North Shore Surfing Lessons

It’s hard to think of Hawaii and not think of surfing, especially on the North Shore. Whether you are just visiting Hawaii, have been here a while and have yet to experience the thrill of catching a wave, or it’s been a few years since your last session, Buttons Surf School offers safe, fun and flexible surf lessons for all skill and fitness levels. Even if you have surfed before, Buttons Surf School gives you the opportunity to surf with our local experts and experience the joy of surfing. Our 90 minute Private and Semi-Private North Shore Surfing Lessons are suitable for first-time and beginner surfers. We will 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.

What is included in a Basic Lesson?
- Land Lesson
- Safety and Etiquette
- Rental rash guard
- Rental surfboard
- Personal instruction from our local experts
- Surfing real waves on the North Shore

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 808-369-4737 for more info, or click here to schedule your lesson online.

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For Your Safety

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 Oahu 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.

FAQs

What is included in a Basic Lesson?

  • Land Lesson
  • Safety and Etiquette
  • Rental rash guard
  • Rental surfboard
  • Personal instruction from our local experts
  • Surfing real waves on the North Shore

What should I bring?

  • Swimwear & towels
  • Sunscreen
  • Water & light snacks

North Shore Surfing Lessons