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Address: 74-4966 Mamalahoa Hwy., Holualoa, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: 808-557-7089
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Concierge Surfing

Ossian runs a great school. They have chosen a nice bay with a good range of waves. Closer in, it's gentle. Further to the edges, and you get longer rides and bigger... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2014
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Silicon Valley, CA
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Silicon Valley, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Ossian runs a great school. They have chosen a nice bay with a good range of waves. Closer in, it's gentle. Further to the edges, and you get longer rides and bigger waves. Our class was on a Wednesday morning after several days of rough swell. Ossian brought two more instructors for our class of four surfers. We literally had... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

My kids took surfing lessons with Ossian, I wasn't there but they both said he was really great, patient and helpful in getting both of up on a lot of waves. Highly recommended, he'll meet you at the beach with all the gear you need to start riding.

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

As someone who is not a good swimmer and has a general fear of the water, attempting to surf was something I wanted to try, but assumed I would not be good at it. Without Ossian and Casey, there's no way I would have got up on the board. They are truly great at helping you learn how to surf.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Found this surf school while browsing the internet and decided to go with it because of the great reviews. What a fantastic choice we made! Ossian and Casey were great instructors! Our group was small and made it so it was like a private lesson. They watched and gave pointers for each of us to help us get up on... More 

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Richton Park, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I scheduled surfing lessons for my son and daughter with FBI Surf School and Ossian through Kona Boys. What a wonderful experience. My kids loved the lesson and Ossian and his staff were awesome! What a great experience....a must if you visit Kona....everyone working the lesson that day was very friendly and courteous. It was the first time for my... More 

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League City, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I had a blast learning to surf with my 15-year-old son and definitely recommend FBI Surf School. The price was reasonable and included all equipment. Ossian also has partnered with a photographer who shoots your session an posts pictures to a website reached from the FBI Surf School home page. The only downside - but not enough to lower my... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

My 8 year old daughter talked all of us into trying surfing. I'm so glad she did! Ossian and Dwayne were fantastic! All of us were up and riding in no time. The guys worked really hard and were absolutely fantastic with our kids (8 and 12). We had a blast, and I now know a little bit about the... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

What a great instructing crew at FBI surf school! Even for those of us gravitationally challenged it was a fantastic morning on the water, enjoying the waves, and the beauty of Hawaii. This is an island kingdom so find all the ways to play in the water you can. And Ossian and FBI are one of the best. Just remember... More 

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Wilmington, nc
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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

Our 9yo, who had s little prior surf experience, had a great experience with Scotty. FBI was easy to work with and did a great job!

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North Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

My husband and 2 teenagers booked in for a lesson with Ossian. The lesson was so successful we signed up for more!! Ossian and his instructors have a safety first mindset, are very knowledgeable, very supportive and just wonderful teachers. We had an incredibly positive, fun and successful experience. Lots of laughter, surf and sun... a dream come true.

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