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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
08:00 - 02:00
Closed now
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Sun 08:00 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Tan Dan was our instructor and he was GREAT!

Tan Dan was a great instructor...relaxed, fun, caring, clear and specific instructions...just COOL!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 February 2012
Maui, Hawaii

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Maui, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

Tan Dan was a great instructor...relaxed, fun, caring, clear and specific instructions...just COOL!

Thank MauiGim59
Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

Josh and the team are fabulous! what a great experience. so helpful and only interested in getting us to ride waves. which we did on our first attempt and several others. How about the Sweet Jerry Garcia Band to greet us when we arrived back to shop :-). thanks gang!

Thank pwalleni
Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2012

The crew at Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy and our surf instructor Mickey were amazing. We all were able to get up and surf several waves each. The quality of instruction was great, and Mickey knew how to talk to kids. We would highly recommend both Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy and Mickey.

Thank Graeme Z
Missoula, Montana, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2012

My husband and I wanted to try stand up paddle board lessons, so our hotel made the arrangements. We ended up with Johnny P at the Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy. Johnny gave concise and understandable instructions on land so we were able to get the hang of paddle boarding right away. He was very fun to hang with--we had a... More 

Thank EmilyZ_12
Meridian, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2012

Johnny P was an outstanding paddle board instructor. We debated about taking a lesson or just renting on our own but were so glad we took the lesson. He gave thorough instructions briefly on land so that when we got in the water, we felt completely confident in what we were doing. In addition to teaching us the proper technique,... More 

Thank Michelle393
Marina del Rey, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

I had such a great lesson with Johnny Pitzer I came back for another. I was a beginner at 37 years old and I was up surfing my 1st time. Johnny was fun and a great teacher. I recommend The Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy! Ask for Johnny!

Thank n3life3
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

I took my 5 year old because she wanted to learn how to surf. We got an instructor named Johnny that was so good with her! I loved the lessons but especially loved how great he was with my daughter. She had so much fun and was so encouraged by him we came back for more lessons! See you next... More 

Thank Alyxxford
british columbia canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

My wife and I took a lesson at the Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy. We had a group lesson with only one other person and our surf instructor was Josh. Josh Is a great instructor and concerned for the safety of his students. Josh did a great job of explaining the 4 steps on how to stand up on the board... More 

1 Thank hevymud
Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

The staff is very professional. Steve gave us the lesson and was amazing at what he does. He made sure everyone rode the waves and more importantly, had a great time , while keeping our safety as his priority. Rick did a wonderful job of taking pictures which we were able to take home with us. Thank you Steve for... More 

Thank Stacey v
Mobridge, South Dakota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

My group lesson with five other people went well. Learned the basics in two hours, with a good instructor (Taylor)! Most of the group were surfing on the first or second try. Next time I'll book a private lesson. Two of us were over 50 years old. Dr. Bob - Mobridge, SD

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