Duration
Flexible
Accommodation
Not included

Exploring our connection to the ocean

"Surfing is so much more than riding waves. I will teach you how to read the currents. I share my coveted lineups of the breaks we are surfing. Knowing where to sit and wait for the perfect waves will pay off tenfold. Your wave count will drastically increase. I will elevate your surfing journey, guaranteed!"

The surf

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The North Shore of Oahu is the Mecca of Surfing. For beginners or pro surfers, you can choose from a couple of always nice and rideable spots.

The North Pacific fires off swell after swell from October through May to the various reefs and beaches. Except for the sheltered beginner spots, the surf in the winter rarely gets below chest high. And best of all, the trade winds are side/offshore, so the surf is nicely groomed all day.

From June through September, the South Pacific sends waves to the south and west side of Oahu. During these months, the North Shore usually has excellent waves for beginners.

The adventure

Whether you are looking to catch a wave for the first time or improve your skills, a private one-on-one surf lesson with Jamie will be a fun, interactive, and memorable experience. Learn from a pro!

Jamie also provides semi-private lessons, giving you individual attention while still getting the benefit of surfing with friends. Surf lessons make great vacation plans, check a box on bucket lists, and are one of a kind ocean experience.

Surfing with friends is always better. Group surf lessons are a terrific way to be introduced to surfing, spend time in the ocean, and catch waves with your crew!

Getting there
Fly to Honolulu International Airport. It's a 40-minute drive to Haleiwa.
Fly to Honolulu International Airport. It's a 40-minute drive to Haleiwa.

Jamie Sterling

Leading trips since 2005
Jamie Sterling
Pro surfer & guide
Jamie Sterling

Jamie Sterling was born and raised in Hawaii, specifically the North Shore of Oahu. The ocean is in his DNA. A professional big wave surfer since the age of 16. Jamie is passionate, committed, and devoted to the sport of surfing. Not only does Jamie know the ocean, he understands it. The understanding is what allows him to show others its beauty.

Jamie enjoys teaching people to surf because it feels so nice to share his passion with others. He has so much knowledge to share with clients that it comes out naturally. It really makes him happy to see a customer catch the best waves of their life after a session.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: Within 24 hours

4.95 · 1 review

United States of America
Laura
Casual surfer, Oct 2022
Jamie was super professional and a great guide to some of the breaks you can only really explore and understand with a local. 10 out of 10 would... show more
Jamie was super professional and a great guide to some of the breaks you can only really explore and understand with a local. 10 out of 10 would definitely recommend.

Choose your dates

Kids lessons age 12 or under!
From $125 / day
Tow in with jetski.
From $767 / day
Tow in or down with wind foil.
From $767 / day
Cross training (Yoga, aerobic, breath work, conditioning).
From $60 / day
Photographer for each session including editing.
From $119 / day
Private surf lessons are a way to master your techniques and skil... more
From $248 / day
This full day surf guiding will take you surfing the best waves a... more
From $767 / day
Surfing with friends is always better. Group surf lessons are a t... more
From $124.50 / day
Surf with a friend and learn from a pro. Semi-private lessons giv... more
From $378 / day
Half days of surf guiding to the best spots around, depending on... more
From $531 / day
For dates and accommodations not listed, or if you want to book further out

Questions?

What's included?
Surf instructor and surf equipment.
What's not included?
Flights, travel insurance, airport transfers, accommodation, meals, and other activities.
What's the cancellation policy?
Cancel and get a full refund within 48 hours of purchase, or at least 90 days before the trip starts.