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Address: 513 Kuanana St, Paia, Maui, HI 96779-9622
Phone Number: 808-214-7766
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Best surf lessons in Maui

This is our second time with Zack Howard Surf coming out to Maui -- both times my kids got up on first try. We love the Ukumehame Beach location. I would not go anywhere else... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sunnysae
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The Woodlands, Texas
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The Woodlands, Texas
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second time with Zack Howard Surf coming out to Maui -- both times my kids got up on first try. We love the Ukumehame Beach location. I would not go anywhere else -- after watching the surf instructors at the hotel, being a former surfer, they are not teaching to stand up correctly. Zack's team does it... More 

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Thank Sunnysae
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Zack was fantastic, and the 90 minute surf lesson was a highlight of our time in Maui. Our 12 year old daughter and 10 year old son popped right up after great instruction on the beach. Zack makes it fun right off the bat and keeps that enthusiasm going! Will schedule again when we return!

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Thank annie9468
Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Zach did a great job with the kids. They had a great time. This was the highlight of our trip. He was prepared, professional and appropriately enthusiastic.

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Thank M P
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

I can't tell you how happy I was to book surfing lessons with Zack. He was positive, encouraging, super friendly, professional, and definitely knows how to teach! I had so much fun the first day, I booked a second lesson with him a couple of days later. Even though I was a total (middle-aged) beginner, I stood up on the... More 

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Thank Eric U
Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We recommend Zack Howard Surf. Zack surfed with us on our anniversary morning. Great spot, great skills. His buddy Tyler surfed our three boys. Riding the waves with experts is the way to go. Great experience for all.

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Thank allysonhyer
Dallas, Texas
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

I was so blessed to find out about Zach through trip advisor. Had two quality sessions with this surf master over three days. One short board 3-5 foot lesson and another 1-2 foot long board session. Zach is not only by far the best surf coach I have ever had but an unbelievable surfer. I mean world class. Watching him... More 

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Thank Drew S
Houston, Texas
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

My 11 year old and I enjoyed having Tyler teach us to surf and the lesson and his helping my son were great. The only big downsides were the rash guards provided had a pretty strong BO smell and they only take cash and don't really advertise that well so we ended up having to drive back to an ATM... More 

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Thank triguypaul
illinois
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Excellent time with Zach Howard. We learned to surf! The on-shore lesson was pretty short (10 minutes) with just the basics taught. And then out to the surf we went. He towed our 6 year old out and then basically just pushed him and his board into the wave and off he went. While I was nervous, the 6 year... More 

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Thank k s
Boulder, Colorado
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

We are new to surfing and did 3 lessons with Zach team. Our instructor was Tyler. We like the hands-on lessons and appreciated his help when we were tired of paddling. They take you to a very nice place. They were patient with us and extended our time when we were late (got a bit lost:-). Now we are ready... More 

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Thank svetacary
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Thank you so much to Sarah for the amazing surf lesson for my husband and I on our trip to Maui. Sarah is an excellent teacher and we had a great experience trying surfing for the first time.

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