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Zack Howard Surf

513 Kuanana St., Paia, Maui, HI 96779
808-214-7766
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Ranked #3 of 12 activities in Paia
Type: Water sports
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Lahaina, Hawaii
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I was nervous about trying to surf for the first time but Zack met me exactly where he said he would and we went from there. I practiced on the beach for a few minutes then we headed out to the water. I was nervous too because I had seen other places with tons of people and surf schools. I... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Just spent 10 days in Maui and wanted to get a full experience of surfing so we planned on going multiple times. We used Zack Howard Surf and it was an amazing experience. Brett Sherrin was our instructor each time and did a fantastic job. On day one he worked with my wife and I and she rode the first... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This is our second family trip to Hawaii and our first family surf lesson. Weather was perfect and surf was perfect for beginners ( constantly rolling in 1-3 ft surf) Perfect day for us all to learn. The class size is kept small (3-4) and for us it was a private family lesson. My wife, my son (10), my daughter... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

My Maui friend signed me and my travel buddy up for this lesson, and from all the things we did during our two week vacation this was by far the best. We all rode plenty of waves, were only on the beach for 10 min before we got out on the water and had the time of our lives. Zack... More

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Parker, Colorado
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Zach's surf lesson was the best. I chose Zach because of his "off the beat" location and experience, and it turned out to be the right choice. I have taken two surf lessons previously, and the instructors could not identify what I was doing wrong. It took Zack one time watching me to explain what I needed to correct. After... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

The only thing I "HAD" to do in Maui was get a private surfing lesson from Zack Howard Surf. Bret was my instructor but he really felt more like my surfing buddy! Never having surfed before he quickly gave me all the "Key" info and tips and we where in the water in less than 10 min. I popped up... More

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Denver
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Zack and staff were excellent! Their instruction allowed me to stand up the very first try. Recommend getting a long-sleeved rash guard shirt (Body Glove at any sports store) to prevent rash on inner biceps from paddling (prevents sun burn too). My wife, daughter and I had a great day!

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San Luis Obispo, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Zack instructed me, my father and my husband. My dad and I were very nervous because it was our first time surfing but Zack made us feel at ease. I felt so comfortable with him by my side that I ended up riding every wave he had me take. I was stoked and addicted! I highly recommend him!

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Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Over the course of the week we were in Maui, our four teen girls took surf lessons twice with Kyle from Zack Howard Surf School. What a great instructor! He made sure the girls understood the techniques and safety rules before they even set foot in the water. Kyle helped when needed but taught with a "guide" technique so he... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Can't say enough about Zack Howard and his surf instruction. We chose Zack because of his extensive surfing background, his unique surf lesson locations AND what we felt would be a more personal experience. And ... we NAILED IT! Zack IS knowledgeable, patient, positive, has ALL the right gear ... and gets you IN THE WATER and SURFING almost immediately.... More

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