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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
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+1 808-271-9557
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08:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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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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My 6 year old surfed!!!🏄🏼

Best experience for both of my kids, 6 and 9 year olds. Instructors were fantastic and I'm so looking forward to the photos and video from the videographer!!!!!

Reviewed 24 December 2016
Carrie M
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Garden Grove
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Everyone was very friendly and the lesson went well. The only hiccup was the initial meet up experience from the office to the beach. There were 5-10 minutes of slight confusion where we wondered if we were at the right beach spot. We did the semi-private lesson with 2 people for 2 hours, which was about right, though may recommend... More 

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Garden Grove
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Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Best experience for both of my kids, 6 and 9 year olds. Instructors were fantastic and I'm so looking forward to the photos and video from the videographer!!!!!

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Thank Carrie M
Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this review

Aloha Carrie, Thank you for choosing Ty Gurney Surf School! Our instructors had an awesome time teaching your kids to surf along with our videographer who captured every moment in the water! We hope to see you soon for more lessons! Mahalo, TGSS More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
Reviewed 5 December 2016

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 

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you for surfing with us! Brian is a longtime surfer and is very knowledgable of the ocean making it easier for his surroundings to keep you comfortable and get you on as many waves possible. We hope to see you in the water soon! Mahalo, TGSS More 

Queens, New York
1 review
Reviewed 27 November 2016

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 

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this review

Aloha! Thank you for surfing with us! By choosing a one on one lesson, it is easier for our instructors to focus on your mistake and help fix them. Come back soon and we will get up and riding again! Mahalo, TGSS More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 22 November 2016

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 

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this review

Aloha! Thank you for choosing Ty Gurney Surf School! We are happy to hear you had a great experience surfing with us. By just taking a couple of minutes for our instructors to explain the land demonstration will have our students successfully prepared for catching waves out in the water! We hope to see you soon! Mahalo, TGSS More 

Washington, DC
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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!

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this review

Aloha! Thank you for surfing with us! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your lesson and got up standing. Austin and Joey also had a great time surfing with you and we hope to see you soon! Mahalo TGSS More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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 

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this review

Aloha Ryan! Thank you for choosing to surf with Ty Gurney Surf School! By having a one on one surf lesson, it gives our instructors more opportunity to focus on the individual and send them on as many waves possible. The footage that 83 East Productions offers is helpful to keep with you as tips for surfing in the future,... More 

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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.

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Los Angeles, California
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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 

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
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 

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