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Surfer Bear Hawaii Surf Lessons

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96745
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My Husband's Dream of Surfing in Hawaii Fulfilled!

My 63 year wait to surf in HI was well worth it! It was a beautiful morning for my first surf and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sue W
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Canandaigua, New York
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Fantastic!

Surfer Bear and his super friendly team got us all surfing safely, having fun, and standing up in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarah J
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“reef shoes” (4 reviews)
“rash vests” (3 reviews)
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96745
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 63 year wait to surf in HI was well worth it! It was a beautiful morning for my first surf and Barry, the Surfing Bear chose a great time to go out for good waves based on the tidal times. Barry's instruction had me...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surfer Bear and his super friendly team got us all surfing safely, having fun, and standing up in no time! We were a group of 5 aged 10 to 51 and we all achieved great things with individual encouragement, lots of help and advise. I...More

Thank Sarah J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My two daughters had a lesson with Barry (aka Surfer Bear) and Jay. Excellent coaching and instruction. Very safe location. Great area for snorkeling as well. Yes. I would definitely recommend. PS. The 2 hour lesson is not necessary as my daughters (age 16 &...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Barry, Jeff, and Jay were all super fun guys who helped our family surf for the first time. They provided shirts and footgear along with the surfboards, and gave us a demonstration prior to getting in the water which translated really well to our in-water...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Super fun surfing lessons. Today I went to Surf Bear Hawaii Surf Lessons , instructions are simple, instructor stars off simple, waves aren't super big, trying to stand up on board is difficult at first, but after a few waves it should be easier for...More

Thank Christy G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit to the big Hawaii Island. And definitely one of the highlights of this trip was the surf lessons with this company! Barry the instructor and his crew give us a great lessons (private since we were the only family at the time...More

Thank 5cargotravels
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

First time on a surfboard and within 40 minutes they had me successfully standing and riding the waves! Instruction was well suited for all ages and varying levels of experience, especially for newbies. Barry and Jeff are great coaches who genuinely care about making your...More

Thank Dan D
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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend and I recently went to Kona Hawaii with a few friends and decided it would be fun to take a surf lesson. I was given a recommendation to try Surfer Bear. He was flexible with our schedule and really wanted us to have...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Hey Bear! It’s so hard to write a review because nothing I could say would do you justice- you made my dream come true. Surfing with you was the most incredible time of my life & my highlight in Hawaii! I can’t ever thank you...More

Thank Elaina M
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

We called a few weeks before hand and had a few requests. We are all good swimmers in the family and had only surfed once before. I stated that we wanted more than ankle bitters but not too much that we couldn't handle it. I...More

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Karitraveling
28 August 2016|
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Response from emanuelebelgeri | Reviewed this property |
Hi , if you tell him he will bring every stuff for surfing. But as other told a vest is not comfortable. The instructors are very caring. They are really great, they follow you in everything, are always focused on you and... More
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