My husband and I booked a private lesson with Buttons after a friend absolutely would not let me leave Hawaii without one. I was actually excited because I am always up for a little adventure. My husband was convinced he wasn't going to be able to get up and wasn't looking forward to it. Buttons was extremely patient and very personable. We had a quick land lesson and then out to the water we went. We had big surfboards that were easy to stand up on. The first wave Buttons sent my husband on, he was up and riding it all the way in. He continued to ride every wave Buttons set up for him. Me on the other hand, got up every time but fell often too. I told my husband it was because I have more junk in my trunk which pulled me off my board. Haha.
Overall it was an enjoyable day and learning to surf with a legend was awesome. Whether you are a beginner or have been surfing for a while it's a great experience. There were some amazing surfers out there that were still asking Buttons for advice. Do it, you won't regret it!