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Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy

113 Prison St, On the Corner of Front and Prison St., Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1208
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Great day of surfing

My husband and I took a semi private lesson with Kea and had a great time! He gave great... read more

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
beccalambert
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Marble Falls, Texas
Surf Lesson for Kids 10 and 6

Older kid did a group lesson with Tanner (?) and younger a private lesson with Josh. We went for... read more

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Reviewed 14 April 2018
ajdittrich
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San Mateo, California
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Expert instructors and professional surfers teach you to ride a wave on your first lesson, then help you improve, fast! First time surfers and ocean enthusist looking to improve performance are welcome.
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Hours Today: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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113 Prison St, On the Corner of Front and Prison St., Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1208
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I took a semi private lesson with Kea and had a great time! He gave great instruction and was very personal. He made surfing very easy to understand and we were both able to get up on the boards and surf quite...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2018

Older kid did a group lesson with Tanner (?) and younger a private lesson with Josh. We went for the 7:45AM lesson in the morning. Both kids loved it, had their pictures taken by the staff and all equipment was provided. Both instructors were patient...More

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Reviewed April 13, 2018

My son loved his surf lesson at Royal Hawaiian so much last year that he asked to have another one this year. Very knowledgeable, personable, and encouraging instructors. Staff photographer took awesome photos of our son surfing. I’m sure we will have a repeat visit...More

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Reviewed April 13, 2018

Hawaiian Academy was fantastic very professional very well-equipped very friendly, highly recommend the early morning start waves were much better and less crowded would definitely do it again

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Reviewed April 13, 2018

These guys rock, I would highly recommend getting surf lessons from them and if you burn they have a live plant that will take out the burn!

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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

After visiting several surf shops we chose the Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy because it was the most professional, friendliest and personable. The owner, Kimo Kinimaka, greeted us with a big smile and told us about all his kids and one of his sons is also...More

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Reviewed April 7, 2018

While the instructor was great, it was not an overall positive experience. There were too many companies holding lessons in a very small strip of beach. On top of that it was not safe - - we were surfing over huge rocks in very shallow...More

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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

We got a private lesson for our 11yr old and a group lesson for our 14yr old. The staff were very professional and I felt the kids were in safe hands. Both got up on the boards without difficulty. I would highly recommend this surf...More

1  Thank scalgary
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

Highly recommend surfing lessons with Royal Hawaiin Surf Academy! Our instructors Likaika and Tavner are the best!! They are patient with beginners and explain the process in detail and in a way that everyone can understand. Will definitely be back.

1  Thank odguedes
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Took kids, ages 7, 9 and 12 and myself- we had Marcelo, Benny, and Sierra as instructors. All were awesome and the kids loved it!

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Ravitej S
November 2, 2017|
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Response from localsurfing | 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
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Irbert V
April 13, 2017|
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Response from Paola L | Reviewed this property |
There is street parking and a public lot across the street.
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