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Address: 75-5909 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1323
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Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors are born and raised in the islands. Who...

Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors are born and raised in the islands. Who better to visit when in Kona but the Natives! Surf with actual Hawaiian Lifeguards, take a Kayak Tour or learn how to Stand Up Paddle. HLSI is a family owned and operated Big Island Surf School. Come surf with our OHANA! Located in the Heart of Kailua-Kona On Ali'i Drive. South of mile marker 1. Situated between the Kona Reef Resort and Ali'i Cove. Across the street from Honls Beach Park (Wai'aha Bay).

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My husband and I dive, but wanted to try a different water experience, so we picked surfing. We purchased the semi private lessons (couple lesson) but we are very different levels... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Alaska

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Alaska
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I dive, but wanted to try a different water experience, so we picked surfing. We purchased the semi private lessons (couple lesson) but we are very different levels of physical health- It didn't matter they had both of us up and surfing almost right away. I never feel comfortable or confidante as a obese woman, but here... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My time in Kona has been spent trying out many different things, yoga, poke and of course surfing. I've tried multiple surf lessons from a plethora of surf shops on the islands and I can say hands down this is by far one of the best! You will not find on any surf school with a price this low and... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I moved to Kailua-Kona permanently from Manhattan (NYC) almost 6 months ago. Learning how to surf has been on my bucket list even though I'm almost 59 years old. But, after experiencing a couple of lessons with two different companies whose instructors were sub-par, I was feeling a bit discouraged. Then a local friend of ours recommended... More 

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Milwaukee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I didn't think I'd be able to surf due to my physical fitness. The in class intro course was great and the techniques I learned were very helpful. When we got on the water the lifeguard surf instructors were awesome and very encouraging. I even managed to stand up on my board multiple times! I would definitely recommend this company... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Loved the surf family of captain Rick,Tiff and Jacob. I'm not a strong swimmer and was very doubtful but these guys made it safe and fun. I stood up 3 times and want to keep on surfin' now!

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

My husband and I visited the Big Island on our honeymoon and had been gifted a surfing lesson with Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors. We had a great experience with them from start to finish. On the day we had originally booked, a strong current made for less-than-ideal conditions. The company gave us a call and suggested we rebook for a... More 

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Augusta, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Booked our granddaughters, aged 8 and 10 surf lessons on their website. Great email responses and customer service. They were very friendly and clued into kids! The instructions were very good and the instructors at the beach were fantastic. Thanks to John and Jacob the girls were up and surfing for their first time.

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Thank 359debrae
New Orleans
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

My wife and I took a lesson with Jake and it was just amazing! We both had a blast, caught a ton of waves and thanks to Jake's advice we were actually able to stand up on the board many times! Everyone was extremely friendly and I recommend them to anyone.

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Thank Anonymous A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic Hawaiian experience! This is a family run business and everyone was simply top notch! Excellent service throughout the experience of classroom training and in-water surfing, they made sure to remember everyone's name and what is needed to improve. I especially liked their enthusiasm and positive attitudes when working with so many first timers. Highly recommended! 👍🏻

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Thank Scott C
pompano beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The instructors were very patient and thorough. I was able to surf on my very first try and I am over 50 years old.

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