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Address: 2400 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
Phone Number: +1 808-651-6032
08:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:00

The Kauai Surf School offers Group, Private surf lessons, and Surf Clinics...

The Kauai Surf School offers Group, Private surf lessons, and Surf Clinics daily at the Kiahuna Beach in Poipu.

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Great surf school

Alan is not only a great surf instructor but just a great human being. Our family of 4 with 9 and 8 yo were a bit hesitant to start but made us feel relaxed and in the moment... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Hari A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Alan is not only a great surf instructor but just a great human being. Our family of 4 with 9 and 8 yo were a bit hesitant to start but made us feel relaxed and in the moment right away. All of us rode waves and my 9yo daughter got up on her first try! Alan is amazing. A must... More 

Thank Hari A
Snohomish, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first trip to Hawaii and I gotta at least try surfing, right? It was awesome!! With Asher as our instructor, how can you not stand up on your board at least once. Both my husband and I were able to stand on our third wave. (We're both in our 50's.) I didn't have the endurance to last the entire... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This was my first surf lesson and I opted for the private lesson. The location was perfect in a sheltered and relatively shallow part of the beach. My instructor Kyle was a great teacher who was patient and explained everything really well. After one failed attempt I was up and catching waves for the rest of the lesson. Kyle made... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We had a great time learning to surf. This is a definite must do when in Kauai. The instructors are really friendly and extremely patient. It was tons of fun.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This was my first time surfing and I had a blast. My instructor was the best. I feel so badly that I can't remember his name but he was incredible. He was so patient and explained everything so well that we were both standing by the end. I don't think that would be possible with another instructor. I loved this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We had a great semi-private lesson with Kyle. We had just come off learning to surf in Maui and he knew the break we had surfed and did a fantastic job of explaining the differences and providing instruction for success at Poipu. He was patient and enthusiastic and we would absolutely go back for additional lessons.

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Princeville, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Love this surf school. Instructors are fabulous. A must-do experience if you come to Kauai -- so much fun!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

There are a lot of places to sign up for surf lessons but I was happy I chose Kauai surf school in front of the Sheridan. Asher instructed us on land first. Explaining how to properly position our bodies on a board. We each practiced on land and he critiqued our form with kindness. You could tell he wanted us... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Booked the 3 day Da Trio surf clinic online for the 8 AM start time for 3 surfers (1 adult, 1 teen, 1 tween). Kyle and Alan both are very experienced surfers and were excellent instructors in all respects. Highly recommend this surf school for lessons. They provide foam surfboards and a rashguard to wear for comfort. Da Trio was... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Booked a last minute semi-private lesson for 2 of my children (ages 12 and 7). Asher was great with them, patient, very straightforward and quick to teach basic skills and help the kids try and catch some waves. The "lesson" was 1.5 hours long, and we all felt it was the perfect amount of time - there was lots and... More 

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