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Ty Gurney Surf School

Address: The Imperial of Waikiki Resort, C-8, 205 Lewers Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Waikiki)
Phone Number: 808-271-9557
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Owner description: The Ty Gurney Surf School specializes in luxury private surf instruction on the island of Oahu. We...
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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Houston, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
1 review
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 

Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Had a private lesson with my son and myself , the guys were great very supportive and helpful, my son had a blast he enjoyed it greatly the support and encourgaement was great not to forget the feeling of surfing even it was a short the feeling is everlasting the waves were a bit flat but the instructors were still... More 

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

I'm so glad you and your son had a great time surfing with us! If you ever make it back to Hawaii come see us again! Mahalo! More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Complete novices, over 50 and from Scotland-what a challenge! Not to these guys-made good on their statement to have you standing first lesson - not for long but that's not the point. Nick,James,Brian and Troy were great - very patient and encouraging would urge anyone to give it a go!

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

Right on!!! Thanks so much for the review guys! Glad we could stoke ya out :) More 

Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
7 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This was my second trip surfing with TGSS; I had last used them a couple of years ago and enjoyed it so much I came back on my most recent trip to Oahu. I booked a series of private lessons online via email, communicating with CJ, the store manager. This was a simple process and they will either send you... More 

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

Thanks so much for the descriptive review!!! We are glad you've enjoyed your experiences here with us at TGSS :) and look forward to surfing with you in your future trips! See you soon, Mahalo! More 

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