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Poipu Beach Surf School

2100 Hoone Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
+1 808-652-9590
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Private surf lesson. Intermediate with Jeremy.

Got to know a great surf spot and some good tips from Jeremy to help my improve my surfing. Showed... read more

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Nicholas A
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Victoria
First Time Surfing

It was my first time surfing and I was staying in Poipu, so we chose Poipu Beach Surf School out of... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Seth S
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Poipu Beach Surf School Kauai is owned and operated by professional waterman and former pro bodyboarder Doug Muraoka. Poipu Beach Surf School is committed to providing each of its guests with a safe, fun, friendly surfing experience. Experience and Credentials Doug and his expert staff are all lifeguard trained, CPR certified, local watermen who have been surfing and teaching for years. For your added ocean safety, an official county of Kauai lifeguard station is located right at Poipu Beach in Kauai. Connected to the Ocean Douglas Muraoka was born and raised on the island of Kauai. Doug was raised by his grandparents got introduced to the ocean at an early age because his grandparents were avid fisherman who went fishing five days a week Monday through Friday Doug having no other choice than to go fishing every day at 6 AM spent half of the day at the ocean five days a week. Doug Muraoka Professional Bodyboarder Doug seeing surfers and bodyboarders at the beach he started bodyboarding at 10 years old. Doug picked up on body boarding quick and got his first sponsor which was Poipu Surf and Sport. Doug did local bodyboard contests for years and always made the final's. Doug also qualified for the Hawaii state surfing tournament every year. In 1989 when Doug graduated high school he became a pro bodyboarder and travel mostly to California and Hawaii doing the PSAA bud professional surfing tour. In 1998 Doug won his first pro contest in the drop knee division. As years went on Doug decided to start surfing. Doug loves surfing so much that he surfs 99% of the time now. With his passion for surfing he decided he wants to teach the world to surf so everyone can see how fun the ancient Hawaiian sport of surfing really is. Doug founded Poipu Beach surf school in 2005!
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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2100 Hoone Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
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Reviewed yesterday

Got to know a great surf spot and some good tips from Jeremy to help my improve my surfing. Showed me where /how I could surf on my own safely for the rest of my trip. Thanks guys. Plus the intro video may win an...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was my first time surfing and I was staying in Poipu, so we chose Poipu Beach Surf School out of convenience. Alex was our instructor, he was personable, helpful and a great teacher! My friend and I were both surfing by the end of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our instructor was able to make this group lesson seem individual. Everybody was able to get up by the end. Surfing was a lot of fun

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took a beginner lesson and was standing up on the board and riding waves within 15 minutes. The instructor was great and the waves here are perfect for beginners. The equipment was in good condition.

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Thank ken399
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Alex our instructor was great so was the rest of the staff, rough day for surf conditions but they were stars patient with us as newbies.

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Thank mzufelt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful beach with great waves for a beginner like myself. Alex broke down the fundamentals of surfing and was very patient.

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Thank tomball633
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jordan was great. Patient. Encouraging. Both my surfing-naive 12 yo girls were riding waves to the beach by the end of their 90 min lesson in a pretty brisk surf.

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Thank Robert S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 11 year old went out with Jason and had a great time. The waves were huge but he felt totally comfortable and won't stop talking about it.

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Thank Amandah H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our surf instructor Alex was great. He also gave us some fun travel recommendations to check out while we were in Kauai.

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Thank sarahfinabelle
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Alex was great instructor. He was approachable, knowledgeable and helpful. Just wish had a little time to try the waves on own. Weather was great and had enjoyable time getting up and surfing for first time! Let's do it again!

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