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Address: 62-148A Lokoea Pl., Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
Phone Number: 808 295-1241
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Let surfing enhance your life! Surf Hawaii - Surf School is one of the most...

Let surfing enhance your life! Surf Hawaii - Surf School is one of the most respected surfing school in Hawaii and on the North Shore of Oahu. The owner Edison de Paula is the head coach, with more then 25 years of experience. We teach surfing lessons, stand up paddle lessons and we run our Surf Camps designed to enable surfers of all ages and skill levels to live the dream of riding waves on the beautiful beaches of Hawaii. Surfing with Edison and his team of professional instructors is an exhilarating, healthy and natural experience available on the North Shore of Oahu. See what a difference professional surf instruction and the latest technology can make. Edison's surf school, a qualified professional surf coach that will make your dreams of surfing a reality! They are carefully selected, experienced instructors and experts in surfing. Our surf instructors are Lifeguards, CPR and First Aid certified.

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Amazing experience

I stayed at the Surf Camp in August and had an amazing time. Everything is very relaxed and the accommodation was great. Jenni was really friendly and helpful and made me feel... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I stayed at the Surf Camp in August and had an amazing time. Everything is very relaxed and the accommodation was great. Jenni was really friendly and helpful and made me feel very welcome. The surfing was great and although Edison was unavailable that week (he was badly injured the day I arrived...) Sash was fantastic. I was quite nervous... More 

2 Thank leateach
Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I booked a 3 day multicourse with Edison. Unfortunately, or rather luckily, it was only me and another guy for the first two days. The first instructor Sash was good but could but didn´t give as much constructive criticism, but he was helpful and made sure that you came up on the board. Edison worked much more with constructive criticism... More 

4 Thank Zilvr
Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The combo of this surfcamp, location and accommodation is gonna stay in are harts and minds for a long time as the best combo of adventure and relaxing hollyday. We were 2 families, 4 adults around 50 and 4 teens and one 10 year old boy and we really have a blast when we all learn how to surf more... More 

2 Thank Liliane S
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Edison & Jenni were accomodating from the beginning. I made last minute plans to travel to the North Shore around the holiday season (busy time due to winter swells/vacations). While Edison & Jenni's camp accomodations were full, I still wanted to attend surf camp. They were nice enough to recommend me to stay with one of their good friends (who... More 

3 Thank Brett W
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

My experience with Surf Hawaii School was absolutely unforgettable. For a long time, Hawaii was the top destiny to go and be there was like a dream. But I never imagined that I could surf so easily. Edison de Paula and his team are very professional and know how to learn with safety and with really good instructions. I had... More 

4 Thank RobertaSalomone
Berlin, Germany
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I stayed there for one week doing the surfcamp and it was awesome. The accomodation is so beautiful! Really good standard including a nice view of the river, a jacuzzi and a hammock to relax in and it's only a ten-minute walk to Haleiwa, where you can eat and shop a little. That little town has so much charm! I... More 

2 Thank FRMOsurfing
Honolulu, Hawaii
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Called and asked for private lessons. Paid for a week private lessons with email and receipt proof of private lessons. Showed up and there were 2 other people in the group. When I called to complain Edison lied, I threatened to cancel the rest of the lessons. Offered me a complimentary lesson since he was lying, which I reluctantly accepted.... More 

8 Thank TravelerT2
Jennifer H, Owner at Surf Hawaii Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you for providing a review. We are so sorry that you had a bad experience, and we sincerely apologize for any misunderstanding in regards to your surf lessons. It is very important to us that our customers enjoy their surf lessons and have a positive experience in their dealings with Surf Hawaii Surf School, LLC. If a complimentary lesson... More 

Brussels, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

It's already 3 times that I have been to this surfcamp and I could never ask for anything better! All teachers are amazing surfers and they will get you on your first wave with simple instructions. The place to stay (Jenni's) is nothing short of a paradise (includes a jaccuzzi at the terrace with a breath-taking view) and besides surfing,... More 

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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We had an awesome time with Edison as he taught us how to surf. Edison was very professional, had everything we needed to have a great day learning to surf. He made sure we found the best location with the appropriate waves for our inexperience east coast family. Although I never could get up on the board, Edison was patient... More 

1 Thank mickeyfan69
Fuzhou, China
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I just came back from this 4-day hawaii surfing lesson with all the satisfaction of my dream realization. I have to owe my truly hearted thanks to Edision, who aided me with the conquest to my fear to the ocean and also with the enjoyment of standing on the surfing board, being chased by waves. Following Edison's instruction, surfing dream... More 

1 Thank daoming l

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