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Address: Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
Phone Number: (808) 371-9504
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Signed up my two teenage daughters, who had surfed a little before, for semi private lessons. Ivan was fantastic and identified all their bad, self taught surfing techniques. He... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Signed up my two teenage daughters, who had surfed a little before, for semi private lessons. Ivan was fantastic and identified all their bad, self taught surfing techniques. He gave them a ton of tips to work on. My girls really enjoyed the lessons and I would highly recommend Ivan and Hook up Surfing!

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Lake Mills, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We called early in the day for a lesson and were leaving that afternoon. Hook Up was willing to create a surfing lesson for our group and were very professional on short notice. They even had a second instructor for one of our younger kids. I'd highly recommend them!!

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new york, ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We recently had a two person semi-private lesson with Ivan, the owner. Ivan is dedicated to his students not only learning to surf, but also having a good time. The entire lesson, Ivan watched the waves and strategically positioned us to ride the best waves from the correct angle/approach. We took another lesson with a different company a few days... More 

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Carmel Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A friend and I were on Oahu with our three boys, ages 10-12. They wanted to try surfing, all for the first time, and we were referred to Jenn and Ivan. Jenn took them out and I can't say enough about what a great time they had and how wonderful she is! We moms were a bit nervous about the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I have never attempted or been surfing before in my life. So i thought, well i am in Hawaii may aswell get some surfing lessons. Ivan is great, explains everything to you clearly about what to do, how to get out of danger, the correct way to paddle out. It was a fantastic lesson. Ivan guarantees that you will be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

My brothers and I (ages 15, 18, and 20) took our first surf lessons as beginners with hook up surfing from Ivan on our first trip to Hawaii. It was a perfect experience! We were lucky enough to book a day when he wasn't very busy so he picked us up from our Waikiki hotel and took us to a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

These guys are just amazing. I have been surfing back home for awhile now and feel I definitely improved with Ivan and Jenn's pointers. We were on a bachelorette vacation and they got our bride to be up on the board first time out. Everyone had an amazing time. Focused on safety, great sense of humor, super accommodating.... great people.... More 

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Lincolnville, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Ivan and Jen got my wife and I surfing in minutes. We had a blast and were able to surf on our own for the next two weeks of our vacation. If I ever get back to Oahu I will certainly look them up for another lesson. They gave us important safety tips and hands on attention and we surfed... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have known Ivan for 11 years now, and I can't say enough wonderful things about him! He is a really great guy and an awesome instructor! I first met him on a family vacation when I was 14 years old. Over the years he taught me to shortboard, took me out to catch my first overhead waves, and helped... More 

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Davis, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My boyfriend and I started surfing with Ivan at Hook-up surfing three years ago. It was our first trip to Hawaii and on our third day of our 10 day stay we still hadn't tried surfing so we stepped into Quality Surfboards near our hotel and asked for a lesson. We were quickly hooked-up with a lesson with Ivan. On... More 

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