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Surfer Bear Hawaii Surf Lessons

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96745
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THE VERY BEST THING TO DO ON THE BIG ISLAND!!!!

WHATEVER YOU DO DON'T MISS TAKING A LESSON WITH BEAR and his crew(Jeff and Jay)! They ARE... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Karenjo G
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Calabasas, California
We Can’t Swim, But We Can Surf!

Firstly, I would like to say that my wife Cindy and I are not the best swimmers out there; we’re... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
n j
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96745
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Reviewed 6 days ago

WHATEVER YOU DO DON'T MISS TAKING A LESSON WITH BEAR and his crew(Jeff and Jay)! They ARE EVERYTHING you imagine HAWAIIAN spirit of "OHANA" (family) to be. Kind, patient, attentive, calm and best of all - they KNOW what they are doing! My son never...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly, I would like to say that my wife Cindy and I are not the best swimmers out there; we’re pretty bad, actually. However, that did not stop us from wanting to learn how to surf. Right from the get-go, I told Barry abour our...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Surfer Bear was absolutely awesome! First time trying surfing and they had me up and surfing 🏄 within half and hour.... a few rides, some spills, great instructors and totally worth it. They provide everything for you, just show up with a good attitude and...More

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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Awesome experience with Jay and Barry. Very good instructors, my son was getting up on almost every attempt. Jay was very mindful of safety as well, especially when it got crowded with other surfers. Going early (as they recommended) was very nice. Great instruction and...More

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Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

I can honestly say from the bottom of my heart, that Barry and Jay are by far the best teachers on the island! They took our small group of 4 and showed us how to catch some awesome waves in less than 2 hours. They...More

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Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

We'd been satisfied with only one ride on the waves, but with Surfer bear's guidance, support and enthusiasm we stood on our boards within 15 minutes and rode more (small?) waves than imagined possible. Off course we fell off our boards aplenty, crashed miserably and/or...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

My 63 year wait to surf in HI was well worth it! It was a beautiful morning for my first surf and Barry, the Surfing Bear chose a great time to go out for good waves based on the tidal times. Barry's instruction had me...More

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Reviewed April 7, 2018

Surfer Bear and his super friendly team got us all surfing safely, having fun, and standing up in no time! We were a group of 5 aged 10 to 51 and we all achieved great things with individual encouragement, lots of help and advise. I...More

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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

My two daughters had a lesson with Barry (aka Surfer Bear) and Jay. Excellent coaching and instruction. Very safe location. Great area for snorkeling as well. Yes. I would definitely recommend. PS. The 2 hour lesson is not necessary as my daughters (age 16 &...More

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Reviewed April 5, 2018

Barry, Jeff, and Jay were all super fun guys who helped our family surf for the first time. They provided shirts and footgear along with the surfboards, and gave us a demonstration prior to getting in the water which translated really well to our in-water...More

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Response from emanuelebelgeri | Reviewed this property |
Hi , if you tell him he will bring every stuff for surfing. But as other told a vest is not comfortable. The instructors are very caring. They are really great, they follow you in everything, are always focused on you and... More
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