Zack is a lifelong waterman who will help you stand up and surf—even on your very first wave. Sharing his skills and passions are fellow instructors Sarah Howard (his wife) and Tyler Larronde, two Maui natives who grew up into world-class surfers, and California-raised elite longboarder Shawn Thompson. While most surf schools take newbies out into the crowded breaks at Charley Young in Kihei or the Lahaina Breakwall, Zack and company steer beginning students into the surf at Ukumehame, a gentle, consistent rolling break alongside Honoapiilani Highway. They also help intermediate surfers sharpen their skills at world-famous Hookipa. In between swells, you’ll receive tips on how to improve your stance and technique. Group lessons for three or more run $100 per person for 1[bf]1/2 hours. Two people can book the same class for $260, while a private lesson costs $220.