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Awesome experience

We had a 4 person group and Ivan and Jenn were great. Very professional and excellent instructors... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
TkH5757
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Dale, Wisconsin, United States
via mobile
Awesome Time!!

My oldest daughter (8yrs old), my brother-in-law and I had a surf lesson with Ivan and Jenn this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Blair416
,
Toronto, Canada
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“land lesson” (11 reviews)
“private lesson” (14 reviews)
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LOCATION
Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a 4 person group and Ivan and Jenn were great. Very professional and excellent instructors. We never surfed and by the end of the lesson we were all standing on our boards..and we aren't spring chickens.

Thank TkH5757
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My oldest daughter (8yrs old), my brother-in-law and I had a surf lesson with Ivan and Jenn this past week and we couldn't have been more excited about the experience! Great teachers with a quick on land lesson and more time in the water. It...More

Thank Blair416
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My teenage daughter did two lessons. One with Ivan and one with Jenn. Both were great. My daughter has had a couple of beginner lessons before in past years with other companies but wasn’t really progressing. With just the first lesson with Ivan she was...More

Thank Jen L
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

So this is my second experience with Hook Up Surfing, and with both Jenn and Ivan. Last year, out to Oahu on a solo visit to see family, I stumbled into a lesson with Hook Up. The experience was brilliant. This year, I was able...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Ivan and Jenn did a thorough job of getting both teen and tween daughters from Chicago up on their boards ! They were patient and fun, providing adequate instruction on dry land before going out for a full 90 minutes. It's a great balance of...More

1  Thank Joan C
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

I booked a private lesson with my daughter and I based on the excellent reviews on TripAdvisor. I'll tell you, I didn't regret a thing. From the moment I called to make the reservation to the moment I met Ivan for our lesson, he was...More

1  Thank DavidHOh
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I learned how to surf in 2 short hours after signing up for a lesson with Ivan. The class was taught by both Ivan and Jenn, both of whom imparted years of knowledge to us in a short time frame. The first...More

Thank Allan K
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We were traveling in Hawaii for our 10th anniversary and we wanted to try surfing for the first time. We found Ivan online, booking and scheduling was very easy. To start the lesson we met Ivan on Waikiki Beach away from the busy main beach...More

Thank Carlos10ea
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and me took a lesson two days ago and it was really great. We chose the group lesson which means 4 persons per one instructor for 90$ per person. The waves were nor very high that day but still we cought a few...More

Thank AustrianGeographer
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

My 3 teenage girls have been hounding me to write this review of Ivan and their 1st ever surfing lesson! I was impressed because I called on short notice and he was able to fit them in before we had to leave Hawaii. He was...More

Thank Regina P
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