Surf Lessons and Surf Board Rentals

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"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf." -John Kabat-Zinn
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Surf Lessons

When you sign up for surf lessons with Lahaina Surf Shack, you’re not just signing up to learn how to ride a wave. At Lahaina Surf Shack, we personalize all of our lessons to suit you and your abilities. We will not only teach you the ancient art of surfing, we will show you the culture of surfing. We will teach you how to keep yourself and others safe in the water by teaching proper surfer etiquette. You will leave with a better understanding of the water and reef and respect islanders have for both. Our goal at the end of every lesson is for you to safely time and catch a wave on your own. We guarantee you will stand up, learn a new art and have a great time. We offer various types of lessons which include Private, Semi-private and our Group Lessons. All of our lessons are 2 hours long.

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Private Lessons

Lends you a 1:1 ratio with your instructor for a 2 hour lesson. Here you and your instructor will have one on one time making the most of your time in the water. You will catch an ample amount of waves as you progress through your lesson. ($150 per person).

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Semi-Private Lessons

Allows you and a friend to enjoy a private lesson with just the two of you and your instructor. Semi-private lessons allow you to enjoy learning to surf with a smaller group that allows you more waves. ($100 per person).

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Group Lessons

You may choose to join a group lesson or bring your own group of up to 5 people, with one instructor. You will share your time in the water with the 4 other people in your group as you learn to surf together. ($75 per person minimum of 2 people required).

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SUP Lessons

Whether it’s your first time standing on a board or you’re an avid paddler looking for a new challenge, Lahaina Surf Shack stand up paddle instructors are ready to create a lesson suited to your needs. Our stand up paddle lessons are really one of a kind. Lahaina Surf Shack SUP lessons take place inside a protective reef making it the ideal spot for SUP in most conditions. All SUP lessons are 90 min beginning with a beach lesson followed by paddling.

At Lahaina Surf Shack we are adamant about providing a one of a kind experience and for this reason, all SUP lessons are capped with a ratio of no more than 4 students to one instructor. Early mornings SUP lessons are encouraged to take advantage of the best conditions possible. We offer beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons. 

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SUP Yoga

Take your yoga practice out onto our beautiful Maui ocean. Join Tenya, from (10yaYoga), and experienced water women Aina and Chyna, from LahAina Surf Shack every Thurday at 8am in Lahaina for this community based paddleboard and yoga class. Let these experienced specialists integrate ocean safety, basic paddleboarding skills, and a mindful yoga practice. This class will combine basic yoga asanas poses, for culitivating strength, balance, and core stability. Located at our Ohana Yoga Shala, at Shark Pit beach, this class incorporates conscious connection to nature, and the elements of water. Paddleboard yoga keeps you in the present moment, gives you a sense of mindfulness, body awareness, proper breath control, and relaxation techniques. Enjoy the "aloha" vibe with panoramic views of our beautiful island, a sense of well being, and the wonders of our ocean and its natural rhythms. This Ohana class is for ALL levels and no experience is necessary. Max 7 person limit so sign up today!   

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Beginner Lessons

Start with the basics on the board. We get you familiar with your footing, balance and how to paddle with proper form and efficiency. We will challenge you as we work within your level of comfort in the water.

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Intermediate Lessons

For those of you who have taken a lesson or two, and want to advance your knowledge and ability on the paddle board. For intermediate paddlers we also offer our newest activity that combines snorkeling and stand up paddling all in one. We will cruise around the inner reefs and progress towards the outer reefs stopping to explore the reefs and marine life along the way. If ready, we may even try to catch a wave.

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Advanced Lessons

Will take you out to the waves! We will teach you how to paddle out through waves, advanced turns, and timing and speed required to catch and ride the waves on the stand up paddle board. We will work our way out to the outer sets as we get more comfortable on the boards.  

Board Rentals

Rise and Shine with Waves...If you don’t have a board we have one for you! We have a variety of boards including longboards, short boards, beginner boards and stand up paddle (SUP) boards. Prices for rentals range from hourly rates to full-day rentals. Give us a call and we'll be happy to find a rental that works for your budget!

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