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Such a personal experience!

My family and I booked a private family lesson with Jenn and Ivan. Jenn was simply a saint and an... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
troydyer71
Caught the first wave!

My boyfriend and I had a private lesson with Ivan for 2 hours. This was my first time surfing so I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mirai H
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Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
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"learn how"
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"learned how"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My family and I booked a private family lesson with Jenn and Ivan. Jenn was simply a saint and an amazing coach with the two younger kids (9-11). Ivan gracefully and wittingly managed my wife, our 13 year old and myself. Safety was the first...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I had a private lesson with Ivan for 2 hours. This was my first time surfing so I didn't know what to expect. Ivan goes over all the safety and what to expect in great detail - he had me feeling very...More

Thank Mirai H
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I booked with Hook up Surfing due to great reviews and great pricing. It was an awesome experience. Ivan was really helpful at guiding you into position for the right waves and corrected my technique throughout the session. Jenn and Ivan make a great team....More

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Reviewed May 5, 2018

I booked just two days in advance, and it was easy to communicate with Jenn and Ivan. Although I booked a group lesson, it turned out to be a private lesson because of cancellations. :) Jenn was an amazing instructor! She really knows the sport,...More

Thank L B
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

Ivan and Jenn were extremely accommodating to our last-minute request (4 hours notice) for our group of 5 first-time surfers, ranging in age from 13-18. They passionately shared their knowledge of surfing to our children and made them comfortable in the open ocean. Friendly and...More

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Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

We had a 4 person group and Ivan and Jenn were great. Very professional and excellent instructors. We never surfed and by the end of the lesson we were all standing on our boards..and we aren't spring chickens.

Thank TkH5757
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

My oldest daughter (8yrs old), my brother-in-law and I had a surf lesson with Ivan and Jenn this past week and we couldn't have been more excited about the experience! Great teachers with a quick on land lesson and more time in the water. It...More

Thank Blair416
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Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

My teenage daughter did two lessons. One with Ivan and one with Jenn. Both were great. My daughter has had a couple of beginner lessons before in past years with other companies but wasn’t really progressing. With just the first lesson with Ivan she was...More

Thank Jen L
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Reviewed March 1, 2018

So this is my second experience with Hook Up Surfing, and with both Jenn and Ivan. Last year, out to Oahu on a solo visit to see family, I stumbled into a lesson with Hook Up. The experience was brilliant. This year, I was able...More

Thank ms_BTV
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Reviewed January 12, 2018

Ivan and Jenn did a thorough job of getting both teen and tween daughters from Chicago up on their boards ! They were patient and fun, providing adequate instruction on dry land before going out for a full 90 minutes. It's a great balance of...More

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