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Hans Hedemann Surf School

134 Kapahulu Avenue, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Oahu, HI (Waikiki)
808-924-7778
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Ranked #92 of 289 activities in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Munich, Germany
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We found most instructors rude and unfriendly. I felt like the were just yelling at us and telling us what to do instead of helping us learn to surf and enjoy our time. When we first got to the shop at our meeting time, we sat around for ages waiting without knowing what was happening. We also did not realize... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Got recommended Hans by my brothers who surfed there a few days before me. Cost is more affordable than other surf schools around Waikiki. They took us out on the edge of the Waikiki beach, which was not as full of people - which made it a lot easier to learn, which helped me to catch over a dozen waves!... More

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Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I did a learn to surf class on the 9th May, whilst in Honolulu, which was a blast. Xavier and Sean did an awesome job of showing us the basics of surfing, and within 2 hours we where doing it. Sure, not going to win any world titles, but with their excellent teaching,showing us how to do it, it was... More

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Jacksonville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

My kids surf in Florida but we were a little nervous about the Waikiki surf. We certainly wouldn't allow them to go out alone but we didn't have enough knowledge to help the out where the local surf conditions were concerned. Enter the Hans Hedemann Surf School. We booked a 2 - hour lesson for each child. My 2 youngest... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The team at Hans Hedemann Surf school are approachable, professional and fun. In a group of about 7 people with 2 instructors, we felt that we were given enough personal attention to be successful. They were patient with their lessons; where their instructions were clear and useful- I think everyone got up first time. It was a very awesome experience!... More

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Senior Reviewer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Surfing hawaii was excellent from The driver who picked me up from the hotel to the surf instructors. Would recommend to any learner The staff are very helpful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

We had both a variety of lessons in three different locations, with varying levels of ability within our family in both SUP and surfing, and a variety of instructors. Each experience was incredible. Willie, Sean, Kristen and Nick were wonderful. Our one son surfed all over the island and Sean took him to the North Shore for a pro lesson... More

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Okanagan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I have always wanted to surf and Hans Hedemann surf school was recommended to us by our hotel as the best place to learn to surf. My experience with the staff and instruction was excellent. You are guaranteed to catch a wave no matter how bad you can be at surfing. Everyone was very knowledgeable and very friendly. it made... More

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I recently had a group lesson for surfing. It was my first time, and I felt the instructor was very helpful. It was a lot of fun and informative. Everyone at the shop was also really friendly and nice. I would definitely go there again. It was more affordable than some of the other places that I looked at, and... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

The two of us were in Honolulu for a week wanting to go surfing and literally stumbled into HHSS by accident. They'll charge $75-150 for a 2-hour lesson (depending on how big your group is, 1-4 people) - a stand on the beach will charge about the same amount for a 1-hour lesson, if my memory serves me correctly. HHSS... More

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