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Surfer Bear Hawaii Surf Lessons

Address: Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96745
Phone Number: 808-936-3654
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Ranked #24 of 208 Activities in Kailua-Kona
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Saint John, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My two 16 year old daughters and I had an excellent experience with Barry and Jeff. You can tell they love surfing to the core and their enthusiasm is contagious. They were great teachers and made it fun and they had a terrific Hawaiian vibe. Hanging out with them was fun and most importantly they got us up to speed... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My 8 and 10 year old absolutely loved Surfer Bear and the other teacher (sorry I can't remember his name, because he was really great too). My 10-year old is very adventurous and she was up and catching waves within 30 minutes. My 8-year old is more timid and after falling face first in the waves, she started crying and... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Bear seems to enjoy passing on his knowledge and skill simply for his passion of surfing. I can't say enough of how kind and helpful Bear was. He didn't pressure my son, instead it was just about having fun. My son really liked Bear and felt comfortable with him. If I ever make it back to the Big Island again,... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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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
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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
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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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