Kihei Surf Lessons with Maui Wave Riders

Learn to surf on your Hawaii vacation in South Maui’s famous Cove Park in Kihei.

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Surf Lesson Summary

Surf Lessons with the Best Team

Head out on an adventure and learn to surf while you’re in Hawaii. Take a group lesson or private lesson in the heart of Kihei with Maui Wave Riders. It’s so good, you just might want to make your next trip a surfing vacation. Private and semi-private surf lessons are available. Head to Lahaina for group surf lessons.

Book with confidence and at the best price as we do direct bookings with Maui Wave Riders (Kihei).

Surf Lesson Highlights

Surf Lesson Highlights

If you’re ready to try surfing, there’s no better time to try it than when you’re in Hawaii. On Maui’s south and west shores, you can find spots where there are gentle, rolling waves perfect for beginners.

Maui Wave Riders operate a prime spot in Kihei on South Kihei Road (the main drag) where they take you out to surf across the street at Cove Park. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff are there to make sure you have fun, stay safe, and learn to surf! They offer both group lessons and private/semi-private lessons. Kids under 10 need to do a private or semi-private lesson, but everyone else is free to do either option. They work with surfers of all abilities and are truly just so much fun. The two-hour lesson will give you the basics and leave you excited to learn more!

Meet in Central Kihei

Meet at Maui Wave Riders in central Kihei across from Kalama Park and Cove Park, the surf spot. Click for directions.

All Skill Levels

All ability levels are welcome, from beginner to advanced. You will enjoy their genuinely helpful, patient instructors.

Head to the Surf Spot

Grab your board and head to Kihei’s famous Cove Park, the ideal place to learn how to surf in South Maui.



2-Hour Lessons

2-hour lessons available throughout the day, pick the time right for you

Semi-Private, Private, and Group Lessons Available

Learn to surf and get the instruction you need in the right group setting for you.

All Surf Gear Included

Use of rash guard, water shoes, and surfboard included in lesson price

Frequently Asked Questions

Get the Details on Surf Lessons

Please note the cancellation policy below. Kids under 10 need to do a private or semi-private lesson, but everyone else is free to do either option

What is the cancellation policy?

Please notify Maui Waveriders immediately of any changes or cancellations to your reservation. 48 hours out they will charge you a 50% fee and reservations not canceled within 24 hours of the scheduled lesson time will be subject to full payment. The credit card used to guarantee your reservation will be charged 100% of the total price. Lessons can be modified within 12 hours’ notice, subject to availability.

To change or cancel a confirmed reservation and obtain a cancellation confirmation, please call Maui Wave Riders.

What is the difference between semi-private and private surf lessons?


Their Semi-Private lesson is great for couples or for kids! It consists of 2-12 students from your party with a private instructor. This lesson will be more individualized than our Group Lesson. It allows you more time with your instructor and you do not share your instructor with anyone outside of your party. Remember you must have a least 2 people in your party to book a Semi-Private Lesson.


Maui Wave Riders suggest a private lesson for those who want a more advanced lesson or complete individualized attention. They also recommend a private lesson for surfers who want to work on their skills or for those who are hesitant beginners! We definitely recommend a Private Lesson for young children! 

Do you provide transport from my hotel or condo?

Transportation is not available. Uber, Lyft, and taxis are also convenient ways to get to our central Kihei location from your hotel, resort, or condo in South Maui.


A Local Company

Maui Wave Riders have been a family-owned and operated business since 1997. They’ve taught thousands to surf in one easy (and fun!) lesson. They also say that they specialize in beginners and cowards, so if you fall into one of those categories (I’m raising my hand here), they’ve got your back.

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