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Titus Kinimaka's Hawaiian School of Surfing

#8 of 18 Tours in Hanalei
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Address: Quicksilver Surf Shop, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
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+1 808-652-1116

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Up on the First Wave!

We showed up for a 9:30 lesson - met with Henry (super nice guy) who got us signed in. I had never surfed and my wife was a little anxious given she'd taken lessons before... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
Dave G
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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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8 reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We probably had less than five minutes instruction on the beach, and before we knew it, we were in the water. Hanalei Bay was a perfect place to learn how to surf. We had a few sets near the pier with not much of a lesson, when our instructor had us paddling out to the other side of the Bay.... More 

Thank smithies2808
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We showed up for a 9:30 lesson - met with Henry (super nice guy) who got us signed in. I had never surfed and my wife was a little anxious given she'd taken lessons before with little success. Rick was our instructor and we couldn't have been in better hands. Great energy, funny, and really personable - local. We spent... More 

Thank Dave G
Washington, Missouri
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

What a fantastic time!! Two couples took the short 15-20 minute on-land lesson first which was thorough, clear, patient and spot on. After short 2 minute drive you are beachside. Long sleeves are helpful b/c of the tendency of arms/armpits to rub side of board as you paddle for restart. If you follow the instructions...you WILL surf. Hanalei Bay is... More 

Thank simmonsfamily954
New York
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Thanks to Rick's patient and humorous instruction, my son and I were able to learn the basics of surfing in beautiful Hanalei Bay. Made my vacation.

Thank Tkyrnr
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Professional and timely outfit. Justin was our instructor and he was fantastic. We took our three kids, ages 11, 9 and 5, for lessons in Maui and they had an experience leaving them resistant to giving it another try. Justin was great about easing any fears, was big on safety which as a mom I appreciated. He handled my spectrum... More 

Thank Katie T
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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Rick taught my 12 year old son to surf! Got up on his second try. He can't wait to surf again! Made lessons fun and relaxed. Checkin was a breeze and entire staff is so friendly!

Thank Lewis402
Weston, Florida
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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

After a quick safety demonstration on premises, the kids were riding small waves in nearby beach in less than 10 minutes thanks to super cool instructor Henry. Good vibe and excellent attitude. He even invited us parents to give it a try! Besides the above, beautiful Hanalei Bay must be best place for this unforgettable experience. Very satisfied with our... More 

Thank travelandfood69
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

This group is amazing! Henry had our kids (16, 14 & 12) surfing in the first 10 minutes! Henry was very easy to work with and patient. Robin took great care of us and we rented boards twice since then. Bonus: if you get lessons here, you can rent boards for $10/day for the rest of your stay. Best deal... More 

Thank Dean N
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

My 13 year old son and I took a beginners lesson on 7/9/2016 with Justin. He gave us the essentials in an entertaining and concise manner. He did all the hard work to get us up on our boards from almost the first wave. Also the woman who handled the booking was so nice and professional. I have been many... More 

Thank Dag Y
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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

6 of us took lessons and had a blast with Keaton and . This was our second experience here and we felt the instructors were very helpful and made sure we could all get up and enjoy catching the waves. It was also very nice to be in Hanalei Bay where the waves were smooth and nice for beginners! Highly... More 

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