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Surfing is the sport of Hawaiian kings and has a rich cultural heritage.
Surfing is also a great way to get in touch with the ocean.
Our experienced instructors will give you their personal attention and share the surfing experience with you.
Learning to surf could be the beginning of your new lifelong passion.
Action Sports Surf School is a full service surfing School with all levels of lesson and Adventure.
We teach the sport of surfing and impart to each student a sense of respect for the ocean.
Each lesson is designed to equip the student with the knowledge and skills that they will need to enter the ocean responsibly and safely at their particular level.
Our beginner surfing area located on Maui’s south shore, is in an un-crowded 20 acre “Marine Park” that offers a variety of surf breaks to suit different levels of surfers and changing ocean conditions.
We supply safe, soft, stable surfboards that are easy to balance, paddle, stand and surf on.
To suit all ages and abilities.
Our beginner surf class is an ideal family activity.
The average student will be up and surfing in their first lesson.
Advanced surfers can tackle the larger waves on the north shore with our instructor guides on the Surfari.
We search the whole Island to get a variety of waves to ride from very easy to extra challenging.

Hawaii is famous for its big waves, but Hawaii also has some of the easiest to ride waves in the world that are perfect for learning to surf.
We make Surfing easy to learn with our simple instruction and easy-to-ride "Longboards".
We use the best "soft-top" construction surfboards that are safe, easy to use and fun to ride.
Our hard working experienced Instructors are surfing right with you in the water giving encouragement and guidance.
Our instructors will show you how to share, respect and enjoy the ocean.

Now you can book your lessons online using PayPal (prices will include the Hawaii State tax).
When you have made your Online reservation, print out your PayPal confirmation as your receipt.
Call us 24 hours before your lesson for the wind & Wave check, and to confirm your lesson times.

Beginner Surf Classes "Just do it !"
The emphasis in these classes is on fun and safety. If you are a slow learner, no problem we pace the lesson for your maximum enjoyment. Just take your time, enjoy the learning experience, there is no pressure. When you are having fun you will want to keep coming back for more. If you are a quick learner athlete type, good for you, you can learn at your own pace as our instructors keep you challenged and the program progressive. That is why we prefer our small semi-private group sizes to give each individual the maximum attention. We supply all the gear: boards, shoes and rash-guard. Just bring your towel, sunscreen and something to drink. Please call us if you have any questions.

Intermediate Surf Class "Go for it"
In this group* lesson, we show you how to catch more waves, read the waves and ride more waves. Including going down the line, turning and trimming. We supply the wave action, you supply the attitude. This is a great follow on class from our "Beginner Surf Class" or for the self taught surfer. Surfing with an Instructor is safe and rewarding, especially when you are surfing new locations for the first time. The lesson costs the same, but the board is usually not included. Bring your own board or you can rent a surfboard from the shop at a discount with the lesson.

Advanced Surf Class "Short Board  Surfing"
Shortboard surfing classes (semi-private and private only) show you how to take off on steeper more powerful waves, Duck diving, and power take offs give you the mobility to take on larger surf. Learn how to make turns in the critical section of the wave. This is a great class for experienced longboarders, or self-taught shortboard surfers. Surfing with an Instructor/ guide saves valuable time, and will get you surfing better, faster. The lesson costs the same as the surfari. Bring your own board or rent a surfboard from the shop at a discount with the lesson.

SURFARI "The search for perfection"
Our Instructor/Guides take you on a surfing adventure to the hard to get to and un-crowded surfing spots of Maui. Finding the best waves that Maui has to offer. You decide what level you want to surf and your "Guide" gets you there. We recommend our "Surfari" to the hard-core surfer and to surfers with a little more time and a spirit of adventure. (Minimum time 3 hours).

KIDS LESSONS "Baby Steps"
Our first experiences with the ocean usually shape our attitude towards it for the rest of life. It is so important to get kids off to a fun and safe start. Our Instructors take your kids (as young as 6) on a specialized class designed to get kids stoked. They will catch and ride waves on their first lesson (with a little help from the instructor). They will have a satisfying sense of accomplishment and a connection to the ocean that they will always remember.

SURF GROUPS  "Bring your entire crew"
School holidays, corporate travel, sports teams and corporate activities. We can accommodate group sizes 6-30. All ages are welcome. Once in a lifetime experience or make it an annual event. Send us and email with a description of your special group and your dates. We will create a customized program that is exciting and memorable for you.

