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Fun times!

We booked a surf lesson to celebrate my husband’s birthday - and we had great time! Our instructor... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Paris, France
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2 hour lesson and I loved it

Having done already 2 days of surfing classes in Bali, I had some understanding of the basics but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Theodor A
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At kapowui, we live, eat, and dream surfing. We teach surfing because we want to share our love and stoke for the sport. All of our instructors are imbued with the Aloha spirit. Kapowui believes we are all part of one big family, so when we are...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
300 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, Los Angeles, CA 90291-2409
+1 310-985-4577
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We booked a surf lesson to celebrate my husband’s birthday - and we had great time! Our instructor was very clear, surf-inspiring, charming and we had an amazing californian experience with him! He also made us feel safe in spite of the fact that ot...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having done already 2 days of surfing classes in Bali, I had some understanding of the basics but still wanted my 2 hour set to be treated as a first time and it payed off. My instructor was Jonny or Johnny (sorry dude, dunno if...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Will took my three young Kiwi boys and myself (40 year old Mom 😂) for a two hour lesson today. We all got up and had a blast. Will was patient and most importantly - fun! He understood each kids needs and responded appropriately. We...More

Thank Ruth T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My grandson had a marvelous experience with Lulu as instructor last year so for our vacation this year we arranged a lesson again with her. Kapowui does not guarantee that you get who you ask for or that when you sign up for a private...More

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Kapowui, Owner at Kapowui, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Disappinted, I reflected on the way I handled this after you left and I felt terrible. I looked for you on the beach but I couldn't find you to make up for my mistake. FYI, Lulu's parents were in town from Brazil, whom she hadn't...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had never surfed before! my daughter and I found them online - it was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had ! Todd was our surf teacher and he was excellent. Both my daughter and I were able to stand on the board...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great experience with our instructor Alex. He was kind, enthusiastic and could relay what to do with ease of understanding. I would do it 100 times.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best instructors around!! They have made a surfer out of our daughter. Our instructor “sea Best instructors around!! They have made a surfer out of our daughter. Our instructor “sea bear” was very patient with all of us and made sure we understood all instructions...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I booked a 1.5 hour lesson with Juan to celebrate me turning 30 and I honestly couldn't have asked for a better experience. I get very anxious when trying things outside my comfort zone so naturally I was very apprehensive when I...More

Thank Cristiana24688
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jeremie was terrific! He was attentive to all three of my children ages 10, 13 and 15, and worked hard to make sure all four of us were successful catching waves. He was knowledgeable and super fun to work with. We all highly recommend Kapowui.

Thank Terri S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I just completed 3 days of lessons with Eduardo and it was fantastic. One of the best times of my life. I am 60 overweight outa shape and he had me up on my first ride. He explained everything clearly, made me comfortable, offered constructive...More

Thank Dale J
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Venice has always danced to its own beat as the
epicenter of bohemian culture in Los Angeles. Along
the boardwalk there are street performers and local
craftsmen selling their wares. Original paintings,
souvenirs, and jewelry are on display. Crowds of
visitors marvel at the sites while weightlifting
enthusiasts pump iron in plain view, and skateboarders
do their tricks around the skate park. All of it
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Response from RickfromHamilton | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend it, but agree, it's best to contact the company They are a great outfit.