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Surfing Made Easy (...relatively speaking...)

The guys at Kauai Surf School make surfing easy -- at least relatively easy! They are so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
fieve
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Berkeley, California
Great surf lesson!

My boyfriend and I had a great lesson with Alan the other day. He was patient and fun, and we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Meg492
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New York
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The Kauai Surf School offers Group, Private surf lessons, and Surf Clinics daily at the Kiahuna Beach in Poipu.
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  • Very good5%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

I had some beginner surfing experience, but not my boyfriend. Allen, our instructor, was the best in the universe. We even booked a second session with him the next day. We had a great time and we really had the opportunity to not only get...More

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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and I are in our mid 50’s and have taken surf lessons in other parts of the world. Our instructor Allen approached the lesson form a totally different perspective! He was so knowledgeable and articulated what we need to do to have som...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

After a week of watching others learn to surf, my wife & I took the plunge and decided to try...no matter how bad we did. We had a great time and got up many times. But, Kyle, our instructor was great teaching, correcting & encouraging...More

Thank Diego P
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

My sister and I had a really fun time learning to surf when we were in Kauai. Neither of us had experience with surfing or any other board sports really, but we both got up on the board and caught some waves! One downside was...More

Thank Sydney S
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

My partner and I have never surfed before, but on our recent trip to Kauai, we decided it was a must try. We had no idea what to expect, but booked a first timer lesson with Kauai Surf School. •We made reservations ahead of our...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Allen was a phenomenal instructor! Three out of four of us had never surfed before and we were all excited & nervous about this new experience. Allen prepared us and took away any fears we may have had by building our confidence and REALLY making...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Took a surf lesson with my 7 year old...he got right up on the first try and loved it. We are going back tomorrow. Alan was a really good instructor. I’ve done beginner lessons a couple times before (elsewhere) and Alan was by far and...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Kauai Surf School is awesome! Allen and Kyle do a terrific job explaining the basics and everything else one needs to know to learn how to surf. Group lessons are very much tailored to your needs and reasonably priced. Even though we didn’t book four...More

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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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