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Kona Mike's Surf Adventures

75-5995 Kuakini Hwy, Pottery Terrace, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2144
+1 808-334-0033
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Great Surfing Day

We booked a Semi-Private Surf Lesson for my family and we had a great day on the water. Our... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
cadams623
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Surfing Lessons

Did this for my grandaughter who thoroughly enjoyed the lessons and successfully made it up on her... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Surf lessons, stand up paddle lessons and guided tours - for beginners and experienced surfers - with the best instructors on the Big Island! We surf twice a day, seven days a week. Book your adventure today!
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75-5995 Kuakini Hwy, Pottery Terrace, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2144
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We booked a Semi-Private Surf Lesson for my family and we had a great day on the water. Our instructors, Phil and Cross, were encouraging, helpful, and set us up to catch many waves. The bay and waves were great for us as beginners. The...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did this for my grandaughter who thoroughly enjoyed the lessons and successfully made it up on her board.

Thank Nancy B
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

The class was as advertised. Our teacher Cross did an excellent job. Only complaint was the finding the beach spot after leaving the surf shop. We got lost for a few min.

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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Spent two fantastic mornings with Mike on two private surf trips. I have been on many surfing trips with guides in Maui and Costa Rica but Mike is the best. From providing various high end surfboard choices, to taking care of me in the water...More

Thank Drew S
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

We chose Kona Mike's on Big Island as total beginners and were happy with the choice. The place was set back off the road in a little hut. Inside we met the others in our group. We got a quick lesson and practiced on a...More

Thank dreamonjoy
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KonaMikesSurf, Owner at Kona Mike's Surf Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Aloha! We always appreciate feedback from our guests. However I think you may have surfed with another school. We do not have an instructor by that name or provide transportation in a van to the surf spots. There's a few of us surf schools in...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

My husband got a private lesson yesterday (4/13/17), and is now hooked on surfing! As long as you listen to the instruction you're given, you'll do great. The instructor was knowledgeable, and had him in a separate area as most other surfers, resulting in many...More

Thank Rebecca B
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

This morning (February 10th, 2017) I tried surfing for the first time with Kona Mike's Surf Adventures. Overall this was a great experience that I would recommend to anybody even mildly interested in learning to surf. I started the morning by checking in at Kona...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2017

You meet at the shop for some basic safety prep, and then head to the bay for the hour-long lesson. We had a semi-private lesson, so 4 of us with 2 teachers. The teachers were very attentive and engaging. The bay has mild, slow, and...More

Thank Seth A
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

We had surf lessons on January 4, 2017. Mike, Lauren, Donna and the rest of the crew were very professional. It was the first surf lesson for each of my four daughters, ages 8, 11, 12 and 15. They has a fantastic time with their...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2017

I am age 59, never surfed, but boy did I have fun. Spent a lot of time in the water, but met my goal of getting up and having at least a couple of rides! Kona Mike has a little shop near town where they...More

Thank virive
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