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Surf HNL

1020 Auahi St., Building 4, Suite 4, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814 (Formerly Girls Who Surf) (Ala Moana - Kakaako)
+1 808-371-8917
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$83*
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Ranked #29 of 356 Activities in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports, Adventure
Owner description: Have ever dreamed of you and your family surfing while on vacation in...
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Type: Water sports, Adventure
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.
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Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We booked a 2-hour group surfing lesson for my husband and me and a 2-hour private surfing lesson for each of our kids. There were 2 other students in our group class. The kids got to go out right away with an instructor for each of them, so they were "catching lots of waves" (according to my son), before my... More 

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Westminster, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My nieces and I signed up for private surf lessons over Thanksgiving. We had Mike, Brooke, and Chelsea. All 3 instructors were very knowledgeable and patient with us. I had a difficult time managing the waves and was given nothing but praise and encouragement. Because I ended up not taking the entire 2 hours of my lesson, they took my... More 

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SurfHNL, Manager at Surf HNL, responded to this review

Aloha Alicia, Thank you so much for the 5 Star Review! We had a great time out there with you and your family, it was awesome how it was just us :) I hope to see you guys again in the future, the kids did awesome and I hope they continue to surf in their future! Aloha and Mahalo, stay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Thank you Surf HNL and my instructor Katie for such an incredible experience. Ala Moana beach was the perfect destination to learn to surf, good waves and not crowded. Ended up having a private lesson which was perfect. Katie worked her magic and by the end of the hour I was catching and surfing waves on my own! Katie is... More 

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SurfHNL, Surf Instructor at Surf HNL, responded to this review

Aloha Rachel! I appreciate your 5 star review! You were so much fun to surf with! Ala Moana beach is the perfect place to learn and you killed it out there! Looking like a natural surfer! I'm happy that I could have been apart of your surfing experience in Hawaii! Thank you again and if your every back in Hawaii... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

Katie was a fantastic instructor and managed to get me up on the board and surfing - a minor miracle! Great fun and utterly exhausting. I can't wait to do it again :)

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SurfHNL, Surf Instructor at Surf HNL, responded to this review

Aloha Philippa!! I'm really excited to hear back from you! Thanks for the awesome review! Love the title!! I had a blast teaching you how to surf! You picked it up like a natural and stood up right away, improving on every wave! If you are ever back in Hawaii, give our shop a call and lets surf again!! BTW... More 

Beaumont, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

All my 7 year old daughter wanted to do during our stay in Hawaii was surf. It was all she talked about. Surf HNL did wonderful with her! Katie took her right out and they spent the whole hour catching waves. She was able to stand and ride with help and loved every minute of it. She said it was... More 

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SurfHNL, Surf Instructor at Surf HNL, responded to this review

Aloha Brittany!! Thanks for the great review! I am so glad your daughter had fun surfing with me! It means the world to me hearing that this was the best part of her trip! Soo raaddl!! She is absolutely an amazing child! Very athletic and full of energy. If your family comes back to Hawaii, I hope we can surf... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My two children (8 & 9) had a 1 hour lesson with Will and Warren. These guys were great and my boys had the biggest smiles! Highly recommend for children lessons.

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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We did the ko olin a site. Instructors were great,Just did the one hour but had plenty of surf time. We did group lessons for the adults/teens and private lessons for my little ones. Everyone had a great time and got up!!!..We did buy the go-pro video but it was not the greatest quality so your value may vary with... More 

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SurfHNL, General Manager at Surf HNL, responded to this review

Aloha, We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time! We had a great time with you trying to learn how to surf. It was a great experience for the whole family! Mahalo for choosing Surf HNL to learn how to surf! More 

Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was our first trip to Hawaii, and first attempt at surfing. We signed up my husband and our 8 year old daughter for private lessons at the Ko Olina location. It was a little hard to find, but not far from the Ko Olina resorts. I was shocked that within minutes, my 8yo was being paddled out into the... More 

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Western Massachusetts
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6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

As a return visitor to Hawai'i, it's almost impossible for me to do stuff that's not water/beach related so I decided to be brave and give stand-up paddleboarding a shot this time around and I'm glad I did. My sister and I decided to go with this company (formerly titled Girls Who Surf) because they had so many positive reviews... More 

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SurfHNL, General Manager at Surf HNL, responded to this review

Aloha, Thankyou so much for writing a positive review. We really appreciate the feedback. I'm glad you had a great time stand up paddling with Suzy. Stand UP Paddling is such an incredible experience, especially at a place like Ala Moana Beach. We really make it appoint to give a premium experience for all of our customers. Which includes branded... More 

Newton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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SurfHNL, General Manager at Surf HNL, responded to this review

Aloha, We appreciate you taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. I'm glad you were able to take in the picturesque view of the West Coast of Oahu. Not many people are able to see dolphins and turtles in their natural environment, but for you to see them while Stand UP Paddling is such an awesome experience. We... More 

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