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Expert instructors and professional surfers teach you to ride a wave on your first lesson! We accept all skill levels from first time non swimming surfers to intermediate and advanced surfers looking to improve their surfing or just looking for...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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505 Front St, Located in the Shops at 505, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1208
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I would highly recommend Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy if you want to learn to surf. Everything was great from start to finish Our instructor was Josh and he was outstanding and I would highlight recommend him. He taught us on the beach and then we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank trowley0319
Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent instructors. Located on the beach near where you will surf. The shop has an area to leave you dry stuff. Spent about half an hour on land going over the basics to get up on the board. Teach you different techniques to help you...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DDL2414
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So much fun taking private lessons with Josh! Patient, knowledgeable and a real pro. Next time will book consecutive lessons and start earlier in vacay to get more opportunities to practice new skills....A+++

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 287billien
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My daughter just turned eight and wanted to try surfing for the first time. Josh was her instructor and he was patient with her as she was afraid of the waves at first. He did a great job with her and she was doing tricks...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Avaireland
RoyalHawaiianSurf, General Manager at Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Mahalo for the awesome review! We are so glad your daughter had a great time! She was incredible in the water and all fears were thrown out the window on the first wave! We will be sure to let josh know about the great review!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I participated in a group surf lesson on our trip. We were a pretty large group (8) and the staff treated us great. Our instructor was top notch and made sure we all caught some waves and had fun. The entire staff...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I signed up for group lessons. Lucky us, no one side signed up, and we had our instructor, Tavner, all to ourselves. Both of us had plenty of attempts to stand up. Some successes, many falls, but most of all, lots of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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RoyalHawaiianSurf, General Manager at Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Aloha and thank you for the review! We are glad that you had lots of fun and the falls are part of the fun also! Well after our safety instructions. We will be sure to let Tavner know about the great review. Mahalo

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had so much fun with Josh as our instructor. He was very patient, friendly, and fun! I’ve always wanted to learn to surf and what better place than Maui!

Date of experience: December 2018
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RoyalHawaiianSurf, General Manager at Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Mahalo for the great review!! Josh is a great instructor and we will be sure to pass on the kind words to him! Thank you for surfing with Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Both my daughters loved it and josh the instructor did a great job showing and teaching them how to read the waves and surf. Big thanks

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Date of experience: November 2018
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RoyalHawaiianSurf, General Manager at Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Big THANKS for the awesome review! We will be sure to tell Josh the amazing review he had! We hope to see you in the water again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are thoroughly pleased with our experience! The employees/instructors were cordial, informative, and the one on one teaching our daughter received from her instructor was wonderful! We were apprehensive at first, not knowing what to expect, but they made us feel at ease right away....More

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MackinacDreamer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My best friend and I went surfing and had an absolute great time. Josh was our teacher and was super nice, I’d recommend him as a teacher if you want to learn how to surf.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Elaine K
9 July 2018|
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Response from RHSAcademy | Property representative |
Aloha and thank you for your question! We have a minimum requirement age for our group lessons(10yrs old) but we can be flexible with age on a private lesson. A group lesson consist of up to 5 students per one instructor. A... More
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davedianne718
4 June 2018|
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Response from RoyalHawaiianSurf | Property representative |
We are located right in Lahaina town, about 5-10min walk from the harbor area. Our group rates are 75$ per person but if you give us a call, we can give you a family rate! You can also check out our website! Mahalo Nui
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Ravitej S
2 November 2017|
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Response from RoyalHawaiianSurf | Property representative |
Cancellations: Customers will receive a full refund with 24 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances, such as... More
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