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“One of our top vacation memories”
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.
Phoenix, AZ
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6 reviews
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“One of our top vacation memories”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

Our whole family loved surfing by the time we finished our private family lesson. Brian created a great experience for us and is great with children of all ages. My five year old daughter stood the first wave she caught with Brian's help. All four of us got up within the first few waves and Brian captured it all on a digital camera. We got a cd of pictures that allows us to relive one of my favorite family adventures of all time. Thanks for helping us to create great family memories Brian!

Visited October 2013
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Brain u r da MAN!”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

We met Brain on the beach at mile marker 13..
Brilliant spot with ample parking and a great empty beach on both sides...he knows his stuff!
He had all the equipment and got us ready...
His easy to understand and instruction on the beach helped so much and he had a great deal of patience.
The kids went out first and took to it like the proverbial duck! and what a great way to get pictures and video!!.. then my wife and went for it... and he does exactly what he says on the tin.... within minutes we were ALL riding those bodacious waves..
Brian im sorry I'm late posting this but we know your the BEST!!
This is personal, professional and perfect!!!

Visited August 2013
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Essex County, NJ
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64 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Super Experience - Top Notch”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

If you are thinking of hiring a surf instructor or a surf coach - look no further than Brian.

Here is the story - my 12 year-old son and I have surfed (with varying degrees of success) a bit in different parts of the world, but we were never able to get over the beginner hurdle. Well, after 4 straight days of surfing with Brian, our game is at a new level. He is that good.

Now, you can go and grab a lesson at the Lahaina Breakwall, along with about 100 other people fighting for a few waves. Or you can meet Brian at one of the breaks he frequents, where the waves are super and the crowds are few. Where Brian excels is his attention to every detail of your game. He is very analytical and picks apart everything, working with you and concentrating on where you need to improve. It is incredible - a little tweak here and a little tweak there and you are that much better off and more confident.

Brian is a very insightful instructor/coach and is genuinely interested in seeing his students improve. We weren't looking for a simple cheerleader who pushes you into every wave and claps when you stand up. We were looking for someone who takes his craft seriously and wants to make you a better surfer. Brian scored an A+ on every account. If and when we are back on Maui, I can guarantee that we will be surfing with Brian again.

Visited August 2013
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
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“Soul Surfing - great experience!”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

My husband and daughter had a great time with Brian during their surfing lesson and we will definitely be back when we return to Maui! Brian is super patient and very encouraging. He also makes sure to find the best area for the lesson - with good waves and not a lot of people.

Making the appointment is easy as you speak with Brian directly and if you leave a message you will be sure to hear back from him in a timely manner. There is so much to do in Maui and this is a not to be missed experience!

Visited August 2013
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
“We highly recommend Brian”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

Our family recently visited Maui and signed up for surfing lessons with Brian, based on a recommendation from friends of ours. All 5 of us took lessons and Brian was able to get us all up and surfing on the first lesson. He was great with our kids (ages 16 through 20) as well as with both my husband and I. His instructions were very clear and concise and he was very encouraging. Our kids progressed faster than I did and he was able to keep us all challenged even though we progressed at different speeds. He made the lessons fun and we can't wait until our next trip to Maui so we can take some more lessons from Brian.

Visited August 2013
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