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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 282 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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Newtown
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW 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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Cologne, Germany
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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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16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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 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

Pflugerville, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had a wonderful experience for our first time surf lessons with our 6 year old and our 12 year old. Our 6 year old had a 1-hour private lessons - shout out to Mari!!! She was terrific...he had a blast. Our 12 year old had a 2:1 ratio with her instructor. It was great. Both kids were able to... More

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

Aloha and thank you for surfing with us at Girls who surf and Mahalo for sharing your experience. also a big thank you to taking some time out of your busy life & writing an awesome review! We really appreciate it!! Hope well see you again & make sure to tell your friends & family about us here in Hawaii.... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had a great experience with Surf HNL on our recent trip to Hawaii! Our girls (ages 12 & 14) took a morning surf lesson and said this was the highlight of their trip. We had a rental car and did not require a ride, so they texted us the directions along with a confirmation of our lesson. The beach... More

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

aloha, thanks for surfing with girls who surf ! that day was an awesome experience for everyone. Mahalo for taking some time out of your busy life & writing an awesome review! We really appreciate it!! Hope well see you again & make sure to tell your friends & family about us here in Hawaii. More

Phoenix
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Chris and Justin helped our family surf. Great people. Great surf. I recommend this surfing school for anyone of any surf ability. The instructors helped my wife and 5 yr old catch as many waves as they could!

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SurfHNL, Manager at Surf HNL, responded to this review

Aloha Adam thank you for taking the time to share your experience about surfing in Hawaii. It was my pleasure teaching your son and wife how to surf. If you are ever in Hawaii again maybe try our stand up paddle lessons out of Pokai bay It is a wonderful family experience. Good luck next season! More

pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

What a wonderful experience this group gave our daughters. "J" gave a wonderful lesson to our two teenagers who were looking forward to surfing for quite a while. Very patient and safety minded this whole staff is to be commended. Thanks for a wonderful few hours.

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SurfHNL, Manager at Surf HNL, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you for surfing with us at Girls who surf and Mahalo for sharing your experience. If you are ever in Hawaii again please come back to surf with us. We also offer sup lessons at two locations Ala moana and Pokai bay. More

Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My best friend and I had SUP lessons with Stephanie at Pokai Bay. It was our first day in Hawaii and the highlight of the trip. We had an awesome time! Steph was a great instructor and very encouraging while teaching us. I would recommend to all my friends who travel to Hawaii.

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SurfHNL, Manager at Surf HNL, responded to this review

Aloha Michelle C, Were so stoked to hear that you loved the SUP lesson with Stephanie, and it was the highlight of your trip! Mahalo for taking some time out of your busy life & writing an awesome review! We really appreciate it! You and your best friend did awesome! Hope to see you again in. Once again thank you... More

Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had a really great experience with Ian and Izzy! The website kinda looks like the lessons are geared toward kids, but adults can have a really great time too. Everything was straightforward, we didn't have to bring anything to the lesson (except maybe sunscreen and a Go Pro), and by the end we were exhausted -- a sign of... More

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SurfHNL, Manager at Surf HNL, responded to this review

Aloha Eric S, Were so stoked to hear that you loved your first time surfing. Mahalo for taking some time out of your busy life & writing an awesome review! We really appreciate it!! Hope well see you again & make sure to tell your friends & family about us here in Hawaii. You are right, adults can have some... More

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