Ease into the wave-riding scene with this uniquely soulful surf school on Oahu. Sean Anderson had been teaching for 20 years when he saw the family of a deceased surfer struggling to get into the water. With Susan Geraci he launched the Ohana Surf Project to help people who need a little extra TLC to overcome fear, grief, infirmities, and the challenges of aquatic adventures for those with physical or mental disabilities. The school also caters to tourists with lessons on surfing (board and body) and stand-up paddleboarding in Waikiki; its tiny bus makes pickups at five nearby hotels. The family package offers great deals for children under 12, who have to book private instruction elsewhere.