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Expert instructors and professional surfers teach you to ride a wave on your first lesson! We accept all skill levels from first time non swimming surfers to intermediate and advanced surfers looking to improve their surfing or just looking for...more
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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505 Front St, Located in the Shops at 505, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1208
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+1 808-400-6747
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 13, 2015

I had never been on a surfboard in my life. I had a private surf lesson with an instructor named Ikaika. He was an excellent teacher and taught me the basic steps of surfing before we even got into the water. Once in the water,...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed January 4, 2009

We are from San Diego. My son and I have been surfing for years. At the resort we stayed at they push Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy. My son and I just rented boards and I had my daughter take a lesson. The lesson was fine....More

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localsurfing, owner/manager at Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2010

Aloha readers, Please keep in mind that there are always 2 sides to every story. First, I would like to apologize if I offended anyone on that particular day. And second, I would like to share with you our version of the events that took...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

The boys always have the best time we come back year after year. They have done private and group lessons and this week plan to surf a few times. We will be back again!

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Reviewed yesterday

My son (4 yo) had a blast with his surf coach. Can’t imagine a better introduction to surfing for him. I too had my first surf experience with RHSA in two group lessons and caught waves right away. Instructors were positive and offered great tips...More

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RoyalHawaiianSurf, General Manager at Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for the review!! Your son was super cute on the board with Kayla and we are glad you both had a good time! Thank you for surfing with us here at Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy and we hope to see you...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Kevin and Sierra were awesome with our large group. They were so helpful and patient - especially with the kids. They made sure we felt comfortable on the waves and we had a blast as a result. Highly, highly recommend Royal Hawaiian!More

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RoyalHawaiianSurf, General Manager at Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are stoked you had a good time surfing with us here at Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy! We will be sure to let Kevin and Sierra know about the awesome review! Thank you for surfing with us and we hope to see you in the...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Josh was awesome. Patient and kind to help our boys learn how to surf. This is a must do in Maui. The boys cannot wait to do this again. Thanks Josh.

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RoyalHawaiianSurf, General Manager at Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Josh will be so stoked to hear your boys had a good time! They definitely did well out in the water and we can't wait to teach them again!! Mahalo RHSA

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

2 hours lesson, good waves. At the end, or actually halfway, you’re standing up surfing on your own. Tavner is a relaxed dude who get’s you surfin’ 🤙🏼

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RoyalHawaiianSurf, General Manager at Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Tavner is definitely a relaxed dude and enjoys teaching surfing! He will be stoked to hear is awesome review! Thank you for surfing with us here at Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy and we hope to see you in the water again! Mahalo RHSA

Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I did a lesson with the Royal Surf Academy, and were lucky enough to have the group lesson to ourselves with Tavner and Calson (spelling?). They make it look easy - we had a super time learning, and managed to ride a...More

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localsurfing, General Manager at Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are glad you and your sister had a good time here at Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy!! I'll be sure to tell Tavner and Kelson you had a good time!! We are stoked to hear that you want to go back out surfing again and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and daughter took surf lessons for two days in a row! Sierra the first day and Josh the second! They were both amazing instructors who were very patient , safe, and encouraging! Everyone learns differently and at a different pace! They understood that...More

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localsurfing, General Manager at Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the awesome review!! Sierra and Josh will be stoked to hear that they had an excellent review and its a big reason why the two love their job so much. Mahalo and Aloha!! RHSA

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful time and great company. We had Kevin as our instructor and he made sure we got up on a wave. Had taken a previous surf lesson elsewhere, and this was better by leaps and bounds. Great lesson. Just do it.

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RoyalHawaiianSurf, General Manager at Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Kevin will be stoked about his review and we thank you for surfing with us here at Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy!! We hope to surf with you again! Mahalo RHSA

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent our last day in Hawaii catching some Waves. Josh our instructor was amazing. He took his time to show us all the steps of how to surf. We were up the first wave. Soon will be surfing pipe lol. Highly...More

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RoyalHawaiianSurf, General Manager at Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for the review! Josh will be stoked when he hears about the review! We are glad you had a good time at Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy and we hope to see you in the water again. Mahalo RHSA

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was totally awesome. Sister and I loved it. Not only were Josh and Tanner very knowledgeable instructors, but they were very friendly and made the experience really incredible. One I will never forget. The feeling of standing was amazing. Wiped out a lot and...More

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Elaine K
July 9, 2018|
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Response from RHSAcademy | Property representative |
Aloha and thank you for your question! We have a minimum requirement age for our group lessons(10yrs old) but we can be flexible with age on a private lesson. A group lesson consist of up to 5 students per one instructor. A... More
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davedianne718
June 3, 2018|
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Response from RoyalHawaiianSurf | Property representative |
We are located right in Lahaina town, about 5-10min walk from the harbor area. Our group rates are 75$ per person but if you give us a call, we can give you a family rate! You can also check out our website! Mahalo Nui
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Ravitej S
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Cancellations: Customers will receive a full refund with 24 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances, such as... More
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