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“Kids surfing”

Hibiscus Surf School
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Owner description: Hibiscus Surf School offers first class surfing instruction for all ages and abilities in a fun and safe learning environment. Whatever your surfing ability, your 100% certified, friendly instructors will provide personalized instruction and encourage you every step of the way.Our location at Main Beach, Mount Maunganui offers learning conditions that are second to none. You will gain confidence, water skills, and balance. Within your first 1 or 2 hour lesson, you'll be riding waves and feeling the good vibes that come from surfing!
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“Kids surfing”
Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

Took my 5 (12,11,9 x 2 & 7) for a 2 hr lesson…excellent instructor. All the kids stood by the end of the lesson. V tired & happy family…they loved it.

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Guy_and_Rebecca, Owner at Hibiscus Surf School, responded to this review, January 12, 2015
Great to hear your kids loved it! Our goal is for everyone to be standing and riding waves inside their first lesson. Glad surfing was a great family activity for you and thanks for mentioning the excellent instructor.
Guy Shuttleworth, Co-Owner, Hibiscus Surf School
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English first
Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
“How to start surfing?”
Reviewed January 13, 2014

I'm from Germany, means I had no idea how to surf or even how to start!
So the guy from the Hibiscus Surf School told me to just take a lesson, go out there and have fun! That was definitely the right decision. I took the surf2surf lessons on a Saturday (2h) and Sunday (2h),what was great fun! So in the following week I took the two hours that are included, to practice by myself. During that time a lot of questions were coming up. I got really friendly and very helpful answers to all of them!
I got a perfect start into the surfing, thank you for that!

Visited December 2013
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Thank Lara L
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Guy_and_Rebecca, Owner at Hibiscus Surf School, responded to this review, January 11, 2015
Hi Lara! You're very welcome. Thanks for sharing your experience. We teach a lot of Germans how to surf. And many people who have never been in the ocean! We totally understand many people have no idea how to surf, or how to start. So our goal is to make it easy and very fun! I'm glad you enjoyed your 2 days of lessons and the extra free equipment hires. We are always happy to answer questions and give advice. You did great.
Guy Shuttleworth, Co-Owner, Hibiscus Surf School
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great Day!”
Reviewed December 15, 2013

What a great afternoon my husband and 11 year old son had. We spotted the Hibiscus hire stand from the beach and decided to take a walk up, my son had a private lesson with Pierre and had a great time, he covered all the safety aspects with him and had a good practice on the beach before getting in the water, something that was hardly covered in other surf lessons he's had in the last few months, they were in the water for an hour and had a blast, he also came away knowing lots of new techniques and safety tips, so well worth the money.
All the equipment looks brand new and of really good standards, no nasty smelling wet suits here!
The guy we booked the lesson though at the stand (sorry we didn't catch your name!) was great, really friendly, professional and organised, telling us everything we needed to know, my husband hired a board and wet suit and he spent ages given him safety tips.
So refreshing to see a company that truly cares about what they do, if you're in the area head over and get some lessons, don't miss out!

Visited December 2013
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Thank Corinne A
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Guy_and_Rebecca, Owner at Hibiscus Surf School, responded to this review, January 11, 2015
Thanks for your detailed review Corinne! Glad to hear your son and husband got so much out of it. You mentioned many things we really pride ourselves on. Our customers often say that Hibiscus lessons are much better quality & value than others they've had in NZ and overseas.

We use top of the line surfboards, leashes and fins. The right equipment makes learning so much easier. As do great instructors like Pierre! Thanks for pointing out the fresh wetsuits - we make a huge effort to keep them clean and dry for our customers.

If you thought Guy was great at booking & hiring gear, you should see him teaching! ;-) We DO truly care about what we do and I'm happy that shows. Take care. Rebecca Manning, Co-Owner, Hibiscus Surf School
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Helsinki, Finland
1 review
“Great surfing day!”
Reviewed November 30, 2013

We had 2 hour private lesson and then one hour free for the same price. Very good and friendly atmosphere, thanks guys!!

Visited December 2013
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Thank Markus K
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Guy_and_Rebecca, Owner at Hibiscus Surf School, responded to this review, January 11, 2015
Thanks for your review Markus! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your private lesson, and the friendly atmosphere of Hibiscus :-) Our customers always love the extra free equipment hire offered with every lesson. We love getting people hooked on surfing! Rebecca Manning, Co-Owner, Hibiscus Surf School
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“A great morning's tuition”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

What a fun morning my husband and two kids (11 and 13) had for their first surfing lesson. We happened across Hibiscus parked up beach side at Mount Maunganui the day before and organised a lesson.

Safe, organised and informative. The tuition started on the beach then into the quieter surf of one bay to gain confidence, before taking to the more lively surf of the other bay.

Highly recommend

Visited March 2013
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Guy_and_Rebecca, Owner at Hibiscus Surf School, responded to this review, January 11, 2015
Thanks for highly recommending us! Glad we could teach your family to surf while you were visiting the area. Great to hear they found it safe, organized and informative! Guy Shuttleworth, Co-Owner, Hibiscus Surf School
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