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Address: 2410 Koa Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3299
Phone Number:
+1 808-386-4872
07:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Aloha,We are a FULL SERVICE SURF SHOP. Lessons, rentals, tours, outrigger...

Aloha,We are a FULL SERVICE SURF SHOP. Lessons, rentals, tours, outrigger canoe rides, accessories, local designs.

Located in the heart of Waikiki, one block from the beach, directly behind the Hyatt Regency. Our building is the Hale Waikiki.

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We used this company a year ago and it was the highlight of our trip. This time we had Leah and Troy as instructors. They were attentive and very encouraging. We weren’t sure... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
sydney s
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used this company a year ago and it was the highlight of our trip. This time we had Leah and Troy as instructors. They were attentive and very encouraging. We weren’t sure what to think since the water was very calm, but they found the right place. So fun, definitely use this company. So laid back and really fun!!!

Thank sydney s
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my 9 and 11 yo surfing with Big Dave. Staff extremely helpful, fun and friendly. We had Pono as instructor and he was terrific! I think they are a great team and will ensure you thoroughly enjoy your time with them. Land instruction is done in their shop. You then walk over to Waikiki beach. The boards are kept... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Let me start by saying, don't waste your money on boards or lessons on Wakiki beach, head straight to Big Wave Dave Surf Co. Here you will find the friendliest staff who are always happy to help, easy to talk to and full of advice for beginners in surfing etc. This franchise also lets you rent products for a much... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

My husband and I booked surf lessons with Alik at Big Dave Surf School. We had surfed several times before but we always go out with an instructor to show us the area. Waikiki surfing is the best for beginners. We caught so many waves. Alika definitely showed us some moves! They took pictures from the beach but they were... More 

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Grand Island, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

My 19 and 8 year olds took a group lesson, and my 5 year old had a private lesson. They caught a lot of waves and looked comfortable on their boards by the end of the lesson. The 5 yo rode the front of the board wi Aliki, who did a great job introducing our son to surfing. All of... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Awesome instruction, really great vibes in the shop. Would recommend for anyone going to Honolulu who wants to surf!

Thank Regan B
Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

We had a group of 7, but 4 fairly young kids. They had 3 instructors for our group, so everyone got plenty of attention. The instructors are very good at making surfing easy for the beginner. We also were fairly lucky by having enough surf to make it fun, but not too hard. I would definitely recommend if you are... More 

Thank dukehuh
Sarnia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Great Service at Big Wave Dave Surf thanks to Troy and everyone, had a great time SUP on the Walden Magic !

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Brisbane Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Our National conference was held in Waikiki this year. As a team building event we wanted to have a surfing lesson for 15 of our senior management team. After dealing with other non responsive local surf companies (over 10 companies contacted) i was impress that Dave himself called me after an email inquiry. Dave continued to assure me he could... More 

Thank Rails81
Branson, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I found Big Wave Dave through an add in a local coupon book. Turns out their prices are good and, just as importantly, they are a delight to work with. I took a group lesson with a colleague and another person and our instructor, Jason, was encouraging and a good instructor. I was riding waves at Waikiki right away! My... More 

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