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Address: 5-5134 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96714
Phone Number:
+1 808-482-0749
08:00 - 15:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 15:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Kauai Learn to Surf Lesson
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Private Kauai Learn to Surf Lesson

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Surfing right from the start!

We had 2 days of surfing with Hawaiian Surfing Adventures: one for the guys and one for the girls. Our teacher, Yam, was great! He had all of us up and surfing right away. Hanalei... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Angela M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had 2 days of surfing with Hawaiian Surfing Adventures: one for the guys and one for the girls. Our teacher, Yam, was great! He had all of us up and surfing right away. Hanalei Bay is the perfect place to learn to surf: the waves aren't too big and break near enough to shore that the swim back to... More 

Thank Angela M
Dahlonega, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These guys are first class and absolutely can teach anyone how to surf...including me! Jake was a great instructor!

Thank GOP3434
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us took a lesson on the first day and then rented 4 boards for the entire week. It is Christmas week so the whole island is packed, this place included. But I loved how they were flexible and placed the focus on getting us out on the waves to surf. Some tips: 1. When busy, the cash register... More 

Thank WadeJE
Bali, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My teenage boys and my 10 year old son had never surfed. I arranged a lesson and to my surprise they said "sounds fun". Fun it was. Hanalei Bay is ideal for learning with gentle rolling waves and smooth sandy bottom. We all had a blast and it was highlight of our vacation. The coaches were friendly and a joy... More 

Thank Joel C
Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We joined Scotty for a surf lesson. My boys had had lessons before, so this was a refresher course for them. The surf shop is very convenient and the folks there are great. We went to Hanalei Beach for lessons. I do believe this is one of the most beautiful, comfortable beaches I have ever been to. No coral to... More 

Thank d22randy
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I signed up for a group lesson and were lucky enough for it to be just us and our instructor Sean. He was very funny and easy to talk to. We had a great lesson and we both got up multiple times. The shop shuttles you down to Hanalei Beach and back after when you are done.... More 

Thank Erin B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Hawaiian Surfing Adventures nailed it providing a GREAT experience for my 16 yr old son. It was his first time surfing and from the 3rd try on he was riding 'tasty waves' on Hanalei Bay

Thank Bradley N
Allen, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Hawaiian Surfing Adventures was great! I booked two private lessons for our 12 and 10 year old sons the day before our lesson. When we arrived the morning of their lesson, Uncle Kenny greeted us warmly and had our paperwork ready to go. The check in process was efficient and quick. The boys rode in a cool, amphibious vehicle with... More 

Thank Jennifer C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Enjoyed 2 lessons with Makai, and was very happy with the results. What a beautiful place to surf, right in front of Puff the Magic Dragon. Thank you all. Mitch was funny and Lynn very helpful. I really enjoyed my experience and have photo's too to show my friends. I'll be back next year and hopefully will be able to... More 

Thank sashalute
Kirkland, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

What a great time! David was a really good teacher, thoroughly professional with a feeling of what his participant can do. He was very encouraging and he obviously loves what he does. You can also rent boards and Surfing Adventures will deliver them and pick them up from the Hanalei Bay area. Thanks for taking me in the big waves.... More 

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