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Address: 113 Prison St, On the Corner of Front and Prison St., Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1208
Phone Number: +1 808-276-7873
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7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

Expert instructors and professional surfers teach you to ride a wave on...

Expert instructors and professional surfers teach you to ride a wave on your first lesson, then help you improve, fast!

First time surfers and athletes looking to improve performance are welcome.

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My fiancé and I took lessons here yesterday with Travenor and had a great time! Travenor was raised on the island so he knows what he's talking about. We both thought it would be... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
ChickieC5
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Frederick, Maryland
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Frederick, Maryland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My fiancé and I took lessons here yesterday with Travenor and had a great time! Travenor was raised on the island so he knows what he's talking about. We both thought it would be a miracle if we got up, but Travenor broke it all down and made it so easy! Bonus, they took great pictures that were affordable. Highly... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We are a couple in our mid thirties who had never surfed before. We signed up for a group lesson and Josh was our instructor. He was GREAT! Josh provided good instruction and made us feel very comfortable. It was a lot of fun and we would definitely recommend Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy to people of all ages and skill... More 

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Orinda, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our daughter is 15 years old and had surfed before in Northern California. We bought her a group lesson with RHSA in Lahaina and this did a great job with organizing and safety. Highly recommend this experience for other teenager.

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Thank Michael S
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wanting our six year old boy to enjoy all that Hawaii has to offer, we signed him up for surf lessons at the Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy. Him being only six, there was some fear, but that went away very fast. The instructor, Josh, was fantastic! He kept it simple and they spent almost the whole two hours in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy was a blast for the whole family. The instructors are the best and will insure you get up and ride the waves. Don't be afraid, No worries! Just step out in faith and you will be goofy footing in no time. The surfing experience at Royal Hawaiian set the adventurous tone for our whole vacation to... More 

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Thank Brian S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were in the town of Lahaina just shopping around when we asked one of the workers in Quiksilver to recommend a surf school. He recommended Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy. We headed over it their store and took a private lesson with Josh yesterday and he was great! He's a wonderful teacher who was so informative and... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Did a group lesson. Great staff and teachers. Spent a few minutes learning the basics then in the water we went. The instructor had me standing and riding a wave by the end of the lesson!

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Thank Amy R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a fantastic experience during my 2 hours with Josh. Caught the first wave because of good instructions. Will go back when I come to Maui again.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We LOVED our surf lesson with Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy. I want to say our instructor was named Josh, and he was phenomenal! There were 5 of us in a group lesson and with his guidance, both my husband and I stood up on our boards on our very first waves. This felt incredible as neither of us have surfed... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We chose RHSA for the great reviews and location, and they didn't disappoint. Ikaika was our instructor, and he was very easy going and relaxed. We'd taken lessons before, but this one was probably the best. Lots of time on the water, no pressure, everyone in our group lesson got up several times, and he made it a fun day.... More 

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localsurfing, General Manager at Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy, responded to this review

Aloha!! We're stoked we got the opportunity to show you a good time! Thanks for taking the time to write a review about us, I'll be sure to share your kind words with Ikaika! Hope to see everyone next time if you make it to Maui! Mahalo, Benny Martin :) More 

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