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Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy

#2 of 124 Tours in Lahaina
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Address: 113 Prison St, Right Next to the Big Parking Lot on the Corner of Front St. 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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Awesome morning of surfing

We booked through Expedia travel agents in our hotel (Lahaina Shores) and we got money off, so was around $100 for 2 hour group lesson for 2 people. Our 'group' was only myself... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked through Expedia travel agents in our hotel (Lahaina Shores) and we got money off, so was around $100 for 2 hour group lesson for 2 people. Our 'group' was only myself and my partner plus 2 other people so almost private lesson! Got booties and rash guard long sleeved top. Met our instructor. Spent 2 hours in the... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My 11 and 12 year old girls did a two hour group lesson and had a fantastic experience. They learned the basics and were able to get up and ride a few waves in the first lesson.

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

Aloha Christine! Wow, we are so stoked your girls had a great time surfing with us! Thanks for joining us and taking the time to write a review on us! We hope to see the family next time! Mahalo, Benny Martin :) More 

South San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Two of our three girls (9 & 10) gave this a shot. Turned out great for them. After a little beach instruction, they were in the water. After getting the hang of where they were supposed to be, it wasn't too long until they were up on their boards getting some longish rides in. The beach was perfect because it... More 

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

Aloha!! Thanks for bringing the family to join us for a surf! We hope we got some aloe on that rash for one of your girls after the lesson, those friction rashes can be sore! Thanks for taking the time to write a review on us, we hope to see the girls next time on Maui for a surf! Mahalo,... More 

Ridgewood, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had Kea as our instructor for a 6 person class. Everything from the equipment provided, friendly service, and perfect surfing location was spectacular. Must-do at Maui.

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

Aloha Jay! Thanks for joining us my man and taking the time to write a review on us! I'll pass on the kind words to Kea! We hope to see you next time! Mahalo, Benny Martin :) More 

Tillson, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us had a semi private season, our instructor was Johnny ! He was patient, friendly and explained everything as well as demonstrated, excellent instruction. Great experience and would recommend the company !!

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

Aloha!! "Gnarly & Maika'i" We love it, those are great words! Thank you for joining us, taking the time to write a review and share your experience! I'll be sure to pass on the kind words to Johnny! Hope to see you next time! Mahalo, Benny Martin :) More 

Napa
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Chad was the instructor for my two younger children. He was professional and attentive and they both learned a lot. The office was easy to find and close to the area where the lesson occured so it made it easy.

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

Aloha! Thank you for the kind words and taking the time to write a review on us! I'll be sure to pass on the kind words to Chad! Hope to see everyone next time on Maui! Mahalo, Benny Martin :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter (12yo) and I had a semi-private lesson with Sierra. This was our 2nd time surfing in our lives (once before in Costa Rica), and Sierra was an excellent instructor. Both of us got up on several waves and my daughter rode a few all the way to the shore. An overall awesome time...I'd recommend it to all!

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

Aloha!! We're stoked to hear you and your daughter had a great time surfing with Sierra! Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I'll be sure to pass on the kind words to Sierra! Mahalo, Benny Martin :) More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a amazing time today with the Royal Hawaiian surf academy. Friendliest people we have ever met. Both myself and my wife were standing and surfing in the two hour lesson. Brilliant. Boots and rash vests are provided. Just bring your shorts and a towel. Thanks again

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

Aloha Dean! Cheers!! Thanks for surfing with us, we're glad you had a fun time with Chad! I'll be sure to pass on the kind words. Hope to see you next time on Maui! Mahalo, Benny Martin :) More 

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was awesome fun, great birthday gift. We had a great instructor very patient and made sure all in our group enjoyed and were up and surfing. Handy Hint for women - when they say board shorts for women - wear them or slather lots of sun cream on your butt. Something I didn't do and paid for it the... More 

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

Aloha!! Stoked to hear you guys wanna buy a board, that's epic! Happy we sparked the fire! Thanks for taking the time to write a review on us, hope to see you guys next time! Mahalo, Benny Martin :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my friend and i first time surfing and it was the by far the best place to be taught at. We had Kea as our instructor and he did great with our group! He helped each person in our group out very well and he was a super nice and fun guy as well. Everyone in this staff... More 

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

Aloha Anastasia! Thanks for joining us for a surf with Kea and taking the time to write a review on us! I'll pass on the kind words to him! Hope to see you girls next time! Mahalo, Benny Martin :) More 

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