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Surf Big Hawaii is a local maker and purveyor of stand-up paddleboards, surfboards, and outrigger canoes that also specializes in giving lessons in surfing and stand-up paddleboarding (SUP). Learn more about this unique local company and why they would make an excellent choice during your time in Kona!

Explore Paradise on the Ocean

Different than your typical surfing, stand-up surfing, or stand-up paddleboarding experience, Surf Big Hawaii offers both private and semi-private lessons. Their private lessons have no more than two people to an instructor, ensuring that your experience focuses on honing your skills without distraction. The cost for private lessons is $175.00 per person.

Semi-private lessons for two to three people still give you the same focused instruction as their private lessons for a cost of $125.00 per person, only at a price similar to that of one of the run-of-the-mill surf schools. Large groups can still be accommodated, but the ratio of two or three students per instructor is always maintained.

Surfing lessons are first given on an in-house surfboard simulator board in their store before heading out to the ocean, so that their instructors can analyze how you move and coach you before you’ve worn yourself out by paddling out into the water. Once you understand the physics and philosophy behind surfing, you’re then ready to head with their instructors and catch some waves. Those with experience in surfing can still get better by going on a one-on-one surf safari, seeking out the best waves.

Surf Big Hawaii also offers stand-up paddleboarding and stand-up surfing lessons. Being a maker of boards, Surf Big Hawaii and its instructors are well-versed in the physics behind these boards, as well as what techniques you need to use to master them. Safety for yourself and marine animals such as dolphins, turtles, and a rainbow of fish in the water around you is covered as well. Just remember to bring your goggles with you so that you can witness these beautiful creatures in the water! Similar to their surfing lessons, their stand-up surfing and paddleboarding lessons are private as well, with two students to an instructor.

Finally, if you already know how to surf, stand-up surf, or stand-up paddleboard, you can also rent one of Surf Big Hawaii’s handmade boards! Retail apparel is also offered onsite, including a one-of-a-kind apparel line that celebrates the Hawaiian lifestyle.

Helpful Information

Surf Big Hawaii’s office is located in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, across the street from Kona Pier. Their address is 75-5663A Palani Rd., Kailua Kona, HI 96740. The company can also be reached by phone at (808) 990-7776 or (808) 960-4667.