BODY BOARDING "The next generation"
Body Boarding is extremely popular around the world and we have been besieged with requests for this sport. We now offer a Beginner Bodyboarding Class which is for 2 hours we supply the board and fins. Advanced Bodyboarding Lessons are available with our Professional Bodyboarders Jamie DeBussey and Jack "Da Rippa" Lindholm. His vast knowledge and competition experience can take you to the highest levels of the sport. Advanced lessons by appointment only.

PADDLE SURFING  "Old school – new wave”
Stand Up Paddle Surfing is a revival of an older surfing style. (SUP) Paddle surfing has become a new challenge for the modern surfer, with a distinctive Hawaiian style. Accomplished surfers with good balance and coordination will love this surfing style. Our experienced instructor/watermen will take you through the basics or plan a coast run for you. Specialized boards and paddles are provided. This class is for intermediate and advanced surfers only.(minimum two hours)

Surf School "Aquatic Education" 3-day  and  5-day.
Take a series of classes in our three-day and five-day courses. Your teachers create a customized series of lessons to boost your progress and give you a variety of skills. Every day is different, allowing for a deeper understanding of the sport of surfing. You can request to keep the same instructor, or have a different one each day, for variety. These courses can suit the rank amateur or the student with some previous experience. Courses run seven days a week, year round.

Surf Coach/Guide "Your personal trainer" Half-day & Full-day
Take one of our senior instructors for a day. They will create a program of instruction for you and your group, or take you for a full day surfing adventure. We can come to any location by arrangement. If you have an event, function, party or a family group staying at ocean-side accommodations. You can request a particular level of instructor to suit your needs. Many of our senior instructors have a variety of specialized skills and talents. Longboard, shortboard, big-wave, paddle-surf, paddle-board, body-board, children's groups, seminars, and ocean education. You can request to keep the same instructor, or have a different one each day, for variety. Coaching can suit rank amateurs or advanced surfers. Coaching is available seven days a week, sunrise to sunset, year round.

Surfing 101 "Free Online Lesson"
Get the 411 with "Surfing 101". Our Surfer notes available online for you. Great memory jogger for surf-school dropouts and graduates. Not as comprehensive as our "Cyber School" virtual lesson, but you can't complain about the price. It is FREE, absolutely free for you. Enjoy.

Cyber School "Virtual Surf Lessons"
Take a virtual surfing lesson, with our Online Surfing Lesson. Rainy Day? Snow? Landlocked?, Late at night? No problem, log on from any online computer and read your surf lesson online. Our online bookstore has the "Safe Surfing" Read-Online Book. A one month passcodes are available. *Windsurfing and Kiteboarding read-online books also available.

SURF HOLIDAY  "Live the surfing lifestyle"
Stay in surfing paradise with surfing styled accommodations on the ocean. Surf everyday and luau every night. Surf Vacations run all year and include; lessons, equipment, vehicles, and accommodations. Stay a few nights, several weeks, or a couple of months. Surf vacations are great for family groups with all levels of instruction (in three sports) running simultaneously. It will be a vacation to remember.

Action Sports instructors undergo an extensive training and certification process to ensure that they can meet the safety standards and can provide the level of high quality instruction that the school provides.
Instructors must already be accomplished surfers, just to be admitted into the instructor training program. Then the prospective instructors are put through a series of training programs, including practical skills, teaching methodology, and theoretical knowledge tests, and communication skills assessments. New instructors must also undergo on the job training with senior instructors, and do many hours as assistant instructors before making the grade to become a fully certified instructors. All Action Sports Instructors are trained in CPR and First Aid skills, and do water rescue training and jet-ski assisted surfer-recovery skills with the Maui County Lifeguards. Once the instructor has become fully trained to the standards, they are required to do site-specific training particular to the school’s teaching locations. Then our Instructors undergo a continuing review and evaluation process. And they also receive ongoing training updates and assistance from instructor trainer David Dorn. This keeps each instructor up to date techniques and introduce them to new methods.
This is why Action Sports Mauis instructors have the reputation as being the best in the business.
 

Surfing is a great way to get in touch with the ocean. Our experienced instructors will give you their personal attention and share the surfing experience with you. Learning to surf could be the beginning of your new lifelong passion. We offer a range of classes for individuals and the whole family.

