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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 #7 of 291 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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Austin, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We had a great day out in the water with Tim and Courtney from Ty Gurney Surf School in Oahu, Hawaii. I got up on every wave much to the discuss of my husband who may have taken in a bit too much salt water. Great fun! Thank you.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The Ty Gurney Surf School (TGSS) has a good concept to get beginners surfing in a hurry. They tow you out, set you up for waves and let you concentrate on standing up and riding them in without the other headaches. I wanted to get far away from Waikiki beach so spent the extra bucks for a surf safari. TGSS... More

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