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Kauai Surf School

2400 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
+1 808-651-6032
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Very good for learning!

We have seen quite a lot of surf beaches. This one is excellent for beginners - surf and waves... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Constantin_R
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Vienna, Austria
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Awesome First Surf Lesson

GO HERE. I had my first surfing lesson at Kauai Surf School. I would recommend coming at least 30... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John M
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The Kauai Surf School offers Group, Private surf lessons, and Surf Clinics daily at the Kiahuna Beach in Poipu.
  • Excellent90%
  • Very good5%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hour lesson” (6 reviews)
“these guys” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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2400 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
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+1 808-651-6032
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have seen quite a lot of surf beaches. This one is excellent for beginners - surf and waves. And of course the Surf Instructors: very good. Just listen to them and don‘t try by yourself ;-)

Thank Constantin_R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

GO HERE. I had my first surfing lesson at Kauai Surf School. I would recommend coming at least 30 min early to find parking. Parking is free though, just before the Sheraton Hotel on your left. It is about a 5 min walk to the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We return every summer to surf with the Kauai Surf School - and even spent #10 Hanging Ten with Alan and Kyle! With any sport, you never stop learning and growing. Private lessons have allowed our son to continue getting better each summer. Alan and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sparky and Asher were great and enthusiastic instructors. My entire family of 5 took a brief surf lesson and then headed into the water until we were physically exhausted. Thanks to a lot of patience and instruction, we all got some real surfing in for...More

Thank Shamus S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommend signing up here for surfing lessons. Kyle was a real sport with our small crew of inexperienced surfers. By the end of the session my daughter was surfing!

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Alan got our kids to love surfing (our 5yr old was up and riding!). Thank you for the wonderful instruction and fun!

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Our surf instructor Alan was awesome! He did a great job of teaching our kids and making it really fun. Highly recommended!!

Thank Jeremy L
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

I've decided that paying to have someone pick out the wave, tell you when to start paddling and then push you into the wave is worth every penny! In 90min I get as much surfing as I can physical handle and most people are done...More

Thank slashby
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KauaiSurfSchool, Manager at Kauai Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Mahalo for surfing with us and we look forward to seeing you both next time you are on Kauai! Aloha!!! Kauai Surf School

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

The guys at Kauai Surf School make surfing easy -- at least relatively easy! They are so encouraging, offering helpful tips to stand up and ride the waves. Plus they do all of the work carefully reading the waves and choosing the right ones. I...More

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KauaiSurfSchool, Manager at Kauai Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Mahalo for surfing with us! Now that you are hooked we look forward to seeing you out in the water the next time you are on Kauai. Aloha!!!

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had a great lesson with Alan the other day. He was patient and fun, and we caught a bunch of waves. Hope to come back!

Thank Meg492
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KauaiSurfSchool, Owner at Kauai Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Mahalo for surfing with us!!! Hope to see you guys again. Aloha

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mocomm35
25 May 2017|
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Response from KauaiSurfSchool | Property representative |
Aloha Gerry If you guys can catch your own waves, turn with the wave, and get off the wave when you want then I would say there is not a need for lessons. If any of those actions are an issue a lesson can help build the... More
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preacha50
21 March 2017|
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Response from KauaiSurfSchool | Property representative |
Aloha! Swimming is the number one prerequisite. With that said we surf in waist deep water about 40 yards of the sand and your leash will keep your board close to you if you fall off. If you can swim you are fine. But if you... More
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momlindsay
12 September 2016|
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Response from Lori E | Reviewed this property |
The North shore, Hanalei Bay. I wouldn't worry to much about finding the right waves for their ability level. We surfed on the bunny waves, yet, a few hundred feet down the shore were bigger waves. I am sure the North shore... More
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