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Address: Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
Phone Number: (808) 371-9504

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Surfing solved!

The reviews are accurate! Best surf lessons in town. I was up and on my board within minutes. Don't miss this opportunity.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The reviews are accurate! Best surf lessons in town. I was up and on my board within minutes. Don't miss this opportunity.

1 Thank F16Pilot
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was real nervous to surf, especially after hearing all the things I had to do, but I was able to get up on my first wave thanks to Ivan. He kept the lessons very relaxed so I didnt feel the need to overthink and I had a terrific experience. The right amount of guidance, sas, and correction. Im hoping... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My younger cousin (19 years) and myself (38 years) booked a semi-private lesson with Ivan. Neither of us had surfed before and were a bit nervous about the experience. Ivan was absolutely amazing. He instantly made us feel at ease the moment we met him, and gave such simple and easy-to-follow instructions. We both stood up several times and had... More 

1 Thank mamba17
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My two teenagers were booked for 3 lessons, by the second lesson they had stood up on the surf boards. They loved it, Ivan was cool, funny and really encouraging (their words). I would definitely recommend Ivan and if we come again we would definitely rebook to improve.

1 Thank alisonfautley
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

This was my son's second summer taking a lesson with Ivan (Hook Up Surfing). He is very perceptive at assessing a person's abilities and maximizing their potential. And, he places a great emphasis on safety. We have a timeshare at the Hilton and I look forward to booking another lesson for my son with Ivan so that he can further... More 

Thank Steve R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

My family of four (including two teenagers) booked a semi-private lesson with Ivan and Jen. This was our first attempt at surfing and we couldn't have asked for more encouraging, patient, friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable instructors. My two teenagers caught on immediately and even mom was able to (finally) stand up on the board. Our family had a great time... More 

Thank ann l
Chandler, Arizona
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

I travel to Honolulu on average about twice a month. I always go out surfing with Ivan and Jenn from Hook up Surfing. They are both excellent instructors--positive and encouraging. I am a firm believer, "In you get what you pay for". If you want to have a fun and positive experience they are definitely worth it. I would not... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Ivan was a great teacher and very motivating, helpful and patient! My friend and I booked a group lesson but at the end it was just us two so it was kind of private too, which was absolutely great. It's not a lot of theory after maybe 10 minutes we were already in the water (we never surfed before) It... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

I booked a private lesson with Ivan and after thorough safety instructions and a land based session we were in the water and I was surfing for the first time! With Ivan's help I was surfing wave after wave after wave. I would paddle back to him, he would pick the wave, angle my board, tell me to paddle and... More 

Thank KrisTen81
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

I have lived in Honolulu for over a year but set myself a New Year's resolution of learning to surf. I did a lot of on line research and took my kids for a group lesson elsewhere to see the quality of instruction for myself. I even took myself off to watch some of the group lessons along Waikiki. At... More 

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