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Ty Gurney Surf School

The Imperial of Waikiki Resort, C-8, 205 Lewers Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Ty Gurney Surf School Rental Property

The rental property was not as advertised – it was very unsanitary including BED BUGS. And, don’t... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
bpssmith
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Golden, Colorado
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This surf school is awesome from the individuals at the front desk to the instructors and... read more

Reviewed March 27, 2018
Natalieilovetotravel
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Toronto, Canada
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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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The Imperial of Waikiki Resort, C-8, 205 Lewers Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The rental property was not as advertised – it was very unsanitary including BED BUGS. And, don’t count on your own parking space. Worst of all, the owner wouldn’t refund my money after PROMISING to do so. For the next several weeks I attempted to...More

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Reviewed March 27, 2018

This surf school is awesome from the individuals at the front desk to the instructors and photographer. Great customer service, instruction and professionalism. My 17 year old daughter enjoyed the lessons and also got out to practice. She had 2 two hour lessons and when...More

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Reviewed March 8, 2018

We bought the 2 hr semi private lesson and were new to surfing. We got a lot of individual attention and help and plenty of chances to catch a wave. Our instructor paddled us out so we could conserve energy and we only had a...More

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Reviewed February 28, 2018

Always wanted to try surfing in Waikiki. Ty Gurney Surf School is a great surf school for several reasons. They provide full service surfing sessions and I really mean "full service". The instructor, Micah, paddled me out to Pops, a very famous point, to conserve...More

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Reviewed February 21, 2018

Friendly and very helpful instructions. What makes this school outstanding is that they pull you and your surf board out to the waves. Instead of using all your effort paddling out to the waves, you can instead concentrate on paddling to catch waves.

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Reviewed January 9, 2018

Excellent instructors. They had my daughter surfing within the second try and they helped and encouraged her to be able to get up and catch a wave.

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Ty G, Desk Girl at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2018

Aloha Darla Thank you for sharing your experience. She did very good job. We are happy that you guys have fun. You guys are awesome customers. Please, welcome back to visit us soon. Have a great day Ty Gurney Surf School

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Reviewed January 6, 2018

My 15 year old son had a 1 hour private surf lesson at the Ty Gurney Surf school. He had the time of his life!!! His instructor was awesome and had him up and standing riding the waves in no time at all. He did...More

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Ty G, Desk girl at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2018

Aloha Mary K Thank you for sharing your experince. We are glad you guys have fun with us. Our pleasure! Have a awesome day and come back to visit us soon. Thank you Ty Gurney Surf School

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Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic trip to the North Shore with professional surf guides. Would do again in a second, and recommend to anybody.

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Ty G, desk girl at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2018

Aloha Kitertravel Thank you for sharing your surfing tour experience with everyone. Our pleasure!! Hopefully, we can see you guys soon again. Thank you for your affimation. Have a great day Ty Gurney Surf School

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

I had used Ty Gurney Surf School on previous trips and it was a pleasure to use them again. I booked a series of three 2 hour private lessons. Booking on the website was easy to do. Once you arrive at the shop, you can...More

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Ty G, Manager at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2017

Aloha! We are so glad you had a wonderful time surfing with us! Joey is our most experienced surf instructors at here at TGSS.Its always a pleasure to have an awesome returning student like you and we hope we can keep giving you a great...More

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Reviewed October 8, 2017

I had a 2 hour private lesson with Joey. Great experience and I was able to catch and ride many waves my first time surfing! Joey is a great teacher. I went back a couple days at my lesson and TY Gurney Surf school let...More

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2017

Aloha Chad! We are so glad you had a great surf session with our most experienced instructor at TGSS! Free one hour rentals are always available anytime you take a lesson with us or $15/hr otherwise, but we can't wait until you visit again! Thank...More

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Cecily3
February 23, 2018|
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Response from Lozoldfield | Reviewed this property |
We went in the morning and it was perfect - the wind was nice and light and it was mild but the water wasn’t cold.
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May 17, 2017|
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Response from Ty G | Property representative |
Aloha, Thank you for contacting Ty Gurney Surf School. We are located to the East from from the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Most customers will either have a short 10min walk or catch a quick car ride over. What other... More
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