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Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy

117 Prison Street, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96767
(808) 276-7873
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Ranked #3 of 131 activities in Lahaina
Type: Surf Camps
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Warrenville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

You cannot beat this surf school! I took multiple lessons here, as I had never surfed before, and Kea Espiritu was just the most fantastic surf instructor I could have asked for. One of the nicest guys I have ever met and he really knows his stuff. He is a very helpful, motivating, and inspiring instructor. I highly recommend the... More

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We booked our children (10 and 8) with Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy; the instructor, Luanna, was very professional, patient, and always encouraging - which we very much appreciated. Our kids both had a great experience and were riding waves within the first few tries. The setting was awesome, on Lahaina Beach, just south of the Big Banyon Tree. Any trip... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is the best surf school on Maui. Great location with nice waves for everyone. Ask for Kea Espiritu. He is an excellent instructor and works great with kids. He has taught our older children and has taught our niece and nephew. Great person.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Definitely the best place to go for surfing lessons! It was a great experience and our surf instructor Kea was Excellent!! He was able to get my little cousins up on the board and surfing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Surfed with Kea Espiritu again! He's taught our teens and young niece/nephew for 4-5 years and does an outstanding job! We'd follow him anywhere!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My husband has taken surf lessons twice here and so have my girls! They had the Best instructor this time! His name is KEA!!! Such a nice, local, great guy!! They both got up on their first try due to his wonderful teaching and communication skills! I would HIGHLY recommend him. I also believe they do semi private and private... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I went to Maui for our honeymoon. We wished we would've surfed sooner b/c after our lessons my wife kept talking about getting out on the water to surf! These guys are awesome and make the surfing experience SUPER fun! We had Kea as our instructor! He was VERY thorough in his instruction, never made anyone feel... More

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Rogersville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My family came to Maui last week and booked a paddleboarding lesson with Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy. Our instructor was Taylor and we had the best expirence of the trip! Taylor was very friendly and helpful in showing us all how to paddleboard. We ALL got up on the board the first time and with very little problems during the... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

After searching for last minute activities, during a busy holiday weekend, I was able to join a group lesson the day I called. Our instructor, Tavner, was was very professional yet tons of fun while informing us about safety hazzards, and techniques. We each had several turns, which served as miniature private lessons. Everyone was at the very least standing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy is great! I had never surfed before and after I learned how to, I was surfing waves in all the way to the shore! Our instructors, Benny & Johnny, were extremely helpful. They helped me learn from my mistakes, and all of their corrections seemed to be spot on! A bonus was the photographer that takes... More

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