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Expert instructors and professional surfers teach you to ride a wave on your first lesson! We accept all skill levels from first time non swimming surfers to intermediate and advanced surfers looking to improve their surfing or just looking for...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
505 Front St, Located in the Shops at 505, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1208
+1 808-400-6747
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My sister and I did a lesson with the Royal Surf Academy, and were lucky enough to have the group lesson to ourselves with Tavner and Calson (spelling?). They make it look easy - we had a super time learning, and managed to ride a...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and daughter took surf lessons for two days in a row! Sierra the first day and Josh the second! They were both amazing instructors who were very patient , safe, and encouraging! Everyone learns differently and at a different pace! They understood that...More

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Thank Piney50
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful time and great company. We had Kevin as our instructor and he made sure we got up on a wave. Had taken a previous surf lesson elsewhere, and this was better by leaps and bounds. Great lesson. Just do it.

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Thank Jadh L
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent our last day in Hawaii catching some Waves. Josh our instructor was amazing. He took his time to show us all the steps of how to surf. We were up the first wave. Soon will be surfing pipe lol. Highly...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was totally awesome. Sister and I loved it. Not only were Josh and Tanner very knowledgeable instructors, but they were very friendly and made the experience really incredible. One I will never forget. The feeling of standing was amazing. Wiped out a lot and...More

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

AMAZING!!! Highly recommend. Professional, knowledgeable and very friendly teacher. They also have a wonderful photographer. I would recommend to anyone interested in learning how to surf.

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Thank heatherccaldwell88
Reviewed 8 October 2018

This was our second time to this surf school first with our kids and this time we brought our friends. It is a blast! Everyone there is so good at helping you through the process and making you feel comfortable learning a new sport. We...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2018

Josh really helped us to take the first steps, or should I say the first Rides? Great experience. Would recommend this place to everyone who wants to feel the adrenaline of riding a wave.

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Thank bernardwolters
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The staff has the most amazing technique for first timers and beginners. Kevin and Jedi truly make it a great fun day. The bigger the group, the more fun. Advanced training from Royal Hawaiian can easily be customized with a phone call.

Thank 426spencerm
Reviewed 15 September 2018

My 8 year old daughter got a private lesson and was able to surf right away. She had a blast with her instructor and we got some great photos. Totally worth it and I would recommend using them if you want to surf!

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Elaine K
10 July 2018|
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Response from RHSAcademy | Property representative |
Aloha and thank you for your question! We have a minimum requirement age for our group lessons(10yrs old) but we can be flexible with age on a private lesson. A group lesson consist of up to 5 students per one instructor. A... More
4 June 2018|
Response from RoyalHawaiianSurf | Property representative |
We are located right in Lahaina town, about 5-10min walk from the harbor area. Our group rates are 75$ per person but if you give us a call, we can give you a family rate! You can also check out our website! Mahalo Nui
Ravitej S
2 November 2017|
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Response from RoyalHawaiianSurf | Property representative |
Cancellations: Customers will receive a full refund with 24 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances, such as... More