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Ty Gurney Surf School

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Address: The Imperial of Waikiki Resort, C-8, 205 Lewers Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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+1 808-271-9557
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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The Ty Gurney Surf School specializes in luxury private surf instruction on...

The Ty Gurney Surf School specializes in luxury private surf instruction on the island of Oahu. We customize our surf lessons to each individual, ensuring that students of all levels maximize their surfing experience on the best waves in the world. Our expert instruction guarantees all students will be surfing on their very first lesson!

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Waikiki awesomeness

Awesome, one tick off the bucket list, great thing to do in Waikiki,after a short lesson on the beach Brian had me standing on the first wave, excellent way to start a 50th... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TrevYou
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Awesome, one tick off the bucket list, great thing to do in Waikiki,after a short lesson on the beach Brian had me standing on the first wave, excellent way to start a 50th birthday holiday

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Thank TrevYou
Ty G, Manager at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Ty Gurney Surf School for your experience here in Hawaii :). The little 2 minute land demonstration on the beach is vital to make sure you have the correct steps down to surf! We wish you a happy birthday again, and cant wait for you to come next year! Mahalo, TGSS More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is how you should do it. Highly recommended, lots of help getting out and, yes, we got up first time

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Thank Meljay
Ty G, Manager at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for sharing your experience with our surf school! Brian, and all of our surf instructors do there best to prepare by helping you guys paddle out to the break so you are ready to ride waves! We hope to see you next year! Mahalo, TGSS More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I had a private lesson with Brian (with the super strong toes) and he had us riding the biggest and longest waves in no time. He sent us out on our first wave and then gave us feedback to make adjustments for the 2nd wave and so on and so on until we had cracked it. And... More 

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this review

Happy Birthday Again From Ty Gurney Surf School! Thank you so much for choosing us to celebrate this once in a lifetime experience. In the water, the instructors are constantly assessing the student to see what went wrong and how it needs to be corrected. With 83 East Video Team surfing right next to you the whole time, we never... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These are the folks you want to go to for all things surfing. Made our time in the water great and we watched as they treated other guests to a wonderful learning experience. Many smiles all around!!

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you Shari for sharing your experience with our surf school! Every customer is unique, so we are able to assess and adjust each lesson to specify their abilities. We are excited to see you again for more surf. Mahalo TGSS More 

Cincinnati
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Instructors were patient, nice, and fun I couldn't believe that i actually stood up!!! A highlight of our trip! THANKS

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you for selecting Ty Gurney Surf School during your trip! Each lesson is structured around the individual to get a strong foundation of surfing. Most people are very skeptical at first, but our instructors work very well to get you to your feet. See you next time! Mahalo, TGSS More 

Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Location was convenient as I was staying at the Imperial. Very accommodating to meet all my needs. I had never surfed before and they had all the equipment and qualified staff to get me trained up and surfing on my first lesson. Safety conscious and tailored/modified the lesson to address my weak points. Very friendly, easy going and encouraging. I... More 

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this review

Our team at Ty Gurney Surf School does a great job addressing the exact needs for every student that we teach. With patience and encouragement we focus on the surfer to excel in the sport of surfing. By having a great location next your hotel, it was easy and convenient for everyone. Hope to see you again soon! Mahalo, TGSS More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

Just. Block form the hotel and across the street from the beach Ty Gurney is well located. The team booked us in for our lesson for two and then Austin did the hard yards. We both did fine at the on sand practice. Austin then athletically towed us both out to,the waves hooking one of our boards with a set... More 

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this review

Thanks for Surfing with the Ty Gurney Surf School Team the other day. The shop location is surrounded by many hotels, but just a step away from the beach, makes it easy to rent boards too! We toe out all our students, so they can save the energy for when its time to ride. We are glad that you enjoyed... More 

Santa Clara, California
1 review
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Great location, with easy, ambling waves to get that first ride. Courtney was a great instructor, and was able to assist my teenage daughter to get into the right position in the set. With a quick push, she was in the swell and standing up on her own.

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Ty Gurney Surf School for your experience here in Hawaii! Courtney is a very humble and passionate surfer. He has a lot of patience, so he is very good with younger students. Hope to see you next time for another lesson! Mahalo, TGSS More 

Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I'm not a great swimmer, and haven't really been in the water in around 25 years. I really wanted to try SUP though and it was incredibly fun! I purchased a one-hour private lesson. Koa, my instructor was helpful and patient. He made me feel comfortable and was very close by for the entire session. It came to me really... More 

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this review

Aloha! Thank you for choosing Ty Gurney Surf School! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your lesson with Koa, he is one of the best at Stand Up Paddling. We look forward to seeing you soon! Mahalo, TGSS More 

Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

Had a semi-private (2 people) Surf lesson with Brian (Balto) for 2 hours. The experience was absolutely incredible, our instructor knew exactly what he was doing, gave excellent tips as we went and helped us find / get to the best waves. With his expert advice both myself (experienced in water activities but not surfing) and my girlfriend (beginner swimmer)... More 

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this review

Aloha Josh, Thank you very much for surfing with Ty Gurney Surf School! We are so happy to hear that you and your girlfriend got plenty of ride time. 83 EAST production team is always in the water right where the action is getting the best shots possible. We hope to have you guys again for more surfing! Mahalo, TGSS More 

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