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This is a great lesson for beginners! Ivan was a wonderful instructor. I stood up on my first... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2012
Lauren S
,
Monterey, California
EXTREMELY REWARDING

Ivan was AMAZING! I was very afraid but Ivan's gentle heart and strong hands guided me until I was... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2012
kimberly p
,
Waconia, Minnesota
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“land lesson” (11 reviews)
“private lesson” (14 reviews)
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Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
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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.

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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

Thank kimberly p
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

I would recommend Hook Up to all my friends and family in a heartbeat.. the instructors were great!! There was a mix-up with the lesson as I originally wanted to do standup paddle; however, Ivan was great about the miscommunication and had Jen (Jules) teach...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2012

During my first visit to Hawaii I took surfing lessons for the very first time. I was extremely nervous about going and even contemplated dropping out of the lesson. Ivan the instructor was amazing! He noticed I was feeling uneasy and totally calmed my nerves...More

Thank Amanda N
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Reviewed 16 February 2012

Had an awesome time. We were in a group of six and Ivan did a great job teaching all of us how to surf. Our entire group was able to get up and we all left with big smiles on our face. All I can...More

Thank 473J001
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Reviewed 14 February 2012

I opted for Hook Up surfing instead of the big name surf schools because I was hoping for a little more personal and detailed teaching. Since I had never surfed before, I needed all the help I can get and thats exactly what I got....More

Thank angel p
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Reviewed 3 February 2012

We had a family trip to Waikiki. I have 4 daughters ages 13-22. Ivan at Hook-Up-Surfing is a fantastic Surf instructor. He provides the surf boards and spends much more time with you than the others. My girls all learned to surf and we loved...More

Thank RonSayer
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Reviewed 2 February 2012

We recently took a short break in Oahu and at top of our 9 year old son's list of things to do was to take surfing lessons whilst in Hawaii. Well...we could not have chosen a better, more professional operator than Ivan Duque at Hook...More

Thank bellarineGeelong
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Reviewed 16 January 2012

Our original intent was to learn surfing on our own, we went to Quality Surfboards and we ended up booking a lesson with Ivan. Ivan and Juliette took us to the north side. We ended up making some stops on the way looking at the...More

1  Thank jonoandersen
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Reviewed 25 December 2011

My friends and I had an awesome time learning to surf and to stand up paddle with the instructors. They were very accommodating and hands on. We have visited Oahu a number of times and have taken surfing lessons, but we have never had the...More

Thank ian m
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