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Address: 5359 Kawaihau Road, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
Phone Number: +1 808 826 7612

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Must agree with the previous reviews that sing the praises of Cliff and Nefi.Our family had a great time and the instructors had us up on boards in no time. A must do!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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seattle
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

After reading the reviews I chose Learn to surf for my son and I while visiting Kauai. We were thinking of have a couple days of lessons. A week before we arrived I called and left a message with the information they request. I had no response. The day before I called and spoke with someone directly. We agreed on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Must agree with the previous reviews that sing the praises of Cliff and Nefi.Our family had a great time and the instructors had us up on boards in no time. A must do!!

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Victoria, BC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Myself, my husband and our two sons ages 12 and 14 had an awesome day learning to surf at Wailua Beach with Cliff from Learn to Surf. We booked with him after reading the terrific reviews and lowest price for lessons in Kauai. As the other reviews state, he is calm, patient, super experienced, teaching all about surfing safely and... More 

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Wasilla, Alaska
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We read the reviews on here and decided to fit in a lesson on the last day of our trip. We were not disappointed, at all. Cliff was an amazing, knowledgeable and patient instructor. He has this calm demeanor that really helps take away the nervousness and fright of trying something you've never done before. I truly didn't think I... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Have to agree with previous reviewers that it was overall a fantastic experience. My 2 daughters (ages 14 & 11) and I had a morning lesson with Cliff and he was great. As a mom in her 40's who is not in the best shape I was definitely nervous going into it but Cliff made us all feel very comfortable.... More 

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Charleston
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My family and I had a great time learning to surf with Cliff. He was incredibly patient and knowledgable. Our family of three had a blast. Of course, our 8 year-old picked it up quickly and was riding waves on his second try. My wife and I struggled a bit but were riding waves about mid-way through the lesson. Cliff... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Booked a spontaneous day-of surfing lesson with Cliff and had an amazing time! Small group (4 people), all at different levels -- my boyfriend got the hang of it right away, but I was much slower at it. Cliff is an amazing teacher and with such a small class you really get a lot of instruction, but there is also... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Me and my brother took surf lessons here and Cliff was amazing! He was a great and patient instructor, and we learned a lot from him. I would for sure come back for lessons again. Great value and quality, and it couldn't have been better, I loved surfing with them. They are super laidback and by the end of the... More 

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Joure, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We had our surflesson in October and it was great. Small group, low price, great attention for everyone and lots of fun. We really got to surf in only 90 minutes! Definitely recommend this! Thank you Cliff!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Cliff was absolutely amazing. My husband and I scheduled to surf with Cliff on Monday in Wailua Bay. The waves were just so "mean" there that we ended up having to wait until the next day at Hanamaulu. Cliff offered to teach us for free due to us having to wait another day. Which, of course, I couldn't let happen... More 

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