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Hook up Surfing

Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI (Waikiki)
(808) 371-9504
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Ranked #23 of 307 Activities in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports, Adventure
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
58 helpful votes 58 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
1 review
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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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

I had never surfed in my life and they made it so easy! I went for one private lesson and ended up taking two because i liked it so much and did not want to take the risk of not liking other instructors. He is super helpful knowledgeable and funny! I recommend him to anyone!

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Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

If you read some of my other reviews, you would see I have taken a lot of surfing lessons from various instructors in Hawaii. I rank Ivan and his team at the very top. I chose Ivan based on his yelp and trip advisor reviews. What stands out is he has a ton of repeat customers from all over the... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We had a great time surfing with Ivan! Being a new surfer can be intimidating, it's best to be in good hands! Can't wait to try it again!

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had a great time with Ivan and Katie. There were 4 of us mom, dad (48), son (14), and daughter (11). Ivan and Katie were very attentive and positive with our children. Their instructions were clear and precise. We never felt in danger. All of us were able to get up on the board. The goal of the lessons... More

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Ivan was an incredible instructor and got every single person in our group standing up and surfing!! Also Jenn took AMAZING pictures! We HIGHLY recommend surf lessons with them!! We can't wait to go back and surf with them again!

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