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Titus Kinimaka's Hawaiian School of Surfing

Quicksilver Surf Shop, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
+1 808-652-1116
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The instructor, Josh, I think was a big reason why this was so unsatisfying. Forgot to go over some... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great way to learn the sport of surfing

I am very glad that Titus Kinimaka and his school was recommended to me, because they provided a... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Quicksilver Surf Shop, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
+1 808-652-1116
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The instructor, Josh, I think was a big reason why this was so unsatisfying. Forgot to go over some pretty important steps with us during the on-land demo. In the water basically would just push the board and say "go go" or "paddle, paddle" My...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I am very glad that Titus Kinimaka and his school was recommended to me, because they provided a terrific experience. Much less expensive than the school in Kona, Hawaii, , the Kinimaka school was worth the cost of admission. They start you dry land behind...More

Thank zgshaw
Reviewed 30 June 2017

After taking a lesson on the south shore, our kids really wanted another. Since we had moved hotels, we scheduled a lesson with this group. Two other kids were in their group. They had to go through the land lesson again, which is understandable, but...More

Thank peachmom13
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent time with our instructor, Keaton, for our family of 4. Everyone was able to surf within minutes of hitting the waves. Hanelai Bay was a great place to learn. The 90 minute lessons was a perfect amount of time. Easy phone reservations, office staff...More

Thank 38katelane
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Where to begin? First off, Rick was a great teacher. He was personable, gave great instructions, pushed us to really nail our positions and gave us one of our favorite food recommendations of the trip -- lol -- the chili pepper chicken at the Snack...More

Thank patriceseibel
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We probably had less than five minutes instruction on the beach, and before we knew it, we were in the water. Hanalei Bay was a perfect place to learn how to surf. We had a few sets near the pier with not much of a...More

Thank smithies2808
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We showed up for a 9:30 lesson - met with Henry (super nice guy) who got us signed in. I had never surfed and my wife was a little anxious given she'd taken lessons before with little success. Rick was our instructor and we couldn't...More

Thank Dave G
Reviewed 16 September 2016

What a fantastic time!! Two couples took the short 15-20 minute on-land lesson first which was thorough, clear, patient and spot on. After short 2 minute drive you are beachside. Long sleeves are helpful b/c of the tendency of arms/armpits to rub side of board...More

Thank simmonsfamily954
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Thanks to Rick's patient and humorous instruction, my son and I were able to learn the basics of surfing in beautiful Hanalei Bay. Made my vacation.

Thank Tkyrnr
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Professional and timely outfit. Justin was our instructor and he was fantastic. We took our three kids, ages 11, 9 and 5, for lessons in Maui and they had an experience leaving them resistant to giving it another try. Justin was great about easing any...More

Thank Katie T
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12 September 2016|
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Response from Johanne D | Reviewed this property |
H I. The north shore in Hanalei Bay is the best. Go early in the day for less crowds and gentler waves.