Champion surfer opens new surf school

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. Starting at $244 per room night, the Surf Package includes the following for two people: deluxe guest room with lanai, two-hour surf lesson by professional surfers (includes surfboard, leash, rash guard and booties) and two-day surfboard rental. A minimum three-night stay is required. Children must be at least 11 years old and know how to swim. The offer is valid through Dec. 25. (