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Ty Gurney Surf School

The Imperial of Waikiki Resort, C-8, 205 Lewers Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
+1 808-271-9557
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North Shore Surf Trip

Fantastic trip to the North Shore with professional surf guides. Would do again in a second, and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
kitertravel
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Portland, Maine
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Great Experience

I had used Ty Gurney Surf School on previous trips and it was a pleasure to use them again. I... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Miramar
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Boston, Massachusetts
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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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The Imperial of Waikiki Resort, C-8, 205 Lewers Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic trip to the North Shore with professional surf guides. Would do again in a second, and recommend to anybody.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

I had used Ty Gurney Surf School on previous trips and it was a pleasure to use them again. I booked a series of three 2 hour private lessons. Booking on the website was easy to do. Once you arrive at the shop, you can...More

Thank Miramar
Ty G, Manager at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha! We are so glad you had a wonderful time surfing with us! Joey is our most experienced surf instructors at here at TGSS.Its always a pleasure to have an awesome returning student like you and we hope we can keep giving you a great...More

Reviewed 8 October 2017

I had a 2 hour private lesson with Joey. Great experience and I was able to catch and ride many waves my first time surfing! Joey is a great teacher. I went back a couple days at my lesson and TY Gurney Surf school let...More

Thank Chad P
Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha Chad! We are so glad you had a great surf session with our most experienced instructor at TGSS! Free one hour rentals are always available anytime you take a lesson with us or $15/hr otherwise, but we can't wait until you visit again! Thank...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017

This was our second time using TGSS and it was a great lesson. We did individual private lessons for everyone in our party and it was a great time. The staff is a lot of fun to be around and they make it an enjoyable...More

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Thank you for coming back and surfing with Ty Gurney Surf School! We hope that this second time around, you remembered the steps and had more waves to catch. Maybe by next trip here, we will see you guys paddling out on your own boards...More

Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

If you want to surf and you're not a great surfer or maybe it's your first time, go with them. I have been to Honolulu twice and did surf with them all the time. They're kind and good instructors. It's better doing a private lesson...More

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

We are glad to have you back for Surf Lessons! Many of our students get hooked right away and end up booking more lessons or coming back the following year. The private lessons do give you 110% focus on you, so it maximizes your time...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017

My little brother and I had a semi private surf lesson with Sam on the morning of July 4th and it was AMAZING. We had the awesome experience of getting to meet Ty Gurney himself and having him show us techniques on the shore before...More

Thank Stephanie L
Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

We really appreciate your feedback Stephanie! The summer and especially the holidays can be quite hectic, but you were lucky enough to have a wonderful day on July 4th. Sam is a very funny instructor and most people are laughing by the end of each...More

Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Really lovely team at Ty Gurney's surf school and they work hard to ensure you have a really cool experience. Super stoked with my instructor and the camera crew who were all very encouraging.

Thank Lozoldfield
Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Thanks again for surfing with us! We make sure that every customer really enjoys their experience no matter what level. With the camera crew, we can catch every single moment of your lesson. See you out there soon! Mahalo, TGSS

Reviewed 16 August 2017

We booked a 2 hour private lesson for our 13 year old daughter, this was her 1st time surfing...she had the best time of her life, her instructor Sam was very patient and caring, they caught 6 waves which we had James (83 East video)...More

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Sam is one of newest instructors to the surf school. It is great to hear that he is already getting such praise from his lessons. At Ty Gurney Surf School, we make sure that every instructor has outstanding ocean knowledge, as well as patience and...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017

I heard about Ty Gurney Surf School through a friend since she knew one of the instructors, Joey Carroll. Since my daughter was 6 we booked her a tandem 1 hour surf lesson with Joey and she had a great time. She enjoyed her surfing...More

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you Jason for coming to Ty Gurney Surf School for your experience. We can teach students of all ages, as long as they know how to swim. Some students will prefer to be on the same board as the instructor. This is a possibility,...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017

We gifted ur granddaughter for her birthday . Ty & his team are true professionals in every aspect of their tutoring. We are kiwis & we have excellent beaches & coaches but Ty & his team surpass NZ. Cost effective. Buy yr own rashie you...More

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful thoughts. Here at Ty Gurney Surf School we want every customer to have the absolute best experience from start to finish. It sounds like you will be able to bring back your skills and surf some breaks at...More

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17 May 2017|
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Response from Ty G | Property representative |
Aloha, Thank you for contacting Ty Gurney Surf School. We are located to the East from from the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Most customers will either have a short 10min walk or catch a quick car ride over. What other... More
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20 March 2016|
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Response from Ty G | Property representative |
Aloha Joe, Thanks for contacting TGSS! Yes we provide a rashguard and surfboard for you to use during your lesson. To book, give us a call (808) 271 9557 anytime. Mahalo!
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