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Ty Gurney Surf School

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Address: The Imperial of Waikiki Resort, C-8, 205 Lewers Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Phone Number: +1 808-271-9557
08:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 16:00

The Ty Gurney Surf School specializes in luxury private surf instruction on...

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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Ty surf school is an awesome place but what makes it better are the people. Everyone was friendly and welcoming. I had Brian as my instructor and I'd definitely recommend him! He... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Honolulu, Hawaii

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ty surf school is an awesome place but what makes it better are the people. Everyone was friendly and welcoming. I had Brian as my instructor and I'd definitely recommend him! He made me feel comfortable and gave me confidence. His instructions were clear and he made the overall experience really fun! Go check out the crew at Ty for... More 

Thank anclemsen
Queens, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My one on one lesson through Ty Gurney surf school was fantastic. I had taken some lessons here in NY and still wasn't quite getting a handle on surfing. My instructor was able to point out the mistakes I was making and tell me how to fix them. I was able to stand up and ride the wave. Felt great!... More 

Thank ali1342880
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible adventure - best 2 hours on Oahu! Austin and Brian were excellent instructors. We had a few minutes on shore learning the basics and safety but the majority of time was spent in the water learning to surf. Ty's team "toe'd" us out (literally they pulled us out after each ride with their toe on our boards - which... More 

Thank Durt-PA
Washington, DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed my lessons at Ty Gurney surf school. Austin and Joey were really patient with me and got me standing up on my board by the end of my lessons. Super welcoming folks with great stories about the history of surfing, Waikiki and surf culture. Highly recommended!

Thank Sakoro
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

First, I had NEVER been on a surf board...ever. Their one-on-one teaching was great and they had me up on my very first wave! Listen to them and you'll be up and surfing too. I was a very unique and rewarding experience. To capture the experience, James with 83 East Productions followed me on every wave capturing the successes and... More 

Thank Ryan S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Learned to get on the board really quickly and my instructor austin was very helpful even after a long day. Guys at the shop were very kind and helpful as well.

Thank John J
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

My kids took surfing lessons at Ty Gurney Surf School - they love it. We've been back a few days and they can't stop talking about surfing. We live in S. CA. so they want to continue to hang ten. But they will have to wear a wet suit as the water here is much cooler then wonderful Hawaii! I... More 

Thank 0theHero
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

For a first experience on a surfboard, you couldn't do better. The location across from Halekulani was easy to find, and my husband and I found a great table at the Sheraton next door to watch the lesson off Waikiki Beach, and with a tropical drink from the bar we were set. Our daughter loved it so much the first... More 

Thank z4travel
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This was the first time anyone in our family had tried surfing. My husband and I had a semi-private lesson and my son (12 yrs old) had a private lesson. They were both great experiences. The instructors were great teachers and we all managed to get up and ride a wave. My son enjoyed it so much that we booked... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I are from Colorado and never surfed before. Uncle Joe and Austin did an amazing job teaching us the basics and getting us out quick so we could optimize our time. They felt like family and were very encouraging throughout the lesson. Each ride they would give each of us a tip based on our last ride.... More 

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