These guys are terrific -- and they've turned my kids (10 and 12) and husband into surf lovers. No doubt about it, the surf lesson with Ty Gurney was one of the highlights of our trip. The teachers were attentive, encouraging and successful at getting my whole family surfing. The photographer who went along made a DVD which proves it -- the shots are great. (Yes, spring for the DVD. It's priceless, truly, and had me in happy tears when I saw it.) When my family talks about returning to Hawaii someday, the #1 thing they want to do is more surfing on Waikiki beach with Ty Gurney. (Incidentally, we tried another surf school, later in the vacation, in Kona. They were not nearly as attentive and really were catting with some friends who came out with them instead of focusing on our kids -- and there was a current.) Just book early, because you'll want to go out with these guys more than once!
Super stoked we got the family hooked on surfing! That is the most rewarding part of our business. We can't thank you and your family enough for taking the time during your vacation to spend it with us out on the waves of Waikiki. Also, James is happy to know that you enjoyed your documented surfing experience with one of his awesome HD family surf videos. We all look forward to having you back out with again one day! Have a great summer and mahalo!