Aloha and Welcome to Goofy Foot Surf and Standup Paddle School

Goofy Foot was established in Lahaina, Maui in April, 1994 by the Owner/Instructor Tim Sherer to perpetuate his relationship with Mother Ocean and to teach the ancient Hawaiian sport of surfing. We are dedicated to providing professional surfing lessons to all levels of aspiring students in the spirit of fun and learning. We are committed to facilitating the highest level of experience for our guests with a focus on teaching safety, ocean awareness and surfing fundamentals.

Maui Surfing Lessons

Put Your Best Foot Forward

With the lesson of your choice:

Maui Surfing Lessons

Surfing Lessons

Our introductory lesson focuses on giving the beginner surfer an easy approach focused on safety, fundamentals, and ocean-awareness.

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Maui SUP Lessons

SUP Lessons

Our World-Class Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Lessons are held in the beautiful reef protected blue-water lagoon adjacent to our surf safari shop location.

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Maui Surfing Lessons

Surf Camps

Surf Camps are open to everyone and from the keen individual to small groups. Instruction is geared primarily towards introductory-beginner through advanced-intermediate levels.

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Maui Surfing Lessons

Cultural Tour / Surf Canoe

Hawaiian tradition and adventure awaits. Both tours begin in the heart of the historic Lahaina district and the original kingdom of Hawaii.

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Maui Surfing Lessons

Stand Up Paddle Yoga

Stand up paddle (SUP) yoga lesson, tailored to all skill levels. Includes basic SUP instruction and yoga portraits. Fun for families and friends!

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Why Choose Goofy Foot?

  • World Class Conditions

    We teach at the Lahaina break wall, one of the best places to learn on Maui.

  • Certified Instructors

    All instructors are CPR and First Aid Certified, and safety is an emphasis.

  • Our Guarantee

    You will stand up and ride at least one wave or the lesson is free!

Maui Surf Schools

Follow Your Dreams

News article

Aaron Paulk

We're stoked to sponsor Aaron's competitive surfing career and social advocacy. His outstanding work ethic and love of surfing is helping him achieve his goals every season, and in turn he's inspiring us to achieve ours. He's a great representative of the sport, and an important advocate for adaptive surfers everywhere. 


Jessica Cox

Inspirational speaker Jessica Cox was born without arms, but that didn't stop her from joining us for a week of surfing lessons while visiting Maui. Her experience inspires us, and we hope it stokes you out too!

Maui Surfing Lessons
We're open

7 Days A Week

Lessons run
Monday through Saturday:
7:00am • 8:30am • 10:00am • 11:30am • 1pm • 2:30pm


505 Front Street #123, Lahaina, HI 96761

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