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Kauai Surf School

2400 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
+1 808-651-6032
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Fun Time

I did a surf lesson last week and had a great time. I was in the lesson two other strangers, a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Reno, Nevada
Instructions on land and in the water

My 3 teens and 46 year old from MI had a private lesson. Never having surfed below they received a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Highland, Michigan
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The Kauai Surf School offers Group, Private surf lessons, and Surf Clinics daily at the Kiahuna Beach in Poipu.
  • Excellent90%
  • Very good5%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rash guard” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 16:00
2400 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
+1 808-651-6032

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I did a surf lesson last week and had a great time. I was in the lesson two other strangers, a father and his young son. I thought the instructor was very helpful and kind. He was patient in teaching us how to surf and...More

Thank MSL-Reno
Reviewed 1 week ago

My 3 teens and 46 year old from MI had a private lesson. Never having surfed below they received a land lesson and then in the water. The practice on land and level of detail was perfect. Once in the water, the instructor held their...More

Thank JenMiTy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter had been begging for surfing lessons since she found out we were coming to Hawaii. The instruction was great and I finally rode all the way to the beach standing on a board!!

Thank edsjas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of four decided to take a lesson and were so glad we did! Our kids, ages 14 & 9, absolutely loved it and us parents had a great time as well. It was our very first try at surfing. Kyle was our instructor...More

Thank peachmom13
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Do you want to use an outdated Styrofoam surfboard which had part of the side of the board literally flapping off? Do you want to get tons of scratches and marks and cuts on your forearm from using an old surfboard + cuts and scrapes...More

1  Thank Katie M
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Kyle was the best! Very attentive and great with the kids. He had them confident in the water and one of them surfing right away! Mom and dad didn't fare as well but Kyle was encouraging and really great! We would go back for sure!

Thank stepgie
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Big props to Kyle at the Kauai Surf School. My kids surfed great and they told us how much they enjoyed Kyle the instructor. He was very laid back, a great communicator and a part of this trip my kids will remember the rest of...More

Thank Doug O
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Allen is a fantastic and totally cool surf instructor. He's friendly and patient and makes surfing so easy to actually do! If you don't surf after a lesson with him, you're probably dead. Lol! Just do the three things he will teach you and you...More

Thank Dan H
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Staff is patient and helpful. Learned the basics. Short walk from rental to the water - which was convenient since we have to carry the boards down. Perfect break and sandy beaches make this an excellent learning spot. Prices are super reasonable. One of us...More

Thank KirklandPeach
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Don't even think twice about booking a surf lesson - do it already! I'd write a long review but it would just echo what everybody else says: Alan is super patient, puts you at ease, and will have you surfing in no time. When your...More

Thank inevittable
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25 May 2017|
Response from KauaiSurfSchool | Property representative |
Aloha Gerry If you guys can catch your own waves, turn with the wave, and get off the wave when you want then I would say there is not a need for lessons. If any of those actions are an issue a lesson can help build the... More
21 March 2017|
Response from KauaiSurfSchool | Property representative |
Aloha! Swimming is the number one prerequisite. With that said we surf in waist deep water about 40 yards of the sand and your leash will keep your board close to you if you fall off. If you can swim you are fine. But if you... More
12 September 2016|
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Response from Lori E | Reviewed this property |
The North shore, Hanalei Bay. I wouldn't worry to much about finding the right waves for their ability level. We surfed on the bunny waves, yet, a few hundred feet down the shore were bigger waves. I am sure the North shore... More