Kauai Beach Boys

Kauai Beach Boys, Lihue: Hours, Address, Kauai Beach Boys Reviews: 4.5/5

Kauai Beach Boys
4.5
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Steeped in the tradition of 50’s and 60’s, the Kauai Beach Boys of today are caretakers of a golden era gone by. The original Kalapaki Beach Boy, Percy Kinimaka , surfed, paddled, played music and shared his aloha on the very same beach we call home today. Though there will never be another Percy Kinimaka, his legacy and that of all the Hawaiian Beach Boys are the foundation of everything we do. Under the same ownership since 1983, Kauai Beach Boys is Kauai’s original surf school and beach concession. We are a family of water enthusiasts eager to share our passion for the ocean. We all share a deep respect for water, an unadulterated love for surfing and paddling, and pride in our chosen profession. Kauai Beach Boys is also Kauai’s most complete ocean fun headquarters. With stand up paddling, surfing, canoe paddling, sailing, kayaking, snorkeling, body boarding, and just plain beach bumming… if its at the beach we’ve got you covered.
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Ronald-unterwegs
Stuttgart, Germany62 contributions
Very unfriendly
Feb 2020
I've never seen any place where people are so unmotivated - especially in Hawaii! Not a good service there at all.
Written March 19, 2020
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Kacy L
3 contributions
Surfing was our favorite activity of our trip!
Dec 2019 • Family
My husband, 12 year old daughter & I loved our surfing lesson with Marcus. We had the best time because he was such an amazing instructor! All 3 of us rode 3+ long waves in & it was awesome. Marcus sets you up for the ideal conditions to be success- in positioning, timing & the big push he gives to get going. It was great that his assistant Elijah was there to help us navigate where to wait for our turn, etc. Lunch at Duke’s after was delicious & a fabulous setting to let us relish in our new surfing skills. Awesome experience from start to finish!
Written January 1, 2020
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Aloha kacyI2019! Thank you so much for sharing your experience online. We rely a lot on word of mouth and really appreciate you took your time to write a review. We are extremely happy you enjoyed your time surfing with Marcus. Marcus is an excellent surfer and a great instructor and he LOVES surfing ! Thank you again. We hope to see you in the future! Aloha and Mahalo!
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lindamN8406UA
San Clemente, CA7 contributions
SUP Lesson
Nov 2019
We had a terrific time on our lesson with Marcos! Such a nice, informative young man that was a great instructor. He allowed me to complete a bucket list item - and I will be able to do this again when I return home with the knowledge and encouragement that he shared. Great job, Marcos!
Written November 15, 2019
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Thank you for your kind words , Linda! Marcus was very happy to hear your positive feedback about his lesson, and so as we ! We really appreciate you taking time to share your experience - and we agree, Marcus is truly an amazing water man on our team! Hope to see you again soon! Mahalo! Come surf with us again!
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Gemaroo
Manlius, NY432 contributions
Fantastic Outrigger canoe ride
Nov 2019 • Couples
Had a great time recently with this activity. Easy check- in, nice friendly people. Our guide was a really nice fellow from Sri Lanka. He told us he used to be more administrative but now was a guide. He did a great job. Seemed to really know what he was doing and gave us our money’s worth of excellent rides. It was only him and me and my husband. I would definitely recommend this activity and this company . Had a blast! It was slight scary and you definitely had to work a bit paddling, but was not too strenuous.
Written November 15, 2019
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Aloha Gemaroo! Thank you for taking your time to share your great experience with Kauai Beach Boys. We are so happy you enjoyed outrigger canoe surfing with Krishan! Thank you for sharing pictures as well! We rely a lot on word of mouth and grateful you helped us to promote this authentic and thrilling experience. We hope to see you in the future ! Mahalo and Aloha!
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Waynesworld1980
Corona, CA19 contributions
This was a fun way to end our week in Kauai!
Nov 2019
We were guests at the Kauai Marriott Resort and decided to rent paddle boards as one of the last things we did before checking out. The conditons were perfect- smooth glassy water, light breeze to cool you down, cloudless skies- what more could you ask for. The service of the attendant at the rental stand was very helpful and the equipment was good qualit. We'll do this again when we return.
Written November 11, 2019
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Aloha, and thank you so much for your review. Glad you were able to take advantage of the beautiful weather with some paddleboarding! Always a good time. Hopefully we will see you again next time you visit Kauai!
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Nattysimps
Bermuda3,691 contributions
Amazing Time Surfing!!!
Aug 2019
We decided we wanted to take a surf lesson and signed up. Our instructor Marlo was the best!! He was very professional and knowledgeable which helped understand the logistics of surfing. Needless to say, we had a blast and we were all able to get up and surf a few waves. Very decent priced and the lesson included the use of the surf board and a rash guard.
Written October 24, 2019
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Nixie
Seattle, WA8 contributions
Terrific, engaging trainer
Oct 2019
Our group took a surf lesson with Marlo, who was pleasant, engaging and endlessly positive. We enjoyed the time immensely, and would definitely do this again.

This was more of a 'tourist attraction' than a 'training' session, so the focus was so much toward 'customer service' and 'ensuring the tourists walk away with a positive experience' - when some of us would have benefited more from a balance of positive reinforcement and helpful criticism. But that may come with the territory when offering one-hour quickie lessons to tourists.

All of us managed to 'catch a wave" and about half of us managed to get to our feet on a wave - so overall, a successful day.

The operation is well organized, and our Lihue location was at Kalapaki Beach, which is a great place for beginners to learn. Added bonus: they are right outside Duke's so you can celebrate your newfound surf skills with Hula Pie and surrounded by pictures and memorabilia of the original Surf Kahuna. :) Highly recommend!
Written October 21, 2019
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Meger07
108 contributions
Awesome morning learning how to outrigger canoe
Sep 2019 • Couples
Beach Boys took care of us with professional, courteous service. Setting up the appointment was easy, and they delivered what they promised. Our outrigger canoe guide was friendly and motivating. It was hard work, but a lot of fun!!! Highly recommend it!!!
Written October 5, 2019
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Dina G
3 contributions
Wonderful surf lesson!
Sep 2019 • Couples
My husband and I took surf lessons with Marcus today and had an amazing time. Marcus is an excellent teacher and ensured our safety and made sure we had so much fun! We loved it and would definitely recommend!
Written September 23, 2019
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Thank you so much for your kind words. Marcus loves what he does, and it really shows! He is always happy to hear positive feedback, and I will pass along your review to him. Hopefully we will see you next time you are on our beautiful island! Aloha :).
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Leah S
Santa Clarita, CA3 contributions
Best Hawaii experience
Jul 2019 • Family
My daughter and I took surfing lessons from Marlo in a small group and it was the best part of our week long trip to Hawaii - and we went to all the islands! He was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the sport and was amazing with my 11 year old daughter. We definitely will be continuing our new found skills back home in SoCal. Thanks so much!
Written July 24, 2019
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Mahalo for the review, leahtay532! We are so happy you guys had such a good time. We will pass along your review to Marlo; it always brightens his day. Hope the surf in SoCal is treating you well! Hope to see you next time you are on our beautiful island :).
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