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Gone Surfing Hawaii

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Address: Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96830-2024
Phone Number:
+1 808-429-6404
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00

At Gone Surfing Hawaii, we live the motto, "Less Work / More...

At Gone Surfing Hawaii, we live the motto, "Less Work / More Surf" because being in the ocean isn't just our job, it's a lifestyle and we love it. Our qualified instructors teach all ages fundamental techniques that can have anyone surfing in no time. So whether you're charging waves for the first time, or taking your skills to the next level, let us bring a little "More Surf" into your life. When you're ready to journey beyond Waikiki, join us for a full day's adventure along the North or East shores exploring surf spots, sights and local foods.

Gone Surfing Hawaii is a small, locally owned and operated company.

All Our lessons and Tours start on the sand with ocean awareness and safety. Then we get you right into the surf for a rush of wind and waves. No worries, our licensed instructors are trained in first aid and lifeguard CPR. Once in the water, we show you how to read the waves, position your take off, and the etiquette of wave riding. Whether you're a one-on-one type or you prefer fun with friends, our customized lessons and tours are built to make your adventure on the waves one to remember.

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USD 110.00*
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2-Hour Semi-Private Small Group Surfing Lesson
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USD 100.00*
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2-Hour Small Group Stand-Up Paddleboarding Experience
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USD 140.00*
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Private Standup-Paddleboard Experience

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Learned to surg

My daughter, 20 years old, took lesson with instructor and paid for photographer too. She loved it, learned a lot and said it was fun!! Trevor and Al were super helpful and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter, 20 years old, took lesson with instructor and paid for photographer too. She loved it, learned a lot and said it was fun!! Trevor and Al were super helpful and friendly. She definitely recommends it!

Thank Bootyjudy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 7 year old son and I took a private lesson with Trevor and Shaun. We have both surfed before and come from a surfing family. Needless to say we were pretty particular on who we wanted to take a lesson from. We made the best choice possible! Aloha!

Thank Claudia R
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We convinced my daughters' to try surfing while in Honolulu on vacation and I'm so glad that we got them a lesson with Gone Surfing! Bailey, their instructor, was great for them and made them both feel very confident on the board even though it was their first time surfing. Both have said it was their favorite thing they did... More 

Thank Timothy B
jojoGSH, Manager at Gone Surfing Hawaii, responded to this review

Aloha Timothy, Mahalo for your review and stoked the girls had a great time with Bailey. Our location, although a little further paddle, is a lot less crowded than the main part of Waikiki - we find it best for long waves and safety. Hope to see you guys again on your next holiday. \m/ More 

Richmond, Virginia
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68 reviews
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

I signed up for private surf while husband did private SUP at same time. Both of us were able to stand up and enjoy the time on water. Jake and Trevor were excellent and patient. They even let me come in early when I realized I was getting sea sick (after standing up 4 times on surf board I was... More 

Thank Alison K
Mendham, New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

My husband was in Hawaii in January and he tried surfing with Gone Surfing. It was his first time and Trevor and Kevin were his instructors, who provided great instruction, direction and safety techniques. The husband absolutely loved it. It was such a great experience, we returned in March and he and our daughter went surfing. During this experience, Shawn... More 

Thank Kris W
Port Orchard, Washington
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

This is the second time in two years that my daughters have taken surfing lessons with this company. They are a great group of people who are kind, polite and engaging. They treat my teens with respect and make the whole experience fun! We will recommend Gone Surfing to anyone wanting to learn how to surf!

Thank garrysmom
Santa Rosa, New Mexico
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

We decided to do this on our last day in Hawaii. I am so glad we did. We did a 2 hour lesson with photos. We went out on the water with our instructor Shawn and the photographer. We had so much fun and laughed so hard at ourselves. Shawn was a great instructor and we got a ton of... More 

Thank Rob19821982
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Had a private lesson with Trevor and really enjoyed my time. I manged to stand up on the first on the board in our first try. Thanks Trevor for guiding me! I will try surfing on my next visit to Hawaii :)

Thank Alireza S
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

My wife and I had no prior experience, and felt that we got great friendly instruction in everything from how to try to stand to how to fall safely. Lesson started at the beach where we got the basics and then moved to the water. When we fell Trevor would point out our mistake to help us do better next... More 

Thank Jason R
Bay City, Michigan
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

We booked this through our travel agent thought since four young adults were doing this, all would be together. When we called to confirm, wrong it was two different three hour classes. Eventually they decided to put all four together. When we arrived at the beach forty five minutes early, we looked for over an hour to find them on... More 

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