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Learn to Surf
Na Opio Kai keiki lessons are located at The LineUp at Wai Kai. The LineUp at Wai Kai is a state-of-the-art property that fosters the waterman lifestyle, blending surfing and paddle sport activities. Children are taught the fundamental skills and culture of surfing and paddling in Hawaii, learning beginner to advanced skills during their guided lessons.

Your child’s safety and well-being are our top priority. All Na Opio Kai staff must submit to background checks and are trained to work with children. For the safety of your child, a designated The LineUp shirt will be issued each day at the start of lessons. We ask that your child wear the provided The LineUp rash guard T-shirt during the activities, so they are easily identifiable.

Please note most surf and waterfront staff are Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED and Lifeguard certified.

Na Opio Kai Information:

Address: 91-1621 Keoneula Blvd.Ewa Beach, HI 96706
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am- 2:00pm

Lessons Schedule:

  • July 10th – July 14th
  • July 17th – July 21st
  • July 24th – July 28th
  • July 31st – August 4th

Age Groups:

  • Mini Grom: 8–10 Years Old
  • Grom: 11–13 Years Old
  • Counselors in Training: 14–15 Years Old
The keiki-to-instructor ratio is 8:1 with no less than two instructors per age group. There will be up to three counselors in training (CITs) in addition to instructors. The lessons are located on an enclosed lagoon with a small beach area, where participants will have access to all the equipment and instruction they need. Children will also have a provided snack time at 11:30 a.m. every day.

Dismissal – Parent Pick Up:

Keiki will be at the surfside lawn at 2:00 p.m. for prompt pickup. Parents/guardians must always bring a driver’s license at pick-up so our team can confirm your identity. Children will not be released to parents/guardians or approved persons without proper identification and must be listed on the keiki’s registration form.

Rain/Inclement Weather:

Safety is our number one priority for our staff and our keiki. With Hawaii weather, we will continue to operate during a slight rainstorm. However, during a lightning storm or other severe weather event, we will need to cancel our water activities. Paddling events in the Wai Kai Lagoon may also be suspended due to high winds that would make the activity unsafe. In these events, we will schedule more land-based activities. We will monitor the weather forecast closely and communicate any changes to the planned schedule.

Medical and Illness Procedures:

For the health and safety of all staff and all keiki, please do not send your child to Na Opio Kai if they are ill. If a participant becomes ill during the day, parents will be notified immediately to pick up their child.
Upon notification of an ill child, Na Opio Kai instructors will separate the child from other children to avoid the spread of sickness. Child must be free from symptoms for 24 hours before returning to their lessons.


Medication must be sent in a prescription-labeled original container that bears the original label and directions. Staff will supervise children self-administering any necessary medications.
The following information must be legible:
  • Name of medication
  • Child’s name
  • Date of original issue
  • Directions for use
  • Prescription number and expiration date
  • Physician’s name
  • Dosage and duration
  • Name and address of licensed pharmacy issuing the medication

Visiting/Parent Participation:

We respectfully ask that while your child is in a keiki lesson, to please allow your child to experience the full lesson from the instructors. Parents/guardians are prohibited to participate in Na Opio Kai keiki activities. Surfing and lagoon activities are available for purchase. Visit the Launch or our website ( for pricing and reservations.


If you need to cancel your registration, you must do so prior to the cancellation deadline.
If parents/guardians cancel:
  • Two weeks or more before the first day of your registered session = full refund minus $25 processing fee
  • Within two weeks of the first day of your registered session = 50% refund minus $25 processing fee
  • Within one week or less of the first day of your registered session = $0 refund
If the LineUp at Wai Kai cancels keiki activity lessons:
  • If lessons have not started = full refund
  • If lessons have started = full refund minus the pro rata amount for the days spent
  • Two weeks or more before the first day of your registered lesson = full refund
**Keiki sent home due to misconduct or behavior defined in the Code of Conduct will not be refunded.


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