Maui is one of the most popular destinations in the Hawaiian Islands, known for its beautiful beaches and amazing sunsets, and no visit there is complete without the requisite surf lesson. But Maui’s beaches can get crowded and some can even be treacherous if you don’t know what to look for. The last thing you want to do is ruin a perfectly good Maui surfing day by ending up on the wrong beach with the hardcore surfers and waves you just can’t handle. Learn how to surf safely with these top Maui surf lessons on some of the safest, most beginner-friendly, and most beautiful beaches on Maui.
#1 – Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy
To get into the local spirit and catch some friendly waves you can take a lesson at Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy. This family-owned surf academy is one of the oldest in Maui, and they’ll teach you a bit about Hawaiian history as well as how to stand up on the board. They operate out of the beaches around downtown Lahaina, so they’re easy to get to and there are plenty of amenities nearby in case you want to go out for lunch after your surf lesson. Sandy beaches and calm waters make these lessons suitable for kids as well as beginners.
Beach: Lahaina Beaches
#2 – Maui Sports Unlimited
If you’ve been surfing before and are looking to tune up before hitting the Hawaiian waves Maui Sports Unlimited is the place for you. These guys offer a variety of surfing lessons for a variety of levels out of the protected south Maui bay near Kihei. Here you can take a beginner class, an intermediate class, an advanced class or even a three-day surfing lesson. They keep their class sizes small here so you can be sure to get the challenge you’re looking for.
Beach: Kihei Beaches
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