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Kona Mike's Surf Adventures

75-6129 Ali'i Dr, Ali'i Gardens Marketplace, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-334-0033
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Ranked #27 of 173 activities in Kailua-Kona
Type: Surf Camps
Owner description: Surf lessons, stand up paddle lessons and guided tours - for beginners and experienced surfers - with the best instructors on the Big Island! We surf... more » Owner description: Surf lessons, stand up paddle lessons and guided tours - for beginners and experienced surfers - with the best instructors on the Big Island! We surf twice a day, seven days a week. Book your adventure today! Check us out on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! « less
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Northern Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I'd never surfed but within about 15 minutes, I was standing on the board. Logan was great and even stayed about 10-15 minutes after the lesson because he wanted to help me catch a final big wave. Overall, it was absolutely worth the cost of a private lesson! One more thing: All that paddling is hard on the shoulder muscles.

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Shalimar, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Semi-private lesson -- two kids w/one instructor. Fuzzy was the best! Well-organized and efficient operation...no wasted time. Great instruction had them surfing in on time. The bay used for the lessons is perfect -- great waves for learning and excellent photo-ops for moms and dads. The only issue was finding the "shop." The tent is located in the Ali'i Gardens... More

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Lebanon, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Did a group lesson with three other people that I didn't now and had a blast. Got up my 4th try! Instruction was clear and safe. They used two instuctors because the current was really strong ( local shops wouldn't even rent boards due to current). Your shoulders will be wasted from paddling, two hours ends up being plenty of... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I did a 2 hour private surf lesson with Logan. We had great conditions and Logan had me up on my first wave. Would definetely use them again.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

The lesson was the right balance of chill and encouraging. Mike was supportive, providing the great pointers and advise. I'd highly recommend a lesson with Kona Mike's.

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Hamilton on
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Mike and Logan were awesome surf instructors. They were patient and informative. They kept with and encouraging us. Highly recommended by both myself an my husband.

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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Great, patient instructors - Johnny & Mike made things calm for my girlfriend and I. Can be a bit intimidating, for sure, but with their help we were actually catching waves and learning a lot for the next run. If you're going to try surfing, these are your guys - this is your surf company. PS. Prepare to be sore... More

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Trois-Rivières
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Mike is not only a super coach, he’s also super nice. We spend a great 2 hours in the water with him. A 2 hours lesson is just enough to learn without being too exausted. With his magic push, he make it easy to stand up and surf. We were 2 adults. It was both our first time and we... More

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Somerset, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Kona Mike's is a really friendly, low-pressure and fun experience for learning stand-up paddle boarding. Our instructor, Logan, was really good at explaining how to do it on dry land, so we knew what to expect, and was even better at giving helpful hints when we were actually out on the bay. Loved it!

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San Clemente, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

If we could give 10 stars we would! We booked one day in advance and they were so accommodating! "Fuzzy" our instructor had us up and surfing the first waves out! He was great at giving instructions. We loved it so much we booked a second private lesson for one additional day! If you plan on surfing don't go anywhere... More

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