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Surf HNL

1020 Auahi St., Building 4, Suite 4, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814 (Formerly Girls Who Surf) (Ala Moana - Kakaako)
+1 808-772-4583
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Ranked #32 of 291 Activities in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Water sports
Owner description: Have ever dreamed of you and your family surfing while on vacation in Hawaii? Get surfing today with our lessons at Surf HNL! We specialize in... more » Owner description: Have ever dreamed of you and your family surfing while on vacation in Hawaii? Get surfing today with our lessons at Surf HNL! We specialize in serving families and guests of Waikiki and Ko Olina, and those staying around Oahu. Each of our programs helps you access real open ocean surf. Surf HNL focuses on teaching: at uncrowded beaches, beginner surfers, intermediate surfers, athletes, children, families, and multi-lesson programs. Improve your performance and decrease the risk of injury with our fun and knowledgeable instructors. Advanced reservations are required. « less
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Newton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

We wanted to try something new and decided on paddle boarding. Although none of us had ever done it before, we called found Surf HNL (Girls Who Surf) and were able to get an instructor to come to the ko olina area to take us. Tony chose a quiet beach nearby and was the best. He was patient with us... More

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I recommend Surf HNL private lessons for anyone with children. My grandchildren (ages 9 & 11) are excellent swimmers but had never been surfing before and were a little nervous. The private lessons were great as both grandchildren had their own instructor who helped them to paddle out as well as a push to catch the waves. Both were standing... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Awesome! On my first trip to Honolulu, myself and a friend booked a private lesson with Surf HNL/Girls Who Surf. We found them online and they had great reviews, so we went with them. They called us the day before to confirm our pickup and time and location. Instructor Suzy picked us up at our Waikiki hotel right on time... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Thank you Will and Kim for making our daughters experience over the 2lessons with you! Amalie said it was the best part of her holiday so credit to you guys for making it happen....Shaka!

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Woodbridge, CA
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This surfing company was recommended to us by the Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club. We were in Hawaii celebrating my parent's 50th anniversary and kids (and 47 year old brother) wanted to learn to surf. It was nearby the Ko Olina area- although a little tricky to find but well worth it. The area where the lessons are taught are... More

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SurfHNL, Front Office Manager at Surf HNL, responded to this review

Aloha @awhtmtns, Mahalo for surfing with us! We are so glad you you had a great time learning how to surf! We appreciate you giving us a review and we hope you come back to Hawaii and surf with us again! We love to see the smile on your faces catching your first few waves. Thank you for recommending us!... More

Maui, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Katie called to say she as running late, very polite! Picked up our boys, 13 and 15 for a first time surf lesson from Aulani hotel! The boys came back just raving, they got up early and Katie was a great teacher, giving them pointers! They got back later so they got a good amount of time out there! Was... More

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SurfHNL, Front Office Manager at Surf HNL, responded to this review

Aloha @Cw H, Katie is an awesome instructor who makes sure your surfing experience is the best! Our instructors perform the best and she is so happy to hear that you wrote a review about her! Surfing is super fun and were stoked to hear that they raved about it after! We would love to surf with your boys again... More

Newtown
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

We had a fantastic time surfing today. I wanted to try surfing while visiting KO Olina. The resort recommended surf HNL. Adam our instructor was great. I was glad I booked 8 am because we had a 2 on 1 lesson with the instructor. It was well worth the money. The pictures also turned out great. I would recommend this... More

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SurfHNL, Front Office Manager at Surf HNL, responded to this review

Aloha Ltob22, Mahalo for surfing with us! We love to hear that our customers had a fantastic time surfing with us! Adam is an awesome instructor and we are glad to hear you had a great time surfing with him! Mahalo for writing a review about your surfing experience! We really appreciate it! If you ever come back to Hawaii,... More

Cologne, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It's been my first time surfing and I had a great time and appreciated the small group (3). The instructor took his time with each of us and helped us getting into the waves so we all actually managed to get on the board and surf. The only thing I have to say is that the shirts provided reeked of... More

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Concord, Massachusetts
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68 reviews 68 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We are staying out in Ko Olina and couldn't wait to try surfing out here. Surf HNL uses Barber's Point Beach which is a very nice clean beach. The kids are 9 and 13 (with a 21 year old cousin) and we signed up for private lessons for 2 hours. The wind was strong and the waves were pretty high... More

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SurfHNL, Guest Relations Manager at Surf HNL, responded to this review

Aloha, Paul the kids did awesome! everyone had a blast! that was a good experience for everyone. if you guys are ever in hawaii again, you guys should try our SUP lessons. thanks again for surfing with us! More

Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Surf lessons were high on the to-do list for our vacation to Oahu, but this experience far exceeded our expectations so much so that we went twice during our 9 day vacation. We elected for the private lesson for our 10 year old son and he was riding waves tandem with the instructor at first and then by himself within... More

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SurfHNL, Guest Relations Manager at Surf HNL, responded to this review

i happy that everyone had an awesome time! that was a good expirence for everyone. when ever you come back to hawaii you should try our SUP lessons More

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