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About Poipu Beach Surf School
Poipu Beach Surf School Kauai is owned and operated by professional waterman and former pro bodyboarder Doug Muraoka. Poipu Beach Surf School is committed to providing each of its guests with a safe, fun, friendly surfing experience. Experience and Credentials Doug and his expert staff are all lifeguard trained, CPR certified, local watermen who have been surfing and teaching for years. For your added ocean safety, an official county of Kauai lifeguard station is located right at Poipu Beach in Kauai. Connected to the Ocean Douglas Muraoka was born and raised on the island of Kauai. Doug was raised by his grandparents got introduced to the ocean at an early age because his grandparents were avid fisherman who went fishing five days a week Monday through Friday Doug having no other choice than to go fishing every day at 6 AM spent half of the day at the ocean five days a week. Doug Muraoka Professional Bodyboarder Doug seeing surfers and bodyboarders at the beach he started bodyboarding at 10 years old. Doug picked up on body boarding quick and got his first sponsor which was Poipu Surf and Sport. Doug did local bodyboard contests for years and always made the final's. Doug also qualified for the Hawaii state surfing tournament every year. In 1989 when Doug graduated high school he became a pro bodyboarder and travel mostly to California and Hawaii doing the PSAA bud professional surfing tour. In 1998 Doug won his first pro contest in the drop knee division. As years went on Doug decided to start surfing. Doug loves surfing so much that he surfs 99% of the time now. With his passion for surfing he decided he wants to teach the world to surf so everyone can see how fun the ancient Hawaiian sport of surfing really is. Doug founded Poipu Beach surf school in 2005!
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Too much fun! Being in my early 40's I wasn't quite sure how I'd do but once I followed The Great Kenui's instruction and slowed things down a little and didn't try to force it..........I was surfin!! If these guys can't teach you, just go sit on the beach cuz it ain't going
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The surf shop, the meeting spot, was easy to find. We followed the instructor, Dominic, a half mile to the beach. He was the instructor for 4 teens and did an amazing job! He was calm, patient, and incredibly nice! Most of them were determined and successful learning the
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We did a group surf lesson with Dominic and it was so much fun! He said there were small waves but we still got out there and had a blast and both of us got up on our surf boards multiple times! We surfed! I initially thought 1.5 hours would be too short, but each of us got a
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This was something my boyfriend wanted to do, so I was kinda just along for the ride.. but I ended up loving it! With the help of our great instructors we both felt safe and comfortable in the water. They were so encouraging and very personable. It felt like they actually wanted
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Our instructors were great. They were interested in our improvement and pushed us into every good wave they could find.
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