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Ty Gurney Surf School

The Imperial of Waikiki Resort, C-8, 205 Lewers Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
+1 808-271-9557
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Great place to learn how to surf, with great instruction!

Great location, with easy, ambling waves to get that first ride. Courtney was a great instructor... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
jaxon87
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Santa Clara, California
Excellent Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson

I'm not a great swimmer, and haven't really been in the water in around 25 years. I really wanted... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
CaddieKelly
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Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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The Ty Gurney Surf School specializes in luxury private surf instruction on the island of Oahu. We customize our surf lessons to each individual, ensuring that students of all levels maximize their surfing experience on the best waves in the world. Our expert instruction guarantees all students will be surfing on their very first lesson!
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The Imperial of Waikiki Resort, C-8, 205 Lewers Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

Great location, with easy, ambling waves to get that first ride. Courtney was a great instructor, and was able to assist my teenage daughter to get into the right position in the set. With a quick push, she was in the swell and standing up...More

Thank jaxon87
Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2017

Thank you for choosing Ty Gurney Surf School for your experience here in Hawaii! Courtney is a very humble and passionate surfer. He has a lot of patience, so he is very good with younger students. Hope to see you next time for another lesson!...More

Reviewed 22 March 2017

I'm not a great swimmer, and haven't really been in the water in around 25 years. I really wanted to try SUP though and it was incredibly fun! I purchased a one-hour private lesson. Koa, my instructor was helpful and patient. He made me feel...More

Thank CaddieKelly
Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Aloha! Thank you for choosing Ty Gurney Surf School! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your lesson with Koa, he is one of the best at Stand Up Paddling. We look forward to seeing you soon! Mahalo, TGSS

Reviewed 27 January 2017

Had a semi-private (2 people) Surf lesson with Brian (Balto) for 2 hours. The experience was absolutely incredible, our instructor knew exactly what he was doing, gave excellent tips as we went and helped us find / get to the best waves. With his expert...More

Thank josh f
Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2017

Aloha Josh, Thank you very much for surfing with Ty Gurney Surf School! We are so happy to hear that you and your girlfriend got plenty of ride time. 83 EAST production team is always in the water right where the action is getting the...More

Reviewed 4 January 2017

Everyone was very friendly and the lesson went well. The only hiccup was the initial meet up experience from the office to the beach. There were 5-10 minutes of slight confusion where we wondered if we were at the right beach spot. We did the...More

Thank timmykins1991
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Best experience for both of my kids, 6 and 9 year olds. Instructors were fantastic and I'm so looking forward to the photos and video from the videographer!!!!!

Thank Carrie M
Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

Aloha Carrie, Thank you for choosing Ty Gurney Surf School! Our instructors had an awesome time teaching your kids to surf along with our videographer who captured every moment in the water! We hope to see you soon for more lessons! Mahalo, TGSS

Reviewed 6 December 2016

Ty surf school is an awesome place but what makes it better are the people. Everyone was friendly and welcoming. I had Brian as my instructor and I'd definitely recommend him! He made me feel comfortable and gave me confidence. His instructions were clear and...More

Thank anclemsen
Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

Thank you for surfing with us! Brian is a longtime surfer and is very knowledgable of the ocean making it easier for his surroundings to keep you comfortable and get you on as many waves possible. We hope to see you in the water soon!...More

Reviewed 28 November 2016

My one on one lesson through Ty Gurney surf school was fantastic. I had taken some lessons here in NY and still wasn't quite getting a handle on surfing. My instructor was able to point out the mistakes I was making and tell me how...More

Thank ali1342880
Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Aloha! Thank you for surfing with us! By choosing a one on one lesson, it is easier for our instructors to focus on your mistake and help fix them. Come back soon and we will get up and riding again! Mahalo, TGSS

Reviewed 23 November 2016

Incredible adventure - best 2 hours on Oahu! Austin and Brian were excellent instructors. We had a few minutes on shore learning the basics and safety but the majority of time was spent in the water learning to surf. Ty's team "toe'd" us out (literally...More

Thank Durt-PA
Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Aloha! Thank you for choosing Ty Gurney Surf School! We are happy to hear you had a great experience surfing with us. By just taking a couple of minutes for our instructors to explain the land demonstration will have our students successfully prepared for catching...More

Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed my lessons at Ty Gurney surf school. Austin and Joey were really patient with me and got me standing up on my board by the end of my lessons. Super welcoming folks with great stories about the history of surfing, Waikiki and...More

Thank Sakoro
Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Aloha! Thank you for surfing with us! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your lesson and got up standing. Austin and Joey also had a great time surfing with you and we hope to see you soon! Mahalo TGSS

Reviewed 16 October 2016

First, I had NEVER been on a surf board...ever. Their one-on-one teaching was great and they had me up on my very first wave! Listen to them and you'll be up and surfing too. I was a very unique and rewarding experience. To capture the...More

Thank Ryan S
Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Aloha Ryan! Thank you for choosing to surf with Ty Gurney Surf School! By having a one on one surf lesson, it gives our instructors more opportunity to focus on the individual and send them on as many waves possible. The footage that 83 East...More

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V662014
Hey there, we are staying at the Hilton Waikiki village and wanted to know about transportation to your class.
18 May 2017|
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Response from Ty G | Property representative |
Aloha, Thank you for contacting Ty Gurney Surf School. We are located to the East from from the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Most customers will either have a short 10min walk or catch a quick car ride over. What other... More
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Joe F
I assume all you do is show up for the lesson in a swimsuit and with sunscreen. Everything else comes in the package price?
20 March 2016|
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Response from Ty G | Property representative |
Aloha Joe, Thanks for contacting TGSS! Yes we provide a rashguard and surfboard for you to use during your lesson. To book, give us a call (808) 271 9557 anytime. Mahalo!
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