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Address: 488 Kahua Pl, Paia, Maui, HI 96779
Phone Number: +1 808-214-7766
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Zack Howard and crew deliver!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
sbinak
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Kihei, Hawaii
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Kihei, Hawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 was easy going and very helpful in giving me tips on surfing a long board.... More 

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Thank sbinak
Canmore, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 ready to go. Shawn was a great teacher to someone who has never surfed before... More 

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Thank cjsutherland05
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Zack was an awesome instructor who made our first time *trying* to surf an awesome experience. He was very friendly and personable - and tailored the experience to fit us personally. Also - it was just me and my husband and Zack which gave us both numerous chances to try to catch a wave. I'm very glad we went with... More 

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Thank Megan M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I just recently visited Maui with my boyfriend and wanted to take surf lessons every day of my trip. Zach came highly recommended by another surf instructor, so I figured he must be the real deal! I spent three days surfing with Zach and not only is he an awesome, stand up guy--I ended up really progressed my surfing skills.... More 

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Thank Alex W
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Couldn't have asked for a better instructor -he's the best! We all got up our first time he comes highly recommended and exceeded my expectations -you cannot go wrong with Zack!!!

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Thank Camilyn M
The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This is our second time with Zack Howard Surf coming out to Maui -- both times my kids got up on first try. We love the Ukumehame Beach location. I would not go anywhere else -- after watching the surf instructors at the hotel, being a former surfer, they are not teaching to stand up correctly. Zack's team does it... More 

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Thank Sunnysae
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Zack was fantastic, and the 90 minute surf lesson was a highlight of our time in Maui. Our 12 year old daughter and 10 year old son popped right up after great instruction on the beach. Zack makes it fun right off the bat and keeps that enthusiasm going! Will schedule again when we return!

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Thank annie9468
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Zach did a great job with the kids. They had a great time. This was the highlight of our trip. He was prepared, professional and appropriately enthusiastic.

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Thank M P
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

I can't tell you how happy I was to book surfing lessons with Zack. He was positive, encouraging, super friendly, professional, and definitely knows how to teach! I had so much fun the first day, I booked a second lesson with him a couple of days later. Even though I was a total (middle-aged) beginner, I stood up on the... More 

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Thank Eric U
Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

We recommend Zack Howard Surf. Zack surfed with us on our anniversary morning. Great spot, great skills. His buddy Tyler surfed our three boys. Riding the waves with experts is the way to go. Great experience for all.

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