We think we are pretty good at what we do. I guess it’s because Surfing is where ALL of our instructors passion lies. Our instructors are all involved in various sports, but the thing called surfing… it lives in our souls. That’s what makes us awesome! We love what we do! Check us out and you will understand what we mean. You don’t just have to take our word for it. Check out our reviews below…
Surfing with these guys is always the best. I've been surfing with them for many years now and Sean has become my mentor. He brings his level up method of teaching to provide you with instruction and techniques you need improve on your surfing. No matter who you take a lesson with, (I've had many instructors through the years), from beginner to advanced levels, you will feel safe in the ocean, be encouraged to catch all the waves you can, get instruction, and friendly coaching first hand from pre to post surf session. All this and the welcome you as a part of their surfing "ohana" makes them hands down the best out there! Look for the surf bus, you won't be disappointed and you won't find a better group of qualified, friendly and helpful surf instructors in Waikiki or on Oahu's south shore! Can't wait to get back the water with you soon.Thank you so much for everything!
Probably some of the coolest people you will ever meet. The best surfing experience. I had two lessons, but probably could have surfed on my own after one. Really reasonable pricing, and will even pick up from most hotels in the region. Will be recommending these guys to everyone I know visiting Oahu.
Hands down the best experience I've had in Hawaii so far! Would highly recommend! The instructor to surfer ratio is so comforting and they take you out of the hustle and bustle of the main beach in Waikiki! Thank you guys so much!
The Ohana Surf Project crew is simply awesome and really make you part of their Ohana. We have traveled and surfed in many places around the world and they are by far the best crew we have ever surfed with. The crew emphasizes the importance of safety yet, gives you positive and reassuring vibes to feel comfortable in the water and CATCH WAVES. Chelsea and Sean, we can't wait to surf with you guys again! Mahalo!
Really awesome experience. The crew, especially Nick, are really nice! My husband also got to surf with Shaun, the pro surfer. The whole crew is very professional. They also offer some great advice for other cool things to do around the island. We'll definitely book with them again. Mahalo!
Best group of instructors in Waikiki! I had the pleasure of spending 2 summers working in Hawaii. I worked closely with Chelsea, Sean, Nick and James. They all are so passionate about surfing and it really shows up in their lessons. With friendly, outgoing personalities, you will spend the lesson with a smile on your face. They have years of experience and know exactly how to get anybody on their feet in just one lesson, it is truly amazing. They also know the surf conditions and safety is their number one priority. If you are in Waikiki, and have any interest in surfing, whether you are a beginner or an experienced surfer, I definitely recommend surfing with Ohana Surf Project.
During my last visit to Oahu, I asked a few of my resident friends where a good place would be to get surf lessons and several told me to check out Ohana Surf Project. I had some experience as a teenager but definitely was in need of a refresher - I tried an initial lesson on the second day of my trip and went out several more times after such a positive first time experience. Every trainer I went out with was incredibly helpful and knowledgable and created a safe fun environment.
Ohana Surf Project is the best surf school in Hawaii! I had the best experience with these guys. They really treat you like family there. I am a beginner surfer and was nervous on a board but they made me feel super comfortable! I'm so thankful I found these guys, they made my trip to Hawaii extra special.
I had the best surfing experience with this crew! They were all so helpful with picking us up, giving us basic land lessons and then even helping us paddle out when my arms gave out! We had an awesome time and would highly recommend this great crew! We went back for more and did both stand up paddle board and body boarding! That was a blast!!! Thank you for adding to the adventure of our visit and we will be back soon!
Had a such a fun morning. Really well organised surf school. The instructors were amazing.. our group had Chelsea and Kevin.. they had us all standing up and riding waves first wave. The lessons are also up the left side of Waikiki Beach so it’s less crowded and you have the waves to yourself.. if you looking to do surf lessons while in Waikiki this is the place to go!!Mahalo!! Will keep on wave dancing Chelsea ��
So I practically live here part time... I absolutely love everyone! Ohana means family and that is what everyone at Ohana Surf is to me! I joined the locals surf program in August and will complete my 22nd surf session with Ohana tomorrow morning! They are expert instructors with hearts full of Aloha! Your session is sure to be safe, fun, and filled with lots of great waves! Big mahalo for all they do for the community and us surf clubbers! See ya tomorrow! <3
Husband and son took their first surf lesson over the weekend and had a blast! All of the instructors were great. I would definitely recommend buying the pictures---they're amazing and such a wonderful way to remember the adventure.
If you are trying for the first time to stand on a board then you definitely have to book with Ohana Project Surf! They are super fun and friendly, very professional and willing to improve your skills on an ongoing manner. Beside, the place they go out is less crowded as it is towards the end of the Waikiki Beach. I also had a lesson with a different surf school, Hans Hedemann which is recommended by Lonely Planet, but there is no comparison, it felt like waisting my time - they were friendly too but more interested to chit-chat and kill the time rather than teach anything-. My thanks to the Ohana Surf Team - Chelsea, Kevin, Matt, Sean (sorry if I didn't get your names right) and the friendly, shy guy with the gopro camera. I had a great time today with you and will surely come back one day. Mahalo! �
It was my first time surfing and I loved the experience. It was exciting and fun! It was worth the extra money for an individual private session. The instructors were amazing, encouraging, and knowledgeable. The best thing I've done thus far. Thank you Matt and Keola.
Had a family lesson today. My daughter, 9, my dad, 60+, and me. Matt and Kevin did awesome to show us the way, had us all standing up riding the waves by the end. Chelsea gave us great information at the start in their classroom van. If you're ever looking to give surfing a try and you find yourself in Waikiki, look no further than Ohana Surf Project. Super friendly, super professional, super experience! Mahalo!
