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Address: Kuhio Beach State Park, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Cheapest but still expensive

These beach vendors are all expensive but these guys are the cheapest by an hourly rate at 25 USD per hour and 10 per hour after. I opted to rent from another vendor who delivered... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 November 2016
Mickos S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Star Beachboys was recommended by my boyfriend's board rental company, so we went to check them out. I did a walk by the day before my planned surf lesson and was slightly put off by the ranting fellow behind the counter who didn't seem particularly friendly. However, they did come recommended, so I went back the day I wanted to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

These beach vendors are all expensive but these guys are the cheapest by an hourly rate at 25 USD per hour and 10 per hour after. I opted to rent from another vendor who delivered at the start of the day and did a whole day for 50 USD. Surfboard Rentals near the Duke statue and were fantastic. If you... More 

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Thank Mickos S
Gold Coast, Australia
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272 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I am a surfer and rented a board from them to take my son out for a wave. Waikiki is a mass market tourist operation where thousands of people go through every week. These guys have been around for a long long time and they have seen it all. The guys behind the counter are old and somewhat grumpy but... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

On the 25/8/2016 my last week I was in Waikiki I took 3 surfing lessons overall. My first instructor wasn't as patient and clear with explaining the techniques as I have never had any surfing experience back in Australia. I found the first instructor got somewhat annoyed as I wasn't understanding his instructions. On the 27/8/2016 my second instructor Kini... More 

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1 Thank andy0127
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66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great lesson! Friendly and funny teacher. I'd definitely suggest going with these. Also they have a photographer that takes some great photos that you can buy after. Had a great time. Was standing up surfing within 3 attempts. Go.

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Thank BillbonesLondon
Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I know many people have had good surf lesson experiences, but I think it really comes down to the luck of the draw. Kiosk attendants have mastered the art of ignoring customers, lucky if you get a grunt out of them, you feel like you are really interrupting their day. The guy setting up/taking down umbrellas was smoking on a... More 

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Thank Bluroket
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Our surf instructor, Dave, and the team were awesome. We had a brief on land lesson, then took to the waves. Dave was very patient even when I had difficulty. They even took photos of our lesson. We were able to keep all pictures and the rights for a fee (meaning we can post to social media without violating copyright).... More 

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Thank Lori M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The instructor loves the water and surfing. He gave the girls plenty of time and everyone in the group got up a LOT. In fact, one of the other students finally came in, she was so worn out. We purchased the photos which were professional quality. However, the photos were only taken for about 1/2 the lesson, at most .... More 

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Thank Tami M
Portland, Oregon
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51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

We rented the umbrella and beach chair combo (1 umbrella and 2 lounge chairs) for 2 days in a row. It was $50 for the whole day and they are open from 6am-6pm. We went early to be sure to get them. On the weekend day they seemed to run out by early afternoon but on the weekday there were... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Guys at the rental desk barely look at you. Give no information. Seems as though me choosing to rent get with them is an inconvenience for them. Grumpy and unfriendly. Their boards are all falling apart with holes and broken fins. Would highly recommend using a different service. Can't say enough about my disappointment. Almost ruined the whole experience for... More 

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