Buttons Surf School
Buttons Surf School
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Surfing & Windsurfing • Water Sports • Stand Up Paddleboarding
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
We provide professional surfing lessons on the North Shore of Oahu. Buttons Surf School offers lessons for surfers of all abilities, from first-time surfers to advanced surfers looking to step up to the next level. We also offer Stand Up Paddle lessons for beginners to advanced. Group Lessons as well as Private Lessons are available. No board? No Problem, we offer convenient, quick and easy Board Rentals right on the beach.
Haleiwa, Hawaii

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SrfSk8Sn0
San Francisco, California7 contributions
Sep 2012 • Friends
I arrived to North Shore wanting to become a better surfer. I'd say I'm an early-intermediate surfer who is ready to progress to different boards (currently on a 7'6" funboard, want to go shorter). Uncles Buttons and Steve made all this possible!

If you want the definition of the "Aloha Spirit", grab a surf lesson from Uncle Buttons or a SUP lesson from Uncle Steve! I truly felt like they took me in and coached me my entire stay. It was an unexpected privilege to have come under the tutelage of two great watermen. They gave me just the right amount of pressure and plenty of encouragement. This built up my confidence and they got me paddling for and catching waves that would have otherwise intimidated me!

I am truly grateful for my experience with Buttons Surf School. I have and will highly recommend this establishment! I cannot wait to come back!
Written October 4, 2012
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Zen1224
Phoenix, AZ10 contributions
Apr 2012 • Friends
Buttons and his crew were so patient and AMAZING teachers! All three of us that were learning stood up and actually surfed! GREAT technique and tricks of the trade to get us to stand up!!! He is Surf Pro from a few years ago...great teacher and an actual Surf Pro we were taught from...GREAT experience!!! He keeps his surf lesson groups small unlike the other companies!!! He was even helping the other schools teach! What a true gentle soul...amazing experience! More than just a surfing lesson! I will be back soon I hope!!
Written April 24, 2012
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AvidTravs
Kingston, Canada101 contributions
Mar 2015 • Couples
We had a great experience here!
Very knowledgeable and friendly instruction, with a laid back atmosphere. Authentic and fun- not touristy at all, which was nice! We went on an overcast/rainy day which was actually ideal because it allowed for pristine, uncrowded surfing. We also went for the 10 am time slot which worked out well, because the water got a lot busier as the day progressed.
The North Shore is a great place to learn.
Avoid Waikiki if you can- it's crowded and the waves are small which make learning more difficult.
Highly recommend!
Written March 17, 2015
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jrmitch85
Santa Clarita, CA2 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
My wife and I went out to surf for the first time ever, and with the instruction, location, and time we had in the water, we felt comfortable on the board. My wife was able to stand on her first try ever. Great instructor, extremely friendly, and we wish we had more time in our stay so that we could have gone out for another lesson.
Written October 8, 2014
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Donnie S
Langley City, Canada16 contributions
May 2014 • Family
Buttons' crew looked after my kids so well! They were attentive, patient, and passionate about the true joy of surfing! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them for young, or young at heart!
Written May 11, 2014
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Britney S
North Pole, AK3 contributions
Aug 2012 • Family
We were actually just going to the beach one morning to do family photos. We happened to stop at the beach the Buttons does his lessons on. After visiting with his wife, who informed me that someone had not shown up for their lesson, Buttons fit me in right then, no reservations! Afterwards, he even took my son (2yrs) out on a board with him. Buttons is incredible! He is very patient, with all ages!! He has a love for what he does and wants to share that with others. His goal is to make sure that everyone has a safe, fun time out on the waves.
I HIGHLY recommend Buttons Surf School, he will take you out and get you on some waves. This is definitely a time you will always remember!
Written August 23, 2012
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JulieM538
Durham, NC2 contributions
Jul 2012 • Couples
I highly recommend Buttons surf school. I had never surfed before and had my first surf lesson from Buttons. I got up on the first try. He was so fun and knowledgable. Thanks to Buttons I had an experience I will remember forever. He is great with all ages and abilities!
Written August 8, 2012
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Kem265
1 contribution
Just took a surf lesson with Buttons, and it was well worth it! It was my first time surfing and he was great at explaining what to do, and how to correct things as we went along. I wasnt that good and he still had me riding waves in. He's patient, knowledgable, and lots of fun! A must-do on the North Shore!
Written August 6, 2012
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Jennifer L
Dallas, TX3 contributions
Aug 2012 • Family
Today Buttons taught my 5 and 7 year olds to surf! My 7 year old son got up on his 1st wave and rode it all the way in to shore! Buttons also taught me how to surf and I caught 5 waves myself. I would highly recommend Buttons to teach adults or children to surf. Thank you Buttons!
Written August 6, 2012
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john s
Pipersville, PA2 contributions
If you could take lesson in hockey from Wayne Gretzsky, basketball lessons from either #23, well you get the point.
Most importantly of all , he is patient , down to earth and every positive perception of surfing is exceeded.
Surf with the original and inventor of the 360 if you are privileged to .

JS
Written July 9, 2012
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