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Ty Gurney Surf School

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Address: The Imperial of Waikiki Resort, C-8, 205 Lewers Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Phone Number: 808-271-9557
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Description: The Ty Gurney Surf School specializes in luxury private surf instruction...
The Ty Gurney Surf School specializes in luxury private surf instruction on the island of Oahu. We customize our surf lessons to each individual, ensuring that students of all levels maximize their surfing experience on the best waves in the world. Our expert instruction guarantees all students will be surfing on their very first lesson!
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This is THE PLACE for SURFING!!!!

Learn from the best @ TGSS. Everyone was welcoming & friendly. They take care of everything for you. If you are a newbie like myself, private lessons are the way to go. My... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Learn from the best @ TGSS. Everyone was welcoming & friendly. They take care of everything for you. If you are a newbie like myself, private lessons are the way to go. My sweetie & I had great expert instructors. Paul & Tim showed us how to stand up on the long board then towed us out to the surf,... More 

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Barrigada, Mariana Islands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Ty Gurney's was recommended by my concierge at The Modern hotel in Waikiki. They really are the best at what they do. Sean, my instructor, was so patient and amazing dealing with a klutz like me, and the photos came out great! Thank you so much for a wonderful birthday experience :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We found Ty's shop through a referral from a friend. The shop is located in the heart of Waikiki and is very easy to get to. From there it's a walk across the street to the beach. The beaches there offer long rolling waves that offer you plenty of time to get up on the board. The instructors that we... More 

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Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I had a great surf lesson there :) Everyone is friendly.

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gold coast, australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

This was unexpectedly easy and fun. The surf break we were taken to was prefect for learning. The instructors do all the paddling out for you! Ethan was my instructor, and he was friendly, relaxed and professional. All the staff were great actually, and they even have a surfing dog that I got to see catch a wave. I would... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This was a wonderful experience for my husband and 2 daughters(10 and 7). Each one had their own instructor( Joey, Zack and Brent) and they were great! Each one of them were helpful, encouraging and supportive. Both my daughters loved the experience and they caught tons of waves! I would highly recommend both the surf video and stills to purchase.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Instructor Ethan was great! Very professional in every category. Knew all the surf spots and was amazing at assisting new surfers at paddling out and keeping them safe. Everybody at the shop was honest and friendly. Just really supportive and respectful of the tourist. My wife and I went on the half day surf safari to the North shore and... More 

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TGSS808, Front Office Manager at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this review

Hey thanks for surfing with us! We'll catch you when you return. More 

Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

After 11 days of nonstop, Oahu adventures, this was my favorite experience. Brad, my private instructor, was calming, supportive, & beyond knowledgeable. I never felt so confident on the water and it was the first time I was successful surfing. The entire process, from check-in to the photographer, was the best experience possible. If you want to truly learn to... More 

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TGSS808, Surf Instructor at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this review

Hey thanks! We don't have a Brad, maybe you're speaking about Brian. And if so, I'm Brian, and thanks for the shout out! Either way, we're glad you had a pleasurable experience! Hopefully we'll surf with you again. More 

Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Booked two private lessons with Nick and Ty. Everything was setup, on time, and ready to go when we got there. The experience was perfect - exceeded our expectations. Will be back!

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TGSS808, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this review

Hey guys it was a lot of fun surfing with you guys. How's the head? You guys are rad, come see us again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We had an awesome fun filled private lesson with instructors Joey and Chris. Their lesson styles were very accommodating given I was a newbie to surfing and my boyfriend was more experienced. The lesson was lots of fun and they are also very flexible since our original booking day was a low tide day. Definitely would come back for more... More 

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TGSS808, Front Office Manager at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this review

Hey thanks for the great review! Joey and Chris as well as the rest of us at T.G.S.S. appreciate the positive review. You know where to find us now! Until we meet again! More 

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