Aloha Surf School on Maui

 

Learn to surf by a world class waterman with deep ties to the community. He love surfing -and sharing his passion with visitors. The school is under the Hawaiian Ocean Sports umbrella run by experienced water men from Hawaii. Photos by John Lynch Photography are usually included in the lessons.

Intro from Aloha Surf School

At Aloha Surf School we say, "E Kipa Mai!" (Welcome) and invite you to join us for a unique, fun and cultural experience, Kanaka Maoli style!  (This means local style)

Aloha Surf School is one of Maui's premier Surf and SUP ocean recreation businesses.  We specialize in teaching surfing to ages 5 and up, with little or no experience.  From beginning to advanced abilities, Aloha Surf School will guarantee you will be surfing after the first lesson.  For the advanced surfer, allow former pro surfer and one of Maui's favorite local boys, Ikaika Kawai, to take you out for an incredible experience whether you sign up for a private lesson or a surf safari.

For all of the surf lessons Ikaika will be at the beach to meet you and teach you the basics before entering the water. Once you enter the water, Ikaika will be there with your group helping everyone catch waves and giving hands on coaching.

A word from Ikaika

Aloha, my name is Ku’uikaikapu’ali’okekai Kawai. The meaning of my first name is “my strong warrior of the sea”! Everyone calls me Ikaika, Kaika, Kaiks, Hawaiian, Kanaka, Beautiful or all of the above. I am Kanaka Maoli, which means “the true people.” I am married to my beautiful wife, Mikioi, and we have two wonderful children: Kaika (Boy) who’s three and Paradise (Girl) who’s two.

I have been a “waterman” my whole life. I competed on the stand up world tour in 2010 and finished 10th in the world overall. I’ve been teaching SUP and surfing for 13 years. I have taught people from all over the world: a prince from the Middle East, celebrities, Surf Camp for kids with Autism, Cancer Survivor Camp, Surf and Turf Camp for Diabetes, and pro athletes. The youngest I taught to surf was my 2 1/2-month old son; he was in an ergo SUP surfing with me. The oldest person was 81 years old. His legs were shaking like Elvis, but he was surfing!

I love teaching because I get to share the history of surfing, my culture and lifestyle with everyone. Most of all, it starts with aloha and giving you a Hawaiian experience that you will never forget.

 

 PC: John Lynch

PC: John Lynch

Lesson Details

Private Surf/SUP Lesson:

We feel the best way to maximize your time is to have a surf instructor solely devoted to you. Private Lessons are just that – One surfer per instructor. This ensures you will be getting individual attention during your time in the water.

Days of Operation: Monday-Saturday

Price and duration: $199.00 per person/2 hours

Lesson Times: 7:30am,10am, 12:30pm

Ages: 5 and up

Semi-Private Surf/SUP Lesson:

Semi-Private Lessons offer one instructor for your group of 2-4 guests. This ensures you will be getting the most hands on practice during your time in the water.

Days of Operation: Monday-Saturday

Price and duration: $99.00 per person/2 hours

Lesson Times: 7:30am,10am, 12:30pm

Ages: 5 and up

Group Surf/SUP Lesson:

Group Lessons range from 3 to 6 people per group depending on how many others are signed up during your booking period.

Days of Operation: Monday-Saturday

Price and duration: $70.00 per person/2 hours

Lesson Times: 7:30am,10am, 12:30pm

Ages: 5 and up

Surf Safari:

Come to Maui and go on a surf safari with professional surfer Ikaika Kawai! Surf Safari is a 4 hour surf adventure. This outing is perfect for intermediate to advanced surfers that want to get off the beaten path and "hang" with a local.

Days of Operation: Monday-Saturday

Price and duration:

$500.00 per person/group/4 hours

$300.00 each additional person

Lesson Times: 7:30am-11:30am

Ages: 5 and up

808-633-2800