5 Activity Rating
5 Crew Rating
Introductory lesson focuses on giving the beginner surfer an easy approach based on safety, fundamentals and ocean-awareness. Our approach is based on easily learned instructions for paddling, navigating the surf zone, timing and catching waves, 4 fundamental surf stances, board maneuvering, stopping, and even wiping out. Patient professional instruction, excellent equipment, and the best waves possible for learning. Upon graduation, students are awarded a Beginner Surfer Diploma.
We keep it low pressure, safe and fun! Beginner group lessons are available to virtually everyone, and there are very few limitations when considering the age, weight, height, or swimming ability of the potential surfing student. Prior ocean experience is not necessary. Group class sizes will range between 1 to 5 students per instructor, guaranteed!
Learn From the Experts!
One of the most important aspects of learning how to surf is of course, access to the most ideal surfing locations for learning. Maui's coastline offers beginner surfers some of the most beautiful warm water surfing conditions in the world. The primary surf break where we teach is today known as the Breakwall, and is about as perfect as it gets for learning to surf. This sacred royal surfing location is positioned oceanside of the Lahaina Harbor and is a reknowned surfing playground of the Ancient Hawaiians.
This was superb. The kids would like to do more surfing at home, now. Very gentle introduction and a great confidence booster.
It was a great time and the instructors did a great job. I wish the groups were smaller and more managable with traffic
web site says you must be 10 years or olded but instructor told me 7 years or older
It was very crowded in the area that we were trying to surf. I know the surf locations are limited in the summertime, but that's the only complaint that I would have. Otherwise, it was very good.
We had a fantastic time. Armadillo and John could not have been better. Two of our group did not, however, get up on their boards since it was so crowded. I thought there was a money back guarantee about that? It was, by no means, no fault of John's or Armadillo's. It was just so crowded out there that as soon as they caught a wave, they had to stop or run over someone.
We had such a wonderful experience that we later rented surfboards and went out on our own! The surf company Goofy Foot is a very well-run organization; they think of everything--a photographer to capture your moments of glory, surf shirts to keep you from getting "board rash", the right kind of surf booties, even aloe vera plants for skin irritations, and a staff that is knowledgeable and friendly. Our instructor Armadillo was exceptional and we would do it again in a heartbeat. Keep it up -- you guys are the best! Loren & April, Vashon Island, Wash.