4 Reasons to Take Surf Lessons on Maui When You Visit The Island

Do you know how fun it is to take surf lessons on Maui?

When you’re visiting the island and look forward to a wonderful vacation, make sure to book your very own private surf lessons on Maui. Learning how to ride the waves is not only fun, but it’s the perfect way to experience Maui just like a local.

Learning how to stand up straight on a surfboard is not as difficult as it may seem. Even if you’ve never surfed before in your life, once you take your first surf lessons on Maui, you’ll definitely fall in love with the ocean and embrace the chance to catch a perfect wave while on vacation!

One of the top few things you can do here is surf. And here are 4 reasons why you should book your first surf lessons on Maui as soon as you plan your trip on the island.

Maui Surfing Lessons

1. You can learn how to surf on Maui regardless of your age or level of experience

Did you think age or inexperience will stand in your way of catching your first wave? No way!

Everyone can take beginner surf lessons on Maui. Kids and adults of all ages are all the perfect candidates to learn how to surf.

The saying “age is just a number” is perfectly valid on Maui. No matter how young or old you are, regardless of your level of experience, it’s never to early or too late to jump on a surfboard for the very first time. With a good instructor by your side, you’ll learn how to catch your first wave in no time!

2. Surf lessons on Maui are the perfect way to keep active while on vacation

Maintaining an active routine on a trip is tough and people often “forget” about exercise for the duration of their vacation. But that can’t happen if you take up surf lessons on Maui!

In order to catch the waves of the ocean, you need strength and you need to master your balance. Surfing is the perfect way to stay fit on your trip!

3. Beginner surfers will have a blast learning how to catch the waves on the island

Did you know the ocean waves in Hawaii are not that aggressive?

Beginner surfers will definitely have a blast trying to catch their first wave on the island! The first time hopping on a board can be challenge, but surf lessons on Maui make the experience worthwhile.

4. You simply cannot miss the fun of taking surf lessons on Maui!

Do you really need another reason to book your first surf lessons on Maui? Well, don’t underestimate the fun!

A challenge may seem like the last thing you need on vacation. But when you see how amazing it is to stand straight on your board, you’ll definitely understand why surfing is part of the Hawaiian culture: it’s so much fun!

Surfing on Maui can be an amazing experience. And our skilled instructors at Zack Howard Surf will make sure you’ll have the time of your life on the island.

Surfing Lesson in Maui: The Right Equipment

Aloha friends, family, and fans! If you are planning on taking surfing lessons in Maui, look no further than Zack Howard Surf. Zack and his company offer the best surfing lessons in Maui by far! If you want to learn to surf on Maui, Zack is only a phone call away.

Zack Howard Surf makes learning to surf on Maui very easy and fun! If you would like to take surf lessons on Maui with Zack Howard, he will provide you with all of the necessary equipment. These include surfboard, leash, and SPF 50 rashguards.

Learn to Surf in Maui #1: Surfboard

The board is your main piece of equipment and the most important tool you will need when you learn to surf on Maui. The board is used for standing on and trimming properly on the waves. Having the right size surfboard is very important! Zack has the best surf school on Maui and a wide variety of shapes and sizes to choose from.

Learn to Surf in Maui #2: Leash

The leash would be the second most important piece of equipment, it keeps you from losing your surfboard and having to swim all the way in when you fall.

Learn to Surf in Maui #3: Rashguard

The third most important piece of equipment is your rashguard. The rashguard protects your upper body from surfboard rash and also sunburn. If you would like to pick an amazing maui surf school all you have to do is type in zackhowardsurf.com!

Maui Surfing Lessons FAQs

Are surfing lessons necessary?

For anyone wondering if surfing lessons are necessary, the answer is yes. Surfing is one of the hardest sports in the world and unless you start at a very young age or grow up by the beach surfing then surf lessons are a must. In just a few lessons you can learn propped surfing etiquette and how to read the waves. Also, you will learn what size board to start out on which is one of the most important factors when learning to surf.

During your lesson, depending on how experienced your surf instructor is, you can ask him many questions that would take years to learn on your own. Save yourself the hassle and get a lesson. Just make sure your instructor is experienced with 20 years of surfing under his or her belt.

Are surfing lessons worth it?

Surfing lessons are worth their weight in gold. You can learn many tips and shortcuts that take the average hard headed person that refuses to take lessons years to learn. Put your pride aside and go take a lesson. Make sure that your surf instructor has plenty of knowledge and at least 20 years of surfing experience.

There are a lot of bad surf instructors out there who have no business teaching. Do your research and pick someone who has experience.

Do I need surfing lessons?

