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Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors

75-5909 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1323
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Awesome first-time surfing experience!

My husband and I took a private lesson together for our first time ever surfing and I am so glad we... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lauren F
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Beverly, Massachusetts
What an experience, fun and pleasure!

First time surfing, marvelous! Great guidance, good training and help, advice. So much fun!! Jacob... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
dorotheajunk
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Vienna, Austria
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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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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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75-5909 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1323
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I took a private lesson together for our first time ever surfing and I am so glad we decided to go with Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors! Tifani gave us land instruction before we got in the water and was really helpful and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

First time surfing, marvelous! Great guidance, good training and help, advice. So much fun!! Jacob did a great, motivating, inspiring job in his specially friendly way.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I are baby boomers and tried surfing for the first time this week. The instructors were excellent. They were patient, encouraging and reassuring. We were both able to ride some waves. Very exhilarating experience. We’ Be back for more surfing.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is great!!! My husband and I surfed with them almost 4 years ago and they remembered us from the last time! Very friendly and easy to talk to! We’ll definitely be back!

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Tiffany worked with the girls in the classroom to familiarize them with the area they'll be surfing and how to stand on the board. They'd never been surfing before and she patiently answered all their questions treating them like adults. She outfitted them and sent...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Loved our time spent learning to surf. Tifani gave great land instructions and was super knowledgeable. Jake was awesome on the water. He was super positive and full of great energy. We both were able to get up a few times. Don’t hesitate with this...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Tiffany gave us a wonderful instruction to all the basics of surfing inside before Jacob brought up out into the waves. Both of them have immense knowledge of surfing, kindness through all questions, and a great sense of humor. This cove is the perfect place...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

This was a great experience for my daughter and sister. Neither had surfed before, so they were both apprehensive about doing this. The staff and instructors were all incredibly kind, helpful and all had positive attitudes. When my daughter or sister fell, they were all...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

We had an excellent time with our four children learning to surf for the morning. The lifeguards were patient with us and took us through all the steps. The lifeguards ensured the children and adults had loads of fun and we all got up on...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We booked the semi-private surfing lessons for our 2 sons (15 & 12). The instructors were doing awesome. Starting with a class room session and then riding the waves. First 15 minutes another group was also having their lessons in the same bay, however the...More

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