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Address: 2100 Hoone Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
Phone Number:
+1 808-652-9590
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08:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Poipu Beach Surf School Kauai is owned and operated by professional...

Poipu Beach Surf School Kauai is owned and operated by professional waterman and former pro bodyboarder Doug Muraoka. Poipu Beach Surf School is committed to providing each of its guests with a safe, fun, friendly surfing experience.

Experience and Credentials

Doug and his expert staff are all lifeguard trained, CPR certified, local watermen who have been surfing and teaching for years. For your added ocean safety, an official county of Kauai lifeguard station is located right at Poipu Beach in Kauai.

Connected to the Ocean

Douglas Muraoka was born and raised on the island of Kauai. Doug was raised by his grandparents got introduced to the ocean at an early age because his grandparents were avid fisherman who went fishing five days a week Monday through Friday Doug having no other choice than to go fishing every day at 6 AM spent half of the day at the ocean five days a week.

Doug Muraoka Professional Bodyboarder

Doug seeing surfers and bodyboarders at the beach he started bodyboarding at 10 years old. Doug picked up on body boarding quick and got his first sponsor which was Poipu Surf and Sport. Doug did local bodyboard contests for years and always made the final's. Doug also qualified for the Hawaii state surfing tournament every year. In 1989 when Doug graduated high school he became a pro bodyboarder and travel mostly to California and Hawaii doing the PSAA bud professional surfing tour. In 1998 Doug won his first pro contest in the drop knee division. As years went on Doug decided to start surfing. Doug loves surfing so much that he surfs 99% of the time now. With his passion for surfing he decided he wants to teach the world to surf so everyone can see how fun the ancient Hawaiian sport of surfing really is. Doug founded Poipu Beach surf school in 2005!

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For those of you who don't know: surfing is difficult! My husband and kids were able to get up several times and I was happy for them. As for me, I can say I did it once. Our... read more

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Greenville, SC

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Greenville, SC
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

For those of you who don't know: surfing is difficult! My husband and kids were able to get up several times and I was happy for them. As for me, I can say I did it once. Our instructor gave excellent instruction and guided us the entire session. My one wish is that we could have gotten one picture taken... More 

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Calgary, Alberta
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had great service, the shop was cool and staff friendly and knowledgeable, surf lessons were a blast for adults and kids!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Alex is a friendly, positive, attentive, and patient instructor. He explained everything upfront that I needed to know (like don't jump off the board feet first so you hit the reef feet first). He payed attention to what I was doing and made good comments to get me staying up in the board.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with our three children (5,9,11) and all had an amazing time and did a great job surfing. The instructors were great with the children too. The beach was nice, we went back three days!

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Livermore, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Alex was great in giving my 9-year old daughter her first surfing lesson. She got up right away and had about ten good rides.

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surfing with Alex was my favorite thing to do on my vacation to Kauai!! He was such a great teacher! Can't wait to surf again! I'm hooked!

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our spring break vacation our daughter and boy-friend (late teens) wanted to go surfing. Being form San Diego, they had some experience, albeit limited, but we were not familiar with the local breaks. So we booked at private lesson with Doug at PBSS. He took them out and showed them the 'ropes' and guided them so they could safely... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a private 1.5 hour lesson. Owner took me out personally. He is very enthusiastic, kind, patient and dedicated person. Took me to a location where the waves were perfect for my abilities. Caught a dozen good waves and was successful to surf at least half of them. Great experience, will return on my next trip to Kauai.

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did the beginner surf lesson. All of my family was able to ride a wave in. Lots of fun - would do it again.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place, nice instructors, easy logistics, price was correct - very much enjoyed the experience here

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