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Hoku Water Sports

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2251 Poipu Rd, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756-9534
+1 808-639-9333
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Consistently our favorite thing about Kauai

We can't say enough how much we love Hoku Water Sports and the whole crew there. We've been... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jake R
Outrigger Canoe Surfing

My husband and I have canoed and kayaked over the years and wanted to experience outrigger... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Surf lessons, snorkeling, stand up paddling, outrigger canoe rides and beach gear rentals.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average0%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“canoe surfing” (4 reviews)
“great surf” (3 reviews)
“small waves” (2 reviews)
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2251 Poipu Rd, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756-9534
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+1 808-639-9333

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Reviewed yesterday

We can't say enough how much we love Hoku Water Sports and the whole crew there. We've been visiting Kauai for a few years now, and have spent countless hours with the folks at Hoku while we flop around in the water and learn to...More

Thank Jake R
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I have canoed and kayaked over the years and wanted to experience outrigger paddling. I searched for a place that offered this experience. We were the only guests on this trip, the other paddlers to fill the boar were the brother-in-law, niece...More

Thank Diane B
Greg D, Owner at Hoku Water Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your outrigger experience. Thank you so much for your positive review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had my 18 year old daughter there for her first ever surf lesson Staff was friendly and she was able to catch some small waves within the hour and enjoyed her time. They also rent beach chairs and umbrellas at reasonable prices. Great location near...More

Thank Kev1963
Greg D, Owner at Hoku Water Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your positive feedback. I am happy to hear that your daughter enjoyed her surfing experience with us. Mahalo.

Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Fantastic surfing experience thanks to Greg who did an outstanding job. Greg took a lot of time to explain the conditions, in particular to advice on the best time (tight, wind, waves), helped us to organize an amazing lesson with Chris and once we were...More

Thank Iris D
Greg D, Owner at Hoku Water Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Iris & Marc, Thank you so much for your very kind review. It was a pleasure having you join us and I am happy that you enjoyed your surfing experience as well as exploring the island. It was nice sharing information with the two of...More

Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

I had a 1:1 surf lesson, and so was excited about the extra instruction since I had never been on a surfboard, however the instructor didn’t seem comfortable teaching a beginner. He was very technical with some of the things he got into, and while...More

Thank MrsMoose56
Greg D, Owner at Hoku Water Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

I am sorry to hear that your lesson was not exactly what you expected. Your instructor that day was our senior instructor that has been teaching over 20 years and has a very unique and thorough teaching style. We gear our lessons towards the beginner...More

Reviewed 6 November 2017

Chris was excellent , patient and so much fun. He taught both of us 50 year olds how to surf! ! Never thought I could do it, but he made it happen. We loved it so much we went canoe surfing as well! Wow it...More

Thank Nani_jz
Greg D, Owner at Hoku Water Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Awesome! It was a pleasure to have you both join us and I am happy that you had such a great time. Chris and I enjoyed your enthusiasm and great attitude. I told you we would get you standing! We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Koa Kea and used them for snorkel equipment rental twice. Also used them a separate visit to ask about snorkeling spots. Two of the guys we spoke to were very friendly and helpful. The third was helpful, but had an attitude....More

Thank Craigh-KRPH
Greg D, Owner at Hoku Water Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Aloha. Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that one of our associates did not meet your needs satisfactorily. Since I didn't get his name, I cannot certainly address this person, although I believe it may be the gentleman that just left our employment....More

Reviewed 19 August 2017

Learned to surf for my 65th Birthday! The instructor, Chris, was the best. Very well- rounded lesson. Highly recommend it. Christa Reed

Thank Adventurewoman1
Greg D, Owner at Hoku Water Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Aloha Christa, Happy belated birthday! Thank you for your nice review. I will pass this on to Chris as he always appreciates guests comments. Mahalo.

Reviewed 12 August 2017

We just did an outrigger canoe lesson with Chris, and it was a blast. We began with paddling around Poipu Beach and then (after learning the basics) were able to go out and ride waves in. It's difficult to explain the total exhilaration of surfing...More

Thank mountaincachers
Greg D, Owner at Hoku Water Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you so much for your great review. We always appreciate nice comments and are especially happy when everyone had a such a blast. Hopefully you can make it back to join us again! Mahalo.

Reviewed 10 August 2017

We had an appointment for 12:30. We had lunch at the Sheraton, and then walked along the beach toward the Ko'a Kea Hotel until it ended at some rocks. Right on the other side of the rocks was a path up to the hotel. Hoku...More

Thank yonsider
Greg D, Owner at Hoku Water Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Aloha. I love to hear when guests have such a great time. Thank you so much for your kind comments. Hopefully you will remember your surfing experience for years to come. Mahalo.

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NancyTG
15 February 2017|
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Response from Greg D | Property representative |
Hi Nancy. Chris still works with us here at Hoku Water Sports and does do the outrigger canoe rides. The rides are usually done early in the morning between 7:00 and 8:00 am during the week. During the time you are here... More
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