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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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Hours Today: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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505 Front St, Located in the Shops at 505, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1208
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Reviewed today

Our guide Kelson (hope i spell it right!) was excellent and managed to get us surfing by the end of the lesson! The spot has very quick and small waves, so one has plenty of opportunity to learn. There is a bit of waiting though...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank bbbl05
Reviewed today

My family of young adults thoroughly enjoyed their lesson. They would have liked some more actual surfing time as they had to wait for each person to take a turn. Otherwise the instructor was great and so were the other guys in the shop!

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Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed today

Great place, It was my 3rd experience on board. it was really fun. Thank you again to have me introduced to this amazing sport. Aloha

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LucaT232
Reviewed yesterday

We made a semi-private reservation for 4 grandchildren aged 12-17 to learn to Surf in Lahaina Harbor in Maui. The instructor was excellent with teaching the kids & giving them all individual attention & instruction. They all had a wonderful time for their first surfing...More

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Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Carlyn D
Reviewed 3 days ago

About 7 years ago, I tried a surf lesson in Australia and never got up on the board. With Kevin's help, I rode an entire wave in on my first attempt! According to Kevin, a state champion surfer, the area where these lessons are held...More

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Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ctaylo83
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Kevin was a great instructor for my wife and I. We booked a semi-private surf lesson at 10:30 and the waves were gentle and Kevin was very patient with teach us the basics so that each of us could get up. Good balance of time...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank BDM204
Reviewed 1 week ago

Group surfing lessons. Me, my husband, 3 children (19,17,12). We had a wonderful time with Sierra and Kayla. They were excellent teachers and all of us beginners were having a blast. They were very patient and kind and were very good at tailoring their instructions...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Iwe were with a group of 7 and booked the semi private session. 2 instructors went with us and they really helped us master the basics of surfing. If we come back to Maui I will book here again .. No question about it!

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Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Dennis D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kevin and the staff at Royal Hawaiian Surf were all amazing. Kevin took our three (young adult) sons out together. He was very patient as this was their first time ever surfing. All three had a great time. Mom & Dad were happy with the...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PatriciaMV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kevin and Sierra were really excellent instructors teaching the technique and getting us in the water to try it out giving pointers along the way. They tailored each interaction with each surfer to their experience and comfort level taking some of us in the group...More

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Date of experience: February 2019
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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
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davedianne718
4 June 2018|
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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
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ravitej12
2 November 2017|
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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
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