forever! Plus, you may just find your keiki is the next Kelly Slater!