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ThomasVelveeta wrote a review Jul 2021
Tampa, Florida4 contributions2 helpful votes
Our family of four planned to do a single lesson to see what surfing was like, but we had so much fun with our instructor Luke that we ended up doing three days of lessons! Luke was a great teacher, especially important to us since the four of us (two high school girls and parents) had never surfed before. He gave us some on-land instruction first and then quickly got us out on the water. It was easier than I expected. I thought we'd be lucky to be standing on our boards in a 1.5 hour lesson, but we were all up and standing right away. And 1.5 hours was plenty of time. We were all exhausted by the end of our lesson! While we waited between waves he chatted with us about our lives and shared about his life growing up on Maui, surfing and competing. He's only 1 or 2 years older than our daughters so they could really relate to him. They were so excited to do additional lessons with him that they woke up at 6:30am while on vacation to get to 7am lessons! The beach location was only 10 minutes away from our base in Maalaea so it couldn't have been any more convenient to us, but it would be easy for Kihei and Lahaina as well. Next time we'll bring our GoPro to video the experience!
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Date of experience: July 2021
TGS1969 wrote a review Jun 2021
Tampa, Florida30 contributions59 helpful votes
Our family of four (ages 51, 51, 15, and 12) took surfing lessons on the south coast of Maui and we all loved it. The location has a very gentle beach break and it was far less crowded than most of the other surf spots we saw on the island and in Oahu. The instructors were very hands-on and patient. We all had a great time and highly recommend Zach Howard Surf for the entire family.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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lexandpensmom wrote a review May 2021
Seal Harbor, Maine5 contributions2 helpful votes
Our family did a 1 1/2 hour surf lesson with Zack. It was amazing! I can not recommend this experience enough. He was very laid back, and even though it took some of us longer to pick it up than others, Zack was patient, and made sure everyone had a great time. We would recommend him to anyone interested in surfing!
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Date of experience: April 2021
RickHunterBurns wrote a review Mar 2020
Hitchin, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
Zack managed to fit me into a group lesson and I had a great time, Zack was clear in his instruction and made the lesson really fun. I definitely improved during the lesson and would definitely recommend him again.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Chris G wrote a review Mar 2020
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Dude no showed on a private lesson confirmation! Should’ve paid attention to the yelp reviews. After several email exchanges confirming the lesson, this team didn’t provide the location - even after several tries. As a pretty good surfer (26 years in the water) myself, I know what this experience should look like. I’ll never go back and will tell my friends to look elsewhere.
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Date of experience: March 2020