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North Shore Surf Girls offers  Oahu surf lessons in both surfing and SUP with female instructors.

All Oahu surf lessons include top quality surftech surfboards and leashes, Lycra rash guards and instruction on land and in the water.   Surf lessons are 1-2 hours depending on your preference, we recommend a 2 hour lesson if it’s your first time surfing. Rates listed below are per person and in 1 and 2 hr blocks.  One hour lessons are  priced approximately 25% less then two hour lessons.   Surf and SUP lessons times are 9am, 12pm, and 3pm everyday. Custom times for large groups, Semi Private and Private Oahu surf lessons are available. Book online or call 808-637-2977.

Family Private Surfing & Stand up Paddle Board Lessons – An exclusive 2 hour private lesson with a minimum of 3 students with members of your family or party only. Student to instructor ratio is a minimum of 3-1 Children under 8 are welcome. $99 plus tax.

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Semi-Private Surfing & Stand up Paddle Board  Lessons – Lessons are 1 or 2 hours with a maximum of 2 students with 1 dedicated instructor. Great for friends or couples,  starting at $119 plus tax.

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Private Lessons – A private Surfing & Stand up Paddle Board Lessons  with one student and one instructor for 1 or 2 hours. This is appropriate for advanced and beginner surfers, those looking for dedicated attention and people with special needs.  Starting at $139 plus tax.

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Group Surfing & Stand up Paddle Board Lessons – A group lesson with 3 or more students available for 1 or 2 hours. Student to instructor ratio is a minimum of 4-1. Great for friends and individuals.  Starting at $59 plus tax

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Sunset BBQ & Surf Lesson – This fun, exclusive adventure includes a two hour surf lesson followed by a sunset BBQ with members of your group only. You will watch the sunset over the ocean while dining with your group. Student to instructor ratio is a minimum of 3-1 Children under 8 are welcome. $209.95 plus tax.

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Turtle Tour and Surf – We start with a two hour surf lesson, and end with turtle viewing and famous Hawaiian shave ice! This awesome experience gets you up close and personal with big Hawaiian turtles. You will share the exclusive experience with members of your group only. Student to instructor ratio is a minimum of 3-1 Children under 8 are welcome. $189.95 plus tax.

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Tandem Surf Lessons – An exclusive 1 hour private lesson for children 2-8. This is a great way for young surfers to learn to catch waves with 1 on 1 instruction. $139.00 plus tax.

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Large group surfing lesson as part of a corporate retreat is an excellent team building exercise.  Your parties surfing lesson will likely be the highlight of your time in Hawaii.  We can accommodate groups up to 40 people and offer the option of having lunch catered at the beach.  Call 808-637-2977 for pricing and more details


Welcome to the North Shore Surf Girls Surf School, located on the storied North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. We specialize in beginner surfing lessons & stand up paddle board for girls, boys, women, men and families. Advanced lessons are also available for more experienced surfers.

It doesn’t matter if you are young, seasoned, out of shape or just unsure, we can help you achieve your goals in surfing. 99.9% of our students stand up in their first lesson, many on their first wave.

Our female surf instructors include former pro surfers, lifeguards, Bay Watch stunt doubles and even  featured in the surf movie, “Blue Crush”. We evaluate the surf each day and take you to the safest & most fun location for your Oahu surfing lesson.

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Exclusive Programs

Sunset BBQ & Surf Lesson

One of our most popular tours at North Shore Surf Girls is the sunset barbecue surfing tour. We are the only surf school on the North Shore that offers this unique view into ancient Hawaiian customs and lore.

The tour starts out with a surfing lessons at a local beach with our qualified instructors. Following the  surf lesson you and our staff head out to enjoy a beautiful sunset barbecue at the picturesque North Shore of Oahu.

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Surf Camps

Several times a year we offer a series of incredibly popular surf camps. We are the only surf school on the North Shore that offers this unique opportunity for several lucky students to receive an exclusive 7 day intensive to learn how to surf.

The camp starts out with surfing lessons at a local beach with one of our qualified instructors. Following the lesson you and our staff head out to enjoy several days on the water in picturesque North Shore of Oahu.

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Our Story

Carol Philips founded North Shore Surf Girls with the goal of providing an inclusive, fun and safe experience for people of all ages, from all over the world, to learn how to surf.

Growing up on the North Shore she fell in love with surfing and discovered it to be both thrilling and intimidating. North Shore Surf Girls are here to take away the intimidation factor and focus on fun by teaching you what the protocol is for board responsibility, how to look for currents and most importantly how to get up on your feet and ride a wave!

Time is our most precious gift. Make the most of your visit to Oahu by learning to surf with instructors who care and love to share Hawaii’s gift to the world.

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“Best surf lessons in the best location!”

I was nervous about learning how to surf– not sure why! It ended up being a great day. Stood up on my first try. Carol explained things well and even helped students from other surf camps because their instructors weren’t doing a great job explaining things. Carol and her colleagues were very professional yet laid back. Highly recommend Surf Girls.” -Jamie A

Well worth the trip up from Waikiki! I booked a tour with North Shore Surf Girls with less than 48 hours notice. The booking process was super easy and I was sent very specific details on where to meet at the lesson time. Carol was a great teacher, really helped my technique, improved my confidence and went above and beyond what I would have expected for a surf lesson. I would definitely return and book with these girls again, I had an absolute ball!
Carlye W, TripAdvisor
We had our two teenage kids take lessons with NSSG and they absolutely loved it! They had never surfed before and were up over and over again. Our daughter 16 felt like she was surfing with good friends. Our kids loved the twin instructors they had the first day and both our kids loved having Carol as a teacher the second time around. Our 13 year old son was unsure about surfing, but was totally hooked by the first lesson. Thanks so much for all of the great information and teaching. We would highly recommend anyone to NSSG! They are the best.
Noelle L, TripAdvisor
Carol and her assistant were great teachers. They were very clear during training and gave great instructions while out in the water. I really liked that the lesson was quick and we were out in the water the immediately. They were really friendly too based on other instructors I saw out in the water. We were a group of 5 ladies and 2 guys, and we all surfed successfully. Thank you so much for the memories Carol!!! Mahalo!
Van N, TripAdvisor
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NSSG Shirts for Sale

Purchase your own exclusive NSSG t-shirt or rash guard to take home with you. These are not available for purchase anywhere else and are an authentic souvenir of surfing The North Shore!

T-Shirts Available in:

XS, S, M, L, XL

Surfing Shirts Available in:

XS, S, M, L, XL

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North Shore Concierge Service

We offer to you all the insider local knowledge of the North Shore; from how to enjoy the ocean safely, to the best places to stay and eat and so much more. Give us a call today we love to help and it’s free! 1-808-637-2977.


If you’re interested in filming a TV project, movie or commercial, we know ALL the North Shore locations inside and out along with how to navigate permits etc. We can also provide surfer girl models and stunt women.

Special Requests

If you have any special requests for your surf lessons or things you’d like to do during your stay on the North Shore, we’ll be happy to accommodate you. The only limitation is your imagination.


If you’re looking for a place to stay on the North Shore, send us an email by completing the form below. We have the lowdown on all the good spots at the best prices.

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Meet us at our Blue Company Truck
Puaena Point Parking Lot
Kahaleiwa Lane, Haleiwa Hi 96712

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