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Address: 2586 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
Phone Number: 808-924-7778
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Surf School established in 1995 by pro surfer Hans Hedemann. We provide 1...

Surf School established in 1995 by pro surfer Hans Hedemann. We provide 1 and 2 hour lessons daily for surfing, stand up paddling and body boarding at both our south shore & north shore locations for all levels of surfers, plus we have north shore tours that leave from Waikiki. Give us a call for more details or to make a reservation.

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Outstanding experience!

I had a Stand Up Paddleboard lesson yesterday with Raye from the Turtle Bay shop of Hans Hedemann Surf School. It was AWESOME! Raye was very knowledgeable and patient, I had a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Jeremy C
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Indio, California

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Indio, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had a Stand Up Paddleboard lesson yesterday with Raye from the Turtle Bay shop of Hans Hedemann Surf School. It was AWESOME! Raye was very knowledgeable and patient, I had a great time.

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Thank Jeremy C
Fairfax, Virginia
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I were stuck in Waikiki for a few extra days due to Snowzilla. On our last full day in Hawaii, I wanted to SUP but didn't want to go far. The location of the HH Surf School was really convenient since I only had to walk a few blocks to Park Shore from the Waikiki Beach Marriott.... More 

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Thank penguin80
Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All the instructors were extremely helpful and successfully got everyone in my group to surf. We had an awesome time out there, and I highly recommend this surf school to anyone looking to surf for their first time!

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Thank Alisa I
HHSurf, Manager at Hans Hedemann Surf School, responded to this review

Mahalo for the time to review us. We are happy to hear that you had a great time with us. Hope to see you surf with us again. More 

Saskatoon, Canada
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8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My two sons and I took a surf lesson. They start with a short slideshow about how to paddle out, fall and other necessary info. Then you head to the beach where they show you the technique for standing up. We paddled out and the instructors help you catch the wave and give you a little push to get you... More 

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Thank DSDJ230
Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely awful experience. Zero enthusiasm for teahing or for having a good time out there. I have had surf lessons before and this was by far the worst. There are so many other choices do not waste your money here.

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Thank Gen R
HHSurf, Manager at Hans Hedemann Surf School, responded to this review

We are truly disappointed to read that you had an awful experience with our surf school. , as we strive to provide a memorable and enjoyable experience for all of students. We will definitely take your feedback back to our entire team so we can make the needed improvements. But for us to do that, we would appreciate if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I come out to Waikiki for vacation, and every year we go out surfing with RP! He's extremely helpful and fun!

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Thank Arianna C
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was my daughter and me fist time surfing and at the shore instructions was excellent. Xavier, the instructor of us, make the experience more exciting. The instructor inspired us safe and confidence to take the wave. We enjoy a lot!! January 5, 2016

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Thank Luis R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

This place was recommended to me by a local friend and it was a wonderful surprise! The staff were very accommodating despite changes in the schedule and Rob, the private tutor for my 13 year old daughter, was patient and encouraging and very very good at what he does. We appreciated the customer care and the skill that we booked... More 

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Thank MEStewart
HHSurf, Manager at Hans Hedemann Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you for surfing with our surf school. We are delighted that your daughter had a great time with us. We strive to provide exceptional experience to all of our guest. I will let rob know and this wonderful feedback of his work. We hope to see your daughter surf with us again soon. Mahalo from your family at Hans... More 

Naples, Florida
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Great experience with Sam. My kids had a blast. They can work with you regardless of your experience level and picked us up at the hotel. CJ was great too!!

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Thank JAYCAMPBELLNPZ
HHSurf, Manager at Hans Hedemann Surf School, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for the time to review us and we are happy to hear that your kid has a blast with Sam. Ill make sure to let Sam and Cj know about the good feedback. Please let us know if you plan to visit Honolulu again. Hope to see your kids surf with us again. Mahalo from Hans Hedemann... More 

Wayland, Michigan
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

It was my sons first time surfing and the onshore instruction was excellent. He was extremely excited about the lesson and did a great job however had wished he could have spent more time actually surfing and not watching others. One suggestion for group lessons is either get more instructors or sign up less participants per class. For a two... More 

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Thank Nicole C
HHSurf, Manager at Hans Hedemann Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We apologized if you felt that you where not able to catch more waves. We welcome suggestion/s or feedback and rest assured that we'll let our management know about this. Happy that you still had a great time surfing with us. Mahalo for surfing with our surf school and hope to... More 

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