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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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Surf lessons at Turtle Bay

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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