Surf School Hawaii

The premier surf school based on the North Shore of Oahu, founded by legendary big wave surfer and surfing coach, Ken Bradshaw.

Ken Bradshaw’s Hawaiian Surf School

Located on the beautiful Island of Oahu’s North Shore, Ken Bradshaw’s Hawaiian surf school offers private and group surfing lessons catering to all levels of surfing experience. Bearing the name of the Texas born, now world renowned professional Big Wave Surfer who came to Hawaii in 1969, the surf school is recognized in the industry for its founder and his contributions to the development of professional surfing and big wave tow surfing safety.

I specialize in providing highly personalized attention to each individual’s surfing ability. Beyond simply going for a surf together, I actually focus on expanding your knowledge and understanding of the ocean and optimal human kinetics.

So you can better enjoy the experience of surfing and walk away with more confidence — whether you are surf your home break or an exotic surfing destination; my goal is to leave you at the end of a lesson with greater understanding of the ocean, reefs, waves and even the boards you ride.

Hope to see you in the water , be safe

Ken Bradshaw

Widely regarded for having surfed the largest wave ever ridden, as well as coaching former 7 time female world champion surfer, Layne Beachely; Ken Bradshaw is a wealth of knowledge and a uniquely experienced professional surf coach and surf instructor.


My name is Rich Eldred; I spent 10 days in October of 2010 taking surf lessons with Ken Bradshaw on the North Shore of Oahu. I have been surfing most of my life and would consider my skill level to be intermediate, but after working with Ken my surf skills have advanced to a level I never thought possible. Working with Ken was everything I hoped it would be and more.

For all surfers a trip to the surf Mecca of Hawaii is a must, but if you’re like me packing up your boards, paddling out to a reef break and hoping for the best is not the way to go. Choosing to work with Ken was a no brainer. First you’re working with Ken “the Man” Bradshaw, (I think that should say it all). Second Ken has countless years of surf experience and knowledge. Third Ken produces results and is super fun to work with.

Working with Ken was everything that I hoped for, but nothing like I imagined. In the correspondence I had with Ken before the trip I gave him a list of things that I wanted to work on, and each of those items I could check off by the end of the trip, but how he went about doing it was way different than I had imagined. On my first day with Ken he evaluated my surfing and right away pointed out three things I needed to work on: duck diving, breathing and fear. I decided before my trip that I was going to really yield myself to Ken’s expertise to advance my surfing, and even though at the beginning of the trip I found it hard to see how these 3 things could be impacting my ability to smack the lip harder or complete a perfect cutback, but they were. We focused on improving these skills and with every day all other aspects of my surfing were falling into place like magic. By the end of the trip I was riding waves on a 6’4 that normally I would have used my 6’8 in that size surf. I was taking of deeper in the pocket and hungry for bigger and steeper waves. I left Hawaii having surfed the biggest and best waves of my life with confidence and knowledge.

My trip was only not just great because Ken quickly helped me to reach my surfing goals and strive for new ones, but I got to work with one of the greatest surfers of all times. Despite all of his accomplishments, Ken is a super cool and a very down to earth guy. He was a pleasure to work with and an encyclopedia of surf knowledge of which he gladly shares. If you want to take your surfing to the next level, and catch the best wave of your life Ken is your man.

I was super stoked and you will be too!


Surfing can be safe, fun and very easy to pickup when you are learning from one of the best surfers of our generation.  Whether you have absolutely zero experience with the ocean or you have been surfing for years, Ken Bradshaw’s Hawaiian Surf School is here to help your transition to the next level of surfing enjoyment.

Learn to surf on Oahu with legendary big wave surfer and tow surfing pioneer, Ken Bradshaw.

Surf Camps Hawaii

Ken Bradshaw’s Hawaiian Surf Camps all-inclusive surfing vacation packages include ground transportation, hotel accommodations, breakfast, surfboard rentals, bike rentals, lessons and guided tours. Everything you want to do and see is available at Ken Bradshaw Hawaiian Surf School.  Our surf camps for beginners are designed to give you everything you need so you don’t have to worry about anything, which gives you more time to relax and enjoy your vacation.

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Private Surf Lessons

The one-on-one coaching and analysis of your technique will take your excitement and enthusiasm of surfing to a much higher level and your enjoyment of the sport will soar!  Private lessons are available at on the North Shore of Oahu, for beginning surf lessons, intermediate surf lessons and advanced surf lessons, 3 years of age and older.

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Group Surf Lessons

Group lessons are designed for surfers ages 15 and older and offer the fun of learning with others. Whether you’re a beginning surfer or an advanced surfer, our knowledgeable instructors can teach you a wide variety of techniques that will help you have more fun surfing!

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Professional Surfing Coach

Mr. Bradshaw belongs to a very small group of elite professional surfing coaches who have successfully coached multiple World Champion Surfers. Based on the North Shore of Oahu, Ken Bradshaw has a particularly intimate understanding the North Shore Oahu’s surf conditions as well as the strategy and equipment needed to excel as a professional surfer in the Islands.

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