Hans Hedemann Surf School


No visit to Hawaii is complete without a surf lesson. Featuring some of the best waves in the world, Oahu is the perfect place to paddle out whether you're a beginner or a wanna-be pro. Founded in 1995 by Hans Hedemann, a local surf legend and pro, the school is one of the most popular on the island with locations in Waikiki, Kahala, and North Shore. The school offers stand-up paddle board lessons, in addition to surf classes.

A team of talented experts and professionals take guests from "first-timers" to "surfers" in the space of two hours. The first 20-30 minute of each class is spent on land, with the instructors demonstrating important safety information and technique before paddling out. There are no more than 3-4 students per instructor in each class, and private or semi-private (up to three people) tours are available.

Pro surfers Hans Hedemann and Sean Anderson are also available for beginner or advanced classes, at a higher fee.

Rashguard, reef shoes, and surfboard are included in the rental price. A professional photographer is onshore to capture your experience, and image CDs can be purchased after the class for $30.

Children as young as five are welcomed to participate in surf classes, although children under the age of 14 are required to have a private lesson (for safety reasons).

Hours: Classes daily at 9am, 12pm, and 3pm
Website: www.hhsurf.com
Phone: 808-924-7778
24-hour advance notice required

Prices (prices are per person for a two-hour class, tax not included):
Group Lesson - $75
Semi-Private Lesson - $125
Private Lesson - $150
Lesson with Hans Hedemann - $400
Lesson with Sean Anderson - $250

Address (Main Shop): 2586 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 9681

Directions:  The main Hans Hedemann shop is located in the lobby of the Park Shore Hotel Waikiki, just down from the ABC Store and Teddy's Bigger Burgers, across from the zoo and Kapiolani Park. Surfers are driven from the shop down to Publics Beach, which is just a short 5-minute walk from the hotel.

Additional Hans Hedemann shops are located at the Kahala Hotel (5000 Kahala Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816) and in the North Shore at Turtle Bay Resort (57-091 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, HI 96762


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