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Sammy's Aloha Watersports

1 Kailua Rd, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-3164
+1 808-291-7546
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Safe, skilled and patient

Great instructor in several water sports. Exceptionally skilled instructor in all facets of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
flythenav
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Kailua, Hawaii
Patient, laid back, kind, SKILLED surf teacher

Surf Lessons in Waikiki is what I searched for; memories I’ll never forget is what I got. Sammy’s... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2018
Clarke S
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Aloha! We are a boutique watersports instruction and rental business offering top notch lessons and tours. Come learn to kiteboard, windsurf, surf, or stand-up paddle, or take out a kayak for the day in beautiful Kailua, Hawaii. Selected activities also offered in the Honolulu/Waikiki area, and instruction available in both English or Spanish. We look forward to being the highlight of your trip!
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1 Kailua Rd, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-3164
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great instructor in several water sports. Exceptionally skilled instructor in all facets of kiteboarding. Sammy has a quick smile and always offers excellent advice if you get frustrated or down. You won't find a better instructor and I recommend him to all of my friends.

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Sammy-and-Kim, Owner at Sammy's Aloha Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great feedback! Much appreciated, as well as the referrals. Aloha!!

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Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

Surf Lessons in Waikiki is what I searched for; memories I’ll never forget is what I got. Sammy’s Aloha Watersports was, quite honestly, so much more than we could have expected. My daughter and I came on a solo vacation to Hawaii and stayed in...More

Thank Clarke S
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Sammy-and-Kim, Owner at Sammy's Aloha Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2018

Mahalo, Clarke! We really appreciate your feedback!! That you for entrusting us with your surf lessons on your special surf vacation to Hawaii! It's been great working with you both and we look forward to your last lesson. Please come back and visit us again!

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Reviewed December 18, 2017 via mobile

I was fortunate to get hooked up with Sammy for a kite boarding lesson. He was very accommodating given we were late because of being trapped by the Honolulu marathon. The drive over was beautiful and Kailua was VERY cool (my wife and daughter found...More

Thank Michael H
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Sammy-and-Kim, Owner at Sammy's Aloha Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2017

Mahalo for the very kind review, Mike! It was great working with you and meeting your family. Happy Holidays and we look forward to seeing you again on your next visit!

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Reviewed October 29, 2017

My family and I stay-cationed in Kailua in October 2017 and rented two paddle boards from Sammy during the we were there. He was so easy to work with for drop off and pick up times and he even gave us a demo when he...More

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Reviewed August 25, 2017

Sammy, is a one of the cool guys out on his own on the beach, up against some bigger kite shops who dominate the space. I chose him as he was a one man shop, and he helped out and gave me use of gear...More

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Sammy-and-Kim, Owner at Sammy's Aloha Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2017

Stuart, thank you very much for your wonderful review! Mahalo for choosing us and take care.

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Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

I asked for a lesson at the beach - 24hours later I was kitesurfing, with Sammy's instructions. I "Kitesurfed" before but never got it taught properly so I was always a little bit scared to go out. The lesson with Sammy helped me to improve...More

Thank Christiang1406
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Sammy-and-Kim, Owner at Sammy's Aloha Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

Mahalo for your positive feedback! It's much appreciated. It was great working with you, and best of luck with your kiting endeavors!

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Reviewed February 27, 2017

My friends and I had been wanting to learn to kiteboard for some time, and finally bit the bullet, not quite knowing what to expect. We found Sammy's Aloha online and are stoked we did! Sammy is an absolute pro. He's the embodiment of Hawaiian...More

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Sammy-and-Kim, Owner at Sammy's Aloha Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2017

Thanks so much for the awesome review! We really appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you back in Hawaii sometime. Mahalo!

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Reviewed November 17, 2016

Sammy was great to communicate with, and Ayoob was a patient instructor. I was successful in standing up and getting a ride, and that was what I hoped for in my first lesson.

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Sammy-and-Kim, Owner at Sammy's Aloha Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2016

Thanks, Dawn! We enjoyed working with you, and I'm glad to hear you had a positive experience surfing with Ayyoub. Take care and happy holidays!

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Reviewed October 13, 2016

Our experience during our initial kite boarding lesson was excellent. Sammy is a true professional in his sport and in his teachings. He was perfectly clear with every step by step instruction from set up to flying the kite. Definitely a people's person. We could...More

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Sammy-and-Kim, Owner at Sammy's Aloha Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2016

Big mahalo for your very kind words, Adam! Sorry for the delay in response. You did very well and we hope you continue kiting and enjoying the sport. Have a happy holiday. Mahalo, Sammy

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Reviewed July 10, 2016

Sammy was a very good teacher and has a relaxed and laid back charm. My kids aged 9 & 13 both "popped up" with minutes and had some great rides.The website is clear and easy to book & pay but you are given no detail...More

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Thank rrascal
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Sammy-and-Kim, Owner at Sammy's Aloha Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2016

Aloha and thanks for your review! I had a great time working with your kids and they did really well on their first surfing lesson. As for the location confirmation, we're sorry that there was some confusion for you. Normally our booking software sends an...More

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