Surf lessons in Paradise

Lahaina, United States

Experience hosted by Donnie And Shar

2 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

First we will meet up and check the surf before going down to the beach for the land lesson. I will go over safety, etiquette and some surfing culture. You will learn techniques necessary to catch waves. With the boards still on land you will practice paddling, popping up, and the proper stances. When you're ready we will take the boards to the ocean. Be prepared to exert some energy and ride some exhilarating waves!
Other things to note
Bring water, towels, sunscreen and cash for tipping instructor. If you have any questions please contact me, Donnie directly at 808-250-7873 (All bookings must be made through AirBnB. Mahalo)
First we will meet up and check the surf before going down to the beach for the land lesson. I will go over safety, etiquette and some surfing culture. You will learn techniques necessary to catch waves. With the boards still on land you will practice paddling, popping up, and the proper stances. When you're ready we will take the boards to the ocean. Be prepared to exert some energy and ride some exhilarating waves!
Other things to not…

What's included

  • Equipment

    Additional equipment provided: Surfboards,
    Rashguards (Surf shir...

Meet your host, Donnie And Shar

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 313 Reviews
  • Identity verified
About Donnie:
I have been surfing all over the world for thirty years. Born in California I moved to Maui in year 2000. I founded Surf Dogs Maui surf school to combine my passion for teaching and riding the waves. My goal is to share the surfing lifestyle to as many people as possible.
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From $80
/ person
Fri, Jul 30
$85 per person
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Join 2 other guests
$85 per person
Sun, Aug 1
$80 per person
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Join 2 other guests
$80 per person
Mon, Aug 2
$90 per person
$90 per person

Where you'll be

We will meet at Puamana Beach park, located just south of Lahaina near mile marker 19. After checking the conditions, we can either surf a half mile south at a friendly learning spot called "Guard rails" or another spot nearby called "thousand peaks". Both spots have fun waves and are located on beautiful sandy beaches.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 313 reviews.

Emily
July 2021
Surf lessons with Donnie were so awesome! It was both my husband and I’s first time ever trying to surf and we both got up right away just from all of his tips and instruction! He also made it so fun and made us feel very comfortable. By far both of our favorite experiences we did on Maui!
Surf lessons with Donnie were so awesome! It was both my husband and I’s first time ever trying to surf and we both got up right away just from all of his tips and instruction! He…
William
July 2021
Great experience. Donnie was a patient excellent teacher and accomodating. Had great conditions and we all were able to get up and ride several times. Would strongly recommend renting / wearing a wet suit bottom or yoga pants or very long surfer shorts. chafing of the lower inner thighs from sitting on the boards waiting for waves was an issue for some of us.
Great experience. Donnie was a patient excellent teacher and accomodating. Had great conditions and we all were able to get up and ride several times. Would strongly recommend r…
Marika
July 2021
Donnie was great! We were definitely nervous about surfing but we were quickly put at ease. We were able to stand up after a couple runs and the whole thing was such a thrill! We can’t wait to go surfing the next time we’re on the coast! (The dogs were a great bonus too!)
Donnie was great! We were definitely nervous about surfing but we were quickly put at ease. We were able to stand up after a couple runs and the whole thing was such a thrill! We c…
Amber
July 2021
We had a blast surfing with Donnie today! My husband and I are beginners and we were able to stand up and surf quite a lot! Donnie was very personable and taught us some great skills that set us up for success. He came prepared with rash guards and reef shoes for us to borrow as well. Overall great experience and we would recommend Donnie in a heartbeat to anyone!
We had a blast surfing with Donnie today! My husband and I are beginners and we were able to stand up and surf quite a lot! Donnie was very personable and taught us some great skil…
Tessa
July 2021
We went surfing this morning with Donnie and it was absolutely incredible. We can’t say enough great things and we left so excited! My husband and I both got up on the board after about the 3rd try. Great land lesson and tips/lesson once in the water to be successful. Donnie is personable, knowledgeable, and is looking out for your best interest. Highly highly recommend!!!
We went surfing this morning with Donnie and it was absolutely incredible. We can’t say enough great things and we left so excited! My husband and I both got up on the board after…
Maya
July 2021
We had an amazing time learning to surf from Donnie! It was both of our first times and he made us feel comfortable and encouraged us throughout the whole experience. He provided us with shoes to protect our feet which was a very thoughtful touch. He also made sure to give individualized feedback to each person in the group and spent time before we went in the water explaining important safety information (both for the surf spot and surfing). A must do in Maui!
We had an amazing time learning to surf from Donnie! It was both of our first times and he made us feel comfortable and encouraged us throughout the whole experience. He provided u…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend.