Surf lessons in Poipu, Kauai

We offer surfing lessons year round in Poipu on the South Side of Kauai.

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We limit the size of our classes

We never have more than 8 people in a surf lesson. With no more than 4 surfers per instructor, we pay attention to your personal needs.

We offer private surf lessons

The smiles of our customers speak for themselves!

About our surf lessons

Poipu Beach Surf School is owned and operated by professional waterman and former pro body boarder Doug Muraoka. Poipu Beach Surf School is committed to providing each of its guests with a safe, fun, and friendly surfing experience.

Poipu Beach Surf School teaches people how to surf at the Sheraton Beach in Poipu. It is very safe, with only four people per instructor. Instructors also stay with the surfers for the full lesson, never leaving them alone in the ocean. Our instructors are dedicated to making your safety our number one priority!


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What our customers are saying

“Had the BEST surf experience and it just gets better”

I took my two teenaged daughters on a trip to Poipu. Poipu Beach Surf School was recommended to me by a lady in my yoga class. Well, they didn’t disappoint! Great instructors! Great experience! I don’t have a single complaint about them. In fact, I contacted them Direct Call kind enough to give us a surf school there.

When i go back to Poipu beach surf school will see us again. Note* Book early 😉

Karen B.


“One of the best”

Never knew how fun surfing could be until Doug taught my twin daughters how to surf. Doug is a great instructor. He is a true professional with a lot of experience. My kids loved him–said he was fun to be with, that they learned a lot and were able to surf in just a short time. We parents had peace of mind knowing that our kids were with one of the best surfing instructors in the country.

Ken S.


“Favorite part of my trip”

What’s left to say that hasn’t already been said by the hundreds of people before me. Everyone we worked with that day were awesome great and the experience was nothing short of amazing. They provide all of the gear, and no matter what your skill level is, I guarantee you’ll ride many waves during your time in the water.

Even though I’ll probably be able to remember the basics of surfing, I will definitely go back to Poipu beach surf school when I return to Hawaii, just because I liked it so much!

Robbie D.