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Kauai Outrigger Adventures/Free Hanalei Surf Lessons

Address: Weke Road, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
Phone Number: 808-212-5962
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Ranked #13 of 24 Activities in Hanalei
Type: Surf Camps, Adventure
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Owner description: Surfing & stand-up paddling instruction, classes, & guided tours. Outrigger canoe surfing rides, Hanalei River cruises, wildlife & snorkel excursions. We have surf parties where we provide numerous activities at once for business functions, wedding parties, surf camps, or private parties. Seasonal Napali Coast camping trips are available. All ages and experience levels are welcome, everyone is guaranteed success. For the more advanced skill levels ask about our guided surf sessions. Highest accredited surf instructor in the world.

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Irvine, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Ethan was highly recommended and he did not disappoint. My three teens had never surfed and he had them up and at it in no time with a mix of sensible, easy to understand explanation of the physics involved and the patience of an expert teacher. Watching my kids riding the waves was a highlight of our stay on Kauai.... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This would appear to be a one man show, which was fine. He answers his phone promptly or returns calls when not teaching from what i can tell-this is substantial improvement over other places that we called. Ethan was very nice, he worked w my daughters age 8 and 10. they had a great time i got some good video... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Our family of 5 (two teens and a 9 year old) had a beginner surf lesson with Ethan last week. It was a highlight of our vacation! We all not only got up and surfed successfully, we all had at least one run all the way to the beach! Ethan is an amazing instructor and great with kids. He taught... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Ethan was great! Friendly and easy going. It's been my boyfriend's dream to learn how to surf, and Ethan got him up and surfing within about 20 minutes. He was incredibly thorough, teaching both of us the basics on shore, letting us go at our own pace, practicing certain techniques as much or as little as we felt we needed.... More

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Denver, Colorado
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Ethan is literally exactly what you're looking for if you want to learn to surf, or if you want to be better. Stop reading reviews, pick up the phone, and call him to schedule. He is very nice, grew up here after moving from So Cal. Surfed all his life and I'd say he's in his 30s. Easy going. Fun... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

My kids took surf lessons with Ethan. He made it so easy that the 3 of them where surfing with the first wave. Next day all family took classes and the 5 of us ended up surfing. Seeing the joy in my kids' faces was priceless. Ethan handled the 5 of us without problem and always concerned about safety. Great... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Agreed....Ethan was superb! I signed up to learn to surf. I've never surfed before and Ethan worked with me for a full hour to teach me technique and get me up on the board. I'm 59 years old and surfed for the first time! i wanted to take a group lesson but I was the only one signed up for... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

I highly recommend surfing with Ethan. He taught 4 of us(2 guys, 2 girls) the proper technique to help us catch multiple great waves. He explains the technique on land for about 15 minutes and then explains how to read the waves and where the safest place to enter the water is. He emphasized safety through out the whole training... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I would totally, totally recommend Kaua'i Outrigger Adventures. Ethan is THE BEST! Today he taught myself, my husband and our 6 children ranging in ages 4 - 14 to surf. I was amazed when my 7 & 8 year old daughter and son were surfing after their first try. My husband & 14 year old mastered the skill quickly Myself,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

We feel we had the best instructor on the beach today in Ethan. Our son Liam, age11, had never surfed before and was well on his way by the end of the lesson. Ethan is funny, knowledgable and easy to learn from. Will definitely tell family and friends! - Shelli , TX

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