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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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The Ty Gurney Surf School specializes in luxury private surf instruction on...

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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Private Surf lesson

Found on trip advisor and it's next to the entrance to the Parc Hotel.. Great instruction by Keuni and Brent. We had the private lesson and it was fantastic. They took us out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found on trip advisor and it's next to the entrance to the Parc Hotel.. Great instruction by Keuni and Brent. We had the private lesson and it was fantastic. They took us out there (less work for me!) and gave us pointers for each wave. We both got up on the first wave and had success for many subsequent waves.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Brent is one of the great instructors at Ty Gurney Surf School. He got me up on my surfboard on the first lesson, so I went back for a second lesson the next day and I got up 6 times and had great rides. He's patient and very friendly. And all the other folks at Ty Gurney are the best.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

I picked this shop/school because of good reviews on Trip Advisor and I too also had an awesome first time surfing like most of the other reviewers. Paul was my instructor who I would recommend to anyone given his expertise, teaching ability, patience, and attention to safety especially around other surfers. I wish I would have done this sooner on... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I scheduled private surf lessons for 1-hour. We had an amazing time! The surf instructors (Tori and Kanua) were extremely friendly and helpful. They towed us out to the perfect spot, found us the best waves, and told us exactly what to do. We were both able to catch multiple waves on our first time surfing. Loved... More 

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Ty G, General Manager at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give an awesome shout out to Tori and **Kenui ☺! Our Private lessons are what we specialize in and they offer the best opportunity for our guests to catch enough waves to learn surfing in just 1 hour!...I will be sure to let them know you and your wife had a great experience... More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We were referred to the Ty Gurney Surf School for stand-up paddle board lessons by our concierge. My wife and I had been itching to try this sport for quite some time... we figured why not try it in paradise? I learned to surf on Waikiki Beach years ago, so we were looking forward to the adventure. The school was... More 

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Ty G, General Manager at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you for taking the time to review us and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your time out on the water. I apologize if you felt that your instructor was not as involved with instructing you as expected. At TGSS we strive to uphold the highest standard of customer service and experience as best as possible... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

I really recommend Jerry to be your teacher! He's very supportive and professional. Much better than my last experience in Maui. I could did better if I was not so tired. Jerry lifted me a lot cuz my arms totally tired right before arrive the wave place lol. Anyway, I need to workout a lot more and come back to... More 

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Ty G, General Manager at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this review

Mahalo for taking the time to leave our instructor **Joey :) an awesome review! He is one of our most seasoned surf instructors and our guests love him. Thank you for surfing with us and let us know if you decide to visit Oahu again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

TGSS was an amazing experience from start to finish. When we arrived we expected to spend the first 30-60 mins on the sand running through how to surf. Not the way Kanoui (apologies for the spelling) our nickname Muppet (private joke!) He had us in the water after brief intro (clearly he knew we were born naturals?!) K towed is... More 

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Ty G, General Manager at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this review

*Spelling….Kenui was happy to read the awesome review you left for him. It is always nice to hear about the personal experience our guests have with our instructors - and you can't get a more authentic hawaiian one than with Kenui!…mahalo for surfing with us and stoked you got to see some turtles More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

My partner and I booked a one hour lesson today, it was fabulous! We walked in from the street, after reading people recommending this school. The lesson was very reasonably priced. The staff were so friendly and helpful. We booked for the same day.The weather was perfect, the swell was great the view back in Waikiki beach is breathtaking! This... More 

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Ty G, General Manager at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this review

Glad to hear you decided to check us out because of our reviews and then decided to leave us one after your experience with us!. Walk-ins are always welcome so we are happy we were able to get you out in the water with us. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

Perfect experience! Had a one hour lesson with my husband and it was fab from start to finish. I'm really not a fan of the sea, rarely daring to do more than paddle but thought I better have a go as we were at the home of surfing. I felt safe and looked after the whole time and will definitely... More 

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

Woo hoo! Overcoming any fears of the ocean is big step and we are glad to hear the thrill of surfing with us helped you do that! We do hope to see you guys come in and try out some of our rental boards we have. Mahalo for surfing with us at TGSS! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Family of four... Two kids, 15 and 11 fell in love with surfing. Thanks Joey, Brian, Dave and the others. We surfed for 3 days, and instruction was awesome! These guys definitely know how to coach,... bringing together knowledge, fun and a relaxed but supportive approach. See you next year! Highly recommend the school... Definitely better and more authentic than... More 

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Tom P, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this review

Mahalo for your kind words. Thats exactly what we hope to provide for all of our guests - an authentic experience and the opportunity to surf in a safe and fun environment - especially for the kiddos! We definitely hope to see you guys again next year. More 

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