Surf Halekulani
Sports & Adventure

The Art of Surfing

As Halekulani continues to celebrate its indigenous surroundings and culture, we are pleased to introduce our newest experience, the Art of Surfing.  Whether you are a novice to the sport or an ocean sport enthusiast, let our expert team provide you with an authentic adventure and taking your surf or stand-up paddle skills to a new level.

Our team of true watermen, have surfed the world with a combined total of over 65 years of water sport experience.  They will provide you with an understanding and appreciation of the Hawaiian waters (the birthplace of surf), inform you of the different moon phases which change daily and affect the waves, and provide you with the perfect board – curated and hand shaped, exclusively for Waikiki.   More than just “catching a wave,” enjoy this true experience that only Halekulani can provide.

*Complimentary daily surf demonstrations  – Learn basic surf stances before getting in the water.  9:30 am on the beach fronting Halekulani.

Please inquire with Concierge for more information.

Options Available Include:

Surfing Lessons
1.5 Hour: Private or Semi Private

Stand-Up Paddle Lessons
1.5 Hour: Private or Semi Private

Lesson Times: 8AM, 10AM, 12PM, 2PM, 4PM

Sunset Surfing*
*Sunset surfing times are dependent on the season. Between 5:00pm-7:30pm


North Shore / Waterman Tour
7-8 hour tour. Lunch not included

East Side / Waterman Tour
4-5 hour tour. Lunch not included


Standard Lesson Photos
(On average 30-40 photos +2/3 videos)

Drone Photography
30 min. (No assurance to number of photos or videos, only time allowance.
Weather permitting.)

‘Instafamous’ Photographer
2 hours with published water photographer. 1.5 hours in the water, 30 minutes on land.
(No assurance to number of photos or videos, only time allowance. Weather and scheduling


In addition to lessons, we offer:

  • Quality Performance Board Rentals
  • Board Spa available with services to de-wax, clean, repair, and buff


Cancellation Policy: 72 Hour Cancellation Policy Applies.

Surf Halekulani