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Poipu Beach Surf School

Hoowili Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI
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Ranked #7 of 11 activities in Poipu
Type: Surf Camps
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Barboursville, Virginia
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We met the guys at the park and went to the spot where we would be surfing. The waves were great and after a little time on the beach, we were in the water. The group was a total of 4 people. It was me, my 16 yo and my 7 yo. I was a little nervous about having the... More

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Washougal, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Our grandson took a surfing lesson and was able to go to the bigger waves during the instruction. He got up on the first try and we made another trip back later in the week for him to spend several hours surfing. I suspect he has a new sport to pursue.

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Nampa, Idaho
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Great experience, Corbin our instructor was knowledgeable and gave helpful advice on improving our technique. All 5 in our group got up and my husband and I cant wait to surf again.

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Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Even though the waves weren't great, out instructor made the lessons enjoyable. I've tried surfing a couple of times and didn't really enjoy it but after my lesson I can't wait to try it again! Everybody in our group got up on their board and had a great time.

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

My family of four had a great 2-hour stand-up paddle boarding private lesson with Doug and Adam. We contacted Doug the day before to ask about lessons; he was available and arranged to meet us the next day at a time of mutual convenience. We went to the Wailua river, which was an excellent place to learn SUP because it... More

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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

It was probably my mistake to sign up for "group" lessons through NCL cruises as opposed to semi private lessons. It really doesn't work to have one instructor give rote, quick instruction to 12 people ranging in age from 12 to 60 and then send us into the surf. The area we were taken too was way overcrowded and limited... More

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New York City
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I took a bunch of private lessons with Corbin- he was super chill and friendly, and helped me a ton to feel comfortable on a new break as a beginner surfer. I not only felt super safe and way more confident after working with him, but I also really felt like he was happy to help me out and see... More

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Minnesota, USA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Our three sons, ages 11,14,& 16, had a great experience learning to surf on spring break on Poipu Beach in front of the Marriott with Corbin. He was a fun, knowledgeable, and patient instructor. Doug, the owner was very flexible, answered my questions about safety not wanting our kids left out in surf on their own, as well as scheduling... More

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Thanks guys, surf school was very helpful, got me up paddleboard surfing in 2 hours, very convenient, and, looked after all my bags for the whole day. Very supportive instructors, clear instructions, a great combination of risk and safety allowing me to learn at my risk level!

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Centennial, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

I have never surfed, but always wanted to learn. We booked through Expedia and had a great time! I got up on my second try and my friend got up on her 3rd try. The instructors were knowledgeable and did NOT ever leave us alone, in fact, they stayed close and made us feel safe. After reading the reviews about... More

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