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Address: 2586 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
Phone Number: 808-924-7778
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Description: Surf School established in 1995 by pro surfer Hans Hedemann. We provide 1...
Surf School established in 1995 by pro surfer Hans Hedemann. We provide 1 and 2 hour lessons daily for surfing, stand up paddling and body boarding at both our south shore & north shore locations for all levels of surfers, plus we have north shore tours that leave from Waikiki. Give us a call for more details or to make a reservation.
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We booked our stand up paddleboard lesson through the expedia expert at our hotel. When we got there all the staff were really friendly and it made for a comfortable experience... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We booked our stand up paddleboard lesson through the expedia expert at our hotel. When we got there all the staff were really friendly and it made for a comfortable experience. Austin was a great instructor. Even paddled us in when we were being swept to far out. Would definately recommend to friends visiting waikiki.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Cool teachers, really focused on safety. Go early, 9 am so there's less people on the beach. As beginner you don't want to be obliged to circle the swimmers. No need for private lessons, your arms will be really tired and you need that little time between people to come back to your instructor and rest a little bit. ***... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We were in town on a cruise ship stop, so we didn't have much time. Reserved online, and made it over to their shop for our 9am lesson. After getting everybody together, outfitted, and up to speed on safety rules, we were out at the beach in no time. After a quick lesson on the beach, it was right into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I went to take a lessons with them at Wakiki beach on the first day of my vacation and it was so fun! The instructor, I think his name was Julio (I kind of forget his name and I could be very wrong) was awesome. We went through the motions on land and then we went into the water. It... More 

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Davie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We booked a bike rental tour to Diamond Head from Waikiki Beach they HH Surf Shop.mmour guide, I can't remember her name, but she was great. She guided us thru Waikiki to Diamond Head where we hiked to the top, then back to town where we had lunch. It was a half day tour which was perfect for us.

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Hans Hedemann S, Manager at Hans Hedemann Surf School, responded to this review

I'm so happy you had a good experience renting from us! Thank you so much for your review. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

During our vacation to Oahu and while staying on the North Shore, my family and I signed up for a semi private (for my husband and I) and private surf lesson (10 year old daughter ). The experience from start to finish was phenomenal!! Everyone was so friendly and welcoming and made our first surfing experience a great one! Our... More 

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Auburn, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Surfing is a biggie on my bucket list and thanks to Scotty and Raye, I was able to finally check that one off! I wiped out the first attempt but with their encouragement, I was able to get up both times after that! Both a pleasure to be with and wonderful with newbies. When we returned, we were helped by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

All the people working there were just amazing. It was pur first time on a board and they made me and my man feel confident and excited to keep riding. It was awesome. We had Amber (beautiful being of light), javiar (pro w/ awesome personality )as our guides and kevin taking pics. They were all just so knowledgeable, patient and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Excited to try first ever lesson on stand up paddle board. Staff at Waikiki store were pleasant enough however 'instructor" was not! Enough to say after being ignored, left standing on the sand with the other female in the group with NO words at all, struggled into the water with an oversized board, still no words still didn't know what... More 

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Hans Hedemann S, General Manager at Hans Hedemann Surf School, responded to this review

We can't express how sorry we are for the experience you had. This instructor was let go due to this particular incident. We most certainly would not have allowed the instructor to teach that afternoon if we had been made aware ahead of time of the "personal issues" he was having, regardless, his behavior was inexcusable... We were very surprised... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My husband & I spent a week at the Turtle Bay Resort in October, and he regretted not signing up for surf lessons. As soon as we decided to bring the kids back for mid-winter break, I booked 2 semi-private/group lessons for our oldest, the hub & me. Best decision ever. While our first lesson had to be cancelled due... More 

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