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Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors

75-5909 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1323
+1 808-324-0442
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First Surf Lesson

I'm visiting Hawaii on honeymoon and decided to get my first ever surf lesson. I'm happy to say... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Graham T
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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The Best Surf Instructors

I had researched Big Island/Kailua-Kona surf lessons for my son and daughter. Both of them were on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
swimmer's_mom
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California
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Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors are born and raised in the islands. Who better to visit when in Kona but the Natives! Surf with actual Hawaiian Lifeguards, take a Kayak Tour or learn how to Stand Up Paddle. HLSI is a family owned and operated Big Island Surf School. Come surf with our OHANA! Located in the Heart of Kailua-Kona On Ali'i Drive. South of mile marker 1. Situated between the Kona Reef Resort and Ali'i Cove. Across the street from Honls Beach Park (Wai'aha Bay).
  • Excellent93%
  • Very good4%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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75-5909 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1323
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm visiting Hawaii on honeymoon and decided to get my first ever surf lesson. I'm happy to say that I'm now part of HLSI's Ohana. The advice and guidance during my lesson- firstly at the home base and then from Jake on the waves was...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had researched Big Island/Kailua-Kona surf lessons for my son and daughter. Both of them were on swim team for many years. A friend of my daughter's joined us but did not have the water sport background. Hawaii lifeguard Surf instructors were the best choice...More

Thank swimmer's_mom
Kihani12305, Manager at Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your families surfing experience & writing a review, we greatly appreciate feedback. We are so glad to hear everyone enjoyed themselves out of the waves with Jake, John & Paul as well as surf class with Tiff...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

While visiting the big island of Hawaii our 8 yo grandson wanted to try surfing. Our place in Kailua/Kona was around the corner from the Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors shop and called for a last minute class. They had an opening that morning. At the...More

Thank Nazsnaz
Kihani12305, Manager at Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so happy to hear your son had a great time on the waves with Paul! We appreciate your time and thank you for sharing your review as well. Our goal is to share our passion and love of surfing with everyone we can...More

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We were all lined up to learn how to surf with HLSI, however unfortunately the day of our lesson there were only waves once every 15ish minutes. They let us know that we weren't likely going to catch many waves out there, and gave us...More

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Kihani12305, Manager at Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha guys, Thank you for taking the time to share your folks surf experience here and writing up a review, even though we were unable to get you guys surfing with us. We truly appreciate the feedback. As much as we would have loved to...More

Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

4 of us booked our first-ever surfing lesson with HLSI, we had 2 instructors taking care of us in the water after a briefing at the school. All instructors were patient and encouraging, got us all on the boards for in the first few attempts!...More

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Kihani12305, Manager at Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Mahalo for taking the time to share your surf review with us all. We truly appreciate the feedback. We are happy to hear everyone had a great time surfing with our team and look forward to getting you all on the waves again with us...More

Reviewed 29 April 2017

So many surfing companies to choose from in the area. We went with this company based on its good reviews on TA and Hawaii revealed. It was a great experience. We signed up for a private lesson for both of my boys ages 6 and...More

Thank Aimaikai
Kihani12305, Manager at Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so happy to read your review and hear that the boys both had a great time surfing with our team. On behalf of our surfing ohana here at HLSI mahalo for entrusting us with your family and allowing us to share our love...More

Reviewed 4 April 2017

Hmm, I hate giving bad reviews. But it must be done. First of all, we signed up for 1 private lesson and 2 duos (aka 3 instructors for 5 people) for my husband and 4 children. The intro instruction at the check in was great,...More

Thank PDXfam6
HLSI, Manager at Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Aloha Folks, We appreciate your review and hoped your 5 surfers would have enjoyed themselves on the waves with their 2 private coaches. We apologize that we were not able to accommodate the request for an additional 3rd lifeguard right before water start time. We...More

Reviewed 9 February 2017

My husband and I dive, but wanted to try a different water experience, so we picked surfing. We purchased the semi private lessons (couple lesson) but we are very different levels of physical health- It didn't matter they had both of us up and surfing...More

Thank togetherstronger
HLSI, Manager at Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Aloha Folks, Mahalo for taking the time to share your review with us all. We appreciate your feedback and are very glad to hear you both had a great experience out on the waves with Jake and the team- even at different skill levels. We...More

Reviewed 2 February 2017

My time in Kona has been spent trying out many different things, yoga, poke and of course surfing. I've tried multiple surf lessons from a plethora of surf shops on the islands and I can say hands down this is by far one of the...More

Thank Liz C
HLSI, General Manager at Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

On behalf of our entire team here at HLSI. Thank you for taking the time to share your incite and write a review. We greatly appreciate it and are very stoked to hear you had a great time out there. We try to make every...More

Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I moved to Kailua-Kona permanently from Manhattan (NYC) almost 6 months ago. Learning how to surf has been on my bucket list even though I'm almost 59 years old. But, after experiencing a couple of lessons with two different companies whose instructors...More

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