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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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Excellent Instructors! Thank You Jeff and Bear!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I'm watching my 16 year old son surf while I write this and loving it! Bear loves to get people up on boards in good conditions, so you might have to wait a few days for good swells. He called my son at 8am every morning telling him what the conditions were and after three days the conditions were good.... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Barry (Bear) and his team of surf instructors (especially Jeff) are amazing with kids. My 9 (almost 10) year old daughter spent 3 days with them this March. The venue is great (mix of smaller and larger waves) with lots of sea turtles and fish to watch while they are waiting for the perfect wave. They clearly love helping kids... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Surfer Bear ( short for Barry ) was actually closed for the week I was in the area and was STILL kind enough to return my email, meet with us and arrange for a great instructor named Sam to teach my boyfriend and me how to surf for the first time. Sam was super down to earth, make it relaxing... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Me and my two teenage kids took lessons with Surfer Bear. He is very positive and enthusiastic and along with his two other teachers, had the kids up in a matter of minutes, while it took a bit longer for me to get the hang of it. I felt like giving up a couple of times and was growing frustrated,... More 

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Address: 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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