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Hoku Water Sports

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“canoe surfing”(4 reviews)
“poipu beach”(6 reviews)
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Surf lessons, snorkeling, stand up paddling, outrigger canoe rides and beach gear rentals. Your one stop shop for beach and ocean rentals and lessons. Po'ipu's premiere water sports company. We have been surfing and serving Kaua'i since 1990! We are...more
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2251 Poipu Rd, Poolside at the Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756-9534
+1 808-639-9333
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great lesson with Chris. Very easy to understand. He was very attentive and really helped us understand safety. Funny and easy going. I also loved that it was easy to find the kiosk, the surf boards were great and the location fantastic!

Thank DeliseM1
Greg D, Owner at Hoku Water Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha Delise, I'm happy to hear that you had such a good time surfing with Chris. We appreciate your comments and are glad that you joined us for your surfing experience. I will pass on your kind words to Chris; he'll appreciate it. Mahalo.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were only a group of two people, that was perfect. We had the best teacher we could imagine. Chris did a great job with his humor. We highly recommend lessons with Chris to everyone. And at the end of our lesson we could see...More

Thank Elena_aus_B
Greg D, Owner at Hoku Water Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am happy that you enjoyed yourselves with Chris. Thank you for your feedback and nice comments. If you ever make it back to Kaua'i, we hope to see you. Mahalo.

Reviewed 14 September 2018

I have always wanted to try a surfing lesson, but was very nervous because I am getting older (52). We had a wonderful experience with Hoku Watersports. The storefront manager (Gregg, or Glenn) was reassuring and informative. We took a group lesson with another couple,...More

Thank jenweyler
Greg D, Owner at Hoku Water Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Aloha, Thank you so much for the nice review. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed yourselves and that you want to surf again. That's great! I will pass this on to Alika because I know he likes to hear that people had a good...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Neither my son (9 years old) or I have ever been on a surf board. So as we were on holiday in Hawaii from the UK a lesson was in order. Chris was our instructor and was absolutely brilliant. We had such a good time...More

Thank Rosalyn N
Greg D, Owner at Hoku Water Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Aloha Rosalyn, I am so happy to hear that you and your son had such a great time. We really appreciate your positive comments and are glad that you decided to join us. Thank you so much.

Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Great for the kids. Provided everything and were extremely friendly and patient 30 minutes on land and 60 in water with the instructor- smiles on kids faces was priceless

Greg D, Owner at Hoku Water Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2018

Awesome! I love to hear that the kids enjoyed themselves. Thank you for choosing to join us and for your very kind comments. Next time you are on Kaua'i, please visit again. Mahalo.

Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

My kids had private lessons at Hoku Water Sports at the Koa Kea resort at Poipu. We were referred by the Grand Hyatt. The kids instructor was amazing with them and provided them with 30 minutes on the grass and then 60 minutes in the...More

Thank EyeDoc98
Greg D, Owner at Hoku Water Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2018

Thank you so much for the great feedback. We really enjoyed having your crew join us and it was nice to see them having so much fun! Hopefully they will be able to continue their new found skills. Mahalo.

Reviewed 24 May 2018

Called the night before and set a time for 8 AM. Directions provided for meeting location were clear and accurate, parked at public lot at Poipu Beach Park and walked over via the boardwalk in front of the other hotels. Greg was the instructor, and...More

Thank readinJC
Greg D, Owner at Hoku Water Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2018

Thank you so much! I really enjoyed being in the water and sharing the fun of surfing with you. It was a really good lesson and you did great! Hope you continue with it and look us up next time you come to Kaua'i.

Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

I totally recommend this outrigger experience as a hands on way to experience the south shore of Kauai! Our experts Chris and Sheldon were knowledgeable and fun! We did the 5pm trip and the view was breathtaking. We experienced sunset and stopped to watch sea...More

Thank FrannieRon
Greg D, Owner at Hoku Water Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thank you so much for the great feedback. I'm glad that you joined us and had such a great time. Chris and Sheldon will be happy to hear you enjoyed their tour. Mahalo.

Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Boys 15 and 12 went out with a group our last day and we wish we did it first. Beach is awesome instructors better. Just an awesome operation. Can’t say enough good things.More

Thank Andy R
Greg D, Owner at Hoku Water Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Aloha Andy, Thank you! It was a blast having your two boys join us. They listened, had great enthusiasm and had some really good rides. That makes our job even more enjoyable. We appreciate your kind comments. Please visit us again if you make it...More

Reviewed 18 March 2018

Greatly enjoyed our Outrigger Canoe ride on Poipu Beach, guide Chris was very knowledgeable about this sport and great instructor. Highly recommend this Hawaiian experience.

Thank Irena T
Greg D, Owner at Hoku Water Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Thank you so much Irena. We appreciate your positive feedback and are glad you enjoyed yourself with Chris. I saw some of your video and it looked like a great time was had by all! Mahalo.

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15 February 2017|
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Response from Greg D | Property representative |
Hi Nancy. Chris still works with us here at Hoku Water Sports and does do the outrigger canoe rides. The rides are usually done early in the morning between 7:00 and 8:00 am during the week. During the time you are here... More