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Surfer Bear Hawaii Surf Lessons

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96745
808-936-3654
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Ranked #18 of 183 Activities in Kailua-Kona
Type: Classes/Workshops
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Bozeman, Montana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Surfer Bear and his team are the best surfing guides you can find. I have spent two summers on the Big Island - and my time with Surfer Bear is always the best experience of the summer. He is encouraging, fun and very experienced. Last summer I was a beginner - and a little nervous about getting in the water.... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Surfer Bear Surf Lessons is very friendly, positive and he is a great teacher! My nephew and I decided to get a surf in before he left to go back to texas. Surfer bear was very professional but still had the Hawaiian vibe the whole time we were in the water. We both were able to catch at least 10... More

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Bozeman, Montana
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I was a guide with a group of teenage girls who were very nervous before we started. By the end of the first lesson, they all wanted to be professional surfers! Surfer Bear was so encouraging and kind. I am sending my best friend and her husband to him this fall, that's how much I trust him!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

My wife was a complete beginner and I was relatively inexperienced and Berry and his crew were incredible. Everyone was so positive and encouraging that we both felt awesome when we left. Booking with them was a bit of a struggle because of the hurricane (not their fault) so I'm really excited berry made it happen. Very relaxed lesson, lots... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Me and my boyfriend decided to take surfing lessons and found the Surfer Bear web site. We had a lesson with Barry. He sounded very excited on the phone and gave all the details about the place we were supposed to meet. We had an amazing time! Barry was very helpful, friendly, encouraging and professional. First he went over some... More

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Mendocino, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I recently took my first surfing lesson from Barry and his crew, along with my son-in-law and grandchildren ages 22 &12.  Not only are the reviews from other students accurate,"Safe,knowledgeable,patient,and fun". I was provided with one of my most memorable experiences ever!   In fact, I couldn't wait to take another lesson.  A week later my husband accompanied me, taking pictures while I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My trip to the Big Island took me Kahalu'u and Surfer Bear Surf Lessons. Barry and Jeff were total pros with much experience and I enjoyed our time in the waves tremendously. Connecting with the ocean at that level had me buzzing and wanting for more. You two rule! Thanks so much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was my 1st time surfing and it was a wonderful experience! Jeff was my instructor and he was fun, detailed, encouraging and patient! He lent me the shoes along with the board (included in cost) and even provided me with a better style rash guard top for the lesson b/c mine wasn't the correct fabric weight. I actually ended... More

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Out of nowhere my 9-year old decided to Google surf lessons on our vacation in Kona and gave me Surfer Bear's number. At first I was a bit nervous but after talking to Barry on the phone my nerves were calmed and I was willing to spend the money on a 1-on-1 lesson. It was Pure Magic. I watched from... More

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Alabaster, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Today my daughter and I had a two hour long session with Barry and Jeff. It was a fabulous experience. Both guys are very positive and encouraging, and very patient. This was our second year with the guys, and we both learned a lot! We feel like we now have a good grasp of the basics and are ready to... More

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