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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
+1 808-400-6747
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 13, 2015

I had never been on a surfboard in my life. I had a private surf lesson with an instructor named Ikaika. He was an excellent teacher and taught me the basic steps of surfing before we even got into the water. Once in the water,...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed January 4, 2009

We are from San Diego. My son and I have been surfing for years. At the resort we stayed at they push Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy. My son and I just rented boards and I had my daughter take a lesson. The lesson was fine....More

10  Thank balansandiego
localsurfing, owner/manager at Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2010

Aloha readers, Please keep in mind that there are always 2 sides to every story. First, I would like to apologize if I offended anyone on that particular day. And second, I would like to share with you our version of the events that took...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Kevin and Sierra were awesome with our large group. They were so helpful and patient - especially with the kids. They made sure we felt comfortable on the waves and we had a blast as a result. Highly, highly recommend Royal Hawaiian!

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Josh was awesome. Patient and kind to help our boys learn how to surf. This is a must do in Maui. The boys cannot wait to do this again. Thanks Josh.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

2 hours lesson, good waves. At the end, or actually halfway, you’re standing up surfing on your own. Tavner is a relaxed dude who get’s you surfin’ 🤙🏼

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Reviewed 6 days ago

My sister and I did a lesson with the Royal Surf Academy, and were lucky enough to have the group lesson to ourselves with Tavner and Calson (spelling?). They make it look easy - we had a super time learning, and managed to ride a...More

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localsurfing, General Manager at Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are glad you and your sister had a good time here at Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy!! I'll be sure to tell Tavner and Kelson you had a good time!! We are stoked to hear that you want to go back out surfing again and...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and daughter took surf lessons for two days in a row! Sierra the first day and Josh the second! They were both amazing instructors who were very patient , safe, and encouraging! Everyone learns differently and at a different pace! They understood that...More

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localsurfing, General Manager at Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the awesome review!! Sierra and Josh will be stoked to hear that they had an excellent review and its a big reason why the two love their job so much. Mahalo and Aloha!! RHSA

Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful time and great company. We had Kevin as our instructor and he made sure we got up on a wave. Had taken a previous surf lesson elsewhere, and this was better by leaps and bounds. Great lesson. Just do it.

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RoyalHawaiianSurf, General Manager at Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kevin will be stoked about his review and we thank you for surfing with us here at Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy!! We hope to surf with you again! Mahalo RHSA

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent our last day in Hawaii catching some Waves. Josh our instructor was amazing. He took his time to show us all the steps of how to surf. We were up the first wave. Soon will be surfing pipe lol. Highly...More

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RoyalHawaiianSurf, General Manager at Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for the review! Josh will be stoked when he hears about the review! We are glad you had a good time at Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy and we hope to see you in the water again. Mahalo RHSA

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was totally awesome. Sister and I loved it. Not only were Josh and Tanner very knowledgeable instructors, but they were very friendly and made the experience really incredible. One I will never forget. The feeling of standing was amazing. Wiped out a lot and...More

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

AMAZING!!! Highly recommend. Professional, knowledgeable and very friendly teacher. They also have a wonderful photographer. I would recommend to anyone interested in learning how to surf.

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Reviewed October 8, 2018

This was our second time to this surf school first with our kids and this time we brought our friends. It is a blast! Everyone there is so good at helping you through the process and making you feel comfortable learning a new sport. We...More

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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
Ravitej S
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