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Review of Maui Wave Riders

Maui Wave Riders
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Owner description: MWR is a family owned and operated business dedicated to providing surfing lessons to each student with a fun, safe and unforgettable surf experience. We adapt our style of teaching to the ability of each student. We will go that extra mile to make your surf experience the most memorable highlight of your vacation!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed March 4, 2011

We had Akima for our instructor. We did a semi-private lesson Standup Paddleboarding for 2 people. He asked what we wanted to do, and I said we wanted to try surfing on this SUP. He said fine and took us right out into the waves. After a few bruises trying, we did catch a few waves. There was a photographer Andre, who got some shots of us surfing and falling. At least there was evidence we actually got up. We did end up purchasing the set of photos for $45. 2 hours was more than enough time. We were exhausted. We were at the Lahaina location and did the 7:30 am lesson. It wasn't crowded and was easy to get free parking right across the street.

1  Thank deezy456
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Reviewed January 30, 2011

Our morning paddle board lesson was incredibly fun, mostly because our instructor, Ina, made the experience fun and worthwhile. We were a small group and Ina's charm and sense of humor begged us to stay out longer. Overall, the lesson was well orchestrated and before we knew it, we were aptly paddle boarding off the coast, at times chasing after sea turtles while whales breached further out. Towards the end of the lesson, Ina opened the experience to surfing, which proved to be an excellent way to close out the tour. The waves were perfect for a good 100 yd ride to the shore. We definitely recommend MWR to others seeking a fun filled morning. Be sure to ask for Ina, as he added a whole other dimension to our great time.
-Jeff & Michelle

4  Thank mrwang
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Reviewed January 9, 2011

We woke up early and had scheduled lessons with the Maui Waveriders in Lahaina. We had a 7:30 call time and picked this time because we were told it would be the least busiest time. My girlfriend and I chose to do a semi-private instruction with one instructor for the two of us. Our instructor was Tyler, immediately we felt comfortable with our choice to choose Maui Waveriders as everyone that worked there had big smiles on their face and were very friendly.

Tyler walked with us down to the beach, we grabbed our boards and gave us a brief tutorial on the beach before we got in the water. The water was about 78 degrees and the waves were small that day. Both my girlfriend and I stood up on our first wave and rode it in. For the couple hours we were there, Tyler was great, he was patient, friendly and a very good teacher. By the time we left I was catching my own waves and standing up every time. We had a great time and wanted to surf everyday for the rest of our trip. unfortunately the waves were too small and almost nonexistent the next day, we did however return to the water the day after that and had a blast that day too

I would definitely suggest Maui Waveriders and advise for anyone headed there to ask for Tyler, I'm sure the other instructors are good, but we had a great experience with him.

2  Thank dwierck
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Reviewed December 12, 2010

Oh my gosh these guys are great. I got up the first time on the surd board and I'm 58 yeras old. Yea... Our Conceirge Maui Sights and Treasures got us the tickets for this company . It was a perfect match

4  Thank kikoGridleyCalif
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