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5-5080 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

This was my wife and my first surfing, and Evan and Rider (sp?) were nothing but fantastic. they were friendly, extremely knowledgeable, and genuinely cared about our success on a surfboard! We were both able to pop-up on our first time and found a new...More

Thank Lloyd O
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I came down to Kauai for our honeymoon and on a rainy day at the spur of the moment we contacted hanalei surf school to occupy a couple of hours. Let me tell you that my wife not myself have ever surfed...More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

We took surf lessons as a family and had an absolute blast. Clay was our instructor and he was awesome. He got us into the water and riding waves quickly. He had our 12 and 10 year old boys up and riding on their first...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

If you are considering surf lessons, book with Hanalei Surf School! Our instructor, JD, gave us excellent land lessons- technique & safety were all throughly covered! Once in the ocean, my family of 4 (including children 9 & 11 years old) were standing up and...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2018

Brought my 3 teenaged girls and despite a rainy day we had a blast surfing! Beach was perfect for beginners, JD was our instructor and he made sure we all caught waves. Little tricky finding their location.

Thank Ellen E
Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

I booked this online for my grand daughters and wasn't sure what to expect. First off we had trouble finding their location as their office was just a stack of surf boards on the side of the road, but, they were easy to get a...More

Thank billyray60
Reviewed February 7, 2018

They rent all sorts of water sports equiptment as well as boogie boards, fins, masks and fins Easy to locate on main strip, friendly atmosphere, very reasonable pricing for rentals. There is plenty of sport clothing to buy from tee shirts to sunglasses Glasses, to...More

Thank GARY W
Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I are first timers.....how lucky did we get by booking here....we are active people, and no strangers to board sports. We booked here based on Evan's surfing experience, and we were not disappointed....😁. From the meet with Evan to the introduction to...More

Thank Randy B
Reviewed January 22, 2018

The school was very casual, as surfing should be. You meet on the front lanai of local businesses, pay up, then go out back to do your dryland training. On the way to the beach, keep close to the instructor, several turns through the neighborhood...More

Thank zgshaw
Reviewed November 16, 2017

I have written only one other review on Trip Advisor - only because I rarely feel strongly enough to do so, and this experience was so good, it warrants highlighting.

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Sophia G
March 20, 2018|
Response from zgshaw | Reviewed this property |
simply book on line or call them at (808) 826-9283 and ask for an instructor for 4 people