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Address: 2021 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-9701
Phone Number:
+1 808-875-4761
07:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 15:00

MWR is a family owned and operated business dedicated to providing surfing...

MWR is a family owned and operated business dedicated to providing surfing lessons to each student with a fun, safe and unforgettable surf experience. We adapt our style of teaching to the ability of each student. We will go that extra mile to make your surf experience the most memorable highlight of your vacation!

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I SURFED! So unicorns must be real!

The impossible is possible: the (ahem) curvaceous 46-year-old that I am actually SURFED thanks to Maui Wave Riders. Learning to surf was a lifelong dream so I knew I had to do it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 June 2015
Bedford MA

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Bedford MA
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157 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

The impossible is possible: the (ahem) curvaceous 46-year-old that I am actually SURFED thanks to Maui Wave Riders. Learning to surf was a lifelong dream so I knew I had to do it when we went to Hawaii. Maui Wave Riders are the ones to learn with. My 12-year-old son and I had a semi-private 2-hour lesson with Sol. She... More 

1 Thank MegBedfordMA
Worland, Wyoming
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

First time on Maui and we found this place through the Expedia expert at our resort. It was the most fun I had on the entire trip! Our instructah (as labeled on the back of his shirt) was JB. He made sure we understood every step of the process and ensured us on the safe way to enter and exit... More 

Thank Lambchop125
San Francisco, CA
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

I would highly recommend to avoid this place. The instructors are unprofessional, rude and poorly trained.

1 Thank sophien
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

We looked at some other pricier options and were unable to secure a booking with them; one of the other options suggested MWR - we weren't disappointed; we booked a group lesson and MWR assinged our 13 y.o and 15 y.o with just one other young kid. Luke, instructor, was engaging, knowledgeable, friendly and the kids were up on their... More 

Thank Anthony F
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

Request Todd when you book the surf lessons. He is by far the most patient, easy going, and knowledgable teacher. My three adult sons and their spouses thoroughly enjoyed the training and expressed how well Todd helped them to "master" the waves. All were able to "hang ten" and felt like pros. Everyone gets a free hat when the lessons... More 

Thank MaralinMurrieta
Launceston, Australia
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015

Lesson were great, good value for money and the guys who taught us were very encouraging and helpful. Only negative for us were the photos. We had two gorgeous blonde girls in our group and the photographer spent most of his time taking their photos. The price you pay for the photos is per person not how many photos are... More 

Thank AbbieChris
Evergreen, Colorado
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015

My husband and I have rented SUPs from this operator in the past and always liked how friendly they are. Our kids wanted to learn to surf so we went to MWR and the kids got the experience of a life time! They did a "semi-private" lesson which meant one instructor for the two of them - perfect! They both... More 

Thank julie k
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

I highly recommend Maui Wave Riders for surfing lessons. We had J.B. Fam I as our instructor and he was great. Very professional and he clearly knew what he was talking about. He talked us through all the steps to successfully stand up on the board and we were able to stand on our first attempt! As first time surfers,... More 

Thank ChristyLynn720
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

I know sometimes for those of us just looking for a rental we may want to grab the gear and go. We weren't really sure how accommodating our condo was and needed some flexibility. These guys were great and able to offer loads of local advice for conditions and breaks.

Thank Seth K
Auburn, CA
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122 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

We choose MWR when we came here 3 years ago and we used them again this year. As with our first time at MWR, we had an amazing experience. We had Ron as our instructor this time and we was patient, informative and very chill. He helped my 2 kids ages 11 and 14 and myself surf for a full... More 


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