Beginner coaching: Learn from an expert and have fun from the first try. We guarantee that you will be able to paddle on your first day and will learn the basics without the frustration of learning from your mistakes. By learning good technique right from the start you will avoid getting used to bad habits that are more difficult to "unlearn" later.
Intermediate coaching: We will customize the lesson to your needs. After assessing your skill level, we will work on specific techniques with you to help you have more fun on the water.
Advanced technique coaching: Our instructors can help you perfect your technique with personal attention. We can help build a personal fitness/ training plan for you to help you reach your goals. When you are ready, our trainers can take you to uncrowded surf breaks, on longer distance and downwind runs and help you prepare for races.
Surf Guide service: If you are an experienced SUP surfer, we can take you to the best spots on the island. We have the local knowledge to find uncrowded, quality waves depending on the conditions. We will coach you on important local knowledge like shallow reef, channels, etiquette, and show you where to position yourself to get the best rides. Let us help you catch the best waves of your life.
Best results are achieved with one on one training or two students per instructor. Group lessons available on request. We also offer, on request: personal fitness/ diet consulting, goal setting, training plans, race preparation and strategy, downwind paddle technique and long distance training.
To watch a lesson video with two young girls (7 and 9 yrs old), click here.
To watch a video of a recent downwind paddle coaching (for advanced paddlers), click here.
For a video of our recent race workshop with video stroke analysis, click here.
Private lessons with Robert Stehlik, owner of Blue Planet Surf and co author of the Zen Waterman blog, are offered on weekdays between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm. Lessons need to be booked at least one day in advance, based on availability, first come first served.
We also offer lessons with experienced paddlers Kainoa Beaupre and Nicole Madosik, including weekends. Lessons on Oahu's North Shore can be booked with Kevin Seid, owner of Everpaddle.
1.5 hr. private lesson/ coaching: $90 for students with own equipment (same price for 1-6 students).
or $120 includes all equipment for one student, we recommend a private lesson with 1-2 students for best results.
We can add additional students for just $30 each (lesson for two people= $150, for 3=$180, etc., six student maximum per instructor/ class, click here to book the lesson online. You can also reserve the lesson by calling Blue Planet Surf Shop at 808 596 7755. Our goal is to offer a great value and make sure you have a great experience (see our guest book and our shop listing on Yelp or Google for many positive reviews written by satisfied customers). We accept cash or credit/ debit cards, a 4.7% Hawaii GETax is added to the above rates. Please scroll down for a map of the standard lesson meeting place.
Intermediate and advanced private lessons where student provides own equipment are available for $60 per hour (min. 1.5 hr. per lesson=$90 min. per lesson) or $300 for six hour block (= four 1.5 hour lessons or $50 per hour, pre paid). This is a flat hourly rate for up to 6 students (with own equipment) and can be split between students.
Rates for weekly or biweekly personal fitness training programs available on request.
Lesson signup form/ waiver. You will be required to sign the signup form/ waiver before the lesson. You can help and have more time for the lesson by bringing the filled out form to the lesson. Please follow the link and in the google docs window, choose file, print, this will open a pdf that you can print out, fill out/ sign, and bring to the lesson.
Location: Private lessons can be held at various locations, depending on the lesson requested.
Unless agreed otherwise, the standard meeting place is at the second to last beach shower at the Western end of Ala Moana beach park, across from the concessions and bathroom buildings, see map and street view below.
Homework: To watch our video with basic instructions to be better prepared for your first lesson, click play below:
For a video of one of our free SUP clinics, click play below.
This is a video of the second SUP lesson with Jenna (9 yrs old) and Quinn (7 yrs old). They both did very well and mastered basic stroke technique and turning manoeuvers on their second day out. It took me months to learn this stuff! Good job girls. Aloha!
On request we can film, edit (with music or voice over by coach) and publish on the web (choice of public or password protected link) a custom video of your SUP lesson for $20 to $50, depending on the time spent editing. We can also make a DVD of your lesson for an additional $10.
Also available: Private Surfing Lessons with Len Barrow
Rate: same as SUP lessons: $90 for 1.5 hrs of instruction plus $30 per rental board used, 2 students max.
Private Surf Lessons for all levels with Len Barrow. Len has been getting rave reviews from his students, satisfaction guaranteed. Please stop by or call:
Blue Planet Surf Shop at 808 596 7755
or Len Barrow directly at 808 852 9789,
or e-mail Kelemoana@yahoo.com for details.