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Address: Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
Phone Number: (808) 371-9504
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Fun for the whole family!

What a great time! Ivan and Katie had our crew of 10 up and mostly up and surfing. We went out in 2 groups and that enabled them to watch and help us out a lot. I really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Kristan B
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Saskatoon, Canada
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Saskatoon, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

What a great time! Ivan and Katie had our crew of 10 up and mostly up and surfing. We went out in 2 groups and that enabled them to watch and help us out a lot. I really loved it, probably because I was up on my first try :). They took care of the little ones, especially my youngest,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Yesterday i went surfing for the first time. I called Hook Up Surfing the day before and I was lucky; they still had free time. So Ivan, my surf instructur came to pick me up the next morning and we went to the shore. At first he explained some basics in the car and I practised standing up and other... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

First trip to Oahu and had one big disappointed lesson learning to surf in one of the big school on waikiki beach. As I trudged along, feeling disappointed, I decided to drop into Quality Surfboard and that's where I met Bill and he introduced me to Ivan. Decided to sign up for 10 lessons on the spot. Ivan guaranteed that... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

If you are looking to get up on a wave, these are a great couple of people to help! I had a fantastic time, and highly recommend trying it. They were informative, and wonderfully friendly. Jen was actually off, but testing out her new board that day and so came out to help anyways - and when people who love... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Me and my boyfriend visited from Canada for a few days and wanted to learn how to paddle board/surf. After a lot of research we chose to get our lessons at hook up. Jenn and Ivan were super knowledgable and took the time to teach us first timers. (I had never seen a surfboard until I got to Hawaii). They... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Me and 3 of my friends, complete noobs to surfing, had a terrific time being tutored by Ivan and Jen. Our safety was a priority at all times, both of them were very encouraging and patient. Lots of laughs during our 2 hour lesson. Will definitely go back if I visit Honolulu again!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

If you have any inclination to surf in Oahu do not hesitate to contact Ivan at Hook up Surfing. Not only is he a very gifted surfer he is an excellent instructor as well. Having been a flight instructor myself I understand the complexities of teaching something "in the moment" and Ivan does an unbelieveable job. He knows all of... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I have surfed just a few times before, so I appreciated Ivan taking me where the good waves were, and away from the crowds. Learned a lot and really enjoyed it. Always felt safe and enjoyed the amazing view of Diamond Head.

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Monarch Beach, California
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

If I can give them a 10 rating I would. This is our second time with Ivan and Jenn and also wonderful to meet Katie for the assist. Had lessons day before AND next day which was New Year's day. Ivan has taught our daughter last summer, Jenn taught paddleboard surfing with me and my son. This time around, Jenn... More 

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Hamilton, Bermuda
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I spent a couple of days in Oahu and decided to take a chance and to book a private surfing lesson with Ivan based the excellent reviews on Tripadvisor - I was not disappointed. The lesson with Ivan was hands down the highlight of my stay in Hawaii. Emphasis was on safety and having fun and it was clear that... More 

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