Please bring a sturdy swimsuit or board shorts, sunscreen, towel and water. (Reef-Safe NOTE: Please bring sunscreen that DOES NOT contain OXYBENZONE if possible – recent findings have discovered that it is harmful to corals and marine life) If you have (non-cotton) leggings bring them to the class. Leggings are helpful to prevent the rash from the softop & sunburns on the back of the legs. Otherwise our surf school provides bodyglide anti-chafe stick.
Softtop surfboard (please specify if you prefer a hard top only if you have experience surfing on a hardtop), long-sleeve rash guard, booties, personalized surf coaching, juice and sticker.
Our Maui surf school is based 8 miles south of Lahaina at a beautiful stretch of coastline called “1000 Peaks” or Ukumehame Beach Park. Click here for driving directions.
5 years old is our youngest. Please note that 9 and under are required to book a private lesson, and children must be 10 or older to join a group lesson. Our oldest has been 75 (It’s never too late to learn!)
Yes, we do have a swim requirement. You must know how to tread water.
Yes of course! We suggest a private surf lesson for intermediate surfers so we can spend 1 on 1 time progressing your skills. A majority of our students are 1st timers. Our coaches are still great at coaching to everyone’s individual abilities in a group class. Just note when you register that you have surf experience and prefer a hard top surfboard.
So we can outfit you with the right sized surfboard.
We recommend taking non-drowsy Dramamine or anti-seasick medication. People have gotten seasick on a surfboard, but it’s preventable.
Everyone has their own learning progression with the sport. We do our very best to set you up for success with the right sized gear and personalized coaching. For some students they get up on their first try and others may take a second lesson to get up. We have a great success rate with our students!
Yes, we offer 10% off multiple surf lesson bookings. We can certainly tailor a private surf lesson package for intermediate surfers. Please email email@example.com to set something up.
No refund if cancelled within 24 hours of surf lesson. 10% cancellation fee on all bookings.
We will happily reschedule your surf lesson due to conflict, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance.
In the event of cancellation due to weather-related issues, including but not limited to high winds, thunderstorms, or no waves, we will reschedule your lesson. In the event that no reschedule is possible, we do refund 100% of the cost.
Yes, certainly! We specialize in beginners. Maui Surfer Girls overnight camps is the perfect place to learn and build your basic surf skills. If you already have surf skills, we will place you in an intermediate-advanced surf group so you can improve your skills with a professional surf coach.
Yes, certainly! We also have a quiver of boards to choose from so you’re welcome to surf our equipment as well.
Yes, we will have an airport transfer to our camp free of charge. A representative from Maui Surfer Girls will greet you at the baggage claim area of Kahului (OGG) airport. Please notify us on the paperwork if you are an unaccompanied minor. We will make sure our camp representative is present at your daughters gate.
Yes, we do have a camp nurse present. Our physical form is vital to fill out thoroughly so we can address any medical needs of our campers.
Yes, our camp cooks are excellent and aware of food allergies and needs. Please specify on our camp physical form what your food allergies and dietary needs are and we are happy to accommodate your needs.
We have a great oceanfront facility of 6 A-frame cabins, dining hall, and newly remodeled bathrooms, as of late 2017. Feel free to bring a hammock to hang in our trees. Check out our facility here
Please give us a 60 day notice to receive your $500 deposit back. Less than 60 days, our $500 is not refundable. We don’t give a tuition refund in the case of behavioral issues or physical illness during camp.
At our teen girl camps, we have a Camp Technology Policy. Please bring a digital camera/GoPro for photo documentation. iPods that don’t connect to the internet are recommended. Women are encouraged to ‘disconnect’ for a bit of the camp, but you are all adults and will be treated as such!
You can arrive by airplane to our main airport in Kahului (OGG). We do provide airport transfers for all campers. Our camp representative will be holding a sign in the baggage claim area. Please make your travel arrangements to arrive before 3pm on opening day & closing days of our camp dates. Day prior arrivals will incur our $150 accommodation fee.
You can also arrive by car. Campers will need to arrive before our 4pm Opening circle on opening day. Campers can be picked up before noon on closing days. Please be specific about campers travel arrangements on our Camper Travel Form.
800 Olowalu Road Lahaina, HI 96761 Attn: Maui Surfer Girls
Coming from Lahaina ~ You will travel south on the ocean front highway approximately 6 miles to a small village town called Olowalu. Oceanside of “Olowalu General Store” and Leoda’s Pie Shop (Mountainside of Hwy) you will see a little sign, “Camp Olowalu” on the right (oceanside) of the highway. If you hit mile marker 14 you’ve past the entrance. Turn right off highway and then an immediate left to follow the road to “Camp Olowalu”. You will see a parking lot directly across our A-frame cabins.
Coming from Kahului ~ Follow the highway signs to Lahaina. After the “Pali” (cliff) section of the highway start watching the mile markers. A “Camp Olowalu” sign is past mile 14, near milemarker 15 and directly across from “Olowalu General Store” and Leoda’s Pie Shop (Mountainside of Hwy). Turn left or oceanside off of highway at the “Camp Olowalu” sign. Make an immediate left and follow signs on road to “Camp Olowalu”. Parking lot is across from our A-frame cabins.
We have made exceptions for 11 year old’s, if they have experience at sleep away camps or our independent enough to be away from mom and dad.
Please bring some cash for tipping camp staff and outside staff.
We recommend $20-30 for your surf coach, $20-30 for your caterer, $20-30 for your massage therapist (one time event) and $5-10 for your 'mystery adventure' crew. $75 - $100 should cover you for the week.