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Surf HNL

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Address: 1020 Auahi St, Ala Moana Beach, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-4134 (Formerly Girls Who Surf)
Phone Number:
+1 808-772-4583
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Have ever dreamed of you and your family surfing while on vacation in...

Have ever dreamed of you and your family surfing while on vacation in Hawaii? Get surfing today with our lessons at Surf HNL! We specialize in serving families and guests of Waikiki, and those staying around Oahu. Each of our programs helps you access real open ocean surf. Surf HNL focuses on teaching: at uncrowded beaches, beginner surfers, intermediate surfers, athletes, children, families, and multi-lesson programs. Improve your performance and decrease the risk of injury with our fun and knowledgeable instructors. Advanced reservations are required.

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$82.72*
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Pokai Bay Stand-up Paddleboard Lesson
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Oahu Shore Excursion: Small-Group or Private Surfing or Stand-Up Paddleboard...
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Oahu Surf Lessons: Class and Equipment at Ala Moana Beach with Round-Trip...

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My niece was terribly scared about surfing again. These instructors stepped up... convinced her to try this again one on one attention and gave her one on one attention... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed March 22, 2014
Ch E
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Vancouver, Washington
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Vancouver, Washington
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014

My niece was terribly scared about surfing again. These instructors stepped up... convinced her to try this again one on one attention and gave her one on one attention... Impressive from start to finish... Strongly recommend and would do again with this group... Thanks again all for your support..

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Arvada, Colorado
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2014

We bought private lessons for both daughters (ages 8 and 11)at the Ko Olina location. The staff picked us up at our hotel and transported us the "surfing" beach. This is NOT a beach where surfers go to catch waves, it is perfect for a learning beach, as the water is shallow and the waves are just right for learning.... More 

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Thank ClearAsGlass
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

Ian was a tremendous instructor and helped my kids out great. If they were doing something wrong he would let them know. He was all about safety first too! I would recommend asking for him if you have a family.

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Thank GopherGreve
Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

It was a great experience for our 10 year old and 13 year old. I would recommend private lessons for kids at this age. Instructors were great! Erika and Nui the first day hooked us to come back, and Eric and Michael on the second day proved that this is a top rate service company.

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1 Thank Robert C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2014

I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Stephanie, Chris, and Dan took amazing care of me and made sure that I not only caught waves, but also that I felt confident, comfortable, and totally proud of myself !!(which is quite generous, considering that Stephanie did all the work and made it ridiculously simple.) I'm looking forward to my next... More 

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Thank LCGreeneyes109
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2014

Just want to say thanks to Steph, Katie and Nui for an amazing day paddle boarding! We had tried paddle boarding before and hadn't been able to stand up. After a lesson, we went out and got right up on our boards! What an incredible day! We had so much fun and would recommend these instructors to anyone who wants... More 

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Thank Cheryl C
Canton, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014

Our 5 year old wanted to try surfing and "GWS" was one of the suggestions from our hotel. We signed up for the 9am session and Stephanie was the instructor.Stephanie was extremly knowledgeable and spend a great deal of time working with our little one on the shore before going into the water. Once in the water Steph had her... More 

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Thank Mike T
Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2014

Wonderful experience, and great beach! This was my daughters first time to surf and she loved it so much we went back for another day. Brian was her instructor and he was awesome!! (We requested him the second time as well.). He was really good with her and treated her/ us like good friends vs just a customer. Thanks again... More 

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Thank Eliska1234
Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

Just finished our surf lesson. It was my husbands first time and my third. The instructors were very knowledgable and made sure all the people in our group were able to ride as many waves as we wanted. There were about 7 students and we had 2 instructors and 2 photographers. The photographers also helped us catch waves! I would... More 

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Carleton Place, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014

Had a great time and an excellent teacher for my first surfing experience. Stephanie from 'Girls Who Surf' was an excellent teacher and very encouraging. GWS supplied all the equipment and the beach was clean and easy to find. There were facilities to shower off after the lesson before leaving. I will definitely go back next time I come to... More 

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