We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 74-4966 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96725-8632
Phone Number:
+1 808-557-7089
08:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 29 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 28
  • 0
    Very good
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
Great experience!

I was very impressed with how patient and helpful the instructors were with all of the people in our group ranging in age from 8-40. Highly recommend FBI for first time surfers!

Reviewed 30 July 2016
Heather E
O'Fallon, Illinois
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 28: English reviews
O'Fallon, Illinois
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I was very impressed with how patient and helpful the instructors were with all of the people in our group ranging in age from 8-40. Highly recommend FBI for first time surfers!

Thank Heather E
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

My friend recommended this surf school because they are great with children. They actually do a surf school for autistic children.my experience was quite incredible. This was my first time. He was able to get me up right away if on the third try. The ocean was crystal clear with the ability to see the yellow tang in the wave... More 

Thank bogey831
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Ossian and Justin were very helpful, and encouraging. We had surfed before but never taken lessons. I highly recommend them. We were only 3 students and had 2 teachers, they teach you how to improve quickly, and make it fun. Really enjoyed our lesson today!!!

Thank YBhomewhenucanbaway
Ann Arbor, Michigan
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2016

These are great surf instructors! My 9-year-old daughter and I went surfing for the first time in this class and had a great time. Location is great, small class size.

Thank Carmela C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016

I loved my surf lesson with FBI Surf School :-) Ossian and Austin were my fantastic teachers, and ratios were 2-3 people per teacher - great overall. They're all super friendly and helpful and adjust their instruction to the needs of the participants. I was by myself, so I appreciated the friendly, encouraging approach they take! This was one of... More 

Thank Amanda S
Edmonton, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 31 December 2015

Surfing with Ossian was an absolute blast. I had only been surfing once before with very little instruction. With Ossian, it was a completely different experience - we started off with the smaller waves and worked our way up to the bigger waves at Kahalu'u beach in Kona. After every wave, he would give me some pointers and encouragement for... More 

Thank wvanengen
Silicon Valley, CA
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2014

Ossian runs a great school. They have chosen a nice bay with a good range of waves. Closer in, it's gentle. Further to the edges, and you get longer rides and bigger waves. Our class was on a Wednesday morning after several days of rough swell. Ossian brought two more instructors for our class of four surfers. We literally had... More 

Thank d4jsmit
Level Contributor
33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2014

My kids took surfing lessons with Ossian, I wasn't there but they both said he was really great, patient and helpful in getting both of up on a lot of waves. Highly recommended, he'll meet you at the beach with all the gear you need to start riding.

Thank Jason W
Lahaina, Hawaii
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2014

As someone who is not a good swimmer and has a general fear of the water, attempting to surf was something I wanted to try, but assumed I would not be good at it. Without Ossian and Casey, there's no way I would have got up on the board. They are truly great at helping you learn how to surf.... More 

Thank Marci A
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

Found this surf school while browsing the internet and decided to go with it because of the great reviews. What a fantastic choice we made! Ossian and Casey were great instructors! Our group was small and made it so it was like a private lesson. They watched and gave pointers for each of us to help us get up on... More 

Thank Lena S

Travellers who viewed FBI Surf School also viewed

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Been to FBI Surf School? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from FBI Surf School staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?