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“Professional Service with Aloha!”

Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors
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Owner description: Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors are born and raised in the islands. Who better to visit when in Kona but the Natives! Surf with actual Hawaiian Lifeguards, take a Kayak Tour or learn how to Stand Up Paddle. HLSI is a family owned and operated Big Island Surf School. Come surf with our OHANA! Located in the Heart of Kailua-Kona On Ali'i Drive. South of mile marker 1. Situated between the Kona Reef Resort and Ali'i Cove. Across the street from Honls Beach Park (Wai'aha Bay).
kailua-kona
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Professional Service with Aloha!”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

Whether novice or expert surfer these guys are the best...all sorts of tips and advice for water safety while catching waves here in Hawaii. Instruction and board rentals available...including Stand Up Paddle Boards.

Visited May 2012
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Redding, California
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9 reviews
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“Hu'ihu'i (Cool in Hawaiian)”
Reviewed May 8, 2012

My daughter has had lessons for HLSI for 2 years in a row. She is 11 years old and was booked both times in private, 1 on 1 classes for 1.5hrs. She had so much fun, she can't wait to back and do it again next all day! HLSI makes the learning experience very simple and accomodating. Any type a fear a child or adult has about doing lessons is gone when get in the presence of these awesome instructors. Mahalo HLSI team for the memories of a lifetime, especially Tiffany and Uncle K.

Visited April 2012
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Philadelphia
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17 reviews
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“Great lesson and staff”
Reviewed April 21, 2012

Lesson was clear and easy to understand. Beach has reasonable waves for all ages.

Visited April 2012
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Chico, California
1 review
“Great experience for all our kids, ages 11-15.”
Reviewed April 6, 2012

This surfing school has great system that gives kids lots of one-on-one instruction, as well as short breaks for their arms to rest from the paddling that surfing requires. Staff was friendly and always encouraging to our kids. This was my children's first surfing attempt and they were all standing within the first few tries. They have a good physical set-up and use it efficiently, but the kids just saw it all as great fun.

Visited March 2012
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Bedford NH
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17 reviews
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“Awesome”
Reviewed March 8, 2012

I booked a semi private lesson for my 2 teenagers and from the second we walked in to their headquarters to the time we left the beach it was great. Super friendly and made the kids very comfortable in the water. They had a great time taking lessons from Kali'i while John took photos of their efforts. I recommend buying the up front $50 photo package which allows you to download onto your computer after they send you the link. Otherwise you'll be paying a lot more per photo. Great experience. Mahalo.

Visited February 2012
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HLSI, Manager at Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors, responded to this review, March 10, 2012
On behalf of our Team and ohana (family) here at HLSI, thank you for taking the time to review our services. Sharing your experience helps others find us and insures them we provide quality service for their familes to enjoy. We look forward to surfing with your family again in the future.
Aloha from Team HLSI
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