Bought a groupon for myself and step-daughter and it was a great experience. Vanessa (the instructor) exudes fun and island aloha. A total of 5 students met at Jameson's in Haleiwa and proceeded to drive to turtle beach where we stopped for a few minutes to take pics of the turtles, which sunbathe on the beach. Then off to Chun's reef just a few feet up the road. 10 minutes of instruction on the land and then we paddled out. Since the lesson was only scheduled for an hour, I was worried that there wouldn't be much time, but we managed to get in 4 or 5 waves each. The lesson went for the full hour (the travel time and turtle time were not counted against the lesson time). Plus while in the line up, we got to see more turtles. By the end, I was ready for a break from paddling. We went on a Monday and there were only a few other lessons going on. North shore is so much more mellow than Waikiki or Lahaina (Maui). I would have booked another session later in the week, but sadly there wasn't time.