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Address: 5359 Kawaihau Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-2108
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+1 808-826-7612

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the Only way to Learn to Surf!

We paid for lessons for our family, and after practicing the basics of safety and footing, we headed for the waves. Not being a strong swimmer, I was nervous about trying and was... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2016
Heather K

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Reviewed 21 June 2016

We paid for lessons for our family, and after practicing the basics of safety and footing, we headed for the waves. Not being a strong swimmer, I was nervous about trying and was reluctant to go in the first place. I had a BLAST!! Our instructor made it so simple, we were all riding the waves in no time. I... More 

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Thank Heather K
Vancouver Island, Canada
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

Cliff (and Nefi) were fantastic. We booked for two adults and four kids, and showed up with three adults and four kids - no problem. Cliff texted us the morning of our booking to change the location we were to meet him due to the conditions on the day of our lesson, and based on our level of experience (which... More 

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Thank aamum
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94 reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2016

We lucked out and it was just my dad and I. I had surfed before but Cliff fine tuned things and made it was easier for me. My dad had never surfed and Cliff had him up and surfing some of his first few waves. Only reason I dont give them 5/5 is they can be tricky to book ith... More 

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Thank Turk444
Wetaskiwin, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Nefie met us at Wailua Beach where the waves were perfect for us. My 19yr old daughter had surfed before so he was helpful to give her tips. He was very patient with me. I was totally amazed that I was able to get up 3 times. Surfing was on my bucket list so I am grateful with Nefie's expertise... More 

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California
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Reviewed 30 January 2016

I like to think of myself as an expert sampler of lots of beginners instructors, (since I practice surfing so infrequently, I always go and drop money for a "beginners" lesson.) And Cliff and the Learn to Surf school are by far the best value, quality of instruction, and optimize for the most important thing on surfing.... getting you up... More 

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1 Thank Elizabeth F
Highland Village, Texas
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

If you are searching for surf lessons, I highly recommend this team. We have surfed with Cliff three times now and can't imagine better instructors. The concept of this school is also ideal- they find the best beginner waves for the island that week and let you know which beach to meet them. We've never had a bad day. Yes... More 

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Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

We are a family of 4 (two adults, 10 yo girl, 7 yo boy) who had no experience surfing. When I Googled "surfing lessons in Kauai" I came up with a bunch of places all charging $65-75 for a group lesion (90 minutes). However, when I looked in "The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook" (which is excellent), I found "Learn To Surf".... More 

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1 Thank David C
Los Angeles
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Reviewed 12 September 2015

CLIFF IS A PHENOMENAL INSTRUCTOR! Fantastic Experience! GOOD FOR ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE: There were three of us taking lessons, and Cliff was able to cater his lesson to each person. This was my first time surfing, and even though I was a little nervous to try this, Cliff gave a lot of guidance and made it a very enjoyable... More 

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st charles, mo
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70 reviews
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Reviewed 20 July 2015

This was my father's day gift and I could not have been happier. Outstanding lessons for our whole family. We all surfed!! And they were in absolutely no rush. In fact, I pretty much told them we were good otherwise I think he might have stayed out forever. One tip...if wearing short sleeves, wear body glide on your arms...rookie mistake.... More 

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League City, Texas
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254 reviews
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Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

This was our 12 & 13 year old girls' third surf lesson this trip. They were ready to move up from hanalei bay and the nice thing about this company is they are not tied to a particular beach but have freedom to go to other places. Good instruction and reasonably priced for a 90 minute lesson plus 30 minutes... More 

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