Welcome to Hang Loose Surf Club!
Hang Loose Surf Club is Maui’s most Hawaiian and local surf school; offering private and group surfing lessons for all families and friends visiting Maui. Our surf school provides a fun and safe environment for first time and beginner surfers.
Our Maui surf instructors are extremely talented with years of experience in the water. All of our instructors have a professional CPR/First Aid certification and have dedicated their lives to surfing. Our lesson’s focus on the importance of surfing etiquette, ocean safety, proper paddling, and much more.
Whether you are an adult or child that has ever wanted to learn how to surf in Maui, look no further, Hang Loose Surf Club will give you the best Hawaiian surfing experience!
Meet Club Founder Abner Nakihei Jr.
In addition to being a Maui surfer, I grew up playing baseball, basketball, soccer, wrestling and football. I got a football scholarship and played college ball at Missouri Valley College in a small town called Marshall, Missouri. Three things that I love: cinnamon rolls, pizza and my family. I am married to the most beautiful women in the world, my wife, Joanna. We have the smartest and cutest 4 year old daughter, Madison.
I am native-Hawaiian so I am thankful to live in Hawaiian Homelands (similar to an Indian reservation except we don't have casinos. Shucks! Lol) Surfing allows me to share my Hawaiian culture with people from all over the world. It is my priority to keep all my students safe in and out of the water. I absolutely love teaching families and kids and it's equally important to me that you have a good time and feel comfortable surfing.