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Address: 1020 Auahi St., Building 4, Suite 4, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814 (Formerly Girls Who Surf)
Phone Number: +1 808-371-8917
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Description: Have ever dreamed of you and your family surfing while on vacation in...
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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A great day

We had taken lessons with Hawaiian Fire on a previous trip. Surf HNL was as good if not better. Our 2 boys had private lessons while my wife and I had 1 instructor for the 2 of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Jdonaty
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South Orange, New Jersey
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South Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

We had taken lessons with Hawaiian Fire on a previous trip. Surf HNL was as good if not better. Our 2 boys had private lessons while my wife and I had 1 instructor for the 2 of us. Instructors were helpful, friendly and patient. I would strongly recommend Surf HNL if you're looking for a great experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

While staying in Ko Olina for a couple of days, my fiancé and I walked to the nearest shopping area to grab something at the abc store. It was my fiancé's first time in Hawaii and really wanted to take a surf lesson. In one of the stores we asked where he could take a lesson. They said that Waikiki... More 

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SurfHNL, Manager at Surf HNL, responded to this review

Aloha, We appreciate you taking the time to write a positive review. I am so glad that you selected us as your surf school provider. Their are many surf schools on the island, however we try to differentiate ourselves by going above and beyond any surf school would offer. We do our absolute best to ensure everyone has a chance... More 

Dallas, Texas, United States
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We took our 8 and 10 year old boys for surf lessons with this company. We went for 2 days with private 2-hour lessons each day, and both boys learned to surf. After seeing this Hawaii surfing, I really can't imagine teaching our boys surfing any other way. Go with the private lessons! The instructors have been surfing all of... More 

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SurfHNL, Manager at Surf HNL, responded to this review

Aloha Shannon, Thank you so much for writing a positive review. I also appreciate you choosing SurfHNL. As you have noticed during your surf excursion, we have high standards when it comes to selecting surf instructors. We ensure that instructors abide by our company set safety policy. This has proven essential since we have an incredible track record for safety.... More 

Sandpoint, Idaho
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Our 4 pre and teen boys had a great time with their first time surfing ever! The team at surf Hnl were fantastic with the boys. The moms all felt that it was always safe so it was fun for everyone! ! We would definitely recommend to all.

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SurfHNL, Manager at Surf HNL, responded to this review

Aloha, Much Mahalo for writing a positive review for us on tripadvisor. We always strive to ensure that all participating have an enjoyable and unforgettable experience, from reservations all the way to the lesson itself. We warmly invite you folks back to surf with us again. Mahalo, Ian Gomez More 

Oahu's North Shore, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I recently did the 2 hour lesson at the Ko Olina location and had a blast. Living in Hawaii for the past few months I figured it was time to learn how to surf. Everyone I talked to was very friendly and helpful in making a reservation and making sure I was prepared. My instructor, Brian, was an excellent teacher... More 

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

Aloha Brooke! We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your time surfing with us! It takes a lot of skill to stand up and ride Hawaiian waves, so you are well on your way! Thank you so much for your wonderful review, and even more so for coming surfing with us! Keep the stoke going and keep surfing! Aloha and... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This was the first time my sister and I went surfing. We were recommended to go to Girls Who Surf (Surf HNL) by a friend who is based in Hawai'i. It was an amazing experience! The instructors were very friendly and down-to-earth. My sister is really young and she had a private instructor -- the two of them had a... More 

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

Aloha Nadi! We are so stoked that you had a great time with us! Young children are always a blast because they learn so quick! (As proven by your sister :) ) Thank you so much for your wonderful review, and even more so for coming surfing with us! Keep the stoke going! Aloha and hope to see you again!... More 

New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This is truly exceptional surf instruction. You can't go wrong here. My daughter and I went to Hawaii and found Girls WHo Surf (Surf HNL) through the hotel. We ended up surfing every day we were there and returned for another surf vacation 6 months later because they were so good. The instructors are fun, safe, warm and a joy... More 

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

Aloha! We are so thrilled that you and your daughter enjoyed your time surfing with us! I admire your consistancy with learning to surf over your vacation, it takes a lot of courage and will! Thank you so much for your wonderful review, and even more so for coming surfing with us! Keep the stoke going and keep surfing! Aloha... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We had a fantastic few hours with Mike and Chelsea today. They did a fantastic job of teaching and providing a safe enviroment for our 7 and 9 year. They are both wanting to go back tomorrow! Highly recommend this group for anyone looking to learn how to surf for the first time!

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SurfHNL, Photographer at Surf HNL, responded to this review

Aloha Ross, We are glad your kids had a blast with our instructors. Children are so fun to take out surfing! I hope you guys had a chance to catch some waves also! We are heading to the beach as we speak so call us and come on down to join us again! :) Plenty mahalos for the great review... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

While in Honolulu, a must-do activity is surfing lessons. I would highly recommend Surf HNL. My family of 5 were all first time surfers. We signed up for the 2 hour lesson. They supplied all the equipment, including beach shoes and rash guard shirts and pants. After a short lesson on land it was time to hit the water. The... More 

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SurfHNL, Photographer at Surf HNL, responded to this review

Aloha Kim! We are so thrilled that you and your family enjoyed your time surfing with us! We love that you guys got some photographic evidence of your surfing prowess! It takes a lot of skill to stand up and ride Hawaiian waves, so you and your family are well on your way! Thank you so much for your wonderful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My family booked with GWS for my daughter & husband to surf. Pick up was in time from our hotel although we were delayed when looking for the other group to pick up @ a different hotel. We booked a 2 hour lesson, after a dry run lesson on the beach, they were in the water on time. There was... More 

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SurfHNL, Manager at Surf HNL, responded to this review

Mahalo for your review of our services! We are so happy your family enjoyed the surf lesson and were able to stand up and ride some waves!! We totally understand that rocky beach access can seem a little scary. Rocky beach conditions are due to the bigger winter swells that hit Hawaii annually. The beach becomes more rocky when the... More 

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