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Address: Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
Phone Number: (808) 371-9504
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Great for families!!

Is 6 too young to learn to surf? Not if Ivan, Jen, and Katie are around! Ivan us up in his mini van and after just enough land instructions it was time to paddle out... We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Is 6 too young to learn to surf? Not if Ivan, Jen, and Katie are around! Ivan us up in his mini van and after just enough land instructions it was time to paddle out... We have three boys 11,9,6. They are very strong swimmers but had never surfed. Jen worked with the my 6yr old, Ivan helped my older... More 

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Belpre, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Thanks Hook Up Surfing (Jen)!!!!!! Thrill of a lifetime!!! I am nearly 50 years old and never surfed. All I wanted to do was ride 1 wave. Well that was a goal achieved at least 10-15 times!!!!! I rode every wave I tried to surf. This was a private lesson with Jennifer. Highly recommend a private lesson as their entire... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Ivan picked us up at our hotel in Waikiki. We drove 5 minutes and the lesson started. After a 15 minute safety lesson my two girls 11 and 14 were up and surfing in minutes. He was very thorough in his explanations which included the "Why" you do something a certain way. I would recommend his company to anyone looking... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Let me start by telling you that I have been dabbling in trying to surf for the better part of 20 years. I am not quite committed enough to surf in my home state (Washington) but whenever we vacation somewhere warm with waves, I try to take a crack at catching a wave or two. Over the years I have... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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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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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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10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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18 attraction reviews
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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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