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Matty wrote a review Aug 1
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii1 contribution
I wanted to get instruction on short boarding and Ivan delivered. I was having trouble stepping down from a long board, and Ivan was able to easily identify what I was doing wrong with my pop up, stance and turning. Progressed significantly in the span of a two hour lesson. My confidence has increased tremendously and most of all I had an absolute blast. I will be booking a series of lessons as a return customer.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Charlie K wrote a review Jul 2022
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Great experience for my kids with a great instructor. Ivan taught them water safety on dry land first and then carefully navigated them to a lineup without many people so that they could enjoy their experience comfortably and safely. I watched them catch wave after wave from my paddleboard as they screamed with excitement. Definite recommend.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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SusanHF0624 wrote a review Jun 2022
Covington, Georgia3 contributions
This was an excellent choice for my daughters ages 23 and 10. I am was excellent with them. He was very patient and encouraging. Their safety was his top priority. They did not surf in an area that was too crowded, which was extremely nice. The girls had an excellent time and we would definitely recommend him to anyone!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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James G wrote a review May 2022
Spokane Valley, Washington51 contributions91 helpful votes
I have surfed with Ivan and Jen on three of my past visits to Hawaii. They have always been very instructive and helpful. They know how to teach and work with people. They also share their love for the island This was my first time trying stand up paddle boarding. On my last trip Ivan told me that Jen competed in the inter island SUP competition and that she was a great instructor. He was right. Jen was able to give me guidance almost before I needed it. She really wants you to have a great time and learn about this fun sport. I would recommend them to anyone who wants to try this I definitely will be back for another lesson on my next trip to Hawaii
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Megan Z wrote a review Apr 2022
Bellevue, Washington3 contributions
Ivan taught my kids to surf in one lesson and they had a blast doing it! He and his wife Jen communicated quickly and were able to accommodate our schedule/request. The pictures were an extra charge, but so worth it! This was our top activity in Hawaii and definitely recommend!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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