Surf lessons on Maui

Learn how to surf on Maui, no experience necessary! Surf Lessons are for anyone, it’s a bucket list activity that will bring smiles for miles! Our day begins on shore with proper instruction and fundamentals of paddling, pop up, and how to read the ocean. Even if you’ve never surfed before you’ll likely stand up on the board in the first lesson. If you want to advance your skills, we can teach you the techniques you need to master the waves. Our surf packages range from private lessons, semi-private lessons for two, to group lessons.


All gear is provided. Bring bathing suit, rash guard and sun protection (reef safe sunscreen without oxybenzone and octinoxate). Zinc based sunscreen is great! Ask about Go Pro photography and video options!



For beginner to intermediate surfers, our professional surf lessons are at the most beautiful location Ukumehame Beach Park also known as “Thousand Peaks” located on the west side of the island just 10 minutes from Lahaina, away from the crowded surf spots in Lahaina and Kihei.     

Starting at $200 (2 hours)




Share the stoke with another or a lover! Take turns or ride waves together. 2:1 student to instructor ratio.

Starting at $250 (2 hours)

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If you're vacationing with your friends or family on Maui, take a surf lesson with your own group and make this the highlight of your trip! Our group surf lessons are tailored to 3 or more people. All group lessons are private, we do not combine groups or put you into another group.

Starting at $100 per person


Fun Family surf lesson on Maui


Our Instructors


| Brett Sheerin, Owner and Instructor at Maui True North

Brett has been living in Hawaii for over 15 years. As a Cabrinha Ambassador Brett has kited and surfed around the world with industry professionals like Susi May, Pete Cabrinha, Reo Stevens, Ben Wilson and Jesse Richman. Brett is passionate about teaching and also coaches the team at Adaptive Maui!


| John Wheeler, Surf Instructor at Maui True North

Born and raised on the beaches of New Jersey, John was in the ocean since he can remember, body surfing, body-boarding, and surfing. John focused on surfing, and how to ditch his 5mm wetsuit and the frigid water temperatures. He did it by teaching other people how to surf. For over 12 years now, John has been surfing all over the globe: Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Ireland, California, and in Hawaii. This is why he was right at home teaching for Maui True North, and helping share his stoke for the ocean with all our clients.


Surf Location

Surf lessons are at Ukumehame Beach Park (“Thousand Peaks”) on the west side of the island around mile marker 12. Park in the lot and walk towards the picnic tables.


What our clients say

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“Brett goes above and beyond! He is very flexible, listens to what you need and adapts his teaching style to you. He takes his time, communicates extremely well and encourages you until you get it! I could tell that his experience had made him a pro, he’s the best!” - Seth Perler

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"Maui True North made our retreat magic! Brett and his Maui True North team created an incredible surf experience for our 16 person yoga retreat. Their instruction and encouragement made surfing fun and super accessible! These guys made sure every girl caught a wave! It was reviewed as a highlight by many of our guests! We look forward to working with Maui True North again!" - Susie N., on Trip Advisor



Our Partners

Visit Adventure Sports Maui for a discount on Cabrinha Kite Gear and anything at the shop just by mentioning Maui True North or Brett Sheerin.