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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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Ranked #28 of 295 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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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
24 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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

Long Beach, California
1 review
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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SurfHNL, Guest Relations Manager at Surf HNL, responded to this review

Aloha John, Private lessons are the best for kids ages 12 and under. We're so glad your grandchildren were stoked on their first surfing experience (and that they got over their nervousness)! We really appreciate you taking the time to write us a review. Mahalo! Chelsea Guest Relations More

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

Aloha Naomi, We're so glad you had an awesome time with surf instructor Suzy--she's definitely awesome--and Ala Moana is a beautiful beach. We hope you decide to surf with us again the next time you visit Oahu! Chelsea Guest Relations More

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

Aloha Trevor, Thank you for surfing with us. We're stoked that Amalie enjoyed her first lesson (and that it was the best part of her holiday). Will and Kim are definitely awesome instructors. We hope to see you folks again soon! Endless shakas! Chelsea Guest Relations More

Woodbridge, CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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

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