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…
My partner and I had a wonderful time surfing (our first time ever) on Waikiki beach with Ohana Surf Project and I'd strongly recommend them to anyone wanting to give it a go.Chelsea was our surf coach, she was very professional, clearly very experienced and a fantastic teacher. She give specific feedback to each member of our small group helping us all to successfully stand up on the waves. Take the time to look at the photos and videos when you get out ours were really great! Beautiful location.
Our family had the privilege of experiencing surfboard lessons with this particular company and the experience was fun and totally professional. Everyone had a great time.Plenty of instructions to prepare you for the lesson. And after your time in the water the instructor also had the opportunity to give you some critiques on how to improve. It was amazing to see photos and videos afterwards.Thanks for the great Hawaiian hospitality.
I was very impressed with Ohana Surf Project. They were all very friendly and helpful in teaching me how to surf. The instructors make sure you stay safe so you can just enjoy surfing! This is my favorite thing I did on my trip.
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!
My husband and I took a lesson last week. The support and encouragement made this a positive experience! My husband even lost his glasses in the ocean. Grateful that one of the guides found them on the bottom of the ocean. Thank you for such a wonderful experience. We will be back again next year to try some bigger waves!
The whole Ohana team did a fantastic job from start to finish. They kept it simple, kept us safe, gave amazing tips and got all of us first timers up and feeling successful. The pictures were fun and a terrific takeaway. Did not see any other schools doing that. Big thanks for an amazing memory and story to tell 😍
Can’t say enough about how awesome our experience was and how amazing all of the crew at Ohana are.We were a bunch of first time surfers, and it was just outstanding on every level. The photos & videos at the end were epic ....Thanks again team!
MOST FUN I HAD IN MY 5 DAYS IN WAIKIKI! The staff was phenomenal at not only teaching us how to surf and how to surf safely, but they made the whole experience fun! It was our first time surfing for both my husband and I and we fell in love with surfing! When we bring our kids back to Honolulu, we will definitely be scheduling lessons for the whole family with this group!
My dad and I surfed with them on our vacation to Oahu in June! This was both of our first time ever to try surfing! We had an amazing time! All of the instructors were so helpful! We had Troy helping us out for most of the time but everyone there that day was so helpful!! I would love to do it again sometime and recommend it to anyone who wants to try surfing!
Had a one on one lesson with Matt. That dude is amazing period. The two hours flew by, I was exhausted and felt emotionally full because he did everything he could to set me up for success! Thanks again!
My daughter had 2-hour private lesson with Chelsea. She's awesome. My daughter's size is small compare to the surf board, it's hard for her to paddle water to move forward. Chelsea always company her and help her move forward. Another coach - Kevin provided instruction to my daughter also to correct her position. They're all experienced coach.
What an amazing experience—thank you! Great instructors, made the entire learning experience seamless! Definitely recommend to anyone who wants to experience the exhilarating sport of surfing! Such fun! The ohana that surfs together, stays together �
My two teenage daughters and I surfed over their Spring Break. We had a blast! The staff was great. They were fun and did a great job making sure everyone was safe and was able to get up on the boards. I really likes their set up toward the end of Waikiki beach as well as it gave us some privacy from the crowds.We all surfed! Highly recommend.
The Ohana Surf Project were awesome. Tim, Craig and Chelsea went above and beyond to make this a great experience. They were incredibly helpful and patient throughout my lesson and got me to stand up quite a few times. They also gave me plenty of tips to take away and practice. I would recommend them to anyone wanting to start or improve their surfing Chris M
To all of you at OSP thank you so much for a great time and workout! Absolutely loved every minute of it! Special thanks to Jimmy Danz for bringing me and introducing me to the ohana! Cant wait for a return trip that will for sure include the OSP!Mahalo!!!Guy Walker
Dana and Troy were the most patient and supportive instructors. When I started to feel a little hopeless they just kept guiding me on what I needed to adjust - and eventually I got up and kinda surfed! What a great feeling! Thank you so much, and I'll definitely be back.
learning how to surf with chelsea, nick, and sean was the best. i cant go anywhere else because no one else will be as good as them and this company! for those who are like me and dont know how to swim, you are in great hands with OSP! i always felt safe!! :)btw, they are all super friendly and easy to talk to if you ever have any concerns about surfing and the area!! 🙂
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! �
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.
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!!