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Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors

75-5909 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1323
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Great surf lessons!

This place is great!!! My husband and I surfed with them almost 4 years ago and they remembered us... read more

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tiffharper
Tiffany and Jacob taught my 13 year old girls to surf with a semi private lesson for two

Tiffany worked with the girls in the classroom to familiarize them with the area they'll be surfing... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
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Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors are born and raised in the islands. Who better to visit when on the Big Island of Hawaii but the Natives! Learn how to surf the Kona style waves with our ohana (family) of Hawaiian watermen. Located in the Heart of Kailua-Kona On Ali'i Drive. HLSI proudly works with the Make A Wish Foundation year round and a family owned and operated Big Island Surf School since the 1990's.
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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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75-5909 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1323
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Reviewed today

This place is great!!! My husband and I surfed with them almost 4 years ago and they remembered us from the last time! Very friendly and easy to talk to! We’ll definitely be back!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tiffany worked with the girls in the classroom to familiarize them with the area they'll be surfing and how to stand on the board. They'd never been surfing before and she patiently answered all their questions treating them like adults. She outfitted them and sent...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved our time spent learning to surf. Tifani gave great land instructions and was super knowledgeable. Jake was awesome on the water. He was super positive and full of great energy. We both were able to get up a few times. Don’t hesitate with this...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tiffany gave us a wonderful instruction to all the basics of surfing inside before Jacob brought up out into the waves. Both of them have immense knowledge of surfing, kindness through all questions, and a great sense of humor. This cove is the perfect place...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great experience for my daughter and sister. Neither had surfed before, so they were both apprehensive about doing this. The staff and instructors were all incredibly kind, helpful and all had positive attitudes. When my daughter or sister fell, they were all...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

We had an excellent time with our four children learning to surf for the morning. The lifeguards were patient with us and took us through all the steps. The lifeguards ensured the children and adults had loads of fun and we all got up on...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We booked the semi-private surfing lessons for our 2 sons (15 & 12). The instructors were doing awesome. Starting with a class room session and then riding the waves. First 15 minutes another group was also having their lessons in the same bay, however the...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We loved our lesson with Jake! We did a semi-private lesson, my husband and I together. The classroom portion was also insanely helpful - getting a chance to try out the progression of standing on the board at our own pace without being on the...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Great family-run business. They clearly enjoy sharing their love of surfing. Rick was personable, his daughter gave good instructions for getting to the beach site and the land-portion of the lesson, then Jake (son) was great coaching us on the water. All friendly, personable, knowledgeable,...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Thank you to the whole crew especially Jake for making this one of the top highlights of our trip! Thanks Tara & AdamMore

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Kihani12305, General Manager at Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Aloha Tara and Adam! Thabk you guys for coming out and joining us on the Kona style waves with Jake. So stoked to hear we were a part of your highlights on ypur trip here to the Big Island. Truly appreciate your feedback and we...More

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