Aloha, E Komo Mai!

We welcome you to join us at the Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy! Deeply rooted in our culture, Hawaiian owned and operated, Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy is one of the oldest surf schools in Maui, operating since 1998. Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy’s founder and Ambassador of Aloha, Kimo Kinimaka, husband of Julie Kinimaka are the parents of 5 wonderful children, who have all been there every step of the way helping the business grow since the very beginning. We are all extraordinarily blessed and thankful for every opportunity we have to share our passion of surfing through our talented, experienced and compassionate instructors.

Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy is a place where we aim to build lifetime memories and friendships. We guarantee you will have a unique, fun and positive experience while learning to surf with us!

Dating back to the original Hawaiian monarchy of King David Kalakaua in the 1800’s surfing was considered a prestigious sport of only the Ali’I, (high ranking chiefs). Kimo’s great great grandfather David Laleo Kinimaka was a close friend and bodyguard of King Kalakaua whom had the privilege of partaking in this soulful sport, dating our history and love of surfing to a few centuries back. As Hawaiians of this land and true people – “Kanaka Maoli” we were taught to believe that the once prestigious sport of surfing, (He’e Nalu), originated here in Hawaii.

Kimo is also the proud nephew of infamous big wave surfer Titus Kinimaka who with his blessing, and inspiration helped make this Surf School a reality for Kimo to share his love of the ocean! Sharing the passion of surfing is not a job, it’s a need, and here at RHSA we are always giving it our best, making people smile and creating that “surf stoke”. Yes, surfing is an absolute blast, however, we are most fortunate to have some of the best students, some of which come back year after year to get that amazing feeling of being out in the ocean with a friendly face, stopping by to see how much the kids have grown, who has gone to college, who the new additions are to the family are, is truly the most rewarding feeling.

Come create memories that will stay with you for years to come! We invite you to be part of the Royal Hawaiian family- Book online, or feel free to call us if you want to talk to us personally!

Please take a few minutes to get to know us. Each of our coaches would be honored to meet you in person. This crew is super confident, but not at all into “blowing their own horn,” so please take a look at what others are saying about Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy on Trip Advisor, Google + and Yelp (Links are below) Thank you for checking in with us. Please book a session right here or call us 808-276-SURF (7873) We’re here to help, to teach, to encourage.