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Zack Howard Surf

513 Kuanana St., Paia, Maui, HI 96779
808-214-7766
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Ranked #4 of 13 activities in Paia
Type: Water sports
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Los Gatos, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Hadn't hit the waves in a quarter century, and was really looking forward to introducing my 11 yr old daughter to the sport I once cherished in my prime. We opted for the private 2 person lesson to maximize our individual time on the water with a professional. Zack had my daughter up before I could even get the camera... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

My sister and I took our 1st surf lesson with Zack. We had mixed expectations but with Zack's help all 3 of us, including my 60+ yr old dad got up and "rode the waves." We all felt safe and enjoyed the whole time. Bring rash guards and wear board shorts because the saltwater and your board can give some... More

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

SO MUCH FUN! My family had such a blast surfing with Brett and Shaka - they happily met us at the beautiful Ukemehame Beach. They had rash guards and booties if we wanted - all sizes too, as my kids are 6 and 8 years old. They had us down on our surf boards for a lesson right away and... More

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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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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
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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
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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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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