Surf’s Up

July 1, 2014 | By Nicole Kato

Catch your first wave in Waikiki!

Surfing has been a staple of Waikiki’s leisure activities for quite some time, and the amazing weather, beautiful scenery and capable instructors make Waikiki the perfect place to learn or expand your skills.

Photo: Courtesy Hans Hedemann Surf

Photo: Courtesy Hans Hedemann Surf

Hans Hedemann Surf School celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and has aquatic lessons (including surfing, body boarding and stand-up paddling) suitable for any skill level.

“The waves are perfect for teaching people to surf or for taking their surfing to the next level,” says Chelsea Lewis, general manager of the surf school, “with long, rolling waves that give the student lots of time to get up and ride the wave or work on new skills. Plus, the beautiful, warm waters and scenery [of Waikiki] make it a very enjoyable place to work.”


The great weather in Hawai‘i means that you can hit the water any time of the year. Hans Hede-mann Surf School is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. For pricing and a full list of services, call 924-7778 or visit

Hans Hedemann Surf School
2586 Kalakaua Ave. [C:11 Waikiki Map]
(808) 924-7778