Excelling at watersports, like aging gracefully or enjoying dried fruit, requires acceptance of pruney fingers. Outfit yourself for aqua play with today’s Groupon: for $44, you get a two-hour surf lesson from Hawaiian Surf Adventure (an $89 value). Lessons are held Monday–Saturday, two to three times each day in the morning and afternoon.
Hawaiian Surf Adventure’s expert instructors teach small groups of up to six pupils the art of surfing on scenic, uncrowded stretches of water and sand. The instruction begins with a 30-minute onshore session covering oceanic safety and surfing techniques, all at a safe distance from the bitter jeers of leg-envying merfolk. The group then takes a 20-minute boat ride into Maunalua Bay, voyaging to a secluded surf break where beginning barrel-riders can take to the water without having to fight crest-hogging crowds. One hour of riding time provides ample opportunities for wave whompers to practice newly learned maneuvers while tackling aqueous pipelines.
Hawaiian Surf Adventure provides all necessary surfing equipment, though ocean cowboys should come equipped with their own bathing suit, beach towel, sunscreen, and waterproof lasso. An instructor is on hand during each lesson to take photos and video, which are available for purchase for an extra fee ($30).
Hawaiian Surf Adventures
The enthusiastic wave-tamers at Hawaiian Surf Adventures infuse students with their waterlogged passions for surfing and standup paddleboarding along the southeast shore as well as Hawaiian canoeing . With access to areas such as the uncrowded waters of Maunalua Bay, instructors give their students the space needed to learn how to balance atop a board while riding the backs of white-crested, aqua-blue waves or vacationing Loch Ness monsters. Whether paddling surfboards, hanging ten, or navigating a Hawaiian canoe, the team makes adventures easy for beginners and informative for more seasoned watersports enthusiasts.
7192 Kalanianaole Hwy.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96825