Champion Surfer Opens Surf School at Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa; New Package Includes Lesson

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa is making it easier to “hang ten” with the introduction of a new surf school and vacation package!

Champion long board surfer Kai Sallas continues his father’s tradition of surf instruction with the creation of Pro Surf School Hawaii, located at Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. His long history and love for the sport began when he was 12 years old, stemming from dad Jr. Sallas who taught young Kai and helped revitalize the surfing culture as one of the original Waikiki Beach Boys. Now, the oceanfront resort is offering a value-added Surf Package for guests to enjoy the waves and learn to surf with Kai and his professional team!

“With Pro Surf School Hawaii now on-site, our guests have the perfect opportunity to learn water safety and surf techniques, tailored to his or her skill level,” said Michael Nisky, general manager of Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. “Our beachfront location is especially convenient for guests to practice the skills they have learned, with a safe surf break just a quick paddle away.”

Starting at $244 per room night, the Surf Package includes the following for two people:
o Deluxe guest room with lanai (balcony)
o Two-hour surf lesson by professional surfers – includes surfboard, leash, rash guard, and booties provided
o Two-day surfboard rental

A minimum three-night stay is required. Children must be at least 11 years old and know how to swim. Valid through December 25, 2012. Based on availability, restrictions may apply. For reservations, visit or call 1-800-367-5370 and quote promotional code SPO.

Located in the tour lobby of Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Pro Surf School Hawaii also offers lessons in stand up paddle and surf tours. It is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit or call (808) 343-9667.

The Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa fronts one of the best stretches of Waikiki Beach. Conveniently located in the heart of Waikiki, the hotel offers 1,310 refurbished guest rooms and suites with private lanai providing spectacular views of world-famous Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach. Other amenities include Kuhio Beach Grill, featuring the best in Pacific Rim cuisine; Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar and d.k Steak House; Arancino di Mare Italian Restaurant; newly transformed Moana Terrace, offering live Hawaiian entertainment nightly; Seattle’s Best Coffee; Paul Brown’s Spa Olakino * Salon; Pro Surf School Hawaii; two freshwater, heated swimming pools; 10-person whirlpool; new 24-hour fitness facility; business center with 24-hour Internet access; high-speed and wireless Internet access throughout the resort’s guest rooms and public spaces; shops and boutiques; and Hawaiian cultural activities. For more information, visit Follow Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on Twitter @marriottwaikiki or like us on Facebook at

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One Response to “Champion Surfer Opens Surf School at Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa; New Package Includes Lesson”

  1. Jared Says:

    Congratulations to Kai Sallas. I always saw him in the water, while surfing in town, and he’s a cool guy. Good Luck Hawaiian! \lll/

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