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“Excellent surf instructors”

Poipu Beach Surf School
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Poipu Beach Surf School Kauai is owned and operated by professional waterman and former pro bodyboarder Doug Muraoka. Poipu Beach Surf School is committed to providing each of its guests with a safe, fun, friendly surfing experience. Experience and Credentials Doug and his expert staff are all lifeguard trained, CPR certified, local watermen who have been surfing and teaching for years. For your added ocean safety, an official county of Kauai lifeguard station is located right at Poipu Beach in Kauai. Connected to the Ocean Douglas Muraoka was born and raised on the island of Kauai. Doug was raised by his grandparents got introduced to the ocean at an early age because his grandparents were avid fisherman who went fishing five days a week Monday through Friday Doug having no other choice than to go fishing every day at 6 AM spent half of the day at the ocean five days a week. Doug Muraoka Professional Bodyboarder Doug seeing surfers and bodyboarders at the beach he started bodyboarding at 10 years old. Doug picked up on body boarding quick and got his first sponsor which was Poipu Surf and Sport. Doug did local bodyboard contests for years and always made the final's. Doug also qualified for the Hawaii state surfing tournament every year. In 1989 when Doug graduated high school he became a pro bodyboarder and travel mostly to California and Hawaii doing the PSAA bud professional surfing tour. In 1998 Doug won his first pro contest in the drop knee division. As years went on Doug decided to start surfing. Doug loves surfing so much that he surfs 99% of the time now. With his passion for surfing he decided he wants to teach the world to surf so everyone can see how fun the ancient Hawaiian sport of surfing really is. Doug founded Poipu Beach surf school in 2005!
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Excellent surf instructors”
Reviewed 27 March 2012

These instructors teach everyone, young and old. They are very patient and try hard to be sure everyone has a safe, but fun time. You will be tired at the end!

Visited February 2012
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Boise, Idaho, United States
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Watching the kids”
Reviewed 27 February 2012

We enrolled our grand kids and kids in this one sunny day. What a hoot. Not for me, but for the younger generation!

Visited February 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great instructors, loved it”
Reviewed 9 February 2012

Yes there are rocks at the end of the end of the beach where the lessons take place, but you have plenty of time to turn around before that. These guys were very dedicated and got our 6, 9 and 12 year old daughters up surfing so quickly. The waves in this part of the beach are perfect to learn ( at least they were the days we were there).

Thank Philippe_DC
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great location, unsafe beach”
Reviewed 25 January 2012

A bit dangerous for surfers, but is great fun to do! :)

Visited February 2011
Thank Sirani M
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Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fun low-key lesson”
Reviewed 13 January 2012

The surf school is run out of a tent on Poipu Beach. The instructor was fun and got all three of us to ride the waves (10 year old son and my wife and I). We did have a little issue with the equipment, but our instructor quickly resolved that.

This is a small business and does seem a little disorganized, but we really enjoyed our first surfing experience.

Thank Erinmart
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