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Ty Gurney Surf School

The Imperial of Waikiki Resort, C-8, 205 Lewers Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
+1 808-271-9557
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Waikiki awesomeness

Awesome, one tick off the bucket list, great thing to do in Waikiki,after a short lesson on the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
TrevYou
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Brian is awesome

This is how you should do it. Highly recommended, lots of help getting out and, yes, we got up... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Meljay
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The Imperial of Waikiki Resort, C-8, 205 Lewers Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Awesome, one tick off the bucket list, great thing to do in Waikiki,after a short lesson on the beach Brian had me standing on the first wave, excellent way to start a 50th birthday holidayMore

Thank TrevYou
Ty G, Manager at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Ty Gurney Surf School for your experience here in Hawaii :). The little 2 minute land demonstration on the beach is vital to make sure you have the correct steps down to surf! We wish you a happy birthday again, and...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is how you should do it. Highly recommended, lots of help getting out and, yes, we got up first timeMore

Thank Meljay
Ty G, Manager at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for sharing your experience with our surf school! Brian, and all of our surf instructors do there best to prepare by helping you guys paddle out to the break so you are ready to ride waves! We hope to see you next...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I had a private lesson with Brian (with the super strong toes) and he had us riding the biggest and longest waves in no time. He sent us out on our first wave and then gave us feedback to make adjustments for...More

Thank Lindfieldsvilla
Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this review

Happy Birthday Again From Ty Gurney Surf School! Thank you so much for choosing us to celebrate this once in a lifetime experience. In the water, the instructors are constantly assessing the student to see what went wrong and how it needs to be corrected....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These are the folks you want to go to for all things surfing. Made our time in the water great and we watched as they treated other guests to a wonderful learning experience. Many smiles all around!!

Thank Shari S
Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you Shari for sharing your experience with our surf school! Every customer is unique, so we are able to assess and adjust each lesson to specify their abilities. We are excited to see you again for more surf. Mahalo TGSS

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Instructors were patient, nice, and fun I couldn't believe that i actually stood up!!! A highlight of our trip! THANKSMore

Thank nmz
Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you for selecting Ty Gurney Surf School during your trip! Each lesson is structured around the individual to get a strong foundation of surfing. Most people are very skeptical at first, but our instructors work very well to get you to your feet. See...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location was convenient as I was staying at the Imperial. Very accommodating to meet all my needs. I had never surfed before and they had all the equipment and qualified staff to get me trained up and surfing on my first lesson. Safety conscious and...More

Thank zanerman
Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this review

Our team at Ty Gurney Surf School does a great job addressing the exact needs for every student that we teach. With patience and encouragement we focus on the surfer to excel in the sport of surfing. By having a great location next your hotel,...More

Reviewed 8 April 2017

Just. Block form the hotel and across the street from the beach Ty Gurney is well located. The team booked us in for our lesson for two and then Austin did the hard yards. We both did fine at the on sand practice. Austin then...More

Thank Ellerslieboy
Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this review

Thanks for Surfing with the Ty Gurney Surf School Team the other day. The shop location is surrounded by many hotels, but just a step away from the beach, makes it easy to rent boards too! We toe out all our students, so they can...More

Reviewed 28 March 2017

Great location, with easy, ambling waves to get that first ride. Courtney was a great instructor, and was able to assist my teenage daughter to get into the right position in the set. With a quick push, she was in the swell and standing up...More

Thank jaxon87
Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Ty Gurney Surf School for your experience here in Hawaii! Courtney is a very humble and passionate surfer. He has a lot of patience, so he is very good with younger students. Hope to see you next time for another lesson!...More

Reviewed 22 March 2017

I'm not a great swimmer, and haven't really been in the water in around 25 years. I really wanted to try SUP though and it was incredibly fun! I purchased a one-hour private lesson. Koa, my instructor was helpful and patient. He made me feel...More

Thank CaddieKelly
Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this review

Aloha! Thank you for choosing Ty Gurney Surf School! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your lesson with Koa, he is one of the best at Stand Up Paddling. We look forward to seeing you soon! Mahalo, TGSS

Reviewed 27 January 2017

Had a semi-private (2 people) Surf lesson with Brian (Balto) for 2 hours. The experience was absolutely incredible, our instructor knew exactly what he was doing, gave excellent tips as we went and helped us find / get to the best waves. With his expert...More

Thank josh f
Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this review

Aloha Josh, Thank you very much for surfing with Ty Gurney Surf School! We are so happy to hear that you and your girlfriend got plenty of ride time. 83 EAST production team is always in the water right where the action is getting the...More

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V662014
Hey there, we are staying at the Hilton Waikiki village and wanted to know about transportation to your class.
18 May 2017|
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Response from Ty G | Property representative |
Aloha, Thank you for contacting Ty Gurney Surf School. We are located to the East from from the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Most customers will either have a short 10min walk or catch a quick car ride over. What other... More
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Joe F
OH and why a two hour vs one hour lesson? Do you just start getting the hang of it in an hour and regret not booking the two? Would two hours be too long for a 14 year old boy?
20 March 2016|
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Joe F
I assume all you do is show up for the lesson in a swimsuit and with sunscreen. Everything else comes in the package price?
20 March 2016|
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Response from Ty G | Property representative |
Aloha Joe, Thanks for contacting TGSS! Yes we provide a rashguard and surfboard for you to use during your lesson. To book, give us a call (808) 271 9557 anytime. Mahalo!
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