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Some folks come to hawaii and they want to learn how to surf. So they go to the beach, rent a foam... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2012
Hook Up Surfing No Ka Oi!

Ivan is like the cool brother I never had teaching me and my friends to surf. He picked us up, had... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2012
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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

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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

Thank kimberly p
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

Thank krossingboundaries
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
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

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