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Ty Gurney Surf School

The Imperial of Waikiki Resort, C-8, 205 Lewers Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
+1 808-271-9557
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Great Surfing School that makes learning a delight

Friendly and very helpful instructions. What makes this school outstanding is that they pull you... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
SDtraveler100
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San Diego, California
Surf Lessons

Excellent instructors. They had my daughter surfing within the second try and they helped and... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
Darla B
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The Ty Gurney Surf School specializes in luxury private surf instruction on the island of Oahu. We customize our surf lessons to each individual, ensuring that students of all levels maximize their surfing experience on the best waves in the world. Our expert instruction guarantees all students will be surfing on their very first lesson!
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The Imperial of Waikiki Resort, C-8, 205 Lewers Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Friendly and very helpful instructions. What makes this school outstanding is that they pull you and your surf board out to the waves. Instead of using all your effort paddling out to the waves, you can instead concentrate on paddling to catch waves.

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

Excellent instructors. They had my daughter surfing within the second try and they helped and encouraged her to be able to get up and catch a wave.

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Ty G, Desk Girl at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Aloha Darla Thank you for sharing your experience. She did very good job. We are happy that you guys have fun. You guys are awesome customers. Please, welcome back to visit us soon. Have a great day Ty Gurney Surf School

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

My 15 year old son had a 1 hour private surf lesson at the Ty Gurney Surf school. He had the time of his life!!! His instructor was awesome and had him up and standing riding the waves in no time at all. He did...More

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Ty G, Desk girl at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Aloha Mary K Thank you for sharing your experince. We are glad you guys have fun with us. Our pleasure! Have a awesome day and come back to visit us soon. Thank you Ty Gurney Surf School

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Fantastic trip to the North Shore with professional surf guides. Would do again in a second, and recommend to anybody.

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Ty G, desk girl at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Aloha Kitertravel Thank you for sharing your surfing tour experience with everyone. Our pleasure!! Hopefully, we can see you guys soon again. Thank you for your affimation. Have a great day Ty Gurney Surf School

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

I had used Ty Gurney Surf School on previous trips and it was a pleasure to use them again. I booked a series of three 2 hour private lessons. Booking on the website was easy to do. Once you arrive at the shop, you can...More

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Ty G, Manager at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Aloha! We are so glad you had a wonderful time surfing with us! Joey is our most experienced surf instructors at here at TGSS.Its always a pleasure to have an awesome returning student like you and we hope we can keep giving you a great...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

I had a 2 hour private lesson with Joey. Great experience and I was able to catch and ride many waves my first time surfing! Joey is a great teacher. I went back a couple days at my lesson and TY Gurney Surf school let...More

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Aloha Chad! We are so glad you had a great surf session with our most experienced instructor at TGSS! Free one hour rentals are always available anytime you take a lesson with us or $15/hr otherwise, but we can't wait until you visit again! Thank...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

This was our second time using TGSS and it was a great lesson. We did individual private lessons for everyone in our party and it was a great time. The staff is a lot of fun to be around and they make it an enjoyable...More

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Thank you for coming back and surfing with Ty Gurney Surf School! We hope that this second time around, you remembered the steps and had more waves to catch. Maybe by next trip here, we will see you guys paddling out on your own boards...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

If you want to surf and you're not a great surfer or maybe it's your first time, go with them. I have been to Honolulu twice and did surf with them all the time. They're kind and good instructors. It's better doing a private lesson...More

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

We are glad to have you back for Surf Lessons! Many of our students get hooked right away and end up booking more lessons or coming back the following year. The private lessons do give you 110% focus on you, so it maximizes your time...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

My little brother and I had a semi private surf lesson with Sam on the morning of July 4th and it was AMAZING. We had the awesome experience of getting to meet Ty Gurney himself and having him show us techniques on the shore before...More

Thank Stephanie L
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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

We really appreciate your feedback Stephanie! The summer and especially the holidays can be quite hectic, but you were lucky enough to have a wonderful day on July 4th. Sam is a very funny instructor and most people are laughing by the end of each...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Really lovely team at Ty Gurney's surf school and they work hard to ensure you have a really cool experience. Super stoked with my instructor and the camera crew who were all very encouraging.

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Thanks again for surfing with us! We make sure that every customer really enjoys their experience no matter what level. With the camera crew, we can catch every single moment of your lesson. See you out there soon! Mahalo, TGSS

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17 May 2017|
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Response from Ty G | Property representative |
Aloha, Thank you for contacting Ty Gurney Surf School. We are located to the East from from the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Most customers will either have a short 10min walk or catch a quick car ride over. What other... More
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20 March 2016|
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Response from Ty G | Property representative |
Aloha Joe, Thanks for contacting TGSS! Yes we provide a rashguard and surfboard for you to use during your lesson. To book, give us a call (808) 271 9557 anytime. Mahalo!
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