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Hook up Surfing

Address: Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
Phone Number: (808) 371-9504
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Certificate of Excellence 2014

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Oakville, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

My family and I took a surf lesson with Ivan yesterday. He picked us up at our hotel, took us to a great spot where waves were breaking. We had a very thorough lesson on how to handle the waves and people around us. We all were able to stand (it was my first time). My 11 daughter and 13... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

So, I've never surfed before, and I ended up doing a private lesson with Jen. She did a great job. We spent about 15 min on land going over standing up and safety info, then went to the water. The land part was concise and covered everything important from what I could tell. I'm fairly athletic and had no problem... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

I stood up first try, I am 54 years old, not particularly athletic. I was shocked! Ivan spent 20-30 mins going over safety, paddling, how to stand up etc. All of which translated very well to the water.I found Ivan by googling "best surfing lessons in Ohahu". And I can't imagine any better. I had great rides, I only fell... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I found Hook up surfing while I was planning my trip to Hawaii. I was very impressed with Ivan and Jen. I have taken surf lessons before in a group setting. And for a beginner, I thought I knew what I was doing. However, soon into the ground lesson, I could tell that Ivan was very knowledgeable. He wanted me... More 

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sydney
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I chose to go with hook up surfing after reading the reviews on Trip advisor and was not disappointed. Ivan, Jen and Katie were very helpful, we had Katie give us the initial "on ground" intro. She kept it nice and simple and explained things very well. We then had Jen as our instructor on the water, she was very... More 

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Metro Detroit, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Ivan and Jen did a great job! I scheduled a private lesson for my tiny 11 year old daughter based on the other reviews and was not disappointed at all. My daughter got up on her first try and nailed the surfing aspect for the following couple of hours. I wasn't nervous at all after I saw how closely they... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

3 of us went surfing with Ivan and Jen for the 2 hour session. im a 50 year old "used to surf when i was 15" and my daughters aged 7 & 9 I highly recommend these guys, they are thorough, safety conscious, and great fun. both my daughters got up and my youngest is now hooked and riding me... More 

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