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Get SURF LESSONS and RENTALS with Kahaluu Bay Surf & Sea in beautiful Kona, Hawaii. Winner of the 2014, 2015 and now 2016 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence award. Come experience the truly Hawaiian sport of surfing. Our friendly surf instructors...more
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All reviews group lesson private lesson caught waves great instruction paddle boarding learn how these guys great waves two hours dry land an absolute blast the big island fish beginners shop suzi booties
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Well organised lesson,dry practise run at the surf shop,all the equipment is provided before entering the big blue and cutting some shapes on the pipes,well actually I stood up once and fell off most of the other times,its dam hard work on the arms but...More

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Kahalu'u Bay S, Owner at Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Aloha 202vwcamper, thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are stoked you had a fun time surfing and do hope you come back to see us in the future. Excellent photo too. Thanks for sharing. Aloha!

Reviewed 4 days ago

Ben and wife have this great little shop, with excellent instructors, in the perfect spot! The surf is great for beginners and so lovely to look at. They do rentals, lessons and provide local wisdom, which can't be beat. Had a great time, would go...More

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Kahalu'u Bay S, Owner at Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Mahalo orswitz for the kind words. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to our shop. It is our goal to give our guests the best experience possible and we would love to know how we could earn a 5 star rating from...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Want to feel like a surfing superstar your first time out... then you have to head to Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea. We went out with Ben and he was awesome. Very relaxed and very safe but full of amazing knowledge and tips. He had...More

Thank Stephanie C
Kahalu'u Bay S, Manager at Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

You guys rock! Thanks for the amazing review. Stoked you guys had so much fun surfing with us. Come back and see us again any time. Aloha

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I are currently spending a month on the big island, staying just down the street from Kahala'u Bay Surf and Sea. Ive always wanted to learn to surf, so I figured this was the perfect time. I checked out the reviews for...More

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Kahalu'u Bay S, Manager at Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha Kelli, Thanks for coming surfing with us yesterday morning. Looks like the photographer got some really nice shots of you too! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed surfing with Suzi. She is one of our most talented and highly recommended surf instructors....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the second time we have taken ski lessons from this company. We took a semi private lesson with just my daughter and husband. They are great with kids, very patient, and safe. My daughter and husband had a great lesson. Thanks guys!More

Thank Traveldoc14
Ben C, Owner at Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha Traveldoc14, thanks for the nice review. We are glad your husband and daughter had fun on their semi private "ski lesson?". Never heard ski used as slang for surfing but hey I guess you learn something new every day ;-). Anyway we appreciate your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic experience this morning, great instructors able to get the balance between making you feel relaxed but also safe. I participated in the small group lesson which for me was the right balance ,you do get one on one instruction when getting ready for and...More

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Ben C, Owner at Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha Cheryl, It was nice meeting you and your husband yesterday. You both did so good out there! Thanks for the nice review too. Come back and rent some surfboards if you two would like to surf again. Aloha

Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

My husband and I booked a semi private surf lesson at 8:30, just parked across the street of the company. We were greeted by friendly and laid back Chris, signed waivers and got our gears. Ray was our instructor, some safety and technique instructions on...More

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Ben C, Owner at Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Aloha trazylee, Thanks for surfing with us and the super awesome review. We are glad you had a fun time learning to surf with your instructor Ray. Looks like there are some really nice surf photos of the both of you too. Enjoy the rest...More

Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

I can't imagine a better time! These 2 really know how to make surfing fun! Thanks from Charleston South Carolina! Adam and CourtneyMore

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Ben C, Owner at Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Aloha Adam and Courtney, We would like to say thank you so much for your business and kind words. Its always nice to hear about our customers experience. Suzi and Chris really are a great duo and know how to keep the lesson fun while...More

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Was a little apprehensive at first but start to finish Chris and Suzi were amazing!!! We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend them.

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Ben C, Owner at Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Aloha AnnaOfShirley, Thank you for the feedback. We are so happy that our staff could make you feel at ease about trying surfing. Please come see us again sometime. Mahalo

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Great day of surfing! We booked through Chris who was a funny and laid back guy and Susie was a wonderful and patient instructor who made us all feel comfortable. I'd highly recommend Kahalu'u Bay Surf and Sea. They are the only company with a...More

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Ben C, Owner at Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Mahalo Navigator78720 for the kind words! We are glad you felt comfortable with our staff and had such a nice time with Suzi in the water. Thanks for the shout out about our location too! It definitely helps make people aware that we are so...More

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