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Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors

75-5909 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1323
+1 808-324-0442
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Awesome surfing intro experience

Highly recommend taking a private surf intro class from HLSI... Tiffany was great to deal with... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago
daveben3775
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Calgary, Canada
Surfing in Kona

So personable,experenced,felt totally safe and had blast. Jake was so complementary and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
realhappy
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Oregon
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Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors are born and raised in the islands. Who better to visit when on the Big Island of Hawaii but the Natives! Learn how to surf the Kona style waves with our ohana (family) of Hawaiian watermen. Located in the Heart of Kailua-Kona On Ali'i Drive. HLSI proudly works with the Make A Wish Foundation year round and a family owned and operated Big Island Surf School since the 1990's.
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75-5909 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1323
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Highly recommend taking a private surf intro class from HLSI... Tiffany was great to deal with getting set up and for the dry-lamd training, very friendly, patient and enthusiastic. Jake was an amazing instructor, very professional and safety consious yet still had lots of fun,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

So personable,experenced,felt totally safe and had blast. Jake was so complementary and interesting. All I can say is do it you will not regret!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful experience! Everyone went above and beyond to ensure we had a great time despite high surf and needing to reschedule. Jake was phenomenal in the water- extremely encouraging and engaging! We had a blast and would recommend them to anyone who...More

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Kihani12305, General Manager at Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Mahalo Alesha and Aaron for joining us and for your review. Glad we were able to get you guys back out on the water with us after the BIG waves calmed down enough to make in enjoyable. We appreciate your kind words and feedback. Mahalo,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the 2nd time our family has had surf lessons from Hawaii life surf instructors. They are so genuine and helpful. From the first phone call with Tiffany, she is happy and willing to work with my family to get us all surging at...More

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Kihani12305, General Manager at Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha Wharmby family! Thank you so much for your kind words and review here. It means so much to us that you entrust your entire family with us out on the ocean. We thank you for another year out on the Kona waves and wish...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an absolute blast learning to surf here! Everyone was fun and encouraging with a great sense of humour. Would definitely recommend for anyone wanting to give surfing a go!More

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Kihani12305, General Manager at Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Mahalo Jordan for your share here. We appreciate you coming out and surfing wirh us and taking the time to share your surf experience too! Truly means a lot to read your feedback and hear you had a blast out on the waves. Much Aloha,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tifani was great helping set up the lesson. Jake was awesome with the instruction. This was my second time with Jake and plan on returning for more. Selecting the right board, talking me through the process, standing up and riding the waves my first time....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jake was an amazing instructor! For first timers he helped us with tecnique and made it SO fun!! I would definately recommend HLSI to anyone! Also learned Jake is probably the only true Hawaiian instructor on the island... keep it local! Thanks for such a...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

We loved our morning with HLSI. Rick and his team do a great job of making sure everyone had fun and stayed safe. We had three instructors for 5 people so we were in good hands. The instructors were very attentive and encouraging. One of...More

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Kihani12305, Manager at Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Happy New Year folks! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and glad to hear you all had a great time on the waves with our team. Mahalo again for joining us.

Reviewed 2 January 2018

My boys had a great time surfing and with the last group for the day were out an extra 20 minutes! We would recommend Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors.

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Kihani12305, General Manager at Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Thank you guys for bringing your boys down to surf the Kona Style waves with us. We appreciate your feedback and so glad the boys had a great time too.

Reviewed 30 December 2017

We had a great 2 days surfing with HLSI. Everyone was amazing beginning with Tifani in the shop and Jake on the water. If I get back to the big island I will surf with HLSI again.More

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Kihani12305, General Manager at Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Thank you guys for joining us twice out there on the waves this holiday season. We appreciate you guys also taking the time to share your feedback and write a review. Glad you guys had a great time with Jake riding waves. Mahalo from us...More

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