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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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Description: The Ty Gurney Surf School specializes in luxury private surf instruction...
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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Awesome surf instructors

The surf instructors at Ty Gurney were the greatest. My kids, ages 12 and 13 had had surf instruction before and had surfed several times in California but these guys at Ty... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The surf instructors at Ty Gurney were the greatest. My kids, ages 12 and 13 had had surf instruction before and had surfed several times in California but these guys at Ty Gurney took them to the next level. In no time they were catching waves on their own and ripping. I also found Ty's school to be one of... More 

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

Big Mahalo for bringing the kids to surf with us! we enjoy seeing our guests progress in their surfing skills and are always happy when our students are able to start catching their own waves - that's what our lessons are all about - to really learn to surf! Thank you for the review and we hope to surf with... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Never surfed before and decided to take some lessons while I was in Waikiki. Had Nick the first day and he nailed it gave great instruction and me me feel very comftable and confident and I was Up in no time. Went out with super Awesome Joey a couple of times and he is the man. Read the waves like... More 

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

Mahalo for your awesome review! Nick and Joey were happy to see that you enjoyed your time surfing with them & Joey is THE MAN! haha…we call him the 'wave whisperer' because he always knows exactly where to be….happy to hear you had a great time and we hope to see you again sometime! Aloha More 

Edmonton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We visited TGSS in March, had an absolute BLAST!!! The kids (8&9) smiled ear to ear the entire time!! We just received our video and pics in the mail (in Canada) and were reminded of the great experience we had, and we're smiling all over again at the memories:) Huge thanks to Nicole (paparazzi), Danielle and Early in the "office",... More 

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

Hey guys…thank you so much for joining us that day!…it was truly a fun lesson to be able to film. We do our very best with the kiddos and hope to give them an experience they won't forget! Glad you enjoyed the video - we love putting them together…hope summer comes soon for you guys up in Canada! and we... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Me and my girlfriend went twice this week, waves were good but sporatic. We did a 2 hour semi private lesson which was too long. I think I'm very athletic and was wiped out after an hour. Just do the 1 hour lesson it will plenty of time. We caught like a wave, a good one every ten mins and... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review…Brent was stoked to see you guys mentioned him and I'm happy you a had a good time catching waves - and some nice long rides! Our waves seem like they can go on forever sometimes. I'm sorry to hear your second day was less informative - when guests come for... More 

Sacramento, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I'm disappointed to say that my family had a mixed experience with our standup paddle board lesson. The young instructor was very nice but didn't teach or demonstrate how to get up on the board or where to stand on it. Most importantly we didn't learn what to do when we inevitably fell off and how to get back on.... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm bummed to hear that you all did not fully enjoy the experience we aim to provide for all of our guests. The instructor was one of our newer staff members and has since been further trained in giving our guests the ultimate learning experience in both SUP and... More 

Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Learn from the best @ TGSS. Everyone was welcoming & friendly. They take care of everything for you. If you are a newbie like myself, private lessons are the way to go. My sweetie & I had great expert instructors. Paul & Tim showed us how to stand up on the long board then towed us out to the surf,... More 

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Barrigada, Mariana Islands
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Ty Gurney's was recommended by my concierge at The Modern hotel in Waikiki. They really are the best at what they do. Sean, my instructor, was so patient and amazing dealing with a klutz like me, and the photos came out great! Thank you so much for a wonderful birthday experience :)

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We found Ty's shop through a referral from a friend. The shop is located in the heart of Waikiki and is very easy to get to. From there it's a walk across the street to the beach. The beaches there offer long rolling waves that offer you plenty of time to get up on the board. The instructors that we... More 

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Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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