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Address: Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
Phone Number: (808) 371-9504
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First Surf Lesson-very cool!

Ivan was fantastic teaching my 8 year old son how to surf! My son completely enjoyed the surfing experience at a nice local spot! When we return we will sign up for more lessons... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Alissa T
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San Diego, United States
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San Diego, United States
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ivan was fantastic teaching my 8 year old son how to surf! My son completely enjoyed the surfing experience at a nice local spot! When we return we will sign up for more lessons. Ivan is an excellent instructor! I highly recommend surf lessons from Ivan!!

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Thank Alissa T
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect amount of instruction and answered all our "beginning surfer" questions. First time for two of us ever with a surfboard and Ivan, Jenn and Matt had us feeling comfortable and enjoying every minute of our time with them.....most importantly we surfed several times!! We will be back later this year for more fun times catching waves.

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Thank Randy N
Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I took a lesson with Ivan a year ago. When I planned my trip this year, one of the first things I did was schedule more lessons with Ivan. I book-ended my Hawaii trip by surfing the first and last day with Ivan. These two lessons really helped me improve my surfing. After each wave he pointed out what worked... More 

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Thank James G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Took a private 2 hour lesson today at waikiki beach. Following a few minutes with the basic do's and dont's for surfing and practicing standing up on the beach we hit the water. Jenn was a great teacher constantly seeking for the right waves and right level of feedback and also taking a pause when needed. Next to that she... More 

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Thank Roger S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

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 15, 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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Thank Isabella D
new york, ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 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 6, 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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