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Address: 113 Prison St, On the Corner of Front and Prison St., Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1208
Phone Number:
+1 808-276-7873
Today
07:00 - 16:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

Expert instructors and professional surfers teach you to ride a wave on...

Expert instructors and professional surfers teach you to ride a wave on your first lesson, then help you improve, fast!

First time surfers and athletes looking to improve performance are welcome.

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Fun surf experience made easy

Our family (2 adults and 3 teenagers) enjoyed a group lesson at Royal Hawaiian in January 2017. It was wonderful. After a brief walk to the beach from the shop, our instructor... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Martin S

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family (2 adults and 3 teenagers) enjoyed a group lesson at Royal Hawaiian in January 2017. It was wonderful. After a brief walk to the beach from the shop, our instructor (pro surfer Granger Larsen, no less), provided us with easy to understand tips on the beach before we hit the waves. Once in the water, Granger helped each... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our two 20-year old daughters took a semi-private lesson with Kea on 1/7/17. Everything was handled smoothly and efficiently. It was totally worth doing the semi-private as Kea was helping both of them the entire two hours. The group lessons you need to wait for your turn. They thoroughly enjoyed their lesson and Kea was terrific! They are right in... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Standing up on a surfboard was on my bucket list. My teenaged kids learned a few summers ago, and made it look easy (but it's not!). I tried once or twice in the chilly waters of Central California, but couldn't manage to stand up (and was terrified!). I decided to treat myself to a private surfing lesson during our stay... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked a group surf lesson for my husband & 2 teens ages 19 & 17. We understood they do groups of five and fully expected to have two others in group but there weren't so essentially had a private lesson with instructor! Smaller group means more board & wave time. They all LOVED their instructor. Grandparents were along as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family (3 kids - 20, 18, 16 and mom and dad) all loved our surfing lesson. Our instructor Tavner was fantastic and got us all up on our boards - we had a really fun time. I highly recommend taking lessons with Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy!

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Lima, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family was greeted enthusiastic and Chad was a great instructor! Patient and very helpful on attractions/restaurants to do and visit! Definitely gives the basics so you could rent a board and try on your own!! 🤙 👍🏻👍🏻

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a 2 hour surf lesson, we left a voicemail the night before and Benny called us back right away. At the shop 7:45 AM and the guys were ready to go. Super helpful, very friendly. We went out with Tavner and it was more than worth the price of admission. We all got up and rode some waves, 4... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Royal Hawaiian Surf company made the experience easy start to finish. My daughters (15/16) LOVED this. The waves in our Lahaina spot were easy to learn from and our teacher Chad had 26 years of surf experience. Patience, positivity, and encouragement made for a great experience. Certainly a repeat for our next trip.

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

My fiancé and I took lessons here yesterday with Travenor and had a great time! Travenor was raised on the island so he knows what he's talking about. We both thought it would be a miracle if we got up, but Travenor broke it all down and made it so easy! Bonus, they took great pictures that were affordable. Highly... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We are a couple in our mid thirties who had never surfed before. We signed up for a group lesson and Josh was our instructor. He was GREAT! Josh provided good instruction and made us feel very comfortable. It was a lot of fun and we would definitely recommend Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy to people of all ages and skill... More 

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