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Address: 75-5909 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1323
Phone Number: +1 808-324-0442
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Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors are born and raised in the islands. Who...

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).

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Fabulous company

Loved the surf family of captain Rick,Tiff and Jacob. I'm not a strong swimmer and was very doubtful but these guys made it safe and fun. I stood up 3 times and want to keep on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Krista M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the surf family of captain Rick,Tiff and Jacob. I'm not a strong swimmer and was very doubtful but these guys made it safe and fun. I stood up 3 times and want to keep on surfin' now!

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Thank Krista M
Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited the Big Island on our honeymoon and had been gifted a surfing lesson with Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors. We had a great experience with them from start to finish. On the day we had originally booked, a strong current made for less-than-ideal conditions. The company gave us a call and suggested we rebook for a... More 

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Augusta, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Booked our granddaughters, aged 8 and 10 surf lessons on their website. Great email responses and customer service. They were very friendly and clued into kids! The instructions were very good and the instructors at the beach were fantastic. Thanks to John and Jacob the girls were up and surfing for their first time.

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Thank 359debrae
New Orleans
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

My wife and I took a lesson with Jake and it was just amazing! We both had a blast, caught a ton of waves and thanks to Jake's advice we were actually able to stand up on the board many times! Everyone was extremely friendly and I recommend them to anyone.

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Thank Anonymous A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic Hawaiian experience! This is a family run business and everyone was simply top notch! Excellent service throughout the experience of classroom training and in-water surfing, they made sure to remember everyone's name and what is needed to improve. I especially liked their enthusiasm and positive attitudes when working with so many first timers. Highly recommended! 👍🏻

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Thank Scott C
pompano beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

The instructors were very patient and thorough. I was able to surf on my very first try and I am over 50 years old.

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Thank Carole W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent Lesson. Tifini was super sweet and thorough with her indoor introduction to surfing. We loved Jacob. He was really patient with our 8 year old daughter. She was engaged the entire lesson. Highly Recommend!

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Thank Jill S
The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

My two teenage grandchildren began their surfing instruction at this school. They both liked their instructor and were quickly up and surfing. It was a great intro to the sport.

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Thank DianaS16925
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I've seen a lot of surf schools and surf instructors, but Jacob was absolutely the best. Better than anybody in Honolulu, better than anyone in Mexico. For my 10 yr old niece, he was the best. Not only did he push her in, but he was constantly giving tips, actually teaching. And he was funny, helpful, great attitude, I would... More 

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Thank Brian L
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

They were very professional and fun! I'm not the most coordinated person but my instructor, John, worked with me and got me up on the board!! It was a great time, even the wipe outs, and everyone should give it a try at least once.

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Thank Sarah L

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