I've been surfing since childhood and always sucked. I would go out with friends and sit past the breaks because every time I tried to catch a wave I tumbled over my board headfirst. I recently went surfing in California and managed to stand up 3 times in an hour. It motivated me to try and get better. We've been to Kauai 4 times and I've always wanted to surf, but was too nervous. This time I was dead set on taking a lesson and getting out there. We were staying in Poipu and Kauai Surf School was walking distance from our place, so I decided to give it a try. I was very nervous the instructor was going to be some kid half my age with no teaching ability - but that is not the case. Kauai Surf School is staffed by a wonderful surfer and teacher named Allen! He was awesome! Showed me what I had been doing wrong all this time and within about 45 minutes in the water, I was surfing better than I ever had! Don't be afraid to ask for help! And I really lucked out - the waves were kinda big, so I was the only one in my class! For $75.00 I had a 2 hour private lesson - and a free super cool hat. This is by far one of my favorite experiences in 4 years of Kauai vacations! I will likely go again next time to continue to improve. Mahalo Allen!!!!!
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