I was in Maui with two girlfriends last week so I signed us all up for a lesson with Brian. One was fine, the other was in her words "not a strong swimmer" and fearful of deep water, sharks and other unidentified things to do with surfing. Brian was patient, empowering, and by the end of the lesson she told me ths was the best thing out of the five days in Maui. We all had fun and enjoyed many nice rides in gentle surf. Brian supplies rashguards, booties, and encouragement. I have taken lessons with Brian three times now and everyone I bring along (from age 17-50) has had a great time surfing, even if they have never been before and profess to have deep seated fears. I highly recommend giving Brian, and surfing, a try!