Stand Up Paddling Lessons

Stand Up Paddling is a fun and relaxing way to enjoy the beauty of the ocean and the lush landscape of Oahu’s North Shore. Our 90 minute Basic Lesson Package is suitable for first-time and beginner stand up paddlers. We will customize the lesson to your skill and fitness level. Our instructors are patient, passionate, highly skilled and experienced teachers. On the day of your lesson we choose the break with the most suitable surf conditions for your skill level or needs.

Buttons was dedicated to teaching individuals an amazing sport that will not only provide an awesome hobby, but also get people in the best shape of their lives, relieve stress, and cleanse their souls. We have successfully introduced thousands of students from 8 to 80 years old to the sport of surfing and stand up paddle board.

Buttons Surf School specializes in personalized 90 minute private, semi-private and group Oahu Surfing Lessons for all skill and fitness levels, from children to competition coaching. Call 808-650-8106.

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.


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

Oahu Surfing Lessons