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Soul Surfing Maui

Address: 3993 Maalaea Bay Place, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
Phone Number: (808) 870-7873
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Brian DeCook offers first rate personalized surfing adventures around Maui for all levels.
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Owner description: Brian DeCook offers first rate personalized surfing adventures around Maui for all levels.
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Eagle Lake, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

If you want a more personal learning experience away from the crowds and mayhem then Brian is your guy! He has a true passion for what he does and it shows in how he teaches. He had 3 Minnesotans who had never surfed before up on our first attempt. Two girls who are normally pretty quiet had a great experience... More 

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Niwot, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

My sons, 12 and 18 years old, have surfed on Maui close to a dozen times over the years. We have progressed from group lessons, which are a great way to begin, to semi-privates. I contacted Brian prior to arriving on Maui and explained what we were looking for. Basically, looking for someone to hone their skills, help them with... More 

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Brian was perfect! He was so prompt responding to inquiries and very organized and in touch when setting up lessons. He took us to a beautiful spot with no other surfers around which was awesome and just what we wanted. He was patient, nice, fun to talk to. And to top it all off he took amazing photos!! and they... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Brian is a wonderful teacher and we had a lot of fun learning to surf! Brian has an engaging story on his website about how the name of his business came to be, but for me his teaching was like the soul of Maui: relaxed and warm. Brian was very accommodating when we were on a tight schedule and -... More 

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Monclova, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I wanted to book a surf lesson but wasn't sure if anyone would take on my family. I have 5 kids, 14, 12, 9 and twin 6 year olds. Almost everyone else said needed one on one instructions for my 6 year olds. Brian responded to my email request the fastest and with the most details. So we booked him.... More 

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Winchester UK
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

I very rarely write reviews but the service and attention our family received from Brian was nothing less than first class and deserves mention. We initially contacted Brian in October from the u.k. with a brief enquiry... Can you teach Brits to surf ? His prompt and enthusiastic response, his patience with all our silly questions over many emails made... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Brian is super easy to work with, from the initial phone call. He gave us great directions to a beach with the right conditions for our group (he changed our location the morning of because the waves turned out to be better a few miles away.) We had a family group of 7 people, ages 11 to 45, so he... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I researched surf lessons on Maui and decided to go with Brian because of the advertised Individual attention. I was more than happy with the experience my two children and their friend had (ages 11, 13 and 14). All three girls were standing within their first couple of attempts. When I asked them what made their lesson so great they... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Believe the raving reviews! If you want to learn surfing, Brian is your man. I never surfed in 26 years and Brian had me standing on my very first wave, thanks to his clear instructions and perfect selection of gear and spot. After 10 minutes on the water I was hooked. Also he's a fun, helpful and relaxed guy. Even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Don't miss the opportunity to surf in Maui, and don't miss the best instructor on the island! Brian is special because he will work with you to find the best waves for your skill level, even if it means driving an hour north to find them. Most instructors are going to take you out where their shop is located, and... More 

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