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Hook up Surfing

Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI (Waikiki)
(808) 371-9504
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Ranked #16 of 265 activities in Honolulu
Type: Water sports
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Ivan is a fantastic surf instructor! He was recommended to me by a friend who regularly visits HonoIulu. I did 4 mornings with Ivan, improved my skills and caught lots of waves. It is definitely worth it to have a good instructor, I had so much more fun than the people who looked really frustrated while trying to learn on... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I booked a semi private lesson for my boyfriend and myself while in Oahu. I have surfed previously and my boyfriend had never been on a board. Ivan was amazing, he started with a land lesson where he tweaked my technique and gave my boyfriend all of the fundamentals he would need. He then took us to a surf spot... More

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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

With surfing high on my list to do while visiting Oahu, Hook up surfing stood out to me based on many excellent reviews. And did Ivan deliver! Not being the best at balance sports Ivan got me UP and surfing. Now I can return to Oz and hit the local beaches with a little touch of Hawaii :)

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Based on unanimously excellent reviews here, my wife booked me a private surfing lesson with Ivan for my birthday. It was a fantastic experience! I'd recommend it to anyone. I'm not famous for my athletic ability, but Ivan had me surfing before the lesson was done. The long and short of it is that Ivan is an accomplished teacher. My... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

My friends and I decided to take a surf lesson while saying in Waikiki. Hook up surfing was the top rated on trip advisor so we decided to try it out. Once in Hawaii our plans for other events changed due to weather so we asked to move our lesson. Ivan was extremely accommodating in allowing us to change our... More

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Smyrna, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

Ivan and his team were amazing! Bought a surfing lesson for my fiancé for Xmas. Neither one of us had ever surfed but he was a very nervous excited! Immediately our fears were erased because we felt at ease with Ivan and his team. He got us to stand pretty much right away ;) we had a blast! Our friends... More

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Shelby township, Michigan, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We just got back from Hawaii, our first trip there ever, and Ivan and Jenny took my husband, son (11) and daughter (8) out and they had the time of their lives!!! They took such good care of my children and I felt so safe with them out there with him. He's laid back, easy to learn from and gives... More

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Being from Canada, and never having surfed before I was unsure or my abilities. After two lessons with Ivan I had exceeded my expectations for my surfing trip. He truly had me surfing making turns on the waves and feeling confident in the surf. I will definitely "hook up" with Ivan again in the new year to further my surfing... More

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Kailua, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Finally after two years of living on the island I took a surf lesson. And learning to surf with Ivan was worth the wait. He is awesome! My husband and I took our first lesson together and we both got up on our boards on the first wave. Ivan spent time with us before we got in water teaching us... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I took two 2h lessons with Ivan and his crew and had a great time. Having had a couple of surfing lessons beforehand, Ivan corrected my pop-up technique and gave me some great tips before getting in the water. Once out in the ocean, I just had the best time, catching wave after wave. I would highly recommend Ivan's surf... More

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