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Address: Hoowili Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI
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+1 808-652-9590

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Nice people, ok waves.

The teachers at the surf school were super nice and helpful. The area we surfed was just ok. Kind of rocky and waves were not the best.

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4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ahmet A
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Chicago, Illinois

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought the instructors were good while we were in the water, but some more pre-instruction would have helped. It is a good spot to learn, as the entry into the surf is sandy and the waves were consistent and good size for beginners.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The teachers at the surf school were super nice and helpful. The area we surfed was just ok. Kind of rocky and waves were not the best.

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Quebec
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome staff and a great beach to.learn on!! They provided padded boards for a safe learning experience, would definitly reccomend!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great experience in our surf lessons. The Poipu Beach Surf School has a good ratio of instructors to learners and we were taken to a great spot to learn. Many of us caught our first few waves and got the hang of it quickly. We enjoyed the instructors and ended up renting boards a couple more times... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Alex was our instructor and he was great! He has a gift of being able to instill calm in us before we get in the water. They have a spot on the south side of the beach were waves seam to be perfect for the long board he taught us on. It took a few times falling off, but after... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took a group lesson with Poipu Beach Surf. The two instructors provided basic surf and safety instruction before entering the water. The small break had a good wave to learn on. It was a busy break with two other surf schools giving group lessons but the two instructors managed it well. They iworked hard to assist the students and... More 

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NYC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

My wife and I had a great time with our surf lesson. It was our first time going and the instructor still managed to get us both standing. We did the group lesson w/ 1 other couple and rarely had to wait to go (may have been b/c it was November). After 2 hours we were exhausted and satisfied.

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Berthoud, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We had a good time and Jason was a great instructor. The location was rocky and the waves dropped you on the rocks. You knew it was not that good of location as the only people surfing there were from the different surf schools. I know we are beginners but we have taken lessons in Florida and Waikikie and there... More 

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San Ramon, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

My six year old daughter took a private lesson with Jason. Jason started the lesson by putting a surfboard on grass and teaching her how to lie on on her stomach and transition to standing position. Within a couple of minutes they were in the water. Jason showed my daughter how to paddle out on the board as he swam... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Poipu Beach Surf School was a great place to get a basic intro to surfing. The surf on the south side of Kauai at Poipu Beach was very tame, so non-intimidating for beginners. My instructor (Alex) seemed genuinely passionate about his job, offered some good insider tips and enthusiastically cheered everyone on. I was hoping for a little more challenge... More 

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