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“Great Expereince”
Review of Soul Surfing Maui

Soul Surfing Maui
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Owner description: Brian DeCook offers first rate personalized surfing adventures around Maui for all levels.
, California, United States
1 review
“Great Expereince”
Reviewed July 23, 2012

On a recent trip to Maui, my 12 year old daughter and I were looking for a surf lesson. My daughter is a little adverse to having "male" instructors, but after a little push from me she agreed to take a lesson with Brian. Needless to say, we had a great time. She was up and surfing on her second attempt.

Brian is professional, fun and works great with all aged students (as evidenced by me and my daughter). The name of Brian's company says it all "Soul Surfing"...he brings the Island spirit to the sessions and you are always relaxed, yet ready. The worse part of our experience was we took the lesson with Brian on our second to last day - the good thing is, my daughter was so comfortable and had such a great time that I booked a second session with her and Brian for the morning we were leaving the Islands. If you are looking to surf in a relaxed and positive environment - call Brian. But do it early in your visit so you can spend more time in the water.

Visited July 2012
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
“Great Surf Instructor!”
Reviewed July 20, 2012

I surfed with Brian for three days in a row this past week. Brian returned every email I sent setting up my dates, told me exactly where to meet him each day, and was on time. Most importantly, he is a very good instructor. I had surfed a few times before and I was standing up and turning consistently on my 3rd day. I was "stoked!"

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Modesto, California, United States
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“Glad we chose Soul Surfer!”
Reviewed July 11, 2012

For the $90, small group rate, my 12 year had a lesson with just one other person. Brian was a great teacher and rotated his help between the two of them the entire 2 hours. He chose the best beach for that day less than 24 hours before based on the waves and told us exactly where to meet him. He provided everything she needed and she was up quickly. She loved it!

Visited July 2012
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West Covina, California
1 review
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“Best surf teacher”
Reviewed July 4, 2012

Brian is great , he provides a very personnel service and cares. My boys were up on the first wave, myself I got up a couple of waves later. He is encouraging and makes sure you have a great time. We give him a 5 star rating. If you come to Maui look him up we will again.

Brian from so cal

Visited July 2012
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Fairfax, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Super fun surfing and great instruction!”
Reviewed July 1, 2012

My kids and I had just taken a bunch of lessons on Oahu when we got to Maui and took a lesson with Brian. Within the first 15 minutes with Brian, we learned much more than we had during 3 days of lessons at the other place. Brian's instructions were detailed, thorough, simple and easy, and he was friendly, warm, and encouraging. Unfortunately for him, he taught us so well we could do it on our own and didn't feel the need for more lessons after that! He rented us boards the next day and even delivered them to the beach for us, which was super helpful.

Visited June 2012
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