Learn to surf with Oahu’s premiere surf school, Led by World-Class Pro Surfer Kala Grace

Offering the best surf lessons in Hawaii. We are the only surf school that can guarantee you to ride waves and stand up with 100% satisfaction or your money back!

Aloha and welcome to North Shore Oahu Surf School. Our goal is to provide the best possible surf lesson to you. Let’s get you surfing!

All of our surf lessons are 2 hours long - All gear included - All ages and experiences welcome!

Private Surf Lesson


This one on one experience is the best option for the first timer/beginner surfer looking to maximize your surfing experience with all attention on you!

Advanced private surf lesson


For experienced surfers looking to take their surfing to the next level with one on one advanced private instructions.

Semi-private surf lesson


Perfect for friends or couples looking for a private lesson for just the two of you! 2:1 student to instructor ratio.

Private group surf lesson


This option is for families and/or friends looking for exclusive private group lessons. 3:1 Student to instructor ratio!

About us

We provide beginner, intermediate and advanced surfing and stand up paddle lessons to all ages and experiences! We are one of the only locally owned and operated surf schools on the north shore. Our promise is to give you the best lesson possible by all of our instructors being local born and raised Hawaiian watermen with lifelong knowledge of our oceans who specialize in teaching surfing and who are also all up to date with lifeguard/CPR training!

Our Guarantee

Our Head Instructor

North Shore Surf School’s head instructor and founder Kala Grace grew up surfing the north shore and has been teaching since the age of 15. Kala is a world-class surfer and comes from a long line of professional surfers with his uncle Derek Ho actually being the first Hawaiian world champ ever in 1993 and uncle Michael Ho winning many events on the north shore like the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing and Pipeline Masters.

Kala’s goal is to share his love and passion of surfing through teaching and making sure you get the best experience possible.

Wave of the day breaking

Wave of the Day: Kala Grace, 12-Point Pipeline Barrel

From the water: nearly impossible Pipe tube during Da Hui Backdoor Shootout

Attention Surfers:
Watch Out For Kala Grace

In an event full of home runs, Kala Grace’s grand slam of a wave was the highest-scoring ride of the 2022 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout.

Read the Love

What our students have to say about surfing with us on the North Shore!!

Awesome lesson! Our group of 3 ( ages 17, 18, and 43) had a great time and were able to get up on their boards!

Rachael Martin

Super friendly and knowledgeable staff! Kane was a fantastic teacher and you can tell he’s passionate about the sport. My daughter learned quickly and had a great time! Would absolutely recommend this group!

Jorie DeLeon

My brother and I had a great experience with North Shore. The instruction was simple and easy to follow and we were quickly riding waves. The recommended beach was perfect for us. Our instructor, Kane, was a great teacher and very friendly!

Gregory S

My family and I had a great experience. Kala was great, very humble. We had no idea we were being taught by a celebrity! We all went from zero experience to riding waves very quickly. If you're planning on taking your children this is a great company to go with, I felt my kids were safe the whole time. Thanks Kala for a great experience. Good luck to you and your ohana, Kala.

Matthew Albright S

Kane was absolutely fantastic teaching me and my husband to surf. Even though I couldn’t make it the whole two hours (paddling is no joke!), he was always pushing me to keep going or reassuring me he would take me in whenever I needed. My husband had a blast and said he’ll be back to North Shore Oahu Surf School again for added practice as it made him love surfing.

Lauren Siegmund

Kane was absolutely fantastic teaching me and my husband to surf. Even though I couldn’t make it the whole two hours (paddling is no joke!), he was always pushing me to keep going or reassuring me he would take me in whenever I needed. My husband had a blast and said he’ll be back to North Shore Oahu Surf School again for added practice as it made him love surfing.


My wife and I did a surf lesson with Lawrence on Wednesday, and we loved it so much we came back on Thursday to do it again! Lawrence is a skilled instructor who struck the balance between being an encouraging coach and chill friend. If we could, we would do it again but we are leaving the islands soon. It was a highlight of our trip and we may try to surf back home now. If you were on the fence, I would definitely recommend North Shore Oahu Surf School. Thank you guys for helping us through the process and communicating with us last minute for a next-day lesson

James Dickerson

Fantastic experience with North Shore Oahu Surf School. Kane was great with the family. Very supportive when out in the water. He and the other instructors really tried to create a positive surfing experience for our family. I definitely recommend this crew to anyone looking for a great family experience! Mahalo!


Incredible experience with our instructor Lawrence. He was on time, professional, super patient with beginner surfers and encouraging the entire lesson. Knowledgeable with 25 years of surfing would highly recommend taking a surf lesson with Lawrence.

Brittany P

Great guys. Explanations on how to surf were clear and easy to understand. They were super patient with my boys and very encouraging. They were cognizant of my youngest and kept an extra eye on him. By the time we were done my two oldest were consistently riding waves in.


One of the best experiences I’ve had while on my trip to the island.

My 17 and 12 year old sisters and I went out once with Kekai and ended up going back a day later because of how much we enjoyed it the first time. Kekai was friendly, helpful, patient, and encouraging as it was our first time ever surfing. He met up with us at the most perfect secluded beach with the best waves. Overall we had a wonderful 2 hours in what basically felt like a private lesson because it was just us and keiki the entire time. I would 100 percent go back to this surfing company and recommend to family and friends.

Lucy De Los Santos

Kala was our instructor and the person I spoke with over the phone when booking the reservation for my wife, older teen daughter and myself. My wife is not comfortable in the ocean and really needed convincing to join us. From the start, Kala was calm, thorough and clear in teaching us the basics from paddling to standing, and turning. He explained that we have plenty of time and there's no need to rush -- just follow the basics and it'll cover 90% of the job. Before paddling out he explained the safety paths for returning to the after catching a wave in to avoid colliding with oncoming surfers. In between sets, he continued with tips on what needed correction. My daughter was standing on the first wave, and within a few waves so too was my wife. It was a good time. I'd highly recommend this school and plan on booking again on our next visit.


Our instructor Kala was awesome! My family and I (age 13, 17 and 46) took lessons and we were able to surf very quickly with all of us having little to no prior experience. Kala was very good at preparing us by providing instructions and practice before we got in the water so we felt comfortable. He was encouraging and friendly. Kala was very knowledgeable about surfing and safety. I highly recommend his company and I would use North Shore Oahu Surf School again for future lessons. We had a beautiful and fun time surfing!

Renee C


We take pride in being the number one surf school in the islands by offering the best surfing lessons around. We also GUARANTEE you a fun/safe time regardless of your age and experience or your money back no questions asked! Check out some our reviews.

We offer beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons to all ages and experiences. Please check out our lessons page for more information.

Our goal is to provide the best daily conditions possible We have a few different spots with our main ones being Chuns Reef and Puaena Point Beach Park which are just a few miles from each other located near Haleiwa town. You will get a text or e-mail the day prior to your lesson explaining which beach we will be at to ensure the best conditions possible

Yes our GUARANTEE is to get you up and riding waves and also will teach you everything we know about ocean safety/catching waves!

All gear provided just bring your swimsuit, sunscreen and towel!

No problem! Just give us a call 24 hours in advance and we will switch your reservations or refund you if needed.

Contact Kala

Whether you have a question, a special request, or simply want to share your stoke about surfing, I’m here to listen! Fill out the form, and we’ll get back to you pronto!