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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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78-6685 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2409
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a great time with Ray and Suzi. We had a small group (4 of us in total) out on the water for 2+ hours of learning. It's EXHAUSTING but they were instructive, conversational, and amazing to work with! This was probably my favorite...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had surf lessons planned for our last full day on the Big Island. When we arrived, we found out they were mostly likely going to cancel the lesson because there were not really any waves. They were willing to take us out, but just...More

Thank Lorie B
Ben C, Owner at Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha Lorie, it was nice meeting you guys last week. We are so sorry that the waves were not good enough for you to go surfing. We truly appreciate the acknowledgement that we are an honest company and try to always to do what is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great time my 2 daughters and I had surfing on the Big Island. The instructors were informative, patient, and friendly. What a blast !

Thank travelingdebby
Ben C, Owner at Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha travelingdebbey, thanks for coming surfing with us! You ladies were a blast to enjoy the morning with. Tip of the cap for the excellent review as well. Chris will be stoked to know how much you enjoyed the surf lesson. Mahalo

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These guys will really help you have a surfing experience to remember. My daughter wanted to rent a Board to surf by herself & they helped her choose the right one, briefed her on the bay and helped her get started, all with a smile....More

Thank cros831
Ben C, Owner at Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha cros831, thank you so much for the excellent review. We are glad to hear you had such a positive experience with our company and staff. Its always nice to know our customers appreciate the steps we take to ensure they have a safe and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We signed 2 hours private surfing lesson, We arrived at 8:13. start dry land first at 8:31 they were going to water, I have photo shows time, they finished at 10 :00am, back to booth at 10:07, we ask why back so early, coach said...More

Thank Sherryl2012
Ben C, Owner at Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha Sherryl2012, We appreciate you bringing this to our attention. It has always been our goal to give everyone of our guest the best experience possible and we unfortunately let you down. Please accept are warmest apologies. Mahalo for reaching out to us directly as...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great team and experience. Suzi,Ben & Chris made sure the family had a great experience and all three were real professionals and made sure there was a real mutual looping respect for ample surf experience. Other outfits didn’t or couldn’t - that I will say...More

Thank calumgreig2018
Ben C, Owner at Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Mahalo Calumgreig2018! Your have a great family and they were so much fun to spend the morning with. Next time, have someone else take the photos so you can come surf too! Aloha

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Mother Nature did not cooperate on the day of our lesson, and the sea was completely flat. The management here were great. They offered to convert our lesson to Stand up Paddle board lesson or to refund us. We ended up renting some paddle boards...More

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

Aloha TravlnTwins, we cant thank you enough for being so understanding about the poor surfing conditions last week. What a nice consolation prize though to enjoy the morning surrounded by a pod of wild spinner dolphins! We are a little jealous, hahaha. Mahalo for the...More

Reviewed 9 August 2018

My Daughter did a private lesson and loved it. She said her instructor was the owner of the company and had a great time. Plus she caught several waves. the check in was easy and the lessons were right across the street. We easily viewed...More

Thank anaheimpaul2018
Ben C, Owner at Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Mahalo for surfing with us and taking the time to share you experience with others! Your daughter did such a great job from the first wave she rode all the way to the last ride. Please come back and see us the next time you...More

Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

While the waves were not desired for surfing as we had signed up for they were able to accomidate us with the paddle boarding lesson. Really enjoyed our early morning paddle board lesson with suzi. Not only was it a great paddle boarding experience but...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Suzi, my 8 1/2 yr old daughters instructor was awesome! She was very very accomodating as my daughter has a hearing impairment. We did a private lesson. My daughter had an absolute blast and was surfing by the end of her lesson. Highly recommend this...More

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