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Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy

117 Prison Street, Right Next to the Big Parking Lot on the Corner of Front St. And Prison St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96767
+1 808-276-7873
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Ranked #6 of 165 Activities in Lahaina
Type: Surf Camps, Adventure
Owner description: Expert instructors and professional surfers teach you to ride a wave on your first lesson, then...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Surf Camps, Adventure
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Owner description: Expert instructors and professional surfers teach you to ride a wave on your first lesson, then help you improve, fast! First time surfers and athletes looking to improve performance are welcome.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

During a great sailing and snorkeling experience, I was recommended to try surfing with Royal Hawaiian. It was a great time. Tavner was patient and made the experience fun and exciting. A must do for Maui!

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Went for a 9am surf lesson with a small group with Josh and he rocked it. Everybody caught almost every wave and Josh was a total pro. There are lots of places to learn to surf on Maui but you're doing it wrong if you don't start here.

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New Paltz, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

My two children - age 9 and 11, along with my husband took a surfing lesson with Kai. He was exactly what all three needed in an instructor - a focus on water safety and respect, patient with all level of learners, a great sense of humor, and tremendous knowledge of the ocean. The group lesson had five individuals which... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Royal Hawaiian came highly recommended from a local. I had a private lesson with Ipe, and he was patient, kind, and a ton of fun. Yes, I got up! Great location, and they even had someone who took pics (very nice, since I was solo and wouldn't have gotten any otherwise). Highly recommend.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Tavern was a great instructor. He was unbelievably patient, taught us the basics and made it completely possible for us to stand on our boards. The lesson was the perfect amount of time. The photographer was great (although, I wished there were a few more photos of myself). I would definitely consider going back if I return to Maui.

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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

What's wonderful about the RHSA is that they limit the number of students per instructor. There were only 3 of us with Josh R. He was outstanding! He walked us through how to get up on a board, and a couple of ways to do it. I am working with a spinal condition, which makes it more difficult to just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I got the private lesson with Lucas yesterday. I had surfed before but picked up a lot of bad habits. I went in to it as a complete beginner, and forgetting everything I had learned. Right off the hop he was easy to get along with and down to earth. We didn't waste any time and jumped right in the... More 

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Sammamish, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Just got back from Maui & we ended up taking 3 family private lessons with Josh. He was so patient with all of us & great with my girls who are 12 &14. He is a very experienced surfer & instructor and highly recommend using him. We had so much fun & can't wait to get more lessons when we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

My children and father took lessons through Royal Hawaiian on our recent stay in Hawaii. The first lesson was amazing, the kids got right up and the instructor was very attentive and positive. The second lesson, the instructor wasn't as attentive, but was working more with my father, who eventually got up, and encouraged the kids to take more challenges.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Chad taught me how to surf in one session. He was chill, patient, and positive. I couldn't ask for a better instructor. Go with chad. He's the man.

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