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Surfer Bear Hawaii Surf Lessons

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Address: Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96745
Phone Number: 808-936-3654
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We took a lesson with Barry last week and we absolutely loved it! There were 3 instructors for the 5 of us (me, my wife, and our 3 kids). Barry arranged an early lesson for us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
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Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

We took a lesson with Barry last week and we absolutely loved it! There were 3 instructors for the 5 of us (me, my wife, and our 3 kids). Barry arranged an early lesson for us (around 7:30), so we were almost alone in the Kahaluu bay. After a short demonstration on the beach, we went in the water and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My experience with Surfer Bear was amazing! Surfer Bear is honestly the place to go to when looking for a surfing lesson. Scheduling a lesson was a bit hard only because I didn't have any phone service. Finding the location was a bit tricky too, but they park right outside of Saint Peter's Catholic Church. My dad called them and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Surfer Bear took my 9-year old boy and 7-year old girl out for their first surfing lesson. They had a great time riding the waves and really loved Surfer Bear. He did a great job with them. Very patient and made it a ton of fun. Kids didn't want to leave and wanted to go back the next day for... More 

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We called a few days ahead and booked a lesson for my 15 year old son and me. Surfer Bear (Barry) was fantastic. It was our first time so he gave us a short lesson about where to position ourselves on the board and surfer etiquette. Then he got us right out on the water. He really made sure we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Bear and Jeff are fantastic instructors! I highly recommend them to anyone wanting surf lessons. We were in Hawaii on a family vacation. Two of my kids (ages 18 and 13) wanted to try surfing before we left the island. I called Surfer Bear in hopes he would be able to find time for a lesson the next day. Jeff... More 

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Gardnerville, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Barry, (Bear), has a great ability to size up his students and get them surfing. At 58 years old, I asked Barry to put me on a smaller board rather than the first timers tuna boat just about anybody can ride. Barry patiently coached me through every step I needed to get up and ride. Not just once but at... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Signed my two kids (18 & 16) up for surfing lessons with Surfer Bear Hawaii and we were not disappointed! Found these guys on Trip Advisor, saw their reviews, and gave them a call. Jeff responded to us promptly and worked out a date and time with us that would work out for the premium time to learn how to... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

If you're looking for someone to take you out for your first time surfing, look no further. While I can't guarantee your experience will be as amazing as what my girlfriend and I had I am confident you'll be happy with your experience. Bear had us meet him just after 7am and it was totally worth it. We got a... More 

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My teens and I just returned from a week on the big island that included surfing lessons from Surfer Bear. By far, my kids said this was their favorite experience. My 18 year old daughter was nervous and I shared with with Bear. He assured her that they would go slow and all would be well. She was up and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Our family recently had our third trip to the Big Island and it wouldn't have been complete without our third lesson with Surfer Bear! The first time, my son was only five years old and Barry and his staff took such good care of him, with safety being the obvious priority. Max still talks about having the 'dry hair record'!... More 

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Address: Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96745
Phone Number: 808-936-3654
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona

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