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Hawaii Surf Retreat

Experience world-class surf instruction and outdoor adventures on the legendary North Shore of Oahu, while enjoying the historic Haleiwa surf town, in stylish accommodations in the most authentic Hawaiian spirit. Based in a tropical, peaceful, and secluded family home just a short walk from Haleiwa town, this surf camp provides daily surf lessons, outdoor activities and great restaurants for you to enjoy delicious meals. Mingle with the North Shore locals and enjoy the international surf scene in this legendary surf Mecca. Come alone, with friends or your loved one, and be ready to get stoked!


  • Daily surf lessons for all levels
  • Admire miraculous coastal sunsets
  • Immerse yourself in the life of the locals
  • Visit various famous surf spots around Haleiwa
  • Enjoy the warm and fresh tropical climate
  • Participate in many beach activities
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Surf Hawaii - Surf School's surf camp takes place on a secluded and tropical Hawaiian style property with a view of the water. Enjoy fresh fruits from the yard, including apple bananas, mangoes, avocados, limes, guavas, mountain apples and jackfruits, while watching stand-up paddlers and sea turtles. Stylish beach-front homes are also available for an extra fee in the countryside of Oahu, located only 15 minutes from Haleiwa downtown. Wake up to the sounds of the ocean, relax on the deck while watching the whales and the waves. Get ready to surf, explore the island and enjoy the spirit of aloha. Surf Hawaii - Surf School's camp house, cottage, and studios can accommodate groups of up to15 students, in private or shared rooms. The camp house and cottage have fully equipped kitchens, while the studios each have their own bathroom and kitchenette. You can enjoy the tropical breezes on the outside lanais and in the gardens, and if the weather gets too chilly, you can soak in the hot tub to relax those tired muscles. Wireless internet is available and surfing DVDs are available on request to inspire you for the next lesson.

Surf Hawaii - Surf School Surf Retreat Hawaii Itinerary


  • The host will pick you up from the airport and drive you to the North Shore.
  • Stop at a grocery store on the way to pick up supplies for the week.
  • Check-in at the camp house, rest and relax.


  • Light breakfast in your room followed by the first lesson at 08:00.
  • The surf van will bring you back to the camp in time for lunch in Haleiwa town or in your room.
  • The rest of the day is free for you to relax at the surf camp or explore the many quaint shops and restaurants in Haleiwa.


  • Light breakfast followed by a morning surf lesson.
  • After surfing, you will go for a tour along the North Shore, visiting some famous surf spots such as Pipeline, Waimea Bay and Sunset Beach, and stopping for lunch at Teds Bakery, where many of the professional surfers dine.
  • Stop at Turtle Beach to see the sea turtles resting on the sand, and if you are lucky, you may spot an endangered monk seal.
  • The evening is free for dining in Haleiwa town or a nice meal in your room.


  • Light breakfast in your room followed by a morning surf lesson.
  • Return to the camp for lunch, then enjoy a stand-up paddle lesson in the late afternoon.
  • Head up the Anahulu River on the boards, then head out to the ocean and maybe catch a beautiful Hawaiian sunset.
  • Dinner is at your leisure.


  • Early breakfast and morning surf session.
  • In the afternoon, you are free.
  • You are welcome to take a stand-up paddle board out and try stand-up paddling on your own, or just relax.


  • Have breakfast and a morning stand-up paddle surf or regular surf session.
  • Take a tour around the island of Oahu to see the beautiful windward side of the island and the south shore beaches.


  • Light breakfast in your room followed by your last chance to try stand-up paddle.
  • Have lunch and maybe some last minute shopping in Haleiwa or an afternoon nap.
  • In the evening, join the staff for some Hawaiian hospitality and a healthy sunset barbecue hosted by Surf Hawaii - Surf School.


  • It is time to say goodbye.
  • Depending on your flight schedule, you may still have time to enjoy the ocean and the beauty of Hawaii until it is time to go.
  • The shuttle will drop you off at the airport or in Waikiki.

Included excursions

Tour around Oahu Island

Tour to Pipeline

Tour to Sunset Beach

Tour of Waimea Bay

Visit Turtle Beach


Edison De Paula
He is the head surf instructor and founder of Surf Hawaii - Surf School. His speciality lies in offering North Shore surf lessons. Edison has been in Hawaii for over 20 years. During these years, he has dedicated his time to big wave surfing, life guarding on the North Shore, and going to school at Brigham Young University in Hawaii. After getting his degree in Information Systems, he decided to share the passion for the sport by teaching other people how to surf. Today, his main focus is to share the surfing techniques with students at Surf Hawaii - Surf School and also riding big waves.
Kelvin Pascua
Kelvin Pascua is the personified spirit of Aloha. Born and raised on the North Shore of Oahu, Kelvin cherishes the Hawaiian culture and knows the region like the palm of his hand. For almost 40 years, Kelvin has dedicated his life to the ocean, and when he is not surfing or teaching other people how to surf, he is diving, paddling and training for his other passion, paddle board races. Kelvin is a wonderful teacher, who loves sharing what he knows with other people. Along with the big smile that has become his trademark, Kelvin is always friendly and eager to help.
Kalani Jabour
Kailani Jabour grew up right on the beach on the North Shore, and at a very young age he was already showing amazing surfing skills. Traveling the world with his dad, who is also a big wave surfer, Kailani has surfed some of the best waves in the world and on his last trip to Tahiti, Kailani has already started doing some tow-in surfing on some incredible waves. Another passion of Kailani is flying, and he is currently enrolled in a flight school. As a surf instructor, Kailani has fun meeting new people and making new friends.


This retreat will take place in the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, US.



  • Hiking nearby
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Shopping nearby
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Whale watching


  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Studio


  • Board rental
  • In-room dining
  • Wireless internet


The surf camp accommodation includes kitchenettes and is only a 5-minute walk into Haleiwa town where there are several restaurants, markets, shops and art galleries.


  • This package does not include breakfasts, lunches and dinners.

Things to do (optional)

Other activities are also available upon request. You may opt for whale watching, horseback riding, hiking and a visit to the Polynesian Cultural Center.

What's included

  • 1 stand-up paddle lesson
  • 5 daily surf lessons
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • All equipment for the lessons
  • Jacuzzi
  • Signed poster by Edison
  • Sunset barbecue
  • Surf tour around the island
  • Tour of world-famous surf breaks
  • Turtle Beach tour
  • Use of stand-up paddle boards and surfboards

What's not included

  • Meals are not included in the price.

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Honolulu International Airport (HNL). Surf Hawaii - Surf School will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.


  • Honolulu, 45 minutes
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