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Polu Lani Surf Lessons & Adventures

1201 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-4205
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Absolutely the Best!!

It's no surprise to see that Rick has only 5 star reviews....these are well deserved as he is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
paula p
Best Birthday Ever!!

I have to admit, I was actually a little skeptical signing up for lessons after seeing ~130 ONLY 5... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kelly C
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Aloha! Have you ever considered learning how to surf? I am a professional surf instructor, born and raised here in these gorgeous islands. I have over 30 years of surfing experience, with over 20 years of teaching as well. Come experience the joy & adventure of wave-riding in a safe, beginner friendly environment, away from the stressful crowded waters of Waikiki beach. Allow me to put a smile on your face and make this event the highlight of your vacation! All ages are welcome. Mahalo!
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1201 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-4205
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It's no surprise to see that Rick has only 5 star reviews....these are well deserved as he is absolutely the best!! We first took a group lesson with him back in November and had such a great time that we had to do it again...More

Thank paula p
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Rick C, Owner at Polu Lani Surf Lessons & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hey Paula! I am humbled and very grateful for all the kind words and your decision to come back and surf with me. It really was great to see you all and get back out on the waves again. I had an amazing time watching...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to admit, I was actually a little skeptical signing up for lessons after seeing ~130 ONLY 5 star reviews. I mean who is able to do that..not even 1 four star review?! However, after our surf lesson with Rick, I can absolutely see...More

Thank Kelly C
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Rick C, Owner at Polu Lani Surf Lessons & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow, thanks for the great feedback! I had a blast with you all and want to say I appreciate your business as well. Thanks for choosing Polu Lani Surf Lessons for a memorable birthday. Take care and ALOHA!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rick was amazing with my 7 year old daughter Juliana. Juju absolutely love all things ocean, he recognized that, and got her up and surfing in no time. I highly highly recommend a private instructor for those new to surfing, and I can’t say enough...More

Thank Kristi M
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Rick C, Owner at Polu Lani Surf Lessons & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much. Juliana was amazing too! Such a courageous little lady, she did not let the rain spoil her day. We had so much fun out there all by ourselves. She even saw 3 turtles, what a cool day it was. I appreciate...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We are visiting from New England with our 3 kids. Our 13 and 15 year olds were dying to take surf lessons and we finally checked that off our list this morning! I am so glad that we found Rick. We booked online without talking...More

Thank L H
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Rick C, Owner at Polu Lani Surf Lessons & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

This kids were AWESOME! I was impressed at how well they did on their very 1st surf lesson. I hope that next time we can get the whole family out in the waves together. Mahalo for your business and take care!

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Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

My husband, our kids 12 and 10, and myself just got done with our lesson with Rick and Troy. We are not particularly athletic people but after a great 15 minute lesson on shore we ALL were up on our very first wave!! Troy took...More

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Rick C, Owner at Polu Lani Surf Lessons & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Wow, cool! Thanks very much for surfing with us today, we appreciate your business and the positive feedback. Everyone did really well. Thanks also for pointing out that we do not allow our students to surf in a crowded environment and I will always make...More

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Reviewed March 14, 2018

Cant say enough about our experience great man for starters and a great teacher as well my girlfriend was hesitant at first to surf but was very glad she decided to surf. Rick thanks again for everything and we'll catch you next time . Mahalo...More

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Rick C, Owner at Polu Lani Surf Lessons & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2018

Hey Johny! You guys were AWESOME, brother! What a cool couple, I hope we can meet up if I'm in New York in the future. I had a great time with you both and really enjoyed myself as well. Thanks again and take care! Aloha...More

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Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

Just had a lesson with Rick this morning and it was awesome! He really is great at assessing your skills and hearing the lesson to your level. I had had one lesson before and by the end of the lesson he was showing me how...More

1  Thank Bonita B
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Rick C, Owner at Polu Lani Surf Lessons & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

It was my pleasure! You paddled really hard and also had great form once you stood up. Thanks very much for surfing with me and for your positive feedback. Aloha!

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Reviewed March 9, 2018

I booked his lesson just a day before the actual lesson day, and I made our reservation at night. Because I couldn't find any other instructor who accept booking with this short notice, I didn't expect much from the lesson. I was absolutely betrayed. I...More

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Rick C, Owner at Polu Lani Surf Lessons & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2018

Thank you very much for the privilege to teach you both surfing. I am grateful for all of your kind words and I also enjoyed our time together in the waves. Please come back and see me again. Aloha!

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