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Teenaged son...Stoked!

Our first visit to Maui. Our son wanted to take surf lessons. He's had them before but in New... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2018
K2E1
Highly recommend! Avoid the crowds, book with a pro who teaches like a friend.

My partner and I did a private lesson with Zack and had a fantastic time. The day beforehand I did... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Jlbritten
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488 Kahua Pl, Paia, Maui, HI 96779-9622
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Our first visit to Maui. Our son wanted to take surf lessons. He's had them before but in New Jersey and with several others. We did some research and picked one that was close to where we were going to be which was Pa'ia. The...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

My partner and I did a private lesson with Zack and had a fantastic time. The day beforehand I did a group lesson with another company and had fun, but felt it was aimed at children...quite gimmicky and not really about teaching you to actually...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I signed up for one private lesson with Zack during our honeymoon in Maui. We are beyond grateful that the Ritz Carlton suggested we booked with Zack! Zack Howard had us both standing up and riding waves in no time; in fact,...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2017

Last time we were here, we had Tyler as our kids' instructor. This time, we got Zach one day and Sarah the next. All were excellent (indeed, our kids had a slight preference for Sarah over Zach, so no need to worry if you don't...More

Thank John A
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

THis company (Zack and his Wife Sara) were amazing!. My wife on the plane ride to Maui ended up having an emergency gall bladder removal as soon as we landed. Sara was able to reschedule our private surf lessons around our crazy schedule. The kids...More

Thank Justin P
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Had my first ever surf lesson last Saturday taught by Caleb Rillamas and it was amazing! It had rained the night before and was rainy that day (I was hoping my lesson would not be cancelled). Caleb was very patient and definitely a cheerleader when...More

Thank Jennifer P
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

Our kids (15 and 11) needed surfing lessons and we stumbled upon Zach on the internet and booked a lesson. We were met at the appointed time and place by Tyler, who provided the kids with a fantastic lesson. Has them up and surfing from...More

Thank John A
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

I had two lessons with Tyler, who was nothing short of great. As someone transitioning from beginner to intermediate, Tyler did a great job at helping me correct my pop-up and posture while on the board. We also worked on increasing my paddle fitness to...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2016

I surfed in the 70s and now that I'm 60 I needed someone familiar with the Maui surf, provide a me a board, and keep me from upsetting the local surf crowd. This was my first time out with a surf instructor and Tyler Larronde...More

Thank sbinak
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

After investigating several other surf companies in Maui, my partner called Zack, he answered straight away and set the two of us up with a private 1.5 hour lesson with Shawn. When we met him at the arranged place he was all set up and...More

Thank cjsutherland05
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