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“Best experience ever!”

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).
Marysville, Washington
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3 reviews
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“Best experience ever!”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors is the best group on the water. They start in the office with an orientation and safety overview. They equip you with the right gear and they watch over you in the water to teach you right and, to ensure your safety. I can't say enough!

Visited March 2013
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Banff, Canada
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fun and Amazing!”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

HLSI is a family owned and operated business that offers absolutely incredible service provided by passionate and friendly staff.
My two daughters and I purchased 1.5 hour private lessons and enjoyed every minute!
The instructors shared their passion for Hawaii surfing and went to great lengths to ensure we were having as much fun as possible via big smiles, lots of encouragement along with a healthy dose of patience.
I recommend HLSI to one and all - we will be calling them when we return to the Big Island.

Visited February 2013
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Port Orchard, Washington
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Stood up first lesson!”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

The staff and instructors were very helpful and nice, and they worked hard to make it a fun and successful surf lesson. Gear was provided. The instruction was great and I spent almost 2 hours out of the 2 1/2 hour lesson riding the waves. Originally the lesson was for two, but one person couldn't go due to an injury. They weren't quick about returning the call regarding cancellation, but were very easy going in person, and didn't make it difficult at all. Great time! Can't wait to surf again!

Visited February 2013
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lovaloha
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Great with young kids!”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

Great service, friendly, and experienced! Our 5 year old had such a great time with his instructor Jacob that we signed him up to do it again a couple days later. Our son can be shy and timid, Jacob was very patient and encouraging to ease him in and now he can't get enough! I highly recommend HLSI especially for families.

Visited October 2012
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Santa Rosa, California
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Learned to surf...”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

All instructors VERY patient! Nice and safe place to learn to surf. Located right next to a GR8 snorkel spot.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Kate W
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