The Story Behind Learn To Surf
This ancient Hawaiian greeting is what we at Learn To Surf truly hope to teach everyone who comes down for a lesson. Polynesians were the first to create the sport of surfing as we now know it today as a means of pleasure and recreation. We take that Aloha spirit into account in order to show people of all ages, abilities, and skill levels that surfing truly is a sport that anyone can have fun doing.
Surfers like to have more fun than anyone on the planet and every lesson is just that a fun filled experience where the art of surfing is taught upon a foundation of water safety. Thus we not only train surfers, but watermen (and water women). A waterman is a surfer who knows how to safely navigate ocean tides, currents, hazards, and control their board in all situations. Safety is paramount when learning to surf and we take the utmost pride in being qualified watermen that will teach you how to respect and navigate ocean waters. All of our instructors are CPR certified and actual surfers (some surf schools just employ babysitters to push you into waves).
Our founder could swim before he could walk and has over 30 years of being a seasoned waterman and surfer. He attended the University of Hawaii in order to further his education and surfing abilities. After graduating college he entered the US Navy to become a SEAL where he successfully passed US Navy dive school and trained in the field of EOD. Although his Navy career was cut short his passion of the ocean, surfing, and teaching others lived on. Surfers will always tell you it’s not the destination, but the journey that is the important part. With this in mind he and his most trusted surfing buddy who also has 30 years of surfing under his belt came together to form a comprehensive surf school that teaches you all aspects of surfing and water safety.
Here is a break down of what a lesson looks like:
1. Stretching (10 min) We aim to promote flexibility and prevent injury in the water.
2. Beach demo (10 min) There is no reason to just jump out there in the water we want to show you on land before you hit the waves.
3. Paddling/popping up/safety brief (10 min) Your first few waves out in the ocean are the most crucial to develop good habits.
4. Surfing (1hr & 30 min) You will have an expert waterman with you showing you advanced techniques.
Come down for a lesson it will be the best time of your life.
Aloha nui loa…