Action Sports Surf School is a full service surfing School since 1996, with all levels of Surfing lessons and Adventures. We teach the sport of surfing and impart to each student a sense of respect for the ocean. Each lesson is designed to equip the student with the knowledge and skills that they will need to enter the ocean responsibly and safely at their particular level.  Our beginner surfing area located on Maui’s south shore, in a 20 acre Marine Park that offers a variety of surf breaks to suit different levels of surfers and changing ocean conditions. Check out our lesson programs listed below or click on one of our surfing links at the bottom of this page for our: Surf Camps, Travel, Surf Reports and Online Ocean Education.

Instructor - David Dorn

 

Since 1996 we have taught thousands
of people to ride the waves,

One unique individual at a time!

We supply safe, soft, stable surfboards that are easy to balance, paddle, stand and surf on . To suit all ages and abilities

Our beginner surf class is an ideal family activity. The average student will be up and surfing in their first lesson

Advanced surfers can tackle the larger waves on the north shore with our instructor guides on the Surfari.

We search the whole Island to get a variety of waves to ride from very easy to extra challenging.

 
BEGINNER INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED SURFARI STANDUP

Hawaii is famous for its big waves, but Hawaii also has some of the easiest to ride waves in the world that are perfect for learning to surf. We make Surfing easy to learn with our simple instruction and easy-to-ride Long boards. We use the best Soft-top construction surfboards that are safe, easy to use and fun to ride. Our hard working experienced Instructors are surfing right with you in the water giving encouragement and guidance. Our instructors will show you how to share, respect and enjoy the ocean.

PayPal secure online payment system. Now you can book your lessons online using PayPal (prices will include the Hawaii State tax). When you have made your Online reservation, print out your PayPal confirmation as your receipt. Call us 24 hours before your lesson for the wind & Wave check, and to confirm your lesson times.

Beginner Surf Special "Bring a buddy" 2hrs Only $55.00 pp (+ Tax) 
For a limited time Get our Special Price when you book two or more Surfers for our Regular Beginner Surf Class.

Save $10 per couple.
  Share the joy and Bring your buddy and SAVE!

Beginner Surf Classes "Just do it !" 2 hours $59.00 pp (+ Tax) 
 This is our most popular single day lesson. Special price now only $59.00 pp (was $69pp). The emphasis in these small group classes is on fun and safety. The water is warm 78 degrees (25.5c), and the waves are fun and inviting. We guarantee that you will have fun in this class. Don't worry if you are a slow learner, or an athlete no problems we pace the lesson for your needs. Our friendly instructors will help you to enjoy the learning experience. Our small group sizes ensure that each student gets plenty of attention. You get a choice of boards that are stable and easy ride. We supply your the gear: Surfboards, water shoes and a SPF 50 lycra shirt to wear. *You can even keep your board to ride after the lesson. Just bring your towel, sunscreen and something to drink. Please call us if you have any questions. We run these classes 6 days a week*.
Start times 8am, 10:30am.

Activity Date Adult      


Intermediate Surf Class "Go for it" 2 hours $79.00 pp (+ Tax) 
In this group* lesson, we show you how to catch more waves, read the waves and ride more waves. Including going down the line, turning and trimming. There is always more to learn. We supply the wave action, and instruction you supply the attitude. This is a great follow on class from our Beginner Surf Classes or for the self taught surfer. Surfing with an Instructor is safe and rewarding, especially when you are surfing new locations for the first time. In this class basic longboards are included (shortboards available separately). You are welcome to bring along your own board or you can rent a surfboard from the shop at a discount with the lesson.

Activity Date Adult      


Advanced Surf Class "Surf Progression" 2 hours $156.00 (+ Tax) 
Advanced surfing classes (semi-private and private only) we show you how to take off on steeper more powerful waves, Duck diving, and power take offs give you the mobility to take on larger surf. Learn how to make turns in the critical section of the wave. This is a great class for experienced, or self-taught surfers. Surfing with an Instructor/ guide saves valuable time, and will get you surfing better, faster. The lesson costs the same as the surfari. Bring your own board or rent a surfboard from the shop at a discount with the lesson.

Activity Date Adult     


SURFARI "The search for perfection" From $158. (+ Tax)  2-hrs ($79.00/hour)
Our Instructor/Guides take you on a private surfing adventure to the hard to get to and un-crowded surfing spots of Maui. Finding the best waves that Maui has to offer. Surfari is available for intermediate and advanced surfers only. (sorry no beginners). You decide what level you want to surf and your guide gets you there. You can even surf at several locations in a single day. We recommend our Surfari to the hard-core surfer and to surfers with a little more time and a spirit of adventure. We recommend between two to three hours for the surfari, additional surfers add $79ea. (Minimum time 2 hours). Please call ahead for our surf forecast, and to setup your surfari with your guide.

