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Surf Honolulu

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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Type: Water sports
Owner description: Learn to surf and learn to surf better with Surf HNL! Each of our programs helps you access real open-ocean surf. Improve your performance and... more » Owner description: Learn to surf and learn to surf better with Surf HNL! Each of our programs helps you access real open-ocean surf. Improve your performance and decrease the risk of injury with our fun and knowledgeable instructors. Surf HNL specializes in: uncrowded beaches, beginner surfers, intermediate surfers, athletes, children, families, and multi-lesson programs. Advanced reservations are required. « less
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Wheaton, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised how well our family and our friends did! None of us have ever surfed before, and I was worried about how it would go, but I should not have worried! My three girls (age 15, 13, and 9) and my husband were all able to get up on the board within a short period of time,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We had three kids surf (ages 10 boy, 12 & 15 girls). My son had a 1:1 lesson, and was simply surfing. The girls needed and received more individual instruction. The beach was in the Kapolei/ Eva Beach area (near Ko Olina). It was an awesome location, uncrowded. Much different than popular and crowded Waikiki. Next time we will also... More

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Thompsonville, Michigan
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We had my son who is 10 and his friend who is 12 and I couldn't believe how patient the staff was with them. The staff was super friendly and very professional. They were very organized with all the right gear, and big smiles! I would really recommend them to anyone wanting to take a lesson the prices were very... More

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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I took lessons on two different days. Both were excellent: just the right amount of challenge while still being fun, and always safety conscious. They were organized, friendly and supportive with all the right gear, and Josh T took some great pix to take home. Steph, Iniki, Suzy and Eric were all amazing.

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

Aloha, You both did awesome surfing with us. Thank you for booking the lessons twice with us. Also thank you for writing a review on Trip Advisor. Mahalo, Iniki More

Halifax
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

It had been 40 years since I had last been on a board and was a bit apprehensive but Robyn was fantastic. It wasn't long and I was up and surfing and having a wonderful time. We sat on our boards on the back line waiting for the sets and I felt like I was 17 all over again. Thanks... More

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

Aloha, Thank you for booking your surf lesson with us. You did awesome at surfing! -Iniki More

Evansville, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Our family chose Surf HNL to learn to surf on our recent trip to Oahu. Nikki and the rest if the team were great. An excellent and fun place to learn.

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

Aloha, Thanks for booking a lesson with us. Your family did an awesome job surfing. Mahalo for writing a review- Iniki More

Palos Verdes Estates, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Chris from Girls Who Surf gave my 9 year old daughter the experience of a lifetime. He spent 2 exciting, yet calm, hours teaching my girl how to appreciate the sport of surfing. Thanks Chris!!!

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

My niece was terribly scared about surfing again. These instructors stepped up... convinced her to try this again one on one attention and gave her one on one attention... Impressive from start to finish... Strongly recommend and would do again with this group... Thanks again all for your support..

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Arvada, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We bought private lessons for both daughters (ages 8 and 11)at the Ko Olina location. The staff picked us up at our hotel and transported us the "surfing" beach. This is NOT a beach where surfers go to catch waves, it is perfect for a learning beach, as the water is shallow and the waves are just right for learning.... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Ian was a tremendous instructor and helped my kids out great. If they were doing something wrong he would let them know. He was all about safety first too! I would recommend asking for him if you have a family.

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