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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
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505 Front St, Located in the Shops at 505, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1208
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+1 808-400-6747
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All reviews private lesson group lesson instructor josh great instructor these guys hour lesson learn how riding waves professional photographer two hours learning how awesome experience great pictures a lot of fun first timers whole family highlight of our trip
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Kevin was patient and thorough; he got all of us up on some good waves...the spot they use doesn’t have any “territorial” locals...would definitely book again.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Matt16631
Reviewed 4 days ago

My daughter had a blast and was surfing on her second try. The instructor was super kind and patient. I would highly recommend this!

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Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kadaisy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m ten and I got a private lesson from Josh. He’s really nice and a great teacher. I really recommend Josh. Aloha .

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Canada12457
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For our first lesson, we had a great experience with Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy. The staff and instructors were very friendly, knowledgeable and laid back. They made the experience lots of fun.

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Getaway30035539769
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great group lesson, our instructor was great and was fun to hang with in the water. We both caught multiple waves and left wanting to come back again!

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Joseph H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I did an afternoon lesson with instructor Kevin and really enjoyed ourselves! He was very encouraging and we both got up on our own multiple times and had some good rides! They also got great photos of us! I would highly recommend!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bep2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kevin! Not just a surf pro, a teaching pro! Rather than just measuring success by pushing me on to waves, Kevin took me to the next level by teaching how to move in the water, how to surf within my ability while still challenging myself,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DtotheD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The surfing lesson was fantastic! We had a private instructor for our 3 year old - Josh was fantastic with her, and then another instructor - Sonny- for our 8 year old son & us. We were all up surfing right away having a terrific...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 33elin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The instructors were very fun and knowledgeable for adults and kids. I've already recommended to others already.

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank akurbstomp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my first surf lesson on the last day of my trip and I wish I hadn't waited! Josh and Kevin were the instructors and they went above and beyond to make sure each person in the group stood up and caught a wave....More

Date of experience: January 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
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davedianne718
June 3, 2018|
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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
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ravitej12
November 2, 2017|
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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
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