Surf with a Legend on Oahu’s North Shore
At Buttons Surf School, you’ll enjoy surfing the world famous waves of the North Shore with one of Hawaii’s world famous surfers as your personal guide. Whether it’s your first time surfing, or you are an experienced surfer looking to step up to the next level, a surf or stand up paddle lesson with surf icon Buttons Kaluhiokalani is an unforgettable experience.
Buttons Surf School specializes in personalized 90 minute private, semi-private and group lessons for all skill and fitness levels, from children to competition coaching. Call 808-497-8140 for more info, or click here to schedule your lesson online.
Our Basic 90 minute Lessons include land lesson, safety and etiquette, rental rash guard, rental surfboard and surfing in real waves! We will program and customize the lesson to your skill and fitness level. On the day of your lesson we choose the break with the most suitable surf conditions for your skill level or needs.
Learn more about Surf Lesson Packages or Stand Up Paddle Packages. We also have programs for Advanced and Expert surfers who would like to challenge some of the North Shore’s iconic waves, including Sunset and Waimea Bay.
We have experience teaching and surfing with children and handicapped individuals.
Buttons surfs with handicap soldiers through Access Surf’s Wounded Warriors program. If you need a lesson custom-tailored to suit your needs, feel free to contact us. We are flexible and will work to facilitate your requests.
Our highest priority is to pay attention to the safety of our guests in and out of the ocean. We want to make sure that nobody gets hurt and everyone is able to identify threats in time. We strive to minimize hazards at all times. On the day of your surf lesson, we will determine the ideal spot based on the ocean conditions and depending on surf level from beginners to advanced surfers. We will always inform you of risks regarding the different surf spots such as currents, the type of break, water depth and reefs , tidal influences, ocean wildlife, channels and other relevant information.
We also teach our beginner surfers basic surfing etiquette. These guidelines, including respecting locals and other surfers, right of way and behavior in the water, will help make your surf lesson a safe, fun and rewarding experience for everyone in the water.
On the beach we will show you how to handle your board, enter the water and of course how to paddle and stand on a surf board. We take pride in providing our guests with the best gear and performance learning surfboards and stand up paddleboards. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have regarding ocean safety.