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Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors

75-5909 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1323
+1 808-324-0442
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Surfing was FUN even for Beginners!

4 of us booked our first-ever surfing lesson with HLSI, we had 2 instructors taking care of us in... read more

Reviewed May 5, 2017
RCRCHK
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Hong Kong, China
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These guys gave our kids confidence and they had a blast

So many surfing companies to choose from in the area. We went with this company based on its good... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2017
Aimaikai
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors are born and raised in the islands. Who better to visit when on the Big Island of Hawaii but the Natives! Learn how to surf the Kona style waves with our ohana (family) of Hawaiian watermen. Located in the Heart of Kailua-Kona On Ali'i Drive. HLSI proudly works with the Make A Wish Foundation year round and a family owned and operated Big Island Surf School since the 1990's.
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  • Very good3%
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  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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75-5909 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1323
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Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

4 of us booked our first-ever surfing lesson with HLSI, we had 2 instructors taking care of us in the water after a briefing at the school. All instructors were patient and encouraging, got us all on the boards for in the first few attempts!...More

Thank RCRCHK
Kihani12305, Manager at Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2017

Mahalo for taking the time to share your surf review with us all. We truly appreciate the feedback. We are happy to hear everyone had a great time surfing with our team and look forward to getting you all on the waves again with us...More

Reviewed April 28, 2017

So many surfing companies to choose from in the area. We went with this company based on its good reviews on TA and Hawaii revealed. It was a great experience. We signed up for a private lesson for both of my boys ages 6 and...More

Thank Aimaikai
Kihani12305, Manager at Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2017

We are so happy to read your review and hear that the boys both had a great time surfing with our team. On behalf of our surfing ohana here at HLSI mahalo for entrusting us with your family and allowing us to share our love...More

Reviewed April 3, 2017

Hmm, I hate giving bad reviews. But it must be done. First of all, we signed up for 1 private lesson and 2 duos (aka 3 instructors for 5 people) for my husband and 4 children. The intro instruction at the check in was great,...More

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HLSI, Manager at Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2017

Aloha Folks, We appreciate your review and hoped your 5 surfers would have enjoyed themselves on the waves with their 2 private coaches. We apologize that we were not able to accommodate the request for an additional 3rd lifeguard right before water start time. We...More

Reviewed February 8, 2017

My husband and I dive, but wanted to try a different water experience, so we picked surfing. We purchased the semi private lessons (couple lesson) but we are very different levels of physical health- It didn't matter they had both of us up and surfing...More

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HLSI, Manager at Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2017

Aloha Folks, Mahalo for taking the time to share your review with us all. We appreciate your feedback and are very glad to hear you both had a great experience out on the waves with Jake and the team- even at different skill levels. We...More

Reviewed February 1, 2017

My time in Kona has been spent trying out many different things, yoga, poke and of course surfing. I've tried multiple surf lessons from a plethora of surf shops on the islands and I can say hands down this is by far one of the...More

Thank Liz C
HLSI, General Manager at Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2017

On behalf of our entire team here at HLSI. Thank you for taking the time to share your incite and write a review. We greatly appreciate it and are very stoked to hear you had a great time out there. We try to make every...More

Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I moved to Kailua-Kona permanently from Manhattan (NYC) almost 6 months ago. Learning how to surf has been on my bucket list even though I'm almost 59 years old. But, after experiencing a couple of lessons with two different companies whose instructors...More

Thank Max-Cookie
Reviewed January 4, 2017

I didn't think I'd be able to surf due to my physical fitness. The in class intro course was great and the techniques I learned were very helpful. When we got on the water the lifeguard surf instructors were awesome and very encouraging. I even...More

Thank SCGCanadian
Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

Loved the surf family of captain Rick,Tiff and Jacob. I'm not a strong swimmer and was very doubtful but these guys made it safe and fun. I stood up 3 times and want to keep on surfin' now!

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Reviewed November 14, 2016

My husband and I visited the Big Island on our honeymoon and had been gifted a surfing lesson with Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors. We had a great experience with them from start to finish. On the day we had originally booked, a strong current made...More

Thank cnicklo
Reviewed October 31, 2016

Booked our granddaughters, aged 8 and 10 surf lessons on their website. Great email responses and customer service. They were very friendly and clued into kids! The instructions were very good and the instructors at the beach were fantastic. Thanks to John and Jacob the...More

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