I booked a private lesson with my daughter and I based on the excellent reviews on TripAdvisor. I'll tell you, I didn't regret a thing. From the moment I called to make the reservation to the moment I met Ivan for our lesson, he was responsive, friendly, and clear in all his communications.
We met up near the northwest end of Waikiki beach near the Army Museum, brining only ourselves, our towels, water, our own rash guards, and a GoPro 6. We were given instructions on land and once we were able to demonstrate the basics, in no time at all, we were out in the ocean waiting to catch our first waves!
I brought my GoPro and used their mount for my board and rented one of their GoPro's for my daughter's board. We received my daughter's video in a few days via DropBox and the footage was great!
Ivan is a patient, honest, friendly, and committed instructor. It's clear he won't send you out if you're not ready and he provided both my daughter and I great tips to improve our technique as we progressed through our lesson. By the end of the 2 hour instruction, both of us had several great surfing attempts as well as a new found addiction for the sport.
I would have no hesitation in re-booking again if we find ourselves in Honolulu again for a refresher.
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