Waves For Any Skill Level

From first-timers to experts the Wai Kai Wave powered by citywave® offers an exhilarating surf experience for all skill levels.

Kids Learning to Surf on the Wai Kai Wave


The Wai Kai Wave is the easiest wave in the world for learning to surf.  First-timers can sign up for a Learn-to-Surf Session which includes soft-top board. Surf coaches are always nearby help you leaern and to cheer you on!


The novice surfer is confident moving across the face of the wave and making most turns. Spend time practicing your skills or book a clinic and learn to ride the Wai Kai Wave as we ramp up the setting to the next level.


By now you’ve nailed the basics of surfing on the standing-wave, making solid front-side and back-side turns and are working on generating speed and improving your rail-to-rail surfing.  For these sessions the wave is configured to maximize progression for surfers at this level.  We can also change settings on the fly as your group gains confidence.

Expert & Pro

The ultimate training session for elite surfers has the Wai Kai Wave maxed out to generate the highest speeds possible and the hardest carving turns you’ve ever done. We also change things up on the fly to offer settings for practicing airs and other high performance maneuvers.

Plan Your Surf Session

The Wai Kai Wave can operate in three formats:
– One 100-foot wide wave
– Two Channels with one 30-foot and one 65-foot wide wave
– Three Channels of 30-foot wide waves
Wave heights can be smaller for beginners or turned up to head-high for advanced levels, all on demand.

surfer riding standing wave

30-Foot Channel

Pick the channel and session for the level that best suits your ability.

girl demonstrates surfing skills on standing wave

65-Foot Channel

Ideal for Novice to Experts to get their shred on!  Speed, Turns, Airs!!!

100-Foot Channel

Ride the biggest standing wave in the world!  The ultimate session for novice to expert surfers.


Uncles Pau Hana Surf

Calling all uncles and aunties! Be part of the Uncles Pau Hana Surf & Meet!

This six-week program is designed for surfers over the age of 35 to train and work with The LineUp surf coaches and improve their skill sets on the Wai Kai Wave.  At the end of the program, participants will be invited to enter a competition to earn bragging rights and prizes!

Click to learn more about the Uncles Movement 

Wahine Wednesdays

Every Wednesday at 5:45, join a group of amazing women for an exhilarating surf session on the Wai Kai Wave, and then join up with a group of women who were stand-up paddling on the Wai Kai Lagoon and head to The LookOut after for socializing, live music, drinks and dinner specials. Rental boards are included with your registration or bring your own.

This is a great way to get some exercise and meet with new friends!

Boog 'n' Surf Contest


The Boog ‘n’ Surf contest on May 28th is to celebrate our love of wave riding and coming together as one community. Join us to raise funds for one of our own, the Bitzer ʻohana, to help offset medical costs for their four-year-old son James who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma. The event will include a pop-up market on the lawn and CPR/First Aid demos by the Hawaii Junior Lifeguard Alliance and Never Off Duty. There will be a free concert at The LookOut after the contest from 3-6 p.m.

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Shane Beschen

Surfing legend, Shane Beschen

Surf Academy

From beginner to elite level, the Wai Kai Wave Surf Academy includes programs for anyone that wants to become a better surfer. Start with an hour long Private Performance Coaching Session to improve your form or go for the 3-Session Progression Package to sharpen your skills.

The program has been developed with Shane Beschen, former #2 ranked surfer in the world, X-Games Champion and currently Red Bull's high-performance surf coach.

citywave® Technology: emulates famous natural standing waves like Oahu’s famous North Shore Waimea River Sand Bar or the Eisbach River in Munich.

Deep Water: patented technology creates deep water in front and behind the wave allowing for the use of real surfboards with fins for carving turns and top to bottom surfing on a natural wave shape with a glassy surface.

Authentic Surf Experience: this is NOT a “sheet wave” like you may have seen at water parks or cruise ships, the Wai Kai Wave is an authentic surf experience.

On-Demand Wave Variety for All Skill Levels: a variety of waves can be offered-up by changing the water volume coming from the 22 high-power pumps and also adjusting the sub-surface foils to create waves “on-demand”. This includes the ability to create breaking sections for attacking the lip or practicing airs. Wave height can vary from 2-foot to head high.

Drop-In Surfing: typically, there are 10-12 surfers per channel at a time, similar to a skate park, where you drop in after you wait your turn. Don’t worry about getting your fill, after one 45-minute session your legs will be begging for a rest!

Multi-Sized Surf Channels: the 100-foot wide wave can operate with 1, 2 or 3 channels of surf action which maximizes the ability to run contests, create a variety of waves for varying skill levels and have 30+ people surfing at once.

Safety: the entire surf pool is padded with a specially developed foam to create soft falls. We also will provide helmets to all kids and first timers. When you fall (or decide to take a break), you simply wash out into a shallow area behind the surf zone and exit the pool from the back to get in line for your next turn.

All Ages Can Learn: the learning curve is easy for kids on up to active seniors. It’s as simple as standing up while holding the edge and then keeping your balance.

More Surf Questions?

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Standing wave