Learn to Surf Hawaii with Big Wave Dave Surf Shop

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Surf Lessons in Waikiki with Big Wave Dave Carvalho

How to Surf Hawaii

Aloha, Welcome to Hawaii. Big Wave Dave Surf School wants you to have the best experience in your life as have fun, learn about the ocean, Hawaiian culture and most importantly learn how to surf in Waikiki? Let us turn your surfing dream into a reality. The feeling of a ride lasts a lifetime and is one of the top ten things to do on during your Hawaiian vacation.

Surfing, originally known as wave-sliding or he’e nalu is the ancient sport of Hawaiian royalty. Big Wave Dave Surf Co. is here to provide you with the best surf instruction available. We offer Group lessons, Semi-Private, or Private lessons are to suit your schedule and budget. You are guaranteed to catch a wave on your first lesson.

All ages and surfing experience levels encouraged!

Men, Women, Children! Make it a family event! Whether you are a seasoned surfer looking for local knowledge about the Hawaii breaks, or a brand new surfer ready to catch your first wave, Big Wave Dave can help you with all the things you need to get out there. Big Wave Dave Surf Co. offers Surf lessons for beginner, intermediate and advanced students. All surf lessons will take your surfing to the next level. In addition, we offer Outrigger Canoe Rides and Stand Up Paddle Board lessons.

Safety is our Priority - Certified Surf Instructors

All instructors, in addition to Dave, will have a minimum of 10 years experience in surfing instruction on the water and hold a certificate with the American Red Cross in Life guarding, First Aid, CPR and Open Water Rescue, along with the Hawaii DLNR surf instructor certification.

Come and join us for a day of surfing that will be a life changing experience.

Private Surf Tours

If you want a private surf tour in a luxury vehicle we can provide that too. South Shore, East Side, West Side, North Shore, we got you covered. We will take you to the location to fit your needs, skill level and of course where the waves are breaking. Our surf tour will take you out for a surfing adventure that you will never forget.

We can take care of your surfboard rentals with free pickup and return to and from your hotel, anywhere on Oahu - not just downtown Honolulu or Waikiki. We can even meet you right you arrive at Honolulu airport. When you book your surfing lessons with Big Wave Dave surf shop convenience is your bonus.

Book now to make a reservation. We recommend planning ahead for your surfing lessons and surfboard rentals - don’t wait until you get on the island. If you are here already, call us now. Don’t hesitate, don't go home without experiencing the waves!

How to Make a Reservation

Call us today at 808.386.4872 to book a lesson, or Book Online BOOK NOW. ONLINE STORE coming soon!

Online requests are not confirmed until you receive check-in details by email or telephone. We speak English, Japanese & Spanish.

Reservation Policy

To make a surfing lesson reservation, customers must pay a deposit in person at the surf shop or provide a credit card number to hold their reservation. You may pay the balance by credit or cash upon arrival.

24-Hour Cancellation Policy

We require at least 24 hours’ notice for cancellations or rescheduled surfing lessons. We will only cancel lessons for dangerous conditions – we go rain or shine. If we have to cancel a lesson, we will work with you to reschedule or arrange a refund.

No-shows secured with a credit card will be charged a $20 per person fee. Private tours will be charged a $100 no-show fee.

No-shows using pre-paid vouchers will be considered redeemed or charged a $20 rescheduling fee.


Mahalo and Have a Wonderful Day!


Come visit our Waikiki Surf Shop Locations

Big Wave Dave offers private and group surfing lessons on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu and surfing tours around Oahu.
2410 Koa Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
United States
Phone: 808.386.4872



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