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Ty Gurney Surf School

The Imperial of Waikiki Resort, C-8, 205 Lewers Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Waikiki)
808-271-9557
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Ranked #5 of 264 activities in Honolulu
Type: Water sports
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,... more » 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! « less
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London, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

My 10 year old wanted to try surfing and what better place than Waikiki. It is a small shop that is hard to find but the people are great and her instructor was really good with her. Towed her out past the break and helped her after each attempt to catch a wave. My only regret is we did it... More

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Great prices, military discount, amazing instructors who actually tow you so you can save energy for the waves. Extremely professional from start to finish. Location is easy to find and a perfect spot. Thank you for a great day!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I was nervous about getting surf lessons for my whole family because we have 4 kids ages 6-13 with very different levels of athleticism. It turned out to be the best thing we did in two weeks in Hawaii by a long shot! All of the instructors were terrific. They were patient, attentive, safe and encouraging. Even if you aren't... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

My husband had a one-hour private lesson with the Ty Gurney surf school. There are tons of options on Oahu, but we selected this one based on the recommendation of a friend. The location was great (in the heart of Waikiki), the prices were reasonable, and the staff was so welcoming and friendly. We scheduled the lesson via email in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

My girl friend and I, who were both beginners took a private lesson (one instructor each) with Ty Gurney and had a great experience. A few days earlier, we took a group lesson at HH Surf School and found it was difficult to learn in a group setting and one of our instructors was actually quite rude. I told Duncan... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

My 16-year-old daughter surfed for the first time-- with Ty himself and then with Joey. She raved about the instruction she got (and rated it much better than a group surf lesson she took on the North Shore). Very friendly outfit. Thank you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

We went to this class on our first day to Honolulu!!! Wow! Just amazing! We both had our own instructor- had excellent teaching plus they help you to go back over the waves (towing) so you can practice more!!! It was a super cool expérience and so much laugh And fun!!! I strongly recommend it to everyone!! Make sure you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Our family of 4 did a 1 hour surfing lesson on Christmas Day. Our instructors were Ryan, Katie and Joey. After a quick run through on how to get up on the surf boards we were being towed out to catch our first wave. Our kids (age 7 and 9) were up and surfing within minutes. Joey was particularly patient... More

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Just got back from Waikiki and surfed with TG for the first time. I had perviously surfed with another school but they stopped doing board rentals. I went to TG to get a lesson to try and improve my surfing and was lucky enough to get Joey. He was so friendly, encouraging and taught me a lot. For the rest... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Had a blast learning to surf with Brian- a very knowledgable, professional and courteous instructor. The whole staff, including Ty, were helpful and hilarious. I watched Ty give a boost to a struggling surfer that wasn't even a customer- good stuff!

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