Big Island Surfing

Hang Ten – Big Island Surfing

Have you always wanted to learn how to surf? The Big Island of Hawaii is an ideal place to start with great beaches and Big Island surfing schools to help you get going. Brush up on your surf skills, or hop on a board for the first time. Your trip to Hawaii is the perfect opportunity to go surfing. With beaches catered to both beginners and veterans, there’s something for wave riders of all levels of experience. Big Island surfing is fun for the entire family.

Hawaii Surfing

Big Island Surfing Lessons

Starting At: $71.19/Person

No matter your age or skill level, you can benefit from these surf lessons at Kahalu’u Beach Park. Anyone 11-years or older can join. And because these instructors are lifeguards, know that you’ll be in safe hands!


Surfing newbies can hire professional instructors that will make sure that surfing spots are safely beyond the breaks. Lessons generally last one or two hours, and include both land instruction and water training. Sometimes, surf instruction companies will allow you to keep the equipment for the rest of the day for a small additional fee; if you’re looking to improve, then the price is well worth the benefit.

A few good beginner- and intermediate-level beaches include Banyans, Lyman, Pine Trees, and Kahaluu. More advanced surfers will enjoy the periodic ocean swells and larger waves at Honolii Beach Park.

Banyans Beach – Kona: This beach is renown for great surfing and is a favorite for visiting pros and locals alike. THis is one of the top Big Island surfing destinations in the Kona area.

Lyman Beach – Kona: A great beach for surfing but watch out! This area is known for shark attacks!

Pine Trees: Pine Trees beach is located roughly 1 mile south of Wawaloi Beach Park. Unlike the safrty of the protected tidepools of Wawaloi, Pine Trees Beach is the prime Big Island surfing site. The area is typically crowded due to its popularity with the locals. There is no designated parking area; however, a 4-wheel drive road runs along the entire beach area.

Kahaluu Beach ParkGreat for swimming and snorkeling, also good for the beginner surfer.


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