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Hook up Surfing

Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
+1 808-371-9504
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Not too hooked up

At $90 per person, we expected more personalized instruction. Instead, we had a "semi-private... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Nirasaki, Japan
First time surfing, believe the reviews!

On our trip to Waikiki we decided to take surfing lessons. After reading all the excellent reviews... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
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Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
+1 808-371-9504

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Reviewed 3 April 2017

At $90 per person, we expected more personalized instruction. Instead, we had a "semi-private" lesson involving one instructor and three students. Minimal water time--maybe 45 minutes total. Despite all the positive reviews here our experience was negative. For serious surfing instruction, look elsewhere.More

Thank Buddha-Bro
Management response:Responded 4 April 2017

Thank you so much Budda-Bro for your review. We handle all of our bookings personally so we know exactly who we took each day, how long we were in the water and who each of our people were and far more often than not, where...More

Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

On our trip to Waikiki we decided to take surfing lessons. After reading all the excellent reviews we booked with Hook Up Surfing. It was really easy to get ahold of Ivan and Jenn, we worked out a time for the lessons with the best...More

1  Thank snak76
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

You'll be sure to have a great experience with Hook Up. I was a brand spankin' n00bie at both surfing & stand up paddle-boarding. Loved learning from, and hanging with, both Ivan and Jenn. They are very down to earth and kind. Bring your sense...More

1  Thank melcstaygu
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We signed up for a semi-private with Jen and Ivan for our first surf lesson ever. Two other young boys joined us and they were both great to add to the group, so the lesson melded into a group rather than semi-private, but Jen and...More

Thank Sara B
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

My son (9 years old) had a surf lesson with Ivan 10 months ago and had a great time! We were back in town for the holidays and booked a second lesson. Jen was great! She kept the lesson very relaxed and he had another...More

Thank Alissa T
Reviewed 20 December 2016

I just wanted to say thank you so much to Ivan and Jen! Me and my 2 friends (32-35 years old) decided to take some surfing lessons while in Honolulu. There are tons of surf lessons all over, both on the beach and online. Some...More

Thank wiltam2016
Reviewed 5 December 2016

My girlfriend and I decided to take 2 semi-private lessons with Ivan and Jen over the course of 2days during our vacation in Hawaii and they had us up 'shreddin' the waves in no time. With Jens' easy-going attitude and Ivans confident demeanor quickly we...More

Thank awn85
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I'm a 60yo woman who has never surfed before. I had a 2 day stop over in Honolulu and decided to give it a go after reading the great reviews. Ivan was the best instructor I could ever have wished for! It was easy to...More

Thank cargo999
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Yesterday I booked private, 2 hour lesson with these guys. I've never done any surfing before and they had me on the board catching waves within the first hour. Before getting into water I got briefed on how to stay safe, and during lesson Jen...More

1  Thank Corto M
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The reviews are accurate! Best surf lessons in town. I was up and on my board within minutes. Don't miss this opportunity.

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