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Island Style Surf School

Pua'ena Point Beach Park, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
808 953 9856
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Ranked #8 of 44 Activities in Haleiwa
Type: Surf Camps, Adventure
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Owner description: At Island Style Surf School you will have a unique and relaxed surf experience that you can't find anywhere else. With safety first and detailed instruction, we make sure that you have the time of your life on the famous waves of the North Shore Oahu, Hawaii! With instruction from professional surfer, Sergio Lima, and his crew of local certified instructors, you can feel secure that you and your family are in good hands. Come and see why at Island Style you will have a lesson like no other! Surf the north shores legendary waves in Haleiwa, Sunset Beach, Pupukea, and Wailua! Aloha!
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I booked the 2 hour private surf lesson for my two girls. They both had a blast! I could not believe how he was able to teach these kids from Minnesota how to surf! The 6 year old was hanging 10 in no time! I highly recommend!! We bought the CD with the photos as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Patience, willingness, and genuine...Island Style. My Grandson and I wanted to have surfing lessons and ended up meeting Sergio and his wife Carly who not only "made" our trip, we also surfed with sea turtles. We're from southern California with water normally at 65 degrees, surfing at the North Shore in 80 degree water was amazing. There are other good... More

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Saratoga, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

My husband and I signed up for surf lessons with Sergio and had a great time! I had never surfed before, and my husband used to surf a lot--but hadn't done much in the last 10 years. He and his wife were on time when we met up for the lessons, and very friendly! Sergio was so patient and informative... More

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Sergio has to be one of the most friendly, easy going, upbeat people I have ever met. Super patient, big smile all the time, really makes the day fun. Carly is every bit as warm and friendly and handles the pictures, video, and logistics as well as being a great surfer herself. My son and I went surfing with them... More

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Farmington, New Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Sergio and Carly are beyond belief! They work on your schedule. My son went surfing and I did stand up paddle, both of us had an excellent time and were pleased with our lessons. My son got up his very first time and rode many waves in, I was able to paddle without tipping in the water. Anyone who wants... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

My mom and I visited the North Shore over New Years, and wanted to learn to surf. We were lucky enough to have found Sergio and Carly. They are truly outstanding, and by the end of your first lesson you'll be standing up. It was so much fun we went back a second time. Thank you again, Sergio and Carly,... More

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Cumming, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Totally Awesome!!! Fantastic Instructor!! I cannot say enough good things about Sergio and his wife Carly! They were amazing! My daughters are ages 10 and 12. They had never been surfing before. Sergio spent some time on the beach instructing them and then it was off to the ocean. My girls stood up on their very first wave and on... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We booked the honeymoon package, which included a private couples' surf lesson, a sunset photo shoot, snacks, and drinks and honestly, I can't imagine anything Sergio and Carly could have done better. I made a huge mistake and didn't show up on the correct day but when I called Carly, she was SO nice about it, rescheduling so we could... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

After looking around at various surf schools we found that we could get private lessons for the same price as group lessons with other places. We certainly made the right choice! Sergio is passionate about what he does and it shines through when he teaches people. I'm not a huge fan of the water but even I gave it a... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

First Time ever surfing, i was a little apprehensive until I spoke with Carly on the phone, she was really great to talk to and answered all my questions, I already started to feel more relaxed about trying to start surfing at 47. We showed up early Carly was there taking pictures of a student Sergio was working with. When... More

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