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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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Great time learning to surf

Everyone was very friendly and the lesson went well. The only hiccup was the initial meet up... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
timmykins1991
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Boston, Massachusetts
My 6 year old surfed!!!🏄🏼

Best experience for both of my kids, 6 and 9 year olds. Instructors were fantastic and I'm so... read more

Reviewed 25 December 2016
Carrie M
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Garden Grove
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The Imperial of Waikiki Resort, C-8, 205 Lewers Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Everyone was very friendly and the lesson went well. The only hiccup was the initial meet up experience from the office to the beach. There were 5-10 minutes of slight confusion where we wondered if we were at the right beach spot. We did the...More

Thank timmykins1991
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Best experience for both of my kids, 6 and 9 year olds. Instructors were fantastic and I'm so looking forward to the photos and video from the videographer!!!!!

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

Aloha Carrie, Thank you for choosing Ty Gurney Surf School! Our instructors had an awesome time teaching your kids to surf along with our videographer who captured every moment in the water! We hope to see you soon for more lessons! Mahalo, TGSS

Reviewed 6 December 2016

Ty surf school is an awesome place but what makes it better are the people. Everyone was friendly and welcoming. I had Brian as my instructor and I'd definitely recommend him! He made me feel comfortable and gave me confidence. His instructions were clear and...More

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

Thank you for surfing with us! Brian is a longtime surfer and is very knowledgable of the ocean making it easier for his surroundings to keep you comfortable and get you on as many waves possible. We hope to see you in the water soon!...More

Reviewed 28 November 2016

My one on one lesson through Ty Gurney surf school was fantastic. I had taken some lessons here in NY and still wasn't quite getting a handle on surfing. My instructor was able to point out the mistakes I was making and tell me how...More

Thank ali1342880
Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this review

Aloha! Thank you for surfing with us! By choosing a one on one lesson, it is easier for our instructors to focus on your mistake and help fix them. Come back soon and we will get up and riding again! Mahalo, TGSS

Reviewed 23 November 2016

Incredible adventure - best 2 hours on Oahu! Austin and Brian were excellent instructors. We had a few minutes on shore learning the basics and safety but the majority of time was spent in the water learning to surf. Ty's team "toe'd" us out (literally...More

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

Aloha! Thank you for choosing Ty Gurney Surf School! We are happy to hear you had a great experience surfing with us. By just taking a couple of minutes for our instructors to explain the land demonstration will have our students successfully prepared for catching...More

Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed my lessons at Ty Gurney surf school. Austin and Joey were really patient with me and got me standing up on my board by the end of my lessons. Super welcoming folks with great stories about the history of surfing, Waikiki and...More

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

Aloha! Thank you for surfing with us! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your lesson and got up standing. Austin and Joey also had a great time surfing with you and we hope to see you soon! Mahalo TGSS

Reviewed 16 October 2016

First, I had NEVER been on a surf board...ever. Their one-on-one teaching was great and they had me up on my very first wave! Listen to them and you'll be up and surfing too. I was a very unique and rewarding experience. To capture the...More

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

Aloha Ryan! Thank you for choosing to surf with Ty Gurney Surf School! By having a one on one surf lesson, it gives our instructors more opportunity to focus on the individual and send them on as many waves possible. The footage that 83 East...More

Reviewed 8 September 2016

Learned to get on the board really quickly and my instructor austin was very helpful even after a long day. Guys at the shop were very kind and helpful as well.

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Reviewed 5 September 2016

My kids took surfing lessons at Ty Gurney Surf School - they love it. We've been back a few days and they can't stop talking about surfing. We live in S. CA. so they want to continue to hang ten. But they will have to...More

Thank 0theHero
Reviewed 4 September 2016

For a first experience on a surfboard, you couldn't do better. The location across from Halekulani was easy to find, and my husband and I found a great table at the Sheraton next door to watch the lesson off Waikiki Beach, and with a tropical...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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