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Hans Hedemann Surf School

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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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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... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Brisbane Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My experience with Hans Hedemann Surf School was one i'll never forget. From my very first lesson I felt very welcomed and comfortable. The instructors were very friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. Hands down the best surf school you are going to find in all of Oahu. Chelsea and the whole crew made my experience unforgetable! Thank you again guys!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

My private instructor was Cyrus and he was able to help me get up on my very first try and continue to get up almost every single try afterward. I had never been surfing before and I was hoping to get up at least once. I was very pleasantly surprised. I had a great time.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This was a great experience! I called mid-afternoon on the off chance I could squeeze a lesson into the day and they told me if I could make it there in half an hour they'd get me in the water. I made it and they were true to their word. I had an awesome time - so good I came... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My recent experience at the Turtle Bay Resort was exceptional because my friend Lisa and I took 3 lessons with Timmy L! Tim and Eric, Bobby, Marion and Chandler were so nice to a couple of ladies in their 60 ' s who really wanted to learn how to surf for the first time. We felt so well taken care... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Located inside the Park Shore Hotel and right across from the beach, the staff are great! Years of experience and a load of patience. The staff are very good working with many different nationalities and have many different choices from one on one to group classes. Many packages to choose from and take you to locations that are not packed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We truly had a great time, this was our 10 year old grandsons dream of becoming a surfer, and Timmy did an awesome job of making sure of this. Everyone at the North Shore location was friendly and made sure we felt good about letting our grandson be out in the water without us. Thanks for helping us give this... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My hotel booked this, I took a stroll down to the hotel where they are based, as I booked a private lesson first, I was put with Hava ( massively sorry poor spelling gentleman from Mexico) and what a star he was, having down a little surfing before he gave me some cracking tips to get me better and guide... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We were picked-up at our hotel by very friendly hawaiian guy but when we came to the store there were 2 guys sitting and one lady. They didn´t even say hi - they just looked so annoyed that they had to be there. The lady was friendly though. Surfing was fun - they provided us with all the equipment, they... More 

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