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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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Great time with HLS <3

A lot of fun! And good vibes from the staff :D The prices were so good, you can't miss surf lessons... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
estelaivonne
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Mexico City, Mexico
My son can surf!

Taylor and Jacob were both awesome. My 10 year old was shredding it within 30 minutes. Very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
linksnw71
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Eugene, 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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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75-5909 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1323
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+1 808-324-0442

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Reviewed 3 days ago

A lot of fun! And good vibes from the staff :D The prices were so good, you can't miss surf lessons in Hawaii!

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Thank estelaivonne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Taylor and Jacob were both awesome. My 10 year old was shredding it within 30 minutes. Very positive energy! Family business. Won’t go anywhere else

Thank linksnw71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These guys are awesome. They were fun, personable, and knew their stuff. We had a great time. If you are wanting to learn to surf, I’d highly recommend HLSI!

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Thank Mike F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Kona during October 2017 and had never been surfing before. Called ahead of time to schedule a lesson, and they warned me that waves may be slow, as that is typically the slow season for surfing. Rather than lock me into a reservation, they...More

Thank Kyle C
Kihani12305, Manager at Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha Kyle, Thank you for joining us out on the waves and also for taking the time to share your surf experience too. So glad to read you had a great time with your private instructor and got a bunch of waves even on a...More

Reviewed 18 October 2017

My husband and I were brand new to surfing and were very excited to try. We had a great quick lesson from Tiffany on how to get up on the board, and at the beach, we met with Paul and Jake, our instructors. They were...More

Thank MarzAlbert
Kihani12305, General Manager at Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Aloha guys, Mahalo for joining our team out on the waves and for taking the time to share your experience, it means a lot! We are so happy to hear you guys have fallen in love with surfing too- that is always our ultimate goal❤🤙🌴

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I'm visiting Hawaii on honeymoon and decided to get my first ever surf lesson. I'm happy to say that I'm now part of HLSI's Ohana. The advice and guidance during my lesson- firstly at the home base and then from Jake on the waves was...More

Thank Graham T
Kihani12305, General Manager at Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Aloha Graham, We loved reading your review! We are so stoked you had a successful surf session and are honored ypu chose us for your very 1st surf experienece ever. From rides to wipe out and everything in between we thank you for allowing us...More

Reviewed 28 August 2017

I had researched Big Island/Kailua-Kona surf lessons for my son and daughter. Both of them were on swim team for many years. A friend of my daughter's joined us but did not have the water sport background. Hawaii lifeguard Surf instructors were the best choice...More

Thank swimmer's_mom
Kihani12305, Manager at Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your families surfing experience & writing a review, we greatly appreciate feedback. We are so glad to hear everyone enjoyed themselves out of the waves with Jake, John & Paul as well as surf class with Tiff...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

While visiting the big island of Hawaii our 8 yo grandson wanted to try surfing. Our place in Kailua/Kona was around the corner from the Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors shop and called for a last minute class. They had an opening that morning. At the...More

Thank Nazsnaz
Kihani12305, Manager at Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

We are so happy to hear your son had a great time on the waves with Paul! We appreciate your time and thank you for sharing your review as well. Our goal is to share our passion and love of surfing with everyone we can...More

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We were all lined up to learn how to surf with HLSI, however unfortunately the day of our lesson there were only waves once every 15ish minutes. They let us know that we weren't likely going to catch many waves out there, and gave us...More

Thank khahmcdevitt
Kihani12305, Manager at Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Aloha guys, Thank you for taking the time to share your folks surf experience here and writing up a review, even though we were unable to get you guys surfing with us. We truly appreciate the feedback. As much as we would have loved to...More

Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

4 of us booked our first-ever surfing lesson with HLSI, we had 2 instructors taking care of us in the water after a briefing at the school. All instructors were patient and encouraging, got us all on the boards for in the first few attempts!...More

Thank RCRCHK
Kihani12305, Manager at Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Mahalo for taking the time to share your surf review with us all. We truly appreciate the feedback. We are happy to hear everyone had a great time surfing with our team and look forward to getting you all on the waves again with us...More

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