$55 for a Group Surf Lesson and Outrigger-Canoe Ride at Big Wave Dave Surf Co. ($110 Value)

Big Wave Dave Surf Co. Waikiki

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Customer Reviews

493 Ratings

I would absolutely recommend Dave and any of his services. He is very knowledgeable and really wants you to get the most out of your time in the lessons. We went back later in the week to rent boards from him. We would absolutely go back to Dave to rent or get lessons the next time we are on Oahu.
Lynn M. · November 14, 2011
Their Groupon to get an umbrella, two chairs and snorkel sets for two people was awesome. The chairs were high quality (Tommy Bahama) and they were very friendly to work with. With this gear, we were prepared for a full day on the beach!
Rachel O. · October 9, 2017
Great staff made it easy to set up, even at the last minute. Trainers were great.
Todd P. · October 8, 2017

What You'll Get


Before man conquered his fear of water, he amused himself with dust sports such as pushing boulders off cliffs, wrestling tumbleweeds, and falling in the dust. Boldly go where our aquaphobic forebears dared not with today's Groupon: for $55, you get a group surf lesson (an $80 value) and outrigger-canoe ride (a $30 value) at Big Wave Dave Surf Co. (a $110 total value).

Big Wave Dave Surf Co. safely guides Waikiki Beach visitors through Hawaiian culture with outrigger-canoe rides and surf lessons tailored to all skill levels. During a group surfing lesson, expert instructors outfit students with the equipment necessary to skirt across the watery playground, including a surfboard, leash, understanding of how to read waves, and supply of mermaid repellant. Beginner lessons commence with a 10- to 15-minute beach-bound discussion of water safety and wave conditions before students paddle out alongside the instructor to catch waves. Intermediate and advanced students can glide out to the break where one of Big Wave Dave's surf sages dish out advice on technique, new maneuvers, and falling without getting wet.

During the outrigger-canoe ride, aqua explorers paddle along in a boat similar to the type used by ancient Hawaiians for fishing and commuting between islands. The captain and cocaptain guide the boat through a 20- to 30-minute ride, pointing out reef wildlife and identifying the astrological sign of each passing sea turtle and dolphin.

Lessons and rides are subject to availability, so call ahead to make a reservation.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Jan 26, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must be 6 or older. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Max of 9 people per canoe; max of 7 people per group surf lesson. Non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Big Wave Dave Surf Co.


Big Wave Dave Surf Co.'s staff of experienced wave riders hits the shores of Waikiki Beach for private and small-group lessons in surfing, standup paddleboarding, and outrigger canoeing. Each instructor's résumé boasts at least 10 years of teaching experience, an extensive knowledge of first aid, and at least one semester as Poseidon's college intern. During classes, first-time surfers learn the basics on land before heading into the warm waters to hang their first 10, whereas advanced riders barrel out into the waves atop fiberglass and epoxy boards. Outrigger canoes recall ancient Hawaiians' exploration of Oahu's colorful reefs, and standup paddleboards combine an intense workout with clear views of the pristine waters below. The shop also offers daily and long-term rentals of equipment, with complimentary delivery and pickup from local hotels.

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