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Kauai Surf School

2400 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
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Fun for the Entire Family

Alan got our kids to love surfing (our 5yr old was up and riding!). Thank you for the wonderful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jennyholzmanlum
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Kailua, Hawaii
Surfing for the whole family

Our surf instructor Alan was awesome! He did a great job of teaching our kids and making it really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeremy L
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The Kauai Surf School offers Group, Private surf lessons, and Surf Clinics daily at the Kiahuna Beach in Poipu.
  • Excellent90%
  • Very good5%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2400 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Alan got our kids to love surfing (our 5yr old was up and riding!). Thank you for the wonderful instruction and fun!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our surf instructor Alan was awesome! He did a great job of teaching our kids and making it really fun. Highly recommended!!

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Reviewed May 2, 2018

I've decided that paying to have someone pick out the wave, tell you when to start paddling and then push you into the wave is worth every penny! In 90min I get as much surfing as I can physical handle and most people are done...More

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KauaiSurfSchool, Manager at Kauai Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2018

Mahalo for surfing with us and we look forward to seeing you both next time you are on Kauai! Aloha!!! Kauai Surf School

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Reviewed April 8, 2018

The guys at Kauai Surf School make surfing easy -- at least relatively easy! They are so encouraging, offering helpful tips to stand up and ride the waves. Plus they do all of the work carefully reading the waves and choosing the right ones. I...More

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KauaiSurfSchool, Manager at Kauai Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2018

Mahalo for surfing with us! Now that you are hooked we look forward to seeing you out in the water the next time you are on Kauai. Aloha!!!

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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had a great lesson with Alan the other day. He was patient and fun, and we caught a bunch of waves. Hope to come back!

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KauaiSurfSchool, Owner at Kauai Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2018

Mahalo for surfing with us!!! Hope to see you guys again. Aloha

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Reviewed March 11, 2018

I had some beginner surfing experience, but not my boyfriend. Allen, our instructor, was the best in the universe. We even booked a second session with him the next day. We had a great time and we really had the opportunity to not only get...More

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KauaiSurfSchool, Manager at Kauai Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2018

Mahalo for surfing with us and for the kind words. We hope to surf with you both again if you come back to Kauai. Aloha!!!

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Reviewed January 25, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I are in our mid 50’s and have taken surf lessons in other parts of the world. Our instructor Allen approached the lesson form a totally different perspective! He was so knowledgeable and articulated what we need to do to have som...More

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KauaiSurfSchool, Manager at Kauai Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2018

Wow! Mahalo for surfing with us. Stoked you enjoyed the lesson with Alan so much.and got up and surfed!

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Reviewed January 14, 2018

After a week of watching others learn to surf, my wife & I took the plunge and decided to try...no matter how bad we did. We had a great time and got up many times. But, Kyle, our instructor was great teaching, correcting & encouraging...More

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Reviewed January 7, 2018

My sister and I had a really fun time learning to surf when we were in Kauai. Neither of us had experience with surfing or any other board sports really, but we both got up on the board and caught some waves! One downside was...More

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Reviewed December 17, 2017

My partner and I have never surfed before, but on our recent trip to Kauai, we decided it was a must try. We had no idea what to expect, but booked a first timer lesson with Kauai Surf School. •We made reservations ahead of our...More

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mocomm35
May 25, 2017|
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Response from KauaiSurfSchool | Property representative |
Aloha Gerry If you guys can catch your own waves, turn with the wave, and get off the wave when you want then I would say there is not a need for lessons. If any of those actions are an issue a lesson can help build the... More
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preacha50
March 20, 2017|
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Response from KauaiSurfSchool | Property representative |
Aloha! Swimming is the number one prerequisite. With that said we surf in waist deep water about 40 yards of the sand and your leash will keep your board close to you if you fall off. If you can swim you are fine. But if you... More
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momlindsay
September 11, 2016|
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Response from Lori E | Reviewed this property |
The North shore, Hanalei Bay. I wouldn't worry to much about finding the right waves for their ability level. We surfed on the bunny waves, yet, a few hundred feet down the shore were bigger waves. I am sure the North shore... More
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