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Ty Gurney Surf School

The Imperial of Waikiki Resort, C-8, 205 Lewers Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
+1 808-271-9557
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A definite highlight. Can't wait to go back!

First time surfers - now hooked. The location is perfect, the instructors are awesome and the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Florette_I
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Sydney, Australia
Had the best time learning to surf

We had booked semiprivate surf lessons (2 pers. 1 instructor). when we got there they ended up... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Thea N
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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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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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Reviewed 4 days ago

First time surfers - now hooked. The location is perfect, the instructors are awesome and the office staff are a pleasure to deal with. We had so much fun we booked an extra lesson before our morning flight home! Mahalo to Ty, Pua and all...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had booked semiprivate surf lessons (2 pers. 1 instructor). when we got there they ended up being 2 instructors instead - NO complaints form us ;) Both our instructors were amazing, they could read the ocean and gave great críticism. We both stood up...More

Thank Thea N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughters had never been surfing, they are 15 and 18 years old. The instructors were excellent and had them both surfing and up on their boards within the first 15 minutes. They were both glad we picked the 2 hour lesson. They had an...More

Thank Kerri P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kids, 8 and 6 did the 1hr surf lessons with Sam and Dave. The kids had a blast doing a tandem surf lesson from the get go due to the size and age of the kids. Tandem surf lesson allowed the kids to spend more...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ty and his team are fabulous. My kids had an absolutely amazing time and now think they are professional surfers. His prices are a little higher than some of the competitors, but it was so worth every penny! Each one of the kids (18, 17,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ty and his team are excellent. Ty, Joey and Brian are always there to make each lesson a learning and fun experience. I think their knowledge and patience makes the lessons more than worth it. I highly recommend them to everyone.

Thank Elizabethandtravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was a little hesitant having my 6 year-old, has only been swimming for 9 months son out in the middle of the ocean, but I trusted Ty with his safety. He was great and my son had an "awesome" (his word) time. His staff...More

Thank jeanyoung1
Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It was a blast surfing with your 6 year old son! Ty has been teaching for 20 years, so you had one of the best in the business. We are so happy to hear that your son had an awesome lesson. Until next time! Mahalo,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends and I wanted to try SUP. The website said they can get everyone standing by the end of the lesson but thank goodness they don't MAKE you stand up. I admittedly have a fear of water (I know, I don't make any sense)...More

Thank cic4cia
Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for choosing Ty Gurney Surf School! It is always great to hear somebody face the fears. We make sure that the student is comfortable for each lesson. Hope to see you soon, so we can get you standing! Mahalo, TGSS

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything about this experience was fantastic. Ty and his team were incredible. We were all surfing by the end of the lesson.

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for learning to surf at Ty Gurney Surf School! Our team here is built to make the best possible surf experience from start to finish. We hope to see you guys again! Mahalo TGSS

Reviewed 20 May 2017 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 holidayMore

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Ty G, Manager at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

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...More

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V662014
18 May 2017|
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Response from Ty G | Property representative |
Aloha, Thank you for contacting Ty Gurney Surf School. We are located to the East from from the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Most customers will either have a short 10min walk or catch a quick car ride over. What other... More
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Joe F
20 March 2016|
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Response from Ty G | Property representative |
Aloha Joe, Thanks for contacting TGSS! Yes we provide a rashguard and surfboard for you to use during your lesson. To book, give us a call (808) 271 9557 anytime. Mahalo!
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