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Surf Lessons

We teach longboard, short board, and stand-up paddle surfing.  Our surf lessons are for all ages and all levels.  We have taken 6-month-old babies and adults in their 70s out for their very first time!  Check below for more info on what we offer!

Early Mornings on the North Shore

We begin our mornings with a coffee and a surf check, and then we travel the North Shore from Haleiwa to Turtle Bay to find the best surf spots available that day for the level and safety of our students. By 7:00 AM we're usually unloading, setting up, and getting ready to enjoy a few waves for ourselves. By the time the day really gets going, we're warmed up and ready to go!

Pro surfer Bethany Hamilton dropped in one day to say hi to Uncle Bryan and spent the morning hanging out with some of our students. Here's a video of the session! (You can fast forward to about 6:30 until the end for the best parts.)

Beginner Lessons

Lessons offered are private, semi-private, and small group.  All sessions are two hours.  Safety is key and everyone gets lots of waves and attention.

Beginner lessons include:

Oahu Surf Lessons Overview

Many students just join in on group classes, but beginner lessons can also be customized for you based on family or group size, student skill levels, and special needs.  Give us a call and we can put together something that fits what you're looking for!

Advanced Levels

We also specialize in advanced techniques and contest strategies for more experienced and competitive surfers. Uncle Bryan has coached some of the world's top professional surfers, and our instructors are all highly experienced North Shore locals.

Expert and advanced surf lessons on the North Shore, Oahu

Photography and Video

We work with Heath Thompson of Waterlogged Video Productions to provide videos and photos for our students while they're out there on the water.  Heath is a great photographer (most of the photos on this site were taken by him), and he specializes in making those memorable moments last forever. Check out our photo and video page for more info!

Uncle Bryan teaching his dog, Honey Girl, how to catch some waves. They almost made it to the end! (Video by Heath Thompson.)

Our Guarantee

We guarantee your lessons.  Sunset Suratt Surf School firmly believes in offering an unforgettable surfing experience.  If anyone is uncomfortable or unhappy for any reason, they are not obligated to pay.

Beginner surf lesson on the North Shore

First time lesson at Chun's Reef, a great beginner's spot on the North Shore.

How to Book

You can register for your surf lessons on our site up to 24-hours in advance. You can pay with PayPal or major credit card at checkout. You can also call us at (808) 783-8657 or line up a lesson by email to sunsetsuratt@gmail.com. We look forward to being in touch with you!

Other Questions?

Give us a call at (808) 783-8657 or e-mail us and we'll help you out!


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"I wanted to introduce my 13-year-old son to the sport of surfing during our Hawaii vacation. I spoke with several surf schools all across the island and after meeting with Bryan, I quickly realized he'd developed the perfect program for beginners.  After a few minutes of beach-side instructions, Alex paddled out and caught his first wave in 5 minutes and caught several more nice waves on the first lesson!  Alex had so much fun, we booked three more lessons with Uncle Bryan!  We're returning again this winter and Alex wants to spend every day catching waves with Uncle Bryan and his crew! If you or your kids want to learn how to surf and have fun doing it, then pass on the other schools and book your lesson with Uncle Bryan!"


Seattle, WA

"Uncle Bryan and coaches (Nainoa, Cru, Heath, Christian, and Kaiona),

Thank you for sharing your spirit of aloha with us and for teaching my two boys, Jake (age 10) and Taylor (age 7) to surf better and have loads of fun doing it.  You guys are so far apart from the rest since you all have such great teaching methods and you are all world class rippers yourselves.  We felt like you took us under your wing and really cared for us.  You encouraged the boys so much that they are 'frothing' to get home and surf regularly.  You shared a bit of your lives with us and left us really feeling the true sense of aloha. Our family wishes you all the best and we want to return regularly.  Please don't hesitate to call us if you are in San Diego.  We'd love to return the hospitality you've shown us!"


San Diego, CA

"If you are thinking about a trip to the North Shore this winter and would like to polish up your technique or talents, you may want to visit the Sunset Suratt Surf School.  Uncle Bryan Suratt has been teaching and coaching for over 40 years and has helped hundreds of wave riders take their surfing to the next level."

Dave Gilovich

Executive Vice President of Surfline.com

Check out our Testimonials page for more!

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Book your surf lessons conveniently and securely right here on our website. You can sign in fast with your Facebook account and pay with PayPal or major credit card at check out!

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Alternate Booking Options

Give Uncle Bryan a call on his cell phone at (808) 783-8657 or e-mail us and we'll get you set up. Easy as that!

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