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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 #6 of 295 Activities in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Mount Isa, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

After much researching for a surf school to teach my husband and I to surf, I came across these guys. From the moment we arrived everything was organised. Our instructors name was Paul and he was amazing and encouraging. I must admit I am do unfit when it comes to paddling out to the waves and Paul literally towed me... More

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Morristown, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Me and my 2 boys ages 13 and 10 took private lessons. We had Paul, Paul and Courney. After a very bried introduction on the beach, the instructors 'towed' (literally by holding on to our boards with their toes) us out in the surf. We had to be far out for the surf break. They made it pretty easy but... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My husband, 11 year old, and myself all had private lessons. Our instructors gave us a brief overview and practice on the beach on what to do, then paddled us out. They told us what to do and when, and answered my many questions. My husband and son were up in no time, and even my non-athletic self managed to... More

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Westlake Village, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had a half day SUP tour with Ethan that was fabulous. He took us on a great river tour that was just right for our teenagers. The tour was a great value and we went a little longer than a half day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Ellie: Thank you so much to - Paul, Brent and Ty. You guys made my surfing experience in Hawaii so much fun. Ty Gurney surf school is the best surf school i have been to. you will catch the most awesome waves and most of all just have fun! Thank you so much :)

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Great time was had by our grandson! We scheduled a 2 hr private lesson and it was worth every penny! They are a great bunch of people. Cannot say enough good things about them. Also purchased the video and we are very pleased by how it came out. He is ready to go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I can't think of enough good things to say about these guys - but I'll try. They were just fantastic! Our first encounter was with CJ, who got us hooked up and going in no time. Super friendly, and very, very easy to deal with. I can't imagine a surf school being any better, they were that good. Tim was... More

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A huge THANK YOU to the Ty Gurney Surf School! My sister had scoured the internet for surf schools in Oahu and I am so glad she selected this one. All of the staff were friendly, encouraging, fun, competent, and genuinely excited about surfing. I had done a lesson with another school the day before and I thought that went... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Surfed for two hours today in a semi private lesson, Brian took my boyfriend and I out for the first hour and then Ethan helped out for the second hour.. They paddled us back out every wave which is awesome as we were tired immediately! They were friendly, helpful, fun and so competent.. We were both standing on most waves... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Huge thanks to ty gurney surf school. We came to Hawaii from Australia for a holiday and the one thing our 2 daughters, age 8 and 9, wanted to do was have a surf lesson. Found these guys through trip advisor while looking for surf lessons. Our girls had a ball with their one on one lessons. It was the... More

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