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Address: 2435 Kaanapali Parkway - on the beach, Whaler's Village Shopping Center, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
Phone Number: +1 808-244-6858
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We are located at The Whaler's Village Shopping Center in Kaanapali. A...

We are located at The Whaler's Village Shopping Center in Kaanapali. A booth on the boardwalk near the ocean. We are adjacent to Leilani's on the Beach Restaurant. Look for the booth that says "Maui Dive and Surf" and "Island Style Adventures"....we're the surf instructors in the yellow shirts!

We are locally owned and take pride in offering a 5 star experience, we boast the smallest student:instructor ratio of 3:1 on the island. With service being our number one priority (actually second to safety), our personable staff that are Lifeguard and CPR certified, will ensure that you have the time of your life. Be careful though, you just might become one of the many returning guests that become "family" to us! Can't wait to have you join us for some serious fun in the sun!

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Great surf school and team

I tried 2 different surf school in Maui, and this one proved to be very professional and the only one with a ratio student/teacher of 1:3 (vs usual 1:6). It makes a big... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 July 2016
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

I tried 2 different surf school in Maui, and this one proved to be very professional and the only one with a ratio student/teacher of 1:3 (vs usual 1:6). It makes a big difference having 1:3... and it's worth it. Great coaching and tips. Highly recommend.

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Thank Rrrfff
Jeri D, Owner at Island Style Adventures, responded to this review

Mahalo for your review! Thank you for appreciating our efforts of professionalism and safety! We do take pride in being the surf school with the smallest group ratio on the island (if not the state of Hawaii)! It was our pleasure to be of service to you and appreciate the time you took to review us. Safe travels back to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing surf lessons from Steven. We really enjoyed it. Caught plenty of waves, semi-private lessons. We both got up quickly, not to say we didn't fall plenty of times but still had a blast and got up several times too!

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Thank alissalace
Jeri D, Owner at Island Style Adventures, responded to this review

Steven has been with our company for over ten years and it is nice to know he still makes our customers happy! Lol! Actually, we are not surprised you enjoyed your lesson with him! We like him too! We also appreciate your review and taking the time to write one. We appreciate the opportunity to have serviced you! Please visit... More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

My boyfriend and I took a group lesson with Steven. It was a small group though (2 couples) so we got in a lot of waves. The price is reasonable and they give you rash guards and reef booties. They quickly go over water safety, technique and steps to getting up on your board out of the water. so it... More 

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Jeri D, Owner at Island Style Adventures, responded to this review

Mahalo for your review! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed yourself. Mahalo for allowing us to service you and for making our activity a part of your vacation. Aloha! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Took a group lesson with Island Style Adventures, and they were fantastic! Convenient location in the Whaler's Village made it easy to get to from our resort. They limit their group lessons to 3 students per instructor, so the atmosphere is safe and relaxed. The prices are very reasonable for a group lesson. They give you a rash guard (shirt)... More 

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Jeri D, Owner at Island Style Adventures, responded to this review

Awesome post! Thank you so much for taking the time and for all the detail, I'm sure it will help other travelers! Also thank you for choosing our school to surf with - it was our pleasure! Mahalo! More 

Teaneck, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

So i took my family of 5 to try surfing. The instructors were very helpful but teach people to jump up on day one was a bit aggressive. When we went knee to foot we had alot more success. Surfing if alot harder than it looks

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

My goal is to move from being an enthusiastic surfer to actually being a good surfer. I booked two private lessons with ISA while in Maui last November - with Mike as my instructor. He was fantastic, Patient. Understood my goals. Helped me to advance my technique (well, actually find my technique) and he was absolutely a blast to spend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

My two hour private surf lesson was awesome! My husband and I worked with the owner, Cy, to book our lesson, and received our lesson from Jay. Everyone was very enthusiastic and friendly. Island Style provided all the equipment we needed, and they stored our belongings during our lesson, and even offered to keep my rings locked up behind the... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

Cancelled my reservation more than 24 hours in advance per their policy, but my credit card was charged anyway. No response from an email inquiry. Taking it up with my credit card company now.

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Thank Sunny_Travelor
Jeri D, Owner at Island Style Adventures, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear that your cancellation was not handled promptly. It is our policy when guests call in to cancel, outside of the 24 hour window, cancellations and refunds are immediate. Unfortunately, based on your tripadvisor name, I am unable to trace a reservation. I would be happy to handle this situation for you, but I will need more... More 

Sacramento
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128 reviews
47 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

The instructor wa awesome and patient. The problem with me surfing was somewhere between the board and the sky above. They did a nice job ended up with only 2 of us for one instructor. He found us good waves and gave us aloha encouragement. Managed to stand up which was beeting my expectation.

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east texas
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

My husband and our 9 yr old daughter took a semi-private lesson with Nick and Tyler. They were both wonderful to work with. Very patient and encouraging. Had a wonderful time! We even bumped into Nick in town one day and he called our daughter by her name.

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