Hawaii Surfing Academy
Hawaii Surfing Academy
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Scuba & SnorkellingBeachesSurfing & WindsurfingLessons & WorkshopsStand Up Paddleboarding
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
Teaching the fun sport of surfing for beginners and intermediates! All ages welcome! All equipment included! No experience nessasary! Some students may need private attention due to physical ability,s ! Also we teach surfing in Waikiki,Oahu at the uncrowded beginner surfing spot and the North Shore Haleiwa at the beginner surfing spots ! We have the best rates and our lessons are exclusive as you are not treated in a commercial way but with Aloha! Meaning our prices are very affordable and when you book a group it will be just your group ! Private and semi-private surfing classes are priced to beat the competition! We offer free photos and videos with free drone footage weather permitting and are a family owned and operated! We enjoy making people happy with our service and pricing!
Honolulu, United States
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Awards
Travellers' Choice
2024

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(24 reviews)

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Kristi N
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
The whole experience was amazing! I was very nervous, as this was my first time surfing. Immediately, when I met Kai, the instructor, I was at ease. They provided all the gear. Kai explained everything very thoroughly, and I was able to stand up the 2nd time trying. Also, this included photos and video, which was very great quality. Would definitely book them again!
Written 12 July 2024
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Yes Kai is Amazing and Thankyou for using Hawaii Surfing Academy! And Big Mahalo for the 5 stars! Aloha
Written 13 July 2024
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Odyssey50554568570
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
Amazing experience! The whole family had a blast. Jimmy was friendly, attentive, and accommodating. Couldn’t have asked for a better instructor for first time surfers.
Written 12 July 2024
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Thankyou ever so much, That really touches my heart! It was nice meeting you and hope to see you again! You All Are so Nice! Thankyou Again:)
Written 13 July 2024
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Chris J
Plymouth Meeting, PA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
Jimmy did a private lesson for our 4 kids in Waikiki. He provided rash guards, a life jacket for our youngest and snacks. All four kids were able to stand up and ride multiple waves over period of 90+ minutes. The added drone pictures and videos were great
Written 8 July 2024
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Thankyou Tristan, Your kids are amazing and we really appreciate your review! We hope to see you all again someday! Until then! We wish a pleasant Hawaiian Holidays! Aloha
Written 13 July 2024
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Andreas H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
Our family took a lesson with Jimmy and Kaya and with Jimmy’s wife taking care of fantastic shots on the drone camera. We had a blast, enjoyed every minute of the experience. Within no time we were surfing and standing on the board having a great time. We can only suggest these three for your next surfing trip … great job all well done.
Written 5 July 2024
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Daydream789627
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
My husband and kids were surfing within 20 minutes! Jimmy is an excellent teacher. They had cool boards with marking so you know where to put your hands and feet/knees. It was also a great value for 2 hours! Other surfing lesson companies had tons of students per instructor, but this place we had our family of 3 to one instructor. Best part is they have a drone taking videos and photos for free - they could easily have charged extra money for this! I think that is what makes this company so unique. And owner is super kind helping treat my sons new sting. In the end they also gave us yummy Chinese herbal tea drinks for free. Definitely recommend this memorable experience.
Written 4 July 2024
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Our great pleasure to share the ancient sport of kings ! And most of all share the Aloha! Till next time :) Aloha & Mahalo
Written 7 July 2024
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Scott W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Instructors were great - easy to talk to and learn from, you could tell they knew what they were doing. It was a blast, and they even gave us complementary drinks - really good stuff. Couldn't reccomend more!
Written 28 June 2024
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Thankyou for the wonderful review! Come back soon!
Written 7 July 2024
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R S
Seattle, WA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Amazing time, instructor was very friendly and knowledgeable! We both were able to get up and surf! Well worth the time!! Highly recommend this company! We also got pictures and drone footage of our rides! Great price and great experience!!
Written 17 June 2024
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You are very great and you surfed like a champion! Thankyou for the review and until next time! Aloha and Mahalo
Written 19 June 2024
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Eunah S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Hawaii Surfing Academy provided a great surfing experience for our group. None of us knew how to surf going in but we were paired with Kaiya who was a lovely instructor. She was very encouraging and sweet- making the entire experience quite enjoyable. She taught us the basics on the beach and then we went off to the ocean. She helped us catch good waves and we were all able to stand up and surf by the end of the lesson. We also had a drone taking pictures and recording us surfing. The photos and videos were given to us immediately after the lesson and they were really good quality. Overall we had a really wonderful time and would recommend Hawaii Surfing Academy to all beginners who want to learn how to surf.
Written 14 June 2024
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Thankyou for the Beautiful Review!
Written 16 June 2024
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Catie P
Rensselaer, NY123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
My boys were nervous to surf but WOW they caught on quick with the instructor, Uncle Jimmy. He was patient with them and I loved that he had such a loud voice lol....I knew my boys could hear his instructions over the sound of waves because I could hear him from the sand. And the photos and video from the drone were amazing. My younger boy showed off for the drone, doing the floss and the dab LOL. Great memories!
Written 7 June 2024
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Doing the floss and dab! Those 2 young men were quite the team and we are very proud of their performance! Surfing can make you nervous and scared but your boys were courageous and young champions! Till next time Aloha & Mahalo!
Written 10 June 2024
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Benjamin H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Ran into the owner on our way to the aquarium. Super nice guy. We sent our daughter out twice with the Academy. She had never surfed before, but she had a blast and rode waves! She couldn't say enough about it, so we ended up booking a second lesson. Beyond the instructors, who were knowlegeable and a lot of fun, of special note was the photography. A drone! They got some really great shots, really impressive work.
I highly recommend contacting Jimmy if you're in town and would like a lesson.
Written 7 June 2024
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We truly appreciate your review and hope to see you again someday! With Aloha and a Big Mahalo from Jimmy & Nani
Written 10 June 2024
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