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Ty Gurney Surf School

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Address: The Imperial of Waikiki Resort, C-8, 205 Lewers Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Phone Number: 808-271-9557
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The Ty Gurney Surf School specializes in luxury private surf instruction on...

The Ty Gurney Surf School specializes in luxury private surf instruction on the island of Oahu. We customize our surf lessons to each individual, ensuring that students of all levels maximize their surfing experience on the best waves in the world. Our expert instruction guarantees all students will be surfing on their very first lesson!

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Honeymoon surfing lesson

My husband and I are from Colorado and never surfed before. Uncle Joe and Austin did an amazing job teaching us the basics and getting us out quick so we could optimize our time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ronda W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I are from Colorado and never surfed before. Uncle Joe and Austin did an amazing job teaching us the basics and getting us out quick so we could optimize our time. They felt like family and were very encouraging throughout the lesson. Each ride they would give each of us a tip based on our last ride.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether was nice, waves were nice, and the instructor is nice,too. I enjoyed a lot !! It is very convienient because it is located in the center of Waikiki. Great experience. Thank you. Mahalo.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our 12 yr old granddaughter had a wonderful experience with her surf lesson from Ty Gurney Surf School. Both the instructor and videographer were wonderful with her. She is an experienced competitive swimmer and loves the water but surfing was completely new for her and she was a bit apprehensive. The staff worked very well with her and she thoroughly... More 

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Honolulu
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted my 5 year old to have a great first surfing experience. I chose Ty Gurney surf school because of a personal recommendation plus all their great options for kids. My daughter had an awesome time on her tandem lesson with Joey. She had fun and was standing up on her own by the end. We will definitely be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These guys are awesome! Grew up surfing in SoCal, but it's been just about 20 years since I was on a surf board. Initially did a 2 hour session, but had so much fun I had to come back the next day. Even convinced the wife to join me the 2nd time out which is funny because she's a total... More 

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Nulkaba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a fantastic experience! Everyone made it super easy and fun. I highly recommend it and it's worth getting the video too.

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Lake Mary, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've wanted to try surfing for years and heard that Waikiki was a good place for beginners. It was great, the waves allow you to surf for a long time and make it easier to stand up. My instructor was excellent and towed me back out to the waves to save my energy for surfing. I recommend the Ty Gurney... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took a private class with Ty and he was very helpful and awesome! I managed to ride 5 waves thanks to his tips and help! I'll definitely be recommending their surf school!

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Youngstown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

I didn't think I was actually going to be able to surf , it was originally just this idea in my head saying hey it would be something fun to do in Hawaii. In my lesson I learned a ton and was actually surfing up on my feet within 3 times! I learned good form, terms , as well as... More 

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

I would highly recommend Ty Gurney's Surf School. When planning our trip the school was highly recommended on TripAdvisor. We were staying at the Outrigger Reef so it was only a 2-min.walk from the hotel to their school's store entrance (which faces Kalia Street). We purchased a 2-hour private lesson for our 16-year old son who had surfed once before... More 

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