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Address: Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
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+1 808-371-9504
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Hook Up is the best!

You'll be sure to have a great experience with Hook Up. I was a brand spankin' n00bie at both surfing & stand up paddle-boarding. Loved learning from, and hanging with, both Ivan... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
melcstaygu
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You'll be sure to have a great experience with Hook Up. I was a brand spankin' n00bie at both surfing & stand up paddle-boarding. Loved learning from, and hanging with, both Ivan and Jenn. They are very down to earth and kind. Bring your sense of humor and take their advice on popping some Dramamine beforehand if you're prone to... More 

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Frisco, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We signed up for a semi-private with Jen and Ivan for our first surf lesson ever. Two other young boys joined us and they were both great to add to the group, so the lesson melded into a group rather than semi-private, but Jen and Ivan managed the group so well that it did not matter. We met them at... More 

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San Diego, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

My son (9 years old) had a surf lesson with Ivan 10 months ago and had a great time! We were back in town for the holidays and booked a second lesson. Jen was great! She kept the lesson very relaxed and he had another great experience. He stood up several times and surfed with the sea turtles. We will... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I just wanted to say thank you so much to Ivan and Jen! Me and my 2 friends (32-35 years old) decided to take some surfing lessons while in Honolulu. There are tons of surf lessons all over, both on the beach and online. Some are cheaper than others, but in the end through some good reviews we decided to... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

My girlfriend and I decided to take 2 semi-private lessons with Ivan and Jen over the course of 2days during our vacation in Hawaii and they had us up 'shreddin' the waves in no time. With Jens' easy-going attitude and Ivans confident demeanor quickly we were quickly able to pop-up on our first few waves and found the advice and... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I'm a 60yo woman who has never surfed before. I had a 2 day stop over in Honolulu and decided to give it a go after reading the great reviews. Ivan was the best instructor I could ever have wished for! It was easy to book the lesson. He gave initial instructions on land before getting in the water. He... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Yesterday I booked private, 2 hour lesson with these guys. I've never done any surfing before and they had me on the board catching waves within the first hour. Before getting into water I got briefed on how to stay safe, and during lesson Jen was focused on me getting most out of my time with them. I will definitely... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The reviews are accurate! Best surf lessons in town. I was up and on my board within minutes. Don't miss this opportunity.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I was real nervous to surf, especially after hearing all the things I had to do, but I was able to get up on my first wave thanks to Ivan. He kept the lessons very relaxed so I didnt feel the need to overthink and I had a terrific experience. The right amount of guidance, sas, and correction. Im hoping... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

My younger cousin (19 years) and myself (38 years) booked a semi-private lesson with Ivan. Neither of us had surfed before and were a bit nervous about the experience. Ivan was absolutely amazing. He instantly made us feel at ease the moment we met him, and gave such simple and easy-to-follow instructions. We both stood up several times and had... More 

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