Great day on the water! Small instructor to student ratio means catching lots of waves & great instruction. Very professional company, I will be recommending Ohara Surf Project to all my friends & family.Thanks Chelsea, Kevin & Troy!
Today is my last day in O'ahu and I felt being here and not learning how to surf would be a shame. I enden up being alone so I got a private lesson. It was an amazing experience, Troy and Nick were very professional and tried to help me all the way they could. Mahalo for the amazing lesson.
We recently went to Hawaii for the first time. My 15 year old daughter wanted to try surfing and we were fortunate enough to sign her up with the Ohana Surf Project. The staff quickly helped her feel at ease, taught her the basics and took her into the water. Within minutes she was riding the waves. She came out of the water wanting more. We signed up for another lesson later in our vacation; my daughter talked me into giving it a try too. I have arthritis in my neck and I was concerned about injury. Chelsea was confident they could modify things for me to make the experience comfortable. I did not pop up as easily as my daughter, but with Chelsea's encouragement and feedback and Kevin next to me telling me to go for it and stand up, I did get up on the board. Nothing but fun and my neck is no worse for the wear! I heard a lot about the aloha spirit during our visit to Hawaii and the staff at Ohana Surf Project definitely exude that spirit.Surfing will be one of the great memories from our time in Honolulu. Thanks for everything OSP.Denis
An amazing experience, I really want to thank all the staff for such a fun time.They picked us up 10 minutes before 9:00 am, by 9:30 we were already on the water and trying to catch our first wave. Fast and great lessons.At first I was thinking so much about what I was "trying" to do but between Kanoia, Chelsea, Troy and Sean they made sure to let me know what was wrong and how to make it work. I ended up riding the waves (not like a pro) but not falling on my buttocks and having a blast.If you're ever in Waikiki and want to learn how to surf do not hesitate and come to Ohana Surf Project, these people are going to help you and give you all they have for you to experience the best time while learning how to surf.Thank you Chelsea, Kanoia, Troy and Sean, you were the cherry on top of the ice cream of our trip to Hawaii.
It was so awesome to experience surfing for the first time! The instructors were great and helped out a lot to get you up on the waves. I'd recommend this to anyone! Troy and Chelsea were amazing instructors to work with.
My first hawaii trip wouldn't have been as amazing as it was without the Ohana Surf Project. Nick was the best instructor and helped everyone in our group stand up on a wave! The whole team was friendly, professional, and really made you feel the Aloha Spirit. Their set up is awesome and provide you with everything you need! I highly recommend purchasing all the high quality pictures they take for you. It was great looking through every photo with family and friends once we were back home.
Ohana Surf Project are awesome. As a local resident my family and I spend a lot of time in the ocean. It had been a very long time since my college days of surfing. Ohana helped me get back in the water and start surfing with my kids. They bring the board I like and have an instructor with me all the time. The last three times I have gone I have felt awesome in water! I can surf again!! They have a great local deals for pricing and I can schedule a lesson pretty much any time I want. I'm super excited to go again.
Ohana surf is a must do if you're in Oahu. Matt and Nick were both really great instructors and made it really simple for us first-timers. The spot that they operate is tailer-made to learn to surf and has the convenience of being a stone's throw from Waikiki. Would 100% recommend for anyone visiting Oahu.
Nick provided an answer to all my questions succinctly and converted a (former) land animal into one that understands the sea a lot more. Patient, sincere, and tons of fun. Kainoa was like the papa bear giving me much needed motivation and discipline and honestly, I was straight up starstruck! Chelsea made it so simple for me to book my lesson and it was effortless. Just remember that these guys work hard at their craft and much respect goes out to them. I had my lesson on MLK Day, so Waikiki proper was undoubtedly packed, and as a beginner, you don't want snorkelers or tourists surrounding you while you're trying to do something totally new. Nick picked me up in the OSP Mobile from the meetup spot and we headed over to Diamondhead. Full service! Mahalo to OSP and until we meet again, Aloha!
Chelsea and Sean are amazing instructors! I was terrified of giving surfing a second try after having been stung by a stingray during my first surfing lesson (with a different company) the year before. They were very supportive and warm and made me feel very comfortable. The difference in instruction is also profound. They have a fabulous way of teaching that will have you up on the board and feeling confident very quickly.
Love these souls - especially Chelsea who has been in the water with our two children for the last four years. My daughter then six and my son then ten felt safe, learned , and had a blast - they talk about it all year n can't wait to surf Waikiki each time with her.
Ok.....if you are new to surfing like We were last summer (or you are retired from the surf circuit and want to hang w other hot and knowledgeable people!), and you want to learn from the best there is ONE new game in town. OSP is where it's at!! We surfed for the entire week we were in Waikiki..we thought we'd surf once or twice but after getting the rush from surfing we were hooked and couldn't get enough!! Sean, Chelsea and Nick made surfing obtainable and enjoyable for all of us!! Couldn't recommend a nicer or more entertaining group of people. They were so professional that we felt safe entrusting our children with them, and enjoyed all of our time on the water with them!! Most people only dream about surfing.....but through OSP you can easily change that dream into a reality!! Can't wait to land in Honolulu for our next adventure!! Thanks OSP! Aloha!!
We are on our honeymoon and first time surfers. We got up and rode waves within minutes thanks to our instructors. We recommend this place 120%. We had one on one instruction and they catered to our strengths and weaknesses to help us improve our technique! We will be back! Thank you Sean, Nick and Troy! You guys are the best on the island!