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Address: 113 Prison St, On the Corner of Front and Prison St., Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1208
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+1 808-276-7873
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07:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

Expert instructors and professional surfers teach you to ride a wave on...

Expert instructors and professional surfers teach you to ride a wave on your first lesson, then help you improve, fast!

First time surfers and athletes looking to improve performance are welcome.

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We had a great time surfing with Ikaika (not sure of spelling!)- all of the crew got up and had fun during the lesson! Ikaika managed our group of 4 perfectly, was easy to be... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rachel W
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San Francisco

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San Francisco
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time surfing with Ikaika (not sure of spelling!)- all of the crew got up and had fun during the lesson! Ikaika managed our group of 4 perfectly, was easy to be around for the 2 hrs, and gave appropriate feedback/instruction. Highly recommend!

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Squamish, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an amazing family lesson with the surf academy. The whole family participated and we all stood up on our first wave. Our 8 and 10-year-old boys said this experience was the highlight of our vacations. Kae was an amazing instructor, he was safety conscious and at the same time chilled and focused on us having fun. It was... More 

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Parker, Colorado
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guys in the shop were amazing from the start. My 14yr old had stitches in her foot from a few days prior to our lesson and they immediately hooked up 'surfer style' to ensure she could still participate. They even cleaned her and rebandaged her after we got back to the shop. Kea was a phenomenal instructor and ensured... More 

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Thank stsprinkle
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I loved surfing for the first time during our honeymoon with Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy. Our instructor was great! Can't wait to go back and book another lesson!

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm living in Lahaina for a view month and me and my friend finally decided to take surf lessons. Although the Royal Hawaiian seemed to be more expensive than the other surf schools we decided to go there because of all the good reviews. It was totally worth it! Ikaika was patient and watched us focused to tell us about... More 

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Thank CarolineGru
Houston
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

15 year old daughter and dad had a GREAT time with Royal Hawaiian. Private lesson for two people was perfect. Anyone can do this so don't miss out. Instructor Grainger was terrific. Highly recommend.

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Thank 2princesses1_1
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

The staff was great with my kids they had and amazing time! They we professional, friendly and really went above and beyond to offer a great experience. Everyone has a great time. Thank you Trevner!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

These guys rock! Dan is a great help at the shop getting our family of 5 outfitted (with kids 13, 11 and 8 years) with shirts and water shoes. And Tavenar is a rock star instructor. Started with the basics on the shore and then hit the water. We were all standing up on our first try! The kids are... More 

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Hudsonville, Michigan
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

I booked a private lesson for my daughter. She was extremely hesitant about taking the lesson but walked away totally loving her morning! Tavner was her instructor and did a great job at getting my daughter up. My daughter had a ton of fun hanging out with him while waiting for the waves also! I would highly recommend this company... More 

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Thank Kari T
Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

This was one of the highlights of my trip to Maui. After looking online, this company seemed to have the highest ratings wise and though I haven't been surfing before or tried any other places, I would recommend this one for sure! Upon arrival, I was fitted with some shoes and a rash guard shirt which were provided. For storage,... More 

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