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Get SURF LESSONS and RENTALS with Kahaluu Bay Surf & Sea in beautiful Kona, Hawaii. As a winner of the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence award for the past 6 years, we offer our guest a V.I.P surfing experience that is fun for the whole family...more
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78-6685 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2409
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All reviews group lesson private lesson rent boards catching waves an excellent instructor great lesson learn how learning how great waves paddle boarding these guys dry land an absolute blast the big island small group fish beginners
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Reviewed today via mobile

My kids (14&12) took a semi private lesson with Stefan and according to them, they had an awesome time. Stefan was great, patient and considerate of their age and skill level. Great location, perfect sea conditions and easy parking just south of the shop. Also,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Nicola P
Reviewed 2 days ago

I took two lessons, one semi private with my wife and one private with Suzi and we had an amazing time!! Suzi was a great instructor who showed us the essientials in surfing. We had a great time and could not have asked for a...More

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Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and friend took surf lessons. Myself and friend's wife watched from the coastline. Seemed like a good class for beginners. The surfers felt that some instructors were better than others at being loud with the helpful tips when trying to catch a wave....More

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Date of experience: March 2019
Thank myoung0423
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I crossed off one of my bucket list items this week by going surfing in Kona. Susie, our fit and tan guide, expertly guided us both to get up and ride several waves to completion. Thank you Susie for your enthusiasm and...More

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Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Dreamer14764715653
KahaluuBaySurf, Owner at Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Aloha Dreamer14764715653, we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us! It is so nice to hear that you had a fun time learning to surf with your instructor Suzi and that we were able to help you cross surfing off your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Super chill group that works there that obviously loves being out on the water. Huge boards you could basically do cartwheels on made it easy to pop up on first wave. Bad Chris, aka Water Warlock, aka the New Poseidon led my small group and...More

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Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SaraShiz
KahaluuBaySurf, Owner at Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Aloha SaraShiz, we are glad to hear you had a good day surfing with Bad Chris. He is a true character and such a fun instructor to spend 2 hours out on the water with. Please come back and see us anytime...if you can find...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Christopher helped us yesterday, talked a little about the break and got our rentals squared away. They have nice boards and good prices. I would recommend them to anyone looking to rent a surfboard in that area

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Salt Air V
KahaluuBaySurf, Owner at Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Mahalo for visting our shop last week Salt Air V! We are happy to hear you found our staff helpful in renting you a surfboard and showing you the lay of the land. Come back and see us anytime. Aloha

Reviewed 1 week ago

I honestly thought I'd never get up on a surfboard in my lifetime. I'm tall and not particularly coordinated; but Ben was the perfect coach, and within three tries, I was able to ride the board and enjoy the waves. Money well spent for an...More

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Date of experience: February 2019
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KahaluuBaySurf, Owner at Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Aloha Adventure47696145260, thanks for the awesome review! Dont worry about not turning pro after your first surfing lesson. It usually takes at least 3 or 4 lessons before you can qualify for the would tour...hahaha. Despite not being a protege, you did really great and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ben was an excellent lead instructor. Just the right amount of dry land preparation and then we walk across the street and into the water. Their system with 3 instructors and 8ish students was down pat. Nice soft 11’ boards for learning. A short rest...More

Thank jeffmW7252WL
KahaluuBaySurf, Owner at Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha jeffmW7252WL, we are glad you were able to join our group surf lesson the other day and had such a fun time! Thank you for the amazing feedback. Hope to see you guys out on the water catching some waves on your own now....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great equipment, easy pick up and drop off. Christopher was friendly and helpful, even making sure we had different color goggles to make it easier.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lifeonthelane
KahaluuBaySurf, Owner at Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Mahalo for coming back to rent your snorkeling gear from us Lifeonthelane. We appreciate your continued business and are happy to hear that our staff was able to make the rental process quick and easy for you. Hopefully you got to see some turtles!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ben prepped us before we got on the water and continued guiding us throughout. I highly recommend and will be back. Say high to Jane for us.More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lifeonthelane
KahaluuBaySurf, Owner at Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha Lifeofthelane, thank you for the awesome review! It was really nice hanging out with you and your family the other morning on the ocean. We sincerely appreciate your business and hope you come back and see us the next time you are on the...More

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