The surf is always up off Lahaina, and this tour teaches you how to ride the waves and experience the thrill of the ancient Hawaiian sport of surfing.
Take a short walk from the pier to the surf school on Lahaina beach. The school's expert instructors have the skills to get anyone up on a surfboard to enjoy the sport firsthand. You will begin on the beach, where you will learn the basics, including how to stand on a surfboard, keep your balance and maneuver.
Before long, you'll catch on and even develop your own style. For instance, some people prefer to ride with their right foot forward, known as "goofy foot," while others feel more comfortable with their left foot forward. There's no right or wrong way-it's up to you.
Once you've got the basics down, you'll enter the water and paddle out to where the waves are breaking. Pick a spot, time a wave, start paddling and jump up on the board. You'll soon see what works and what doesn't and that's the fun of it. You might be surprised by how well you do, even if you're a novice. The excitement of riding a wave is something you'll remember forever, especially in a setting as ideal as Lahaina's beach, where the ancient Hawaiians surfed.
Afterwards, feel free to remain at the beach and relax. You can walk back to the pier on your own, or return at the end of your surfing lesson.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 2-hours of moderate to strenuous activity. Participants should be in good physical condition and be good swimmers who are comfortable in the water. The tour is not available to pregnant guests, wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Additionally, it is not considered suitable for those with back, neck or heart conditions. Guests should wear swimsuits; sunglasses that cannot fall off; sunscreen and appropriate beach footwear along with bringing a towel, cover-up and waterproof camera. Surfboard, wax, leash, water shoes and rash guard tops are included. Minimum age to participate is 5 years old and persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult parent or guardian. Participants must sign a liability waiver before being allowed to participate in this tour. Anyone participating in water activities does so at their own risk and responsibility. Photos of your surfing experience will be available for sale after your lesson so it is recommended that you bring money along with you.