Surfing in Kauai

Are you up for the challenge of the Kauai surf? The island has a wide range of waves that will suit any level of proficiency. Learning to surf may seem like a daunting task at first, but Kauai has all of the resources you need to become an expert. At the local surfing shops there are a variety of different surfboard sizes. The bigger the board, the easier it is to stand on. If you are a beginner be sure to look for the right waves. Start out on the waves that have already crumbled. The 20 foot picturesque surfing waves may have to wait until next trip.

If you are interested in taking lessons you can learn from world champion surfers. There are daily lessons available and you can call in advance to set up a time that will fit your schedule. The surfing schools offer individual and group lessons. Many of the surfing instructors are CPR, Life Guard, and First Aid certified to make sure you are safe. It is important that you understand the risks and proficiency of the instructors, so please make sure to ask safety questions in advance. Contact Stephanie at to set up your personalized itinerary and book all the activities you would like to enjoy. You can see a sampling of what is available through our preferred providers listed below.

Titus Kinimaka’s Hawaiian School of Surfing

Titus Kinimaka’s Hawaiian School of Surfing has two different locations on the Island – one for the Summer and one for the winter. Both locations are in Hanalei on the north side of the island. The drive is about 1 hr and 15 minutes on Kuhio Highway. Titus Kinimaka built his school around the expertise that he learned during his 45 years of surfing. Lessons range from Beginner to Advanced. Call them at 808-652-1116 to set up your kauai surfing lesson today!

Hawaiian Surfing Adventures

Mitchell Alapa and crew welcome you to sandy bottom Hanalei Bay. Close to shore, shallow and with Kauai surf instructors who are big wave ridersand competitive surfers your 2 hour surf lesson will have you advancing from any level. Stand up paddle lesson and Kayaking require no equip. transporting because they are right on Hanalei River and right on Hanalei Bay. Recommended by Legendary surfer Laird Hamilton for surf and SUP while on Kauai. Please call 808-482-0749 or book online at

Blue Seas Surf School

Blue Seas Surf School is a family owned surf school run out Poipu Beach. They have a personal touch to their surfing lessons and take care you from start to finish. Specializing in families and small groups, Blue Seas has the flexibility to customize your surf lesson just for you. They will even come right to our Villas so that you don’t have to travel at all. Call Charlie today for your surf lesson at 808-634-6979

Garden Island Surfing School

Garden Island Surfing School is a premier surfing school in Poipu. It guarantees a 97% success rate and a true Hawaiian experience. A typical class will include 4 people, but the school is very flexible and offers customized individual surf lessons. They hold classes 7 days a week and are located just down the street from The Villas at Poipu Kai. Call them at 808-652-4841 and set up your surf lesson today.