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Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy

Open today: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Expert instructors and professional surfers teach you to ride a wave on your first lesson! We accept all skill levels from first time non swimming surfers to intermediate and advanced surfers looking to improve their surfing or just looking for...more
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Hours Today: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
505 Front St, Located in the Shops at 505, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1208
+1 808-276-7873
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Reviewed yesterday

About 7 years ago, I tried a surf lesson in Australia and never got up on the board. With Kevin's help, I rode an entire wave in on my first attempt! According to Kevin, a state champion surfer, the area where these lessons are held...More

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Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Kevin was a great instructor for my wife and I. We booked a semi-private surf lesson at 10:30 and the waves were gentle and Kevin was very patient with teach us the basics so that each of us could get up. Good balance of time...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank BDM204
Reviewed 1 week ago

Group surfing lessons. Me, my husband, 3 children (19,17,12). We had a wonderful time with Sierra and Kayla. They were excellent teachers and all of us beginners were having a blast. They were very patient and kind and were very good at tailoring their instructions...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank dlafoley
Reviewed 1 week ago

Iwe were with a group of 7 and booked the semi private session. 2 instructors went with us and they really helped us master the basics of surfing. If we come back to Maui I will book here again .. No question about it!

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Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Dennis D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kevin and the staff at Royal Hawaiian Surf were all amazing. Kevin took our three (young adult) sons out together. He was very patient as this was their first time ever surfing. All three had a great time. Mom & Dad were happy with the...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PatriciaMV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kevin and Sierra were really excellent instructors teaching the technique and getting us in the water to try it out giving pointers along the way. They tailored each interaction with each surfer to their experience and comfort level taking some of us in the group...More

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Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Quest612502
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These guys will get you up on the board. My girls (17 & 13) were hesitant and after the lesson they were ecstatic. Loved it. We went out on the marina and took good pictures of them. The waves on the the beach are pretty...More

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Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly people and great customer service. It’s also located on a great spot on Front Street in Lahaina, right next to the beach!

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Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This review is a bit overdo! My family was visiting Maui in November 2018 and some of us (myself, husband, 6 year old and 70 year old mom) wanted to paddle board. Me being a complete klutz opted for instruction. Thank god we did! We...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Maui2Vallarta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I had a great time with Josh he was very good at teaching us how to surf and protect ourselves in the water. Both of us were able to stand up on our first wave. Highly recommend for first time or beginner...More

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Date of experience: February 2019
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Elaine K
July 9, 2018|
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Response from RHSAcademy | Property representative |
Aloha and thank you for your question! We have a minimum requirement age for our group lessons(10yrs old) but we can be flexible with age on a private lesson. A group lesson consist of up to 5 students per one instructor. A... More
June 3, 2018|
Response from RoyalHawaiianSurf | Property representative |
We are located right in Lahaina town, about 5-10min walk from the harbor area. Our group rates are 75$ per person but if you give us a call, we can give you a family rate! You can also check out our website! Mahalo Nui
November 2, 2017|
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Response from RoyalHawaiianSurf | Property representative |
Cancellations: Customers will receive a full refund with 24 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances, such as... More