Yes, you definitely need surfing lessons. Surfing is one of the most difficult sports in the world and it can be very complicated if you do not take a lesson. Learning which spots are safe for beginners is a key factor. Also, starting out with the right equipment is very important.

Make sure you find a surf instructor with plenty of experience and remember not to start out on to short of a surfboard.

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Do you need surfing lessons?

Yes, you do need to take surf lessons. Trying to learn how to surf on your own can be very difficult and also a hazard to yourself and other people in the lineup. Surfers can also be very territorial so it is important to know which breaks are user-friendly for beginners. Depending on where you are in the world you may or may not need a wetsuit. Also depending on what kind of break you are surfing you may need different equipment.

All of these variables and questions you may have can be answered in one or two surf lessons. It is very important to arm yourself with as much knowledge as possible before you decide to try and surf alone. Make sure that your surf instructor has at least 20 years of experience.

Do you tip for surfing lessons?

Tipping is always a nice bonus for a surf instructor. Depending on the quality of your surf lesson and how much valuable information was given to you. Remember trying to get all this info on your own would take years of surfing and earning respect. So take care of your surf instructor.

How many surfing lessons do I need?

I believe that you can never take enough surf lessons. Even the world’s best professionals have coaches that surf with them and also take video of their sessions. After the session, they sit and watch a video, and break down their form and ways that they can improve. If you have a world class surf instructor he should be able to give you feedback no matter how good you get.

If you are surfing with a pro and have the money to keep getting lessons, then I highly recommend doing it. You will continue to improve your skills at a much faster rate!

How much are surfing lessons?

Surfing lessons can range anywhere from $50 per person to $220 per person depending on where you are in the world and who is teaching you to surf.

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How much are surfing lessons in Hawaii?

Surfing lessons in Hawaii can range anywhere between $50 dollars per person all the way to $220 per person depending on which island you are on and who is giving you the lesson.

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How much do surfing lessons cost in Maui?

Surf lessons in Maui cost anywhere from $75 per person to $220 per person depending on which school you choose and the caliber of the surf instructor. Usually the more experience the instructor the more you will pay for a lesson. Don’t go cheap make sure you surf with someone who has at least 20 years of surf experience.

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Expression Session: Zack Howard Longboarding Honolua Bay, Maui HI

Zack Howard riding a Donald Takayama single-fin longboard

Aloha friends family and fans! I wanted to check in to let you know what’s been happening this last week.

I got to go to my favorite surf spot and film a couple days riding my single-fin longboard. It’s been a while since I’ve done a video clip of me surfing and I am very proud that we were able to capture some awesome footage.

Over the last several years I’ve pretty much been only short-boarding the bay. Just this year I decided to dust off my single-fin longboard. I’ve been having the best time! After all, I was discovered by Oxbow at 15 years old longboarding in Malibu. That discovery led to a long relationship and LOTS of world travels. It feels really good to make a video and see myself surf again. I think I will start doing a bit more of this.

Other than that, I have been doing a LOT of surf lessons. I’m very happy to coach clients and teach them the ways of the ocean. I plan on working a lot this next year and really focus my energy on surfing lessons.

I hope you enjoy this new video and it motivates some of you to dust off an old longboard and shred!!

What a week it was last week!

Aloha friends family and fans! I’m Just now getting sitting down and catching my breath! What a week it was last week. On Friday, November 11th, I worked in the channel all day running security on my 19 foot Boston Whaler Sentry. I thought it was gonna be just a mellow day in the channel but I really had my work cut out for me! There were about 25 other boats out there that were not supposed to go past a buoy line for safety reasons. The channel can get really dangerous if there are too many boats trying to get a peek and a photo of the world’s best big wave surfers. Needless to say, I had to motor back and forth giving people multiple warnings not to go past the buoy line.

The contest was a great show! The waves were 25-40 feet on the face and the swell just seemed to get better as the day progressed. Maui’s own Billy Kemper took top honors for the men and also from Maui Paige Alms won the woman’s event. Both surfers seemed to be surfing on a completely different level than their competitors! They were charging so hard it was unbelievable. Jaws seems to be the only wave in the world that looks bigger in photos than it does in person!

It was very humbling watching these hard-charging men and women huck themselves over the ledge for a score.
The day after the Peahi challenge I put my boat in the water to keep the sugar cane dust off and ended up catching 2 nice sized Mahi Mahi an Omilu a Uku and a Mu! What a day! Four different kinds of fish and you know we had a little bit of each one!

Maui has been extra special these last few weeks, and there is more magic on the way!

