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Surfer Bear Hawaii Surf Lessons

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96745
+1 808-936-3654
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Most amazing Surf Instructor I’ve ever met

Hey Bear! It’s so hard to write a review because nothing I could say would do you justice- you made... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Elaina M
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Something for all ages and abilities.

We called a few weeks before hand and had a few requests. We are all good swimmers in the family... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
delonabaldwin1
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Edmonton, Canada
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96745
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Hey Bear! It’s so hard to write a review because nothing I could say would do you justice- you made my dream come true. Surfing with you was the most incredible time of my life & my highlight in Hawaii! I can’t ever thank you...More

Thank Elaina M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called a few weeks before hand and had a few requests. We are all good swimmers in the family and had only surfed once before. I stated that we wanted more than ankle bitters but not too much that we couldn't handle it. I...More

Thank delonabaldwin1
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Bear took out our 4 college age kids for a lesson. We had 2 brave kids, one dare-devil, and one apprehensive kid and all with no experience surfing. Bear and his team did such a great job adjusting and making the lesson meaningful and hitting...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

We are a group of college females with limited or no surfing experience who wanted to take a lesson and were drawn to Surfer Bear. We had an immediate connection with Surfer Bear on the phone while booking our lesson. His greatest concern was giving...More

Thank Hannah D
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

I can't say enough about how awesome our surfing lesson was with Barry, Desi, Trey and (Jay?). We were a group of 2 adults, three teenage girls and one special needs boy - some how had tried surfing before and some who hadn't. We all...More

Thank julieevanbavel
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

I took my kids surfing with Barry several years ago, I skated as a youngster and wanted to try. I was pushing 270 pounds and out of shape but mentioned on the phone to Barry that I wanted to catch just one wave. On the...More

Thank skeeter784
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

Our group of 7-first-time surfers (ages 10-50) went out with Bear and 3 of his employees (Jeff, Sam and Trey). It was a fantastic experience and I cannot say enough great things about this group. If you've read the reviews, you know how wonderful they...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

My husband Bill is 6'2" tall, 225 lbs and not in the best shape but not a problem for Jeff. That guy is crazy strong! He paddled out my husband to the surf using one big toe on the surfboard and pulls my husband insisting...More

Thank hawaiigo
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

Barry and Jeff were wonderful. They had us in the water within 15 minutes and standing up on our boards 15 minutes later. Their whole focus is to help you have fun, and they did just that. They were so knowledgeable, encouraging and patient, and...More

Thank Jo E
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

These guys are such good instructors my 11 year old and 14 year old kids were literally surfing in minutes. I had a panic moment about sending my precious little bumpkins into the ocean with strangers and surf boards until I met the instructors and...More

Thank Momlikescoffee
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Response from emanuelebelgeri | Reviewed this property |
Hi , if you tell him he will bring every stuff for surfing. But as other told a vest is not comfortable. The instructors are very caring. They are really great, they follow you in everything, are always focused on you and... More
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