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North Shore Banzai Surf School

Aloha! Welcome to North Shore Banzai Surf School! Growing up in Hawaii all we did was surf, surf, and surf! We are certified waterman, with CPR training and have been teaching surf lessons on the North Shore of Oahu for over 15 years. We want to pass on the ocean knowledge we were taught, while providing a fun and safe environment to learn how to surf!
We are located near Haleiwa on the North Shore of Oahu. We teach surf lessons to beginners, kids, parents, adults, and people of all ages and experience levels. We’re one of the few locally owned surf schools on the North Shore and we take pride in giving our students an unforgettable experiences and happy memories to last a lifetime.

What We Offer

Our Team

Kalani Nozaki

Surf Instructor

Keoni Nozaki

Surf Instructor

Why we are the best!

Owners Keoni & Kalani Nozaki are two brothers born and raised on the North Shore of Oahu. Their father was a professional surfer who passed on the love of surfing to the boys. They learned how to surf at the world famous big wave surf spot “Sunset Beach” growing up we traveled the world looking for waves and competed all over the North Shore of Oahu. No one knows these surf breaks like these two brothers! We take pride in what we do, come surf with the best!

Are You In?

We have been teaching surf lessons all over the north shore of Oahu for over 15 years!  We guarantee that you will have a great time, while providing a safe learning environment.  Come surf with some real local brothers!  We promise you will not regret coming surfing with North Shore Banzai Surf School!  Let’s make some memories that will last a lifetime!  See you soon, Aloha!


Some Testimonials

“Keoni’s know how about the surf break, where the reef is, as well as angle and direction of the waves is an invaluable lesson. I have improved tremendously and even started to transition to short board. His motto is safety first. Having him out on the break helped me build my confidence on bigger surf days. I recommend him to anyone who is trying to learn, or anyone who wants to advance to the next level of surfing. Mahalo Shifu Keoni!”

Angel Y.

Haleiwa, HI

“Wow! Keoni and Kalani really know their stuff! Not are they only patient but you can tell they have a lot of ocean-knowledge. Their passion for teaching is amazing. You can feel it from the start to the end of the lesson. You will absolutely love your time with North Shore Banzai Surf School.”

Jess K.

Mililani, HI

“Keoni is the real deal! Let me just say the stars aligned when we locked in a beginner lesson with Keoni at North Shore Banzai Surf School. His surfing knowledge and passion for being out on the water was evident and made our surf experience one to remember. My partner & I both caught some waves and had a stellar time! Also, the recommendations for local bites and things to do around town were a nice bonus. Stay cool, Burger!”

Blake W.

Kaneohe, HI

“Kalani is an amazing instructor. He was super chill but super focused on our safety and being able to stand up on the board. He watches you and critiques how you can do better. This is my fourth lesson in a span of 8 years, two in Costa Rica and one in Guatemala (last year was my last time) and I was able to stand every time. My friend who’s never been surfing, she stood up almost every time. He’s the best instructor I’ve ever had! I highly recommend him no matter what level you’re on. Can’t say enough great things. Thanks Kalani. We hope to be back and surf with you again. Mahalo.”

Esteliz G.

Honolulu, HI

“Kalani and Keoni are amazing instructors. They make you feel incredibly safe and comfortable in the water and have been surfing on the North Shore since they were kids so they’re very familiar with the area. My friends and I have gone out with them many times and each time they pick the perfect spot for us to learn. They are able to teach both myself (who has surfed a few times before) and my friends who have never stepped onto a board before and everyone has a blast. Couldn’t recommend them more for surfing on the North Shore!”

Katja M.

Wahiawa, HI

“Kalani was an awesome instructor and true professional, who has a vast amount of experience surfing ( he grew up surfing since he was a kid). He gave me and my wife a private lesson, mind you we had never surfed before however, he made us feel so comfortable and gave us confidence that we were standing up on our boards riding waves right away. The dude is Awesome! Thanks again!”

Sean R.

Aiea, HI