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Buttons Surf School

66-956 Kamakahala St, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96791-9737
+1 808-497-8140
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Stood up on the board first time surfing!

They made it easier than I thought it would be. Loads of fun! Great for a beginner! They had a... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2014
Cat C
New York City, New York
great instruction for first time surfer!

Buttons Surf School was totally awesome! Super chill, but still professional. Husband and I... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2014
Denver, Colorado
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66-956 Kamakahala St, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96791-9737
+1 808-497-8140

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Reviewed 21 August 2014

They made it easier than I thought it would be. Loads of fun! Great for a beginner! They had a tent set up on the beach and as soon as we got there we were given rash guards and then off the boards for a...More

1  Thank Cat C
Reviewed 15 June 2014

Buttons Surf School was totally awesome! Super chill, but still professional. Husband and I purchased a Groupon - 90 minute basic surf lesson for two on Friday morning. I called BSS Friday afternoon to see if they had any openings for the following day. The...More

2  Thank alysemichelle
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Everyone was really friendly and helpful, we had a great time! The water was a little shallow so we both got a few cuts on our feet, but other than that it was a blast!

2  Thank Ccvt87
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Truly an unforgettable experience. This was my first time even touching a surfboard, and Noho made sure to tailor the surf session around my abilities. We started with a land lesson before hitting the waters. After a few attempts and a lot of feedback, I...More

2  Thank surfnewb
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Buttons' crew looked after my kids so well! They were attentive, patient, and passionate about the true joy of surfing! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them for young, or young at heart!

1  Thank Donnie S
Reviewed 21 February 2014

We loved our lesson. The school was on time, the equipment was appropriate for the conditions, the coaches were great and my kids loved it too, we saw turtles floating around us, the water was warm and everyone was all smiles. When it is big...More

Thank Carolyn D
Reviewed 31 August 2013

We booked these folks for a surf lesson using their website well in advance. We were sent an email to meet them at Jameson's restaurant at a certain time. We got there a little early and sat in the parking lot and waited. And waited....More

2  Thank John G
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Buttons is the simply the best. I am nearly 50 years old & have taken four lessons total over back to back summers & hope to see him again one day. Whether you`re riding the wave or just hanging out waiting for the next one...More

1  Thank sracing
Reviewed 23 August 2013

I couldn't be happier with the private lesson I took today with Buttons Surf School. I requested to have Buttons as my teacher and when I heard he wasn't available, I was apprehensive about paying for a private lesson with another teacher. I'm happy I...More

Thank AndyBrown79
Reviewed 5 July 2013

After having a terrible experience with another surf school, I researched on TripAdvisor and found Buttons. AMAZING, OUTSTANDING, PATIENT COACHING and INSTRUCTION! He is a champion surfer, Hawaiian, family man, military friendly that knows how to give you an amazing surf experience to learning to...More

Thank Tarainjag
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