(808) 783-8657 sunsetsuratt@gmail.com

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!

Beginner Surf Lessons

Learn to surf in the warm, easy waters of Oahu’s “country” side. We’ve been teaching surf lessons for decades and there is no other surf school on the North Shore that will deliver the quality of instruction, knowledge of the ocean or local flavor as Sunset Suratt Surf Academy. We know the water better than anybody, love teaching surf lessons and do it all to see you experience the thrill and pure joy of riding your first waves. All of these beginner lessons are perfect if this will be your first time surfing or are learning to catch waves on your own. Check below to see what we offer!

* Prices listed above are per person

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Private Surf Lessons

Exclusive 1:1 session with you and your instructor. You’ll be able to work on the skills most relevant to you, whether that’s catching your first waves with 100% personal attention, building fundamental skills and getting great feedback and help along the way, or anything else you need. This lesson is all about you. Surfboard, leash and rash guard provided. Two hour session. $300

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Advanced Surf Lessons

We also specialize in advanced skills and contest strategies for more experienced and competitive surfers. Uncle Bryan has coached some of the world’s top professional surfers, has toured the world with numerous surf teams, and our instructors are all highly experienced North Shore locals. You’ll get pro-level instruction and guided access to the North Shore’s best waves. Two hour session. $200

Ready to rip on world class waves? Use the button below to book online and get started!

Photography and Video

Get photos to share with your friends and remember your experience for years to come. Our professional photographer will join you in the water and get great shots of you having an amazing time. To schedule photographs with your lesson, simply contact us at sunsetsuratt@gmail.com and we’ll get everything lined up for you.

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Surf With Sea Turtles

More often than not, we have some friendly faces in our lineup. If so, there’s a good chance you’ll get a visit from a sea turtle during your lesson!

Surf with sea turtles

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, their instructor will bring them in and they are not obligated to pay.

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Alternate Booking Options

You can sign up for your surf lessons on our site up to 24-hours in advance and 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’ll be happy to help and look forward to being in touch with you!

Large Groups or Special Accommodations

Have an extra large group or need special accommodations for your lesson? Call us at (808) 783-8657 or email us at sunsetsuratt@gmail.com before booking and we’ll take care of you!

Gift Certificates

Surf lessons with Sunset Suratt Surf Academy are a great gift. Purchase a gift certificate online and give the perfect surprise to that special person planning a vacation to Oahu!

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Book Online

Ready to have an awesome surf lesson? Book conveniently and securely right here through our website. It’s fast, easy, secure and you’ll be all ready to go when you arrive!

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016

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!

Dennis A.

Seattle, WA

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, Surfline

Ratings. Are Important
02:58 01 Nov 18
Very fun for the family! We had the kids, youngest is 8. I was a bit worried about safety, but they have a good system of how they keep track of everyone and a 3:1 ratio. Everyone was able to stand up pretty quickly and the instructors were very good - friendly with great instructions. I think their price point is a bit higher than others, but I can't compare the quality. Definitely happy we did it and appreciated the team!read more
Georgia Jean
19:55 27 Nov 18
We had the most amazing experience with Bryan and his team! Our youngest was 10, our oldest 18 with everyone else in between. EVERYONE got up and surfed! It was so awesome!! Our only regret was not doing it the first day we got to Oahu! Christinaread more
Sarah Noller
00:29 07 Nov 18
The instructors were great! I was up and surfing right away with no prior experience. I highly recommended this surf school! It is so worth it!
Cody D'Ambrosio
13:20 13 Aug 18
Awesome awesome awesome! For first time surfers on honeymoon, we were both able to get up and ride the waves! The instructors were super helpful and made it feel easy and doable. Definitely a must-do in Oahu!
Jordan Holloway
05:45 26 Jan 19
Uncle Bryan’s surf lessons provided the best experience my family had while on vacation. We were all novices and this was our first time surfing. Uncle Bryan was a wealth of knowledge of the north shore and surfing in general. Our instructors were also top notch. They played to each individuals strengths and made sure they got the best waves possible. We all can’t wait to come back and surf again, all thanks to Uncle Bryan and our instructors.read more
Dirk Lewis
17:21 11 Mar 19
Great staff and perfect location for learning to surf. We were worried about the wind and high surf warning but the location was protected and had slow rolling waves perfect for beginners and out of shape tourists. The owners son was way cool and helpful. He even took my 5 year old out and caught a wave with him. It has been the highlight of his trip, he keeps rubbing it in to his big brother. These guys are great. Be careful who you pick to teach you also. There were some instructors on the beach that were super high and it was not weed (tweeker) all of our instructors had it together and had us surfing first wave we caught.read more
Bobby Marchenese
15:15 11 Jan 19
Lisa was fantastic helping setup my lesson and giving us suggestions on what to do the rest of the day. She even sat with my wife and daughter on the beach during my entire lesson and talked with them. She has a warm and welcoming peraonality. Chris, the instructor was great, thanks for your time! Great experience, highly recommend!read more
Michael W
23:49 26 Mar 19
A great time. Called Uncle Bryan at 7am and they scheduled my ten year old son a lesson. We showed up, they were organized and personable and I decided spur of the moment to get a lesson as well. Skylar was great, as was Bryan's son who was one of the other instructors. In fact, they all rocked. There were kids of all ages. Instructors managed to help get them all up multiple times.read more
ocean roayle
03:32 06 Apr 19
Amazing location right at a great beginner surf break. Bryan is lovely, chill and very professional surf instructor with a host of great staff. Bring plenty of aloha spirit in return. I took my friends here to learn to surf on vacation. They were up and surfing after just an hour of water time. Would definitely bring them back again. Thanks Bryan and instructors!read more
Alex Gleeson
07:24 11 Apr 19
Great morning on the water for my first surfing lesson with Instructor Schuyler at Pua’ena Point Beach Park. His instructions were easy and informative. I had no trouble getting up on my first wave. I highly recommend this friendly and professional outfit for those new to surfing or looking to improve.read more
Tracy & Joel Van Camp
00:06 13 Apr 19
We scheduled with a different surf company who cancelled us at the last minute. Called Bryan’s, Linda told us to go right over. We did. Met Bryan he put us in a lesson immediately. The guys were great at coaching. We were up and surfing in no time. MAHALO Bryan, Crew, Skylar and the others!read more
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