What’s Happening on Maui This Week

Aloha Friends and family! Just wanted to update you guys on what’s going on here on Maui this week. Yesterday I started my day donating a lesson to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and had the privilege of teaching a special young man by the name of Thomas how to surf. Thomas has been battling Leukemia since the age of 9 and his wish was to learn how to surf from a pro surfer. I was blessed with enough to get to take not only Thomas but his little sister Eva and his Dad JT. I must say it was one of my the more memorable lessons I have ever taught. Thomas had a spiritual experience in the water and still stood up on his first wave! He was absolutely glowing!

This morning I woke up at 6am and drove straight to Kahului to surf a special wave that rarely breaks. I cannot disclose the name of this amazing wave but I will tell you that it’s about 1 mile from the Kahului airport. When I arrived at the parking lot to my surprise there was nobody in the water. The waves were about 25 feet on the face and absolutely perfect. I decided to paddle out by myself, and when I got out there the surf was twice as big as it looked from the beach!

I watched a couple waves roll through that you could have got a large bus in the barrel. Needless to say I was very cautious. I ended up catching about 5 waves and my last wave was my best one.

After I returned home I had to get my boat prepped for the 2016 Pe’ahi Challenge which will be held tomorrow at the famed surf break Jaws. I was hired to run security in the channel on my boat. This contest is probably the most prestigious big wave surfing event in today’s age. I will be rooting for ZHS employee Tyler Larronde tomorrow! GO TYLER!

I must have caught 50 waves that day!

Aloha friends family and fans! After surfing my brains out for 2 weeks straight at Honolua bay I am tired, sunburnt and sore. I feel very grateful to have a world -lass wave on the island of Maui. Yesterday was a really long day and I managed to clock in 7 hours in the water. I rode my longboard for the first half of the day while the swell grew and grew! Then all of a sudden it was like someone flipped a switch and it just started pumping. It went from being head high all day till about 2pm. Then just as if someone flipped a switch the sets grew to triple overhead plus! That’s when I paddled in and grabbed my shorter board. I surfed until my arms would no longer work! I must have caught 50 waves that day!

After I got out of the water I drove straight to the Alii Kai in Kaanapali and sat in the hot tub to decompress and loosen up a bit. After soaking in the spa I went to the Hyatt and valeted my truck and went to the sushi bar where I proceeded to stuff my face. I got to reflect on how grateful I am to live in such a beautiful place.

Today I woke up at the crack of dawn and went straight back to Honolua bay. The crowd was really intense this morning! A hand full of professional surfers flew over from Oahu and it was very competitive in the water. The surf was still amazing with double to triple overhead waves.. I took my longboard out for my second surf today and was able to maneuver around the crowd and got a ton of waves and some really fun noserides.

Tomorrow I am back to teaching 3 surf lessons and waiting for the next big swell to fill in on Thursday night. Then on Friday I am running security in the channel for the PEAHI CHALLENGE big wave event!

The WSL runs this contest and I feel honored to be a part of the show and get paid to do it. I look forward to watching Zack Howard Surf employee and star surf instructor TYLER LARRONDE compete in the event. What an honor to actually be invited to surf in this contest!

The best big wave surfers in the world will be here trying to tackle the crazy waves at the famed surf break Jaws!

Best Maui Surf Lessons

Well today was a great day! I started out with a surf lesson at Ukumehame. The surf was absolutely perfect. My guests had a wonderful session. It was their first time surfing, and all three of them got up and rode successfully. Not only did they ride waves, they actually learned about timing and positioning, and how to turn into the wave. In my opinion Maui is the best place in the world to learn how to surf. Taking a surf lesson on Maui can be one of the most amazing experiences in your life. I feel very fortunate to live here, and share my passion with others.

After my lesson, I went to a secret surf spot with some friends, and we rode some more advanced type waves on shortboards. The swell never got as big as it was originally predicted to get, but nevertheless we had a blast sharing waves. Tomorrow I have three lessons, and the swell is supposed to hold. So It will be another fun filled day for my clients!

I am looking forward to this summer. The forecast looks promising for good weather, and great waves. I hope that I am able to share my passion for surfing with others, and teach them how to be safe in the water. I feel fortunate to be one of the only surfers on Maui that can teach from the very beginner level, all the way to the aspiring pro surfer.
Let’s have some fun in the water!

Tip for the week is Hawaiian roll

Big south swell on it’s way to Maui!! Tip for the week is Hawaiian roll, when caught inside by a big wave, approach the wave head on, and roll your board upside down, pulling your body close to the board, and blowing out of your nose as the whitewater passes over you. When you have cleared the whitewater, roll your board back over and paddle like a mad dog!!