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Address: 2400 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
Phone Number:
+1 808-651-6032
08:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:00

The Kauai Surf School offers Group, Private surf lessons, and Surf Clinics...

The Kauai Surf School offers Group, Private surf lessons, and Surf Clinics daily at the Kiahuna Beach in Poipu.

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Surfing instructor is great!

I decided last minute to take surfing lesson at Kauai Surfing School that's recommended by the hotel concierge. It was too late to make the reservation so I decided to show up at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sharon K
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I decided last minute to take surfing lesson at Kauai Surfing School that's recommended by the hotel concierge. It was too late to make the reservation so I decided to show up at 7:45am to try my luck! Kyle was there and he told me the 8am class is fully booked... after hearing that I was leaving today he called... More 

1 Thank Sharon K
Columbia, South Carolina
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I joined another couple for a 1 1/2 hour long surf lesson with Alan at Kauai Surf School. Allen did a great job instructing us and working with us in the water. He made it easy to learn and retain critical tips to improve performance and enjoyment. He really made it a wonderful time and got us... More 

Thank Sean R
Los Angeles
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did a surfboard lesson the other morning with Alan. He's amazing, breaks down the basics so well. I was up on my first wave and caught nearly every one after that. He made it seem so easy. Trust me, you will standing in no time if you just listen to what he's telling you. Trying to figure out how to... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We way overthought the surf lesson. Which company gets the best reviews? What's the best location? We finally decided to just walk over to the Beach Hut at our condo and schedule a lesson right there on our beach, and it was the right decision. Our family of 4 (two adults and kids age 10 & 13) took a lesson... More 

1 Thank theregoes
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Our family of 4- with two kids ages 7 and 11- had a blast learning to surf with Alan. He was patient and encouraging and great with our boys. We were all riding the waves in no time. Do it!

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Kirkland, Washington
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

My 10 year old daughter wanted to take surf lessons while on Kauai. Along with another family we were traveling with we had 2 adults and three girls ages 7, 9 and 10 who all enjoyed some amount of success while learning to surf. Checkin was seamless and our instructor, Alan, was very good at what he did. We spent... More 

1 Thank Christy T
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

I have had the pleasure of taking lessons multiple times from Kauai Surf School. Both Allen and Kyle are great instructors. I love learning about the ocean and the sport and that is their focus. For someone like me it's not about just standing up, but learning, getting the feel of the wave, and connecting with ocean.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I said if we were ever going to try and surf, it'd be in Hawaii. So glad that we did! Jamie was our instructor -- he was funny, patient and obviously a great surfer (used to be on the Pro tour). Highly recommended and would say go earlier in the morning to avoid fear of a crowded... More 

1 Thank cleverbull77
Pleasant Grove, Utah
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 February 2017

These guys are great! We booked an 8am tour on a Saturday morning. I would recommend booking the morning because there are less tourists/snorkelers/people in the water at that time and so they won't get in the way. I was able to ride twice all the way into the beach but even more excited was that my 8yr old was... More 

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Kauai, Hawaii
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

My husband and I went to Kauai on our honeymoon and surfing with Allen at the Kauai Surf School was definitely the highlight for me! He was a really fantastic, funny, patient teacher and he got us both up on waves pretty quickly. I was also impressed with the school itself. They called us to reschedule our original lesson because... More 

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