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“First surf lesson”

Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea
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$103.13*
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Stand-Up Paddleboard Lesson on the Big Island
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Owner description: Get SURF LESSONS and RENTALS with Kahaluu Bay Surf & Sea in beautiful Kona, Hawaii. Winner of the 2014, 2015 and now 2016 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence award. Come experience the truly Hawaiian sport of surfing. Our friendly surf instructors teach people of all ages and skill levels how to surf in a fun and safe environment. We also have one of the largest selections of quality Surfboards, Stand Up Paddle Boards, and Snorkel gear for rent on the Big Island. The only surf shop located directly across the street from Kahaluu Bay, one of the best surfing and snorkeling beaches in Kona. So what are you waiting for? Book your surf lesson today!
Reviewed March 16, 2013

My girlfriend and I tried surfing for the first time with Ben and Isha in Feb 2013. We had a fantastic experience. My girlfriend was very nervous to try out the surf spot because she was very inexperienced. Isha was a wonderful coach to her. She pulled her off to the side and tried lots of gentle waves while Ben took me to some bigger ones. We both learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Ben and Isha are great, they have a wonderful story and know the local area very well. You would do yourself a great service to utilize their experience and enthusiasm.

Surfs up. Enjoy

Thank VancouverDev
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

My boyfriend and I really wanted to try out surfing, we had both never done it before. We went down to Kahalu'u beach in Kona for a whole week and didn't see this little place, across from the beach, for the whole time, we went back to Kona for our second week in Hawai'i for a day on our cruise and decided to try it out! We loved the snorkeling so much at this beach so we decided to go back to it, and found this little surf shop. Everyone is very nice and all we did was rented boards and went out. It was a great place to try out surfing and the guys who were teaching (Ben and another guy) were very nice to us and gave us some helpful hints!

Thank Sara_xo
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

I've wanted to try SUP for a while now. I'm a 65 year old with really poor balance. The board is almost the size of a sheet of plywood, how hard can it be? For me pretty hard. Ben was wonderful. He tried really hard to get me standing and finally got me going while "surfing". By the end of the two hours I was actually able to stand up and get in some paddling while riding the waves. The bay is a wonderful place to learn. I must say I think I'm terrible at it but I've learned enough to feel like renting a board and going out myself to continue practice. Knowing my progression while working with Ben makes me think I can now do it on my own. If Been can get me up on a board he can get anyone up. You won't be disappointed. My wife and I also rented snorkeling gear from them and went out seeing sea turtles and fish 3 days.

Thank David F
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

This was a great place for beginner snorkeling, there is coral around so you don't have to worry about anything, there was a ton of turtles! And a ton if fish! There are also a lot of surfers that surf the little bit if area that isn't sheltered by coral. Very busy beach! There was also shaved ice, which seems to be a very popular thing. Enjoyed it very much

Thank KQQ
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

Being new to surfing the lesson I got from Ben made all the difference, he made me feel confident and safe, at the end I was riding waves in! Ben and his wife Isha are very professional.
when I return Kailua i'm going back to Kahalu'u Bay Surf & Sea

Thank David R
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