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Address: Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96745
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Barry is The Shiz (T.A. doesn't like my language)

Barry is an amazing teacher. I am 27, female, and highly competitive. I have also wanted to surf my entire life, so this was a huge bucket list item for me. I booked a lesson for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mary S
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Barry is an amazing teacher. I am 27, female, and highly competitive. I have also wanted to surf my entire life, so this was a huge bucket list item for me. I booked a lesson for my sister & I, and Barry asked if we wanted to start easy or more difficult. More difficult, of course. Within 5 minutes I... More 

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Warren, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We were delighted to have found Barry for a surf lesson for our daughter. We booked it as a surprise for her; or was one thing she wanted to try while on vacation in HA. She had never surfed before. Barry provided all the equipment needed (including reef shoes & rash guard shirt). He was patient, upbeat and encouraging. She... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely the most fun thing our family did the week we were in the islands. Bear had all the equipment that you would need to surf. Bear's instructors as well as himself were very helpful for 1st time surfers. We immediately were catching waves and and having the best time. Not only was our experience on the surf great but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Surfer Bear and I go way back now and I have surfed with him and his crew many times. They go above and beyond EVERY TIME to facilitate the best possible experience. There is no one in the world I feel safer and more comfortable with in the water than Bear. He is kind, compassionate, encouraging, challenging, empowering, attentive, knowledgable... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

The surfing lesson with Barry and Jeff was excellent. They were very encouraging and went above and beyond to take care of our family of four with two young kids.

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Thanks Barry and (the other guy sorry can't remember your name right now). You guys were great! The instruction was good, and you left me with the confidence I could try it on my own next time. You made it feel authentic, personal and like I was hanging out learning to surf from a local (which I was). Cheers!

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MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

My 16 yo and 11 yo wanted to try surfing for first time. The appointment was super easy to make by calling. Surfer Bear Barry was most flexible and accomodating. It put me at ease as we were not only uncertain of the surfing condition (i.e. seeming lack of waves) but also whether the kids will have the staying power... More 

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Lecco, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

First time on board and taken the wave at first try ! Surfer Bear and his crew were amazing. They make my and my friends very comfortable in the water, give us the right tips to improve our surf. We spent two great hours riding waves with the friendly Jeff, Trey, Makai and Jay. So the next day I did... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I don't know who was more excited about us surfing...my group or the instructors! I've taken surfing lessons before, but the enthusiasm from Bear, Trei, Jeff, Makai, and Jay is unmatched! We had a large group (12 people) and we all rotated in with different instructors as needed. From start to finish, each instructor was helpful, attentive, and very personable.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Surfer Bear and Jeff and the rest of their crew are extraordinary! Amazing surf instructors who do what they do from the bottom of their hearts, with utmost patience, care, joy, and awareness. I have surfed with them over the years and watched them take people out time and again (youth and adults). They give me confidence and ease and... More 

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