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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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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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Good fun a must try

First surf lesson as a beginner and had great fun. Friendly instructors there to make you enjoy yourself and will get you surfing. Ikaika was my instructor and was really good, I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
AnthonyKe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First surf lesson as a beginner and had great fun. Friendly instructors there to make you enjoy yourself and will get you surfing. Ikaika was my instructor and was really good, I caught some waves and a few wipe outs 😂

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

Aloha Anthony! Thanks for joining us dude! We're stoked you had a blast surfing! I'll be sure to share your review and say thanks to Ikaika from you! Hope to see your next time your on Maui! Mahalo, Benny Martin :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were on our first trip to Maui and my hubby really wanted to try surfing. He has experience with skateboarding and snowboarding, but I don't. Our instructor Josh was able to explain in a terms we both understood. My husband picked it up quickly, and I got in the groove after just a few runs- Josh... More 

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

Aloha Jessica! Thanks for surfing with us! You and Shawn killed it! I'll be sure to say what's up to Josh from you guys! Hope to see you both next time on Maui! Mahalo, Benny Martin :) More 

Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I went on our honeymoon because we had never surfing before. We were the 9/3 and had a semi private with Tan Dan. He was awesome! He made it easy to learn and made sure we understood why you get up a certain way. I have experience on a board being an avid snowboarder and wake boarser,... More 

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

Aloha and Congrats on tying the knot!! We're stoked you both had a great time surfing with Tan Dan! I'll be sure to share your review with him! Thanks again for joining us and we hope to see you next time on island! Mahalo, Benny Martin :) More 

George, South Africa
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great Refresher course if you haven't surfed in a few years. They go at your pace no matter how fast or slow. We picked up quickly and were out at sea like pros thanks to the academy. They teach beginners too so no matter your level, give them a visit before you hurt yourself!

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

Aloha Colleen!! Thanks you for joining us and we are stoked we got to tailor your level of surfing and hopefully helped to improve your skills! We love surfing and we're happy to share the stoke! Thanks for taking the time to write a review on us! Hope to see you next time on Maui! Mahalo, Benny Martin :) More 

Lafayette, California
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were 6 of us so we had two instructors. We thought it was great to have a ratio of 3 students to 1 instructor. Unfortunately one of the instructors must have been getting over his hangover from the night before. We could still smell the alcohol from him and his eyes were bloodshot. Needless to say, his instruction was... More 

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

Aloha Mary, Our sincere apologies for our lapse of judgment in scheduling one of your instructors. We really appreciate all sorts of feedback regarding our surf lessons, as we are continuously striving to better ourselves to provide quality and safety prior and during the lesson and take pride in what we do. We will most certainly take your review into... More 

Scappoose, Oregon
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My three sons took surf lessons there a couple of weeks ago. They all three stood up right away. They had an excelent instructor. Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy was very professional, knowledgeable and friendly.

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

Aloha!! Yeah Boys!! Stoked your kids had a great time surfing with us! Thanks for sharing your experience and taking the time to write a review about us! We look forward to seeing the family next time on Maui! Mahalo, Benny Martin :) More 

Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An extremely well-run operation. Our instructor Taylor was excellent. He loves surfing, and was a terrific and patient teacher. He was in no rush to get back; I asked him how long we could stay out surfing, and he said as long as we wanted. It was very satisfying to get up on the board on the first try. Highly... More 

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

Aloha Allen! Super stoked to read about your surf lesson with Taylor! Thank you for taking the time to write a review about us and sharing all the great details! I'll be sure to share with Taylor! We hope to see you next time on Maui! Mahalo, Benny Martin :) More 

Castaic, California
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called and got last minute class with Chad. Great time with a super coach. Got up multiple times. Positive and consistent coaching from a man who loves what he does. Call this place first, no matter what the hotel sales person tells you. Going back tomorrow. 🌴

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

Aloha! SURFARI ACTION!! We're stoked you got to score some waves down the coast! Thanks for taking the time to write a review on us, I'll be sure to share with Chad! Hope to see you next time on Maui! Mahalo, Benny Martin :) More 

Glendale, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommended. I have never touched a surfboard prior to my lesson, and within 20 minutes of leaving the shop I was surfing my first wave. I also recommend buying the photos taken by them since the surfing takes place too far off of the beach for family/friends to get any good photos.

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

Aloha Scott! Stoked to read about your experience with us! I am sure the photos will be cool to look back on! Thanks for the kind words and taking the time to write a review on us! Mahalo, Benny Martin :) More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place! The guys at the shop were super friendly when we checked in. My kids (12 and 9) had a lesson with Kea (a pro surfer) who was amazing with them! He gave them great tips on how to steer and ride the waves all the way in. My kids had such a great time that... More 

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

Aloha Rina!! We're stoked to read your review! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience! I'll be sure to share with Kea! Hope to see the kids next time on Maui! Mahalo, Benny Martin :) More 

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