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Address: Weke Road, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
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+1 808-212-5962

Surfing & stand-up paddling instruction, classes, & guided tours....

Surfing & stand-up paddling instruction, classes, & guided tours. Outrigger canoe surfing rides, Hanalei River cruises, wildlife & snorkel excursions. We have surf parties where we provide numerous activities at once for business functions, wedding parties, surf camps, or private parties. Seasonal Napali Coast camping trips are available. All ages and experience levels are welcome, everyone is guaranteed success. For the more advanced skill levels ask about our guided surf sessions. Highest accredited surf instructor in the world.

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Experienced surf instructor - great for kids and adults

Ethan was a great surf instructor and made sure we had a safe location to learn how to surf. The surf was very high in December, so be patient if you have to move locations to... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2017
Shannon B
Houston, Texas

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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Ethan was a great surf instructor and made sure we had a safe location to learn how to surf. The surf was very high in December, so be patient if you have to move locations to find the ideal beach. It will be worth the extra time. His teaching method is very clear and we were all up on boards... More 

Thank Shannon B
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

1 adult and 3 girls (Ages 9-10) for first time surfing. Girls were nervous but Ethan put them at east immediately. Focused their attention and within just over 30 minutes, we were out on the water. I was a bit worried but he picked a great location and kids were fine in the 2-3 foot waves and we all left... More 

Thank FamTravChP
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We used Ethan for both Outrigger and Surfing Lesson. Did not get a free surf lesson with outrigger ride purchase but Ethan was so great did not push the advertising of free surf lesson. We had planned on doing surf lesson anyways. We had never done Outrigger and did not know what to expect wanted something different. We were so... More 

Thank MNgirlflipflops
Level Contributor
6 reviews
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I took a lesson in Hanalei about 9 years ago. While I don't recall in depth, I immediately knew Ethan was way better than that other lesson. He simplified it greatly but explained anything more thoroughly that we asked about. He was patient and went out of his way to make sure everyone got as many waves as possible, even... More 

Thank worldvinotraveler
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Ethan is an amazing teacher. I never thought in my life that I would be able to stand up on a surf board and I was able to get up and surf the whole way to shore on my first try! Ethan is so down to earth and really knows surfing. You can tell he loves his job and wants... More 

Thank Taylor Amy H
Oakland, Michigan
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and sons could not have been more pleased with their surfing lesson. Ethan is a fantastic teacher. Very good, thorough and specific instructions. They all were up and surfing soooo quickly. We would highly recommend a lesson with Ethan. Highlight of our trip.

2 Thank Linda K
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Ethan was excellent! He gave us great, straightforward instruction and my two teenagers and I all got up on the board on our first try! We surfed until we were almost too tired to keep going. Ethan is positive, friendly and all about having an easy and fun time while still getting in ride after ride. It was our first... More 

2 Thank dm-familytraveler
Kirkland, Washington
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68 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Ethan is an awesome teacher!!! Our grandson and granddaughter were up on their first wave. So patient and informative he made the lesson fun and exciting. Highly recommend!

Thank PapaDave555
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Ethan is awesome! My husband and I had a beginner surf lesson with him this morning and it was the best experience we could've asked for. Ethan made the day fear-free for us! He knows the water better than I knew possible and helped us to have fun, slow down, and just enjoy the morning on the ocean. I would... More 

Thank NurseJ07
Dallas, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

My nine year old has begged for surfing lessons for over a year. I randomly googled and found Kauai Outrigger Adventures and Surf Lessons. Ethan Sage is the instructor... I emailed him, he emailed back the same day, called that morning on time. He has a magical way with children. He explains it so well. After reading about him we... More 

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