Beginning Surf Lessons Hawaii

At Ken Bradshaw Hawaiian Surf School, we begin the first lesson by teaching the basics of surfing, like water safety, surfing etiquette, wave dynamics, how to paddle a surfboard, how to catch a wave, as well as, how to stand up and ride a wave. Each of our surf lessons operate with its unique focus, however our beginner surfing lessons emphasize safety and the basic surfing fundamentals.

As the ocean can be scary and overwhelming for some beginning surfers, the all important foundations of paddling, body positioning, safety and etiquette are initially discussed on the beach. We then take our beginner surf lesson to Oahu’s many safe small wave surfing coves and help you catch your first waves! Our ever patience surf instructors are there all the while constantly providing feedback so that you can improve faster and gain enough confidence and awareness to surf by yourself as soon as possible.

The fundamentals are taught by a number system creating “muscle memory” skills in paddling and standing as essential to successful surfing.

Each daily beginner surf lesson starts with a dynamic stretching routine to prepare your muscles and joints for the tasks to follow.  Once your body is warmed up our beginner surf lesson moves on to teaching practical surfing skills in bite size lessons, making the complete lesson plan easier for you to process and remember.  Every beginner surf lesson is hands-on with Ken Bradshaw and our team of thoroughly experienced surf instructors.

At Ken Bradshaw’s Hawaiian Surf School, all beginner surfing lessons are taught by qualified surf instructors that are also experienced lifeguards. All surfing instructors are approved by the Red Cross and ISA trained and certified.  We have the best surf instructors that are dedicated to making learning how to surf safe and fun for you.

What you’ll learn in a Beginner Surf Lessons:

  • How to Choose Best Surfboard for a Beginner
  • How to Paddle a Surfboard
  • How to Choose and Catch the Best Waves to Surf
  • How to Recognize and Avoid Dangers in the Surf
  • How to Enter and Exit the Surf Zone
  • How to Stand-Up on a Surfboard
  • How to Drop-In and Ride a Wave
  • Proper Surfing Etiquette and Safety Rules
  • Surfboard Design and Functions
  • How Waves Form and Break

Book Your Beginner Surf Lesson in Hawaii with Ken Bradshaw Surf School

All lessons will be private. Ken would rather have to charge a bit more and really be able to pay attention to the individual. Correspondingly the maximum number of students per beginner surf lessons is two (2) if all participates know each other e.g friends and family. Otherwise, beginner surf lessons are restricted to 1-on-1 to ensure the personalized lessons format and maximum effectiveness.

Additionally: For any beginner level groups lessons, all surfers should be at a surfing level in order to ensure lesson flow and productivity.

Intermediate Surf Lessons with Ken Bradshaw:

  • 1 person $250
  • 2 person $350

$125 for each additional hr

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us directly at 808-391-6656.

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