My wife and daughter booked private lessons with Girls Who Surf for our trip to Disney’s Aulani. Alison was very helpful and agreed the private lesson would be better and more hands on. They were very flexible on the time, and the lesson was 10 minutes from Aulani on a public beach. My wife and 11 year old daughter shared the lesson with two even younger girls. At first, I was concerned as we were sharing our “private” lesson for the on-shore portion, but that quickly dissipated as GWS had no less than 3 instructors in the water for all four persons (better than the 1 on 2). My 11 year old was up by her 3rd run, and the smaller girls had no issue getting up (I guess it’s a lower center of gravity thing). The instructors were VERY encouraging and VERY praising. Although, I was surprised when one of the instructors was a young man (um, girls who surf?), my 11 year old was thrilled as he virtually became her own private instructor (she said he was “Oh my god hot,” thanks again Ross!!!!) and he even did goofy things like surf on his head. The instructors stayed out for the entire 2 hours.
Big tip. The water at Kalaeloa Beach is a bit rocky (reason the surf is good). You need to be aware and prepare to get beat up a little. GWS will provide long sleeve surf shirts, shoes, and surf pants. I recommend either getting ankle length pants, or putting on HEAVY sunblock on your calves as both ladies got pretty fried on their legs.
All in All, I highly recommend GWS. They were patient, reasonable, and a lot of fun!
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