About Us


Aloha and welcome to Surfer Girl Academy! Whether surfing is something you have never tried, or is something you want to improve, we are here for you! Get up on your first wave and learn about local breaks here on Oahu! Our team is talented, friendly, safe, and will care to your specific needs. Here at Surfer Girl Academy, we are all real surfers, who are all CPR and lifeguard certified. Surfer Girl Academy offers private and group lessons, in surfing, body boarding, and stand up paddle boarding. We also provide surf tours, and equipment rentals. We are located on the island of Oahu. We provide surf lessons at uncrowded surf spots in Waikiki, Honolulu, North Shore and the West Shore of Oahu. Come join us for a truly unforgettable experience, and feel the warm aloha from Hawaii. Let’s Go Surf!



Our Instructors


Shuji Kasuya

Shuji is one of Japan’s legendary professional surfers. The 2 time Japanese Grand Champion has lived in Hawaii for nearly 30 years and is still a competitive and sponsored surfer. He has been on numerous magazine covers and still travels around the world surfing and shooting. Along with his surfing career, he also runs his own surfboard company “SK Surfboards” and provides both local and international surfers with high quality surf boards.

Languages: English & Japanese



Mito Okawara

Mito is a professional body boarder and open water swimmer. Mito traveled around the world competing in world tours. The former Japanese champion has placed 5th in a world tour and has ranked 8th in the world. She fell in love with Hawaii’s ocean and has lived on the island of Oahu for more than 10 years. She now teaches surfing and travels around the world for photo shoots.

Languages: English & Japanese

Mito Website


Yuko Kawamae

Winner of the 2012 Local Motion Surf Into Summer Women’s Champ, and a Yoga and Surf Lifestyle specialist, Yuko has proven to have the skill and flow mastered by a lifetime of surfing. She specializes in short board training and spreading Aloha!!!

Languages: English & Japanese




Kawika Kahiapo

Kawika is a born and raised hawaiian soul surfer. Hailing from the windward side of Oahu, he started surfing instruction 7 years ago and has yet to look back. On any given day you can find Kawika either charging overhead sets or cruising some long crumbly waves. Whatever your style, let a local experienced instructor take you out to the best breaks!!!

Languages: Japanese and English



Mari Hill


Born and raised in Hawaii, a passionate surfer with such an outgoing personality.  Although a girl, Mari rips like the boys and if she is not working, she will be in the water surfing! Mari is especially popular with children and teenagers who come back every year to take her lessons.

Languages: Japanese and English




Ayako Ancheta

Ayako is a professional body boarder who traveled around the world competing in world tours. She is a big waver and still competes in competitions held at Pipeline, a famous surf point in the North Shore. She is also a open water swimmer and enjoys training with Mito.


Languages: English & Japanese