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Buttons Surf School

66-956 Kamakahala Street, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96791
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Ranked #10 of 37 activities in Haleiwa
Type: Surf Camps
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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Buttons Surf School was totally awesome! Super chill, but still professional. Husband and I purchased a Groupon - 90 minute basic surf lesson for two on Friday morning. I called BSS Friday afternoon to see if they had any openings for the following day. The sweet girl who answered the phone said she didn't have anything, but would try calling... More

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Burlington, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

Everyone was really friendly and helpful, we had a great time! The water was a little shallow so we both got a few cuts on our feet, but other than that it was a blast!

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Mililani, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Truly an unforgettable experience. This was my first time even touching a surfboard, and Noho made sure to tailor the surf session around my abilities. We started with a land lesson before hitting the waters. After a few attempts and a lot of feedback, I was able to start consistently catching the waves and had the biggest grin on my... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Buttons' crew looked after my kids so well! They were attentive, patient, and passionate about the true joy of surfing! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them for young, or young at heart!

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Los Angeles, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We loved our lesson. The school was on time, the equipment was appropriate for the conditions, the coaches were great and my kids loved it too, we saw turtles floating around us, the water was warm and everyone was all smiles. When it is big every where else, Puena Point, where the surf school is is small enough.

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Haskell, NJ
4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We booked these folks for a surf lesson using their website well in advance. We were sent an email to meet them at Jameson's restaurant at a certain time. We got there a little early and sat in the parking lot and waited. And waited. And waited. We called the phone number we had and left a message. And we... More

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San Jose, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Buttons is the simply the best. I am nearly 50 years old & have taken four lessons total over back to back summers & hope to see him again one day. Whether you`re riding the wave or just hanging out waiting for the next one to come, the experience is awsome & one i will never forget. Hang loose Buttons,... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I couldn't be happier with the private lesson I took today with Buttons Surf School. I requested to have Buttons as my teacher and when I heard he wasn't available, I was apprehensive about paying for a private lesson with another teacher. I'm happy I did, because the vibe was really laid back and I was able to catch majority... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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29 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

After having a terrible experience with another surf school, I researched on TripAdvisor and found Buttons. AMAZING, OUTSTANDING, PATIENT COACHING and INSTRUCTION! He is a champion surfer, Hawaiian, family man, military friendly that knows how to give you an amazing surf experience to learning to be a repeat surfer. He is a kind person too - volunteers to teach surfing... More

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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

If you visit Oahu and miss surf lessons with Buttons you have really missed out! All three of my girls caught 20 waves each during the lesson! This is by the far the best time we have ever had in Hawaii! Buttons and his team are great people who truly want you to have a great time. Buttons uses a... More

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