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Address: Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
Phone Number: (808) 371-9504
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Jen is amazing with kids

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Christine H
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Carmel Valley, California

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Carmel Valley, California
1 helpful vote
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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I've never been surfing before and Ivan was very kind and an amazing instructor. Very informative and went through skills on land until we were comfortable to go out on water. He really assisted and reassured we could do it! Helped on the water and did it with great kindness and had the patience to do so. Not ever surfing... More 

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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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Address: Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
Phone Number: (808) 371-9504
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu

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