You know a lesson is going to be legit when the lesson is at a no-name beach with only instructors around. My wife and I tried surfing for the first time with one of Zack's instructors, Kyle. He was very laid back, funny, and supportive. We both were able to stand within the first 3 waves. He did not over complicate things. A very quick and easy beach lesson, then we paddled out to the waves. While we were waiting for waves, Kyle would tell stories about his experiences and other interesting stories about Hawaii and Maui. We had a great time.