Oahu Surf Lessons For Kids

Oahu Surf Lessons for Kids: Making Waves and Memories


Oahu Surf Lessons For Kids

The best way to introduce your keiki (children) to the sport of surfing!
Introduce your kids to surfing in a fun, safe, and beautiful environment. Surfing is a great way to keep your kids active and outdoors. Available for keiki age 10 and under, our specifically trained surf instructors provide a one-hour, one-on-one introduction to surfing, giving your child their perfect first waves in a safe and fun environment.

Here’s everything you need to know about Oahu surf lessons for kids.


Why Choose Oahu Surf Lessons for Kids?

Oahu is home to some of the best surf spots in the world, making it the perfect destination for families who want to experience the thrill of surfing together. Oahu surf lessons for kids offer a safe and fun environment where children can learn the basics of surfing while having a great time.

In addition to the excitement of riding the waves, surfing can also be a great way for kids to develop physical and mental strength. Surfing requires balance, coordination, and endurance, all of which can help kids build confidence and self-esteem.


What to Expect in Oahu Surf Lessons for Kids

Oahu surf lessons for kids are tailored to each child’s age and skill level. The lessons typically begin on the shore, where instructors teach children about ocean safety, such as how to recognize rip currents and how to deal with dangerous situations.

Once the safety lesson is complete, the children are fitted with a surfboard and taken into the water. Instructors will teach the children the proper techniques for paddling, standing up, and riding the waves. They’ll also provide tips on how to read the waves and understand ocean conditions.


Tips for a Successful Oahu Surf Lesson for Kids

Here are some tips to help your child have a successful Oahu surf lesson:

Choose the right equipment: Make sure your child has the right size surfboard and wetsuit for their age and skill level.

Dress for success: Have your child wear a rash guard or swim shirt to protect their skin from the sun and prevent chafing.

Listen to the instructor: Encourage your child to listen carefully to their instructor and follow their advice.

Stay positive: Surfing can be challenging, so make sure to encourage your child and celebrate their successes.



Oahu surf lessons for kids offer the perfect opportunity for families to bond while experiencing the thrill of surfing together. With experienced instructors and a safe and fun environment, children can learn the basics of surfing and build confidence and self-esteem. So, if you’re planning a family vacation to Oahu, make sure to book a surf lesson for your child and create memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Learn to surf at the ONLY private surf breaks in the State of Hawaii
  • World-class instruction, CPR/AED certified and water lifesaving trained
  • Learn to surf at the ONLY private surf breaks in the State of Hawaii
  • Great for children 10 and under

Quick Details

Learn to surf at the ONLY private surf breaks in the State of Hawaii. World-class instruction with your Ohana, one-on-one, or with new friends! All surf instructors are CPR/AED certified and water lifesaving trained.

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Frequently asked questions

Where are you located?

Jamie O’Brien Surf Experience is located on the North Shore of Oahu at a beautiful resort called Turtle Bay.

Where can I store my belongings?

We provide a locker room where you can store all of your belongings while enjoying the water.

How early should I arrive before my lesson?

We recommend at least 15 minutes before your lessons, but feel free to come by earlier to enjoy the sights and check out the surf!

When should I book my lessons?

Right now! Or at least a week before you intend to arrive, we fill up quickly and don’t want you missing out on this awesome experience. 

What if the waves are too big?

If the waves are too big on a given day, we will provide transportation to a private break. We surf every day of the year and will ensure you’re in the right environment to succeed.

Can I take a lesson if I'm not a guest at Turtle Bay?

Absolutely! Anyone can come and enjoy the epic waves of this fantastic surf break while taking classes with us.

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