Surfing 101

Instructors are awesome with kids and guarantee to have them surfing in no time.

See you in the water!

Guaranteed to surf with our surf school in Kihei! We provide everything you need to surf in one easy lesson! Each lesson includes an approximate 10-15 minute land lesson on the basics of surfing, and ocean safety. The rest of the lesson is spent in the water with your instructor!

We provide everything you need to surf in one easy lesson! Each lesson includes an approximate 10-15 minute land lesson on the basics of surfing, and ocean safety. The rest of the lesson is spent in the water with your instructor!
  • We specialize in beginners, all ages, shapes and sizes. 
  • Non-swimmers welcome
  • Guaranteed to surf
  • All-day board use with lesson
  • Diploma and stickers
  • Small classes with individual attention
  • Hawaiian Pro Surf instructors
  • CPR and first aid certified
We are a family owned and operated business dedicated to providing surfing lessons to each student with a fun, safe and unforgettable surf experience. We adapt our style of teaching to the ability of each student. We will go that extra mile to make your surf experience the most memorable highlight of your vacation!

This lesson joins you with other surfers. There is a maximum of 6 students per instructor. *If you have children that will be surfing that are under the age of 8, we respectfully do not offer a Group Lesson for safety reasons. We recommend a Private or Semi-Private Lesson. Remember, you will be sharing your instructor with other beginner surfers! If you are looking for more attention we recommend our Semi-Private or Private Lesson. If you look forward to surfing with other beginners and love to meet new people, this is the lesson for you!

Our Semi-Private lesson is great for couples or for kids! It consists of 2-12 students from your party with a private instructor! This lesson will be more individualized than our Group Lesson. It allows you more attention with your instructor and you do not share your instructor with anyone outside of your party! Remember you must have a least 2 people in your party to book a Semi-Private Lesson. Ask us about special deals for families of 10 or more!

Private Lessons
We suggest a private for those who want a more advanced lesson or complete individualized attention. We also recommend a private lesson for surfers who want to work on their skills or for those who are hesitant beginners! We definitely recommend our Private Lesson for young children!
Duration 2 hours
Location Kihei

Please view the cancellation policy and restrictions.

Cancellation Policy

Please notify us immediately of any changes or cancellations to your reservation. Reservations not cancelled within 24 hours of the scheduled lesson time will be subject to payment. The credit card used to guarantee your reservation will be charged 50% of the total price.

Should you be delayed due to travel you must inform us before 5pm local time the date before your lesson so your reservation is not considered a no-show. The lesson will be rescheduled for another time or date, without fees. Should you cancel the lesson without rescheduling, a 50% charge of the total will occur.

Last Minute Bookings

Please be aware that these bookings are subject to confirmation. If this is a same-day or next-day booking, there is a reasonable chance this will not be confirmed. For bookings that are confirmed, there will be no cancellations or refunds.


You must be comfortable in water and able to swim.

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Review Summary
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- Jul 2016 -

Dennis F

My wife and I took a beginning surfing class at Surfing 101 in Kihei, Kekoa was our instructor, what a fun, competent and great instructor he was. We also spent some time with Ben one of their other instructors, also a real pro. Kekoa and Ben are also great surfers.

- Jul 2016 -


I attempted to surf at the North Shore on Oahu, at a fancy resort. The surf was so rough, I was never able to fully stand. MWR is right across the street from where you surf. The waves were a bit smaller than the North Shore but Andrew had me up on the very first wave. Amazing time- thank you!

- Jun 2016 -


Our family had an excellent time with Surfing 101!! They were all very organized and courteous. It was a great place to learn how to surf. The day starts with 15 minutes of intro into the very basics of surfing and then you head to the water. Keoki our instructor had everyone in our group surfing after 1-2 attempts. The water is only about 4 feet deep, and the waves are easy to ride. This is a must do while in Maui. Keoki will have you surfing in no time!!

- Jan 2018 -

Ruben Stemple

Our instructor was amazing. She worked patiently with our five year old and rode the board with her so that she got comfortable. Very helpful and patient even the older less athletic member of our party. Spoke to the owner after the lesson. He is knowledgeable and cares about his customers and the island. We got great value for our money and some gret pictures to share with family.

- Jan 2018 -

Okelani Hunter

So Much Fun!! Ina was our instructor and he was so local and so much fun! Had a blast! I'm in my late 50's and wanted to surf all my life. Ina made it relaxing and fun! Now I'm hooked! Thanks MWR!!

- Dec 2017 -

Noel Cappillo

Our family of 5 had a blast learning to surf with these guys. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. We did a lesson just our family and then went back to surf later that day (included in lesson cost, $70 per person for 2 hours). Includes all gear needed- board, booties, rash guard and wet suit if needed

- Nov 2017 -

In Private

Booked 2 days ahead of my scheduled surf lesson. When I arrived all was organized and on time. The instructor was very good and provided us with everything we needed to know before going out. Pay close attention to the safety aspect of his lessons! Especially how to fall into the water! Only complaint was that when we went out for the 9 am lesson....there were so many people out there that it made it hard to surf because you were worried about crashing into someone! Book the early lesson at 730 am!

- Dec 2017 -

Carla Marioni

Excellent instructors for all ages. Very good rates. My daughter and I went for a lesson for our first time surfing and it was perfect!


Marshall G.

This was a great experience. Big Al was my one on one instructor for two hours. I am 70 and was really unsure of what to expect of myself. I am familiar...


Alex H.

Great place. I took my monkeys to Maui on vacation. They wanted to learn how to surf and this place was across the street from the home I was renting. The...


Lauryl Z.

We did early morning surf lessons here with Shawn -it was amazing! My partner and I had only ever surfed once before, and poorly at that, but Shawn got us...