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Private Surf Lesson on the Big Island

Private Surf Lesson on the Big Island
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100% of travellers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 6323PRIVATE
Important information
Inclusions
  • Soft-top Surfboard
  • Reef Shoes
  • Long-sleeve SPF Rashguard
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Kahaluu Bay, Kahaluu-Keauhou, HI 96740, USA Kahalu'u Bay 78-6685 Ali’i Dr., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Soft-top Surfboard
  • Reef Shoes
  • Long-sleeve SPF Rashguard
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink
Departure details
  • Kahaluu Bay, Kahaluu-Keauhou, HI 96740, USA Kahalu'u Bay 78-6685 Ali’i Dr., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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5.0
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Face E
2 contributions
May 2021 • Solo
The staff was SO friendly. They didn't treat you like tourists, they treat people like people, family even! Was a bucket-list item to try surfing and to catch at least one wave, and with Corey's help I was able to catch a bunch!! He was super nice and patient, and broke things down in a really helpful and understandable way. He even gave me feedback after each run, helping me understand why I fell or what went well, which was SUPER helpful in figuring it out. Even the waiting time between waves was helpful! I tend to get anxious in the water sometimes, but I felt safe the whole time and overall it was a really phenomenal experience. Will definitely be back next time I'm visiting family on the big island. Absolutely my favorite 2 hours of the entire trip!! Thank you so much Corey!!
Written 23 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ken f
seattle29 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
We wound up going there twice, our experience the first time had been so positive. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, and a perfect setup for teaching novices. I also give them kudos because we would've gone a 3rd time but they said that there wasn't enough surf to make lessons worthwhile, they could've (and most places would've) just said "caveat emptor" and taken our money. Two thumbs way up.
Written 18 April 2019
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Mahalo for the awesome review Ken. We are so stoked that you liked surfing with us so much that you came back multiple times. Sorry that the waves did not provide for a third session with us. We ALWAYS try and check the surf conditions and provide our guests with an honest opinion on whether it will be worth it to surf or not. We feel that it is the honest and right thing to do. Not going to lie, we had to look up what "caveat emptor" meant. Mahalo for your business and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip to the Big Island.
Written 19 April 2019
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Marcel_NYC
New York City, NY45 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
It was a really fun lesson with good waves that day. It got me hooked! It's also a good workout between the paddling and jumping up to a standing position on the board; now I know why surfers are so fit :-)
Written 28 August 2021
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travelingdebby2021
Lancaster, NY37 contributions
Sep 2018 • Family
What a great time my 2 daughters and I had surfing on the Big Island. The instructors were informative, patient, and friendly. What a blast !
Written 9 September 2018
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Aloha travelingdebbey, thanks for coming surfing with us! You ladies were a blast to enjoy the morning with. Tip of the cap for the excellent review as well. Chris will be stoked to know how much you enjoyed the surf lesson. Mahalo
Written 10 September 2018
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Paul G
Anaheim, CA30 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
My Daughter did a private lesson and loved it. She said her instructor was the owner of the company and had a great time. Plus she caught several waves. the check in was easy and the lessons were right across the street. We easily viewed her surfing, but I would recommend binoculars
Written 8 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mahalo for surfing with us and taking the time to share you experience with others! Your daughter did such a great job from the first wave she rode all the way to the last ride. Please come back and see us the next time you are on the Big Island. Aloha!
Written 13 August 2018
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Mary S
2 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
My 15 and 13 year old surfed for the first time! had an absolute blast!
Chris, Susie and staff are excellent! Special thanks to Willie their instructor, calm, very helpful and lots of fun!
Written 14 July 2018
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Aloha Mary, thanks for coming surfing with us! We are stoked that your kids had such a fun time learning to surf with our instructors. Please come back and see us the next time you are on the Big Island. Mahalo nui loa!
Written 16 July 2018
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Christina
2 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
Can’t speak highly enough! Our surf instructor Corey was so personable and encouraging. He helped us successfully ride almost every wave we caught and cheered us on the whole time. Chris in the office was also so funny and helpful. We enjoyed our experience with Kahalu’u Bay Surf and Sea so much we rented snorkel gear from them and may just come back to rent surf boards and perfect this newfound hobby!
Written 20 November 2019
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Aloha Christina P, thank you for your business and awesome review! We are very grateful to have such an amazing, fun and personable staff. Corey and Chris absolutely love what they do and it shows in the success and satisfaction of our customers. Please come back and see us anytime. Great photo by the way, thanks for sharing!!! Mahalo Nui Loa, Ben and all the crew at Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea
Written 21 November 2019
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Getaway233423
California, MD1 contribution
Nov 2019
They started out very responsive to requests for information, which was helpful in choosing this one for a lesson. We had Corey for a private lesson with our daughter and he was great - asked questions, listened, assessed what she needed to learn, talked to her throughout the lesson in between waves giving advice and guidance, and adapted her lesson to her skills and goals before and during the lesson. Couldn't ask for a better surf lesson!
Written 11 November 2019
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Big Mahalos for the awesome review Getaway! Our excellent customer service and communication with our guests is what sets us apart. We sincerely appreciate your business and look forward to having you back for more surfing! Aloha 🤙🏼🌊😎 Ben and all the crew at Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea
Written 13 November 2019
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JennyGermany15
3 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
I booked a private surf lesson and it was great!
As I’ve been surfing before, we could cut the introduction short and went directly into the water.
My surf guide Ben gave me many helpful tips so that even the “waiting time” for the waves was useful.
Everybody was really nice and helpful!
I can definitely recommend them!
Written 19 October 2019
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Aloha JennyGermany15, Thank you for choosing our company to help enhance your existing surfing skills. We are stoked that you were able to walk away from your lesson with more confidence and hope that you have put your new skills to good use since your lesson with us! It was a pleasure meeting you and we look forward to surfing with you on your next trip to the Big Island. Mahalo, Ben and all the crew at Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea
Written 2 November 2019
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Al A
San Diego, CA9 contributions
Aug 2019
My 8-year old granddaughter had a great time, getting up on a wave herself and then riding tandem with her instructor, Corey.
Written 5 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mahalo for choosing our surf school for your granddaughters first surfing experience. She did an amazing job out there and seemed to really enjoy riding tandem with her instructor Corey. Bring her back anytime! Aloha from all of us at Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea
Written 6 September 2019
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