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Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

I had always wanted to learn how to surf and I finally got the chance. Ivan is a great teacher and is super fun. He keeps you motivated if you are frustrated and is always positive. He is very affordable because being a college student...More

Thank tonka8pie
Reviewed 20 April 2012

My friend and I had an amazing time learning to surf with Ivan. It was fun from the beginning to end. We enjoyed it so much we already made a reservation for our next lesson. I highly recommend for everyone to go to hook up...More

Thank hailey_04
Reviewed 15 April 2012

My teen daughter wanted to try surfing but was nervous about the big groups along waikiki beach...so we tried hook up surfing where Ivan took my daughter and a small group further out of waikiki. Upon her return, she couldnt stop talking about her experience,...More

1  Thank cjf20
Reviewed 14 April 2012

Some folks come to hawaii and they want to learn how to surf. So they go to the beach, rent a foam board, stand up, get some pictures taken and that's it. And that's fine for some people, but definitely not for me. I have...More

1  Thank kdgray83
Reviewed 14 April 2012

Ivan is like the cool brother I never had teaching me and my friends to surf. He picked us up, had an informative lesson in a beautiful park, went to a gorgeous surf spot ( that we had all to ourselves) and everyone got to...More

1  Thank Holly T
Reviewed 11 April 2012

Ivan picked us up from our hotel. He did a short lesson on the grass. Then headed to the water. The lesson was just our group of 4, not a huge group. Everyone was able to "ride the waves" quite a few times. It was...More

1  Thank HHL5
Reviewed 1 April 2012

Ivan does a land lesson first and teaches exactly what you need to get started as a beginner. He emphasizes on safety first which makes the students feel comfortable and confident. He takes us to a beautiful area where it is perfect for a beginner...More

1  Thank Whizdumb
Reviewed 30 March 2012

Ivan is an excellent instructor and provided us a perfect surf experience. He picked us up at our hotel and took us to a beautiful spot that was not crowded and had the right waves for beginners and a great view of diamond head. Ivan...More

Thank Debra T
Reviewed 29 March 2012

This is a great lesson for beginners! Ivan was a wonderful instructor. I stood up on my first try! He took us to a BEAUTIFUL beach and we had the waves all to ourselves.

Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 27 March 2012

Ivan was AMAZING! I was very afraid but Ivan's gentle heart and strong hands guided me until I was up on my board! My sons and I thought he was the best teacher ever. He was concerned for our safety but pushed us to not...More

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