Activity Date Adult    


KIDS LESSONS "First Steps" $55.00 (+ Tax)  1.5hour
Our first experiences with the ocean usually shape our attitude towards it for the rest of life. It is so important to get kids off to a fun and safe start. Our Instructors take your kids (as young as 5) on a specialized class designed to get kids stoked. Young kids lessons can be taught as private sessions or in groups of similar ages. They will catch and ride waves on their first lesson (with a little help from the instructor). They will have a satisfying sense of accomplishment and a connection to the ocean that they will always remember.

Activity Date Adult     


KIDS SURF CAMP "3day Camp" $195.00 (+ Tax)  3hrs/day
Our kids surf camps run through summer Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday each week. Ages 5-15 can participate, some swimming skills are essential. We supply the surfboards, shoes, and lycra shirts. Kids learn about the ocean, and how to ride safely. We have a great practice zone that has mellow waves and is close enough to shore so the parents can view all the action. Our instructors are super kid friendly and the kids are guaranteed to have a great time. Some kids will want to come back for multiple weeks. the groups are usually a 50/50 mix of local kids and visitors. (pictured right is a summer kids surf camp)

Our first experiences with the ocean usually shape our attitude towards it for the rest of life. It is so important to get kids off to a fun and safe start.


SURF GROUPS  "Bring your crew" 
We can customize an event for your group. School holidays, corporate travel, sports teams and corporate activities. We can accommodate group sizes 6-30. All ages are welcome. Once in a lifetime experience or make it an annual event. Send us and email with a description of your special group and your dates. We will create a customized program that is exciting and memorable for you. Larger groups should be arranged well in advance. All surfers must be able to swim and be adequate physical condition for the activity. For details see our terms and conditions page. Call ahead for seasonal weather information and our extended surf forecasts. Call or email for a quote. (No online bookings).

School holidays, corporate travel, sports teams and corporate activities. We can accommodate group sizes 6-30. All ages are welcome.


Stand-Up SURFING  "SUP SURFING" 1.5 hrs  $75.00pp+Tax 
Stand Up Paddle Surfing aka "Stand Up" (SUP) surfing has become a very popular modern surfing style. SUP has a distinctive Hawaiian style. SUP Standup can now be enjoyed by anyone, no experience required. We start you out with a short 5minute land lesson, then learn the basics in calmer water, before setting out for a tour around the reef. You will love this surfing style. Our experienced instructor/watermen will take you through the basics in our 1.5 hour beginner group lesson. *Got Energy?, if you have the endurance you can keep the board longer after you lesson, just ask. For the advanced SUPers we offer an extended downwind coast run. All equipment is provided. These classes is suitable for all ages, and no experience is required. (Private $140.00). Call ahead to make a reservation. *Some conditions apply, see our terms and conditions page.

Group Lesson:
Activity Date Adult     
Private Lesson:
Activity Date Adult     


Surf School "Aquatic Education" 3-day $175 pp+Tax, 5-day $285pp+Tax 
Take a series of classes in our three-day and five-day courses. Your teachers create a customized series of lessons to boost your progress and give you a variety of skills. Every day is different, allowing for a deeper understanding of the sport of surfing. You can request to keep the same instructor, or have a different one each day, for variety. These courses can suit the rank amateur or the student with some previous experience. Courses run seven days a week, year round.

3-Day Camp:
Activity Date Adult     

5-Day Camp:
Activity Date Adult     

Just take your time, enjoy the learning experience, there is no pressure. When you are having fun you will want to keep coming back for more. If you are a quick learner athlete type, good for you, you can learn at your own pace as our instructors keep you challenged and the program progressive.


SURF HOLIDAY  "Live the surfing lifestyle" 
Stay in surfing paradise with surfing styled accommodations on the ocean. Surf everyday and luau every night. Surf Vacations run all year and include; lessons, equipment, vehicles, and accommodations. Stay a few nights, several weeks, or a couple of months. Surf vacations are great for family groups with all levels of instruction (in three sports) running simultaneously. It will be a vacation to remember.

Stay in surfing paradise with surfing styled accommodations on the ocean. Surf everyday and luau every night.


To make your reservation, call: 1 (808) 871-5857   

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