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Address: 2400 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
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+1 808-651-6032
08:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:00

The Kauai Surf School offers Group, Private surf lessons, and Surf Clinics...

The Kauai Surf School offers Group, Private surf lessons, and Surf Clinics daily at the Kiahuna Beach in Poipu.

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Great fun, teacher & location!

My husband and I said if we were ever going to try and surf, it'd be in Hawaii. So glad that we did! Jamie was our instructor -- he was funny, patient and obviously a great surfer... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I said if we were ever going to try and surf, it'd be in Hawaii. So glad that we did! Jamie was our instructor -- he was funny, patient and obviously a great surfer (used to be on the Pro tour). Highly recommended and would say go earlier in the morning to avoid fear of a crowded... More 

Thank cleverbull77
Pleasant Grove, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These guys are great! We booked an 8am tour on a Saturday morning. I would recommend booking the morning because there are less tourists/snorkelers/people in the water at that time and so they won't get in the way. I was able to ride twice all the way into the beach but even more excited was that my 8yr old was... More 

Thank Brinksnation
Kauai, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

My husband and I went to Kauai on our honeymoon and surfing with Allen at the Kauai Surf School was definitely the highlight for me! He was a really fantastic, funny, patient teacher and he got us both up on waves pretty quickly. I was also impressed with the school itself. They called us to reschedule our original lesson because... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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522 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

My instructor Alan was excellent - gave us a dry land lesson and then took us out into the water. I probably did 8 - 10 rides and while incredibly successful, I knew every time exactly what I did wrong. Alan was very patient. Try it - it's fun!

Thank SLT1962
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

A friend and I took a lesson from Alan and he rocks! He spent a lot of time on our land lesson and we both got up the first time. He seems truly interested in what he does and in getting to know his customers. We took an 8:00 a.m. lesson; there were just the two of us and no... More 

Thank debnahant
Wayne, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Our family of four (kids ages 8 and 5) had a 1.5 hour lesson with Alan. Great guy and terrific instructor. He broke everything down very simply and, other than the 5-year-old who was being stubborn, we all had great success in the water.

Thank ChristyEllen212
Fairfax County, Virginia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This was my first time surfing and I am very glad that I decided to go with the Kauai Surf School. I went along with my dad, who also had never surfed before, and were joined by another father/daughter pair. Our instructor, Kyle, was awesome. He was very nice and informative; you could tell he knew what he was talking... More 

Thank mgwalker8
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Alan is not only a great surf instructor but just a great human being. Our family of 4 with 9 and 8 yo were a bit hesitant to start but made us feel relaxed and in the moment right away. All of us rode waves and my 9yo daughter got up on her first try! Alan is amazing. A must... More 

Thank Hari A
Snohomish, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

My first trip to Hawaii and I gotta at least try surfing, right? It was awesome!! With Asher as our instructor, how can you not stand up on your board at least once. Both my husband and I were able to stand on our third wave. (We're both in our 50's.) I didn't have the endurance to last the entire... More 

Thank 855stephaniee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This was my first surf lesson and I opted for the private lesson. The location was perfect in a sheltered and relatively shallow part of the beach. My instructor Kyle was a great teacher who was patient and explained everything really well. After one failed attempt I was up and catching waves for the rest of the lesson. Kyle made... More 

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