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Links to More Surf Options: SUP & Surf Board Rentals • SUP Adventure Tour • Surf Lessons


Learn to surf with the Pros in Beautiful Hanalei Bay!
Two hour Lessons can be scheduled 
through out the day from 8 am to 4 pm, 7 days a week.

Located on the North Shore of Kauai with Evan Valiere


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(808) 652-9417

Private SUP Lesson $160
Semi Private SUP Lesson (2 people) total $175
Group / Family lesson (3 people) $80 per person
Group Family Lesson (4 people) $75 per person
Rent-A-Local starting at $25 hour
24 hour Cancellation Policy applies to ALL reservations SUP Lessons & Tours

Enjoy Hawaii’s new favorite pastime on the river or in the surf. SUPing is easy and Fun for Everyone.

Learn to Stand Up Paddle, cruise the rivers, and out into the bay. Explore and enjoy the beauty of Kauai?s lush river valleys. Learn to ride waves and even take a down wind run (advanced).  Learning to SUP is fun and easy for all. We will show you a great time!

SUP River and Surf: (the basic)

Learn the basics of SUPing in the river and then gain the confidence to head out into the bay to get some rides. Starting in Hanalei river we teach you how to ride and maneuver the SUP Surfboards. We also instruct you on the best paddle techniques and key tips to maintain balance while SUPing. Then we cruise up the river on a scenic tour taking in all the beauty of Hanalei valley and its waterfalls. After you get accustomed to the paddle board you have the option to test your balance in the ocean where the waves near the Hanalei River mouth give you more of a challenge. If you pick up SUPing quick, then you can drop in for a few rides near the pier.

SUP Surf Lessons: (action)

Learn how to surf, ride waves, and take your SUPing to the next level in the ocean. Learn the ins and outs of surfing your Stand Up Paddleboard in the waves of Hanalei Bay.

Dropping in on a SUP

Surfing on a SUP is a blast. Perfect waves await you …

Sunset Paddle: (cool cruise)

The best way to end your day is on the bay at sunset. Hanalei hosts amazing sunsets and the smooth waters of the bay make for an epic evening paddle. Upon request we?ll even throw in the beverage of your choice to watch the sun go down.

Hanalei Surf School Instructors
All instructors are friendly, insightful, knowledgeable teachers with years of surfing experience as well as First Aid, CPR, and American Red Cross Ocean Lifeguard safety certified.

Evan Valiere: Owner/ Instructor, Pro Surfer
Evan Valiere is a professional surfer from the North Shore of Kauai. As a pro he has accomplished winning the Xcel Pro at Sunset Beach, placing 5th at the Pipeline Masters and has been featured on the covers of Surfer Magazine, Surfing Magazine, FreeSurf Magazine, and Nalu Underground Magazine. As the owner of Hanalei Surf School Evan enjoys teaching new surfers the joy of riding waves for their first time. 

Brittney Valverde: SUP Instructor/ Yoga Teacher/ Hiking Guide/Host
Brittney Valverde surfing north shore Oahu, Hawaii Hanalei Surf School
She practices yoga in Hanalei with Bhavanni Maki Yoga Hanalei Teacher Owner, Hanalei Surf School
Brittney Valverde has been surfing since she was 12 years old, and still loves to ride waves to this day. As a Yoga Alliance certified instructor with 9 plus years of Yoga practice and daily lifestyle drawn to good vibes and good health she’s just the type of host you’ll want to meet on your stay.  Her style and grace in and out of the water will be warmly felt during your time with her whether learning to SUP, on the yoga mat, or along the beautiful mountains of Kauai. Born and raised in Hawaii Brittney is a true ambassador of the Aloha Spirit. How about Yoga on a SUP?

Roy Powers: Surf and SUP Instructor, Pro Surfer
Roy Powers is a former ASP World Championship Tour surfer who comes from Hanalei, Kauai. Roy has had many career accomplishments including a victory at the Reef Hawaiian Pro during the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing that launched him back onto the World Tour. Roy is a great surfer and it is a great opportunity to be able to learn to surf from Roy!

Drew Irons: Surf and SUP Instructor
Growing up surfing the North Shore of Kauai with Irons lineage in his family name, Drew is a very talented surfer as well as a friendly and knowledgable surfing teacher. Drew is a laid back guy, but when the waves get big and barreling he is very exciting to watch because of his creativity. Drew also paddled very well last year in the annual Na Pali Race, where he placed 2nd in the competitive Stand Up Paddleboard division during the 17 mile Na Pali Coast course.

Jesse Johnson: Surf and SUP Instructor
Jesse is among the young chargers from the North Shore of Kauai, surfing at some of the premier black diamond type waves and other spots along Kauai’s North Shore. Jesse also ventures to the North Shore of Oahu in the winter to surf the worlds most well known and challenging waves of Banzai Pipeline and Sunset Beach.

Jake Saylor: Surf and SUP Instructor/ Guide/ Host
Jake Saylor knows the ins and outs of Kauai like the back of his hand. Friendly knowledgable and a very good instructor he will be sure to show you a great time while you are learning to Surf or Stand Up Paddle.

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Kalapaki Beach Boys
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Many of you returning visitors will remember old Kauai Surf Hotel, the first hotel to open on Kauai at KALAPAKI BEACH in the late 1950s ... Since then, the Beach Boys have been teaching visitors and locals how to best enjoy what the ocean has to offer. These are professional water men, accomplished surfers, sailors and canoe handlers who make a living doing what they are best at and who are willing to share their knowledge of the ocean with a true spirit of ALOHA.

Perfect spot for Standup paddle board lessons too! Same rates as Surf Lessons

The bay fronting KALAPAKI BEACH offers some of the safest waters in the State of Hawaii.  The conditions here are well suited for a wide array of Water Sports and Activities such as: Surfing, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Sailing and Canoe Paddling. 


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1.5 hour SUP LESSONS are given daily with up to three classes per day, seasonally. Each lesson is a group lesson of no more than 4 students per instructor (depending on surf conditions). The student spends approximately 30 minutes with the instructor on land and in the water for the remaining hour. Lessons include a land demo, stable boards, rash guards and booties.  Kalapaki Beach offers one of Kauai's best beginning surfing locations.

Daily Lessons  9 am, 1:00 pm, or 3:00 pm
Rates and Schedule Subject to change without notice.
Please Inquire about specific times available for when you will be visiting Kauai.
Price:  $75.00 + 4.166% Tax = $78.12 per student (restricted to ages 8 and above)

Waiohai SUP Lessons (Poipu)

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1.5 hour SUP LESSONS are given daily with up to three classes per day, seasonally. Each lesson is a group lesson of no more than 4 students per instructor (depending on surf conditions). The student spends approximately 30 minutes with the instructor on land and in the water for the remaining hour. Lessons include a land demo, stable boards, rash guards and booties.  Kalapaki Beach offers one of Kauai's best beginning surfing locations.

Daily Lessons  10 am, 12:00 pm, or 2:00 pm
Rates and Schedule Subject to change without notice.
Please Inquire about specific times available for when you will be visiting Kauai.
Price:  $75.00 + 4.166% Tax = $78.12 per student (restricted to ages 8 and above)
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Located on the West Shore of Kauai
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SUP Lessons
GROUP - 4 paddlers in their own group $55 pp
Semi Private - 2 - 3 paddlers $195 ($97.50 pp/2 or $65 pp/3)
Private 1 on 1 - $75 pp
All SUP lessons approximately 2-3 hours
Special Note: Plan to book ahead for Mon thru Fri, as Pakala Surf Co. is taking days off on Saturdays and Sundays to allow their community to enjoy some fun too. Mahalo for your kind understanding.

Lesson Includes: 
Top quality paddle board & paddle made by C4 Waterman , Leash if desired, Personalized instruction on the water, PFD (Personal Flotation Device) if desired

What To Bring:
Sunscreen (50+ SPF), Bathing suit, Reef Shoes, & Towel 

CPR Trained Instructors - Hawaiian Owned and Operated 
Make Reservations By Calling (808) 821-1000

Reservations also needed for SUP Rentals:

C4 Waterman Premium Paddle Boards / Soft & hard top SUPs in a variety of sizes.
Same Day $40 (return by 5 pm) 
Daily/Overnight/ 24 hrs + paddle + leash $50
5 Days $140 / 7 Days $155
Call or Text Lilikoi for advance reservations today at (808) 821-1000 or email:  info@trykauai.com
All Rentals include the board + paddle (SUP) + leash and car straps.

All surf lessons include: Top quality paddle board & paddle made by C4 Waterman, leash (if desired), personal instructions on the water PFD (Personal flotation Device) if desired. 24 hour Cancellation Policy applies to ALL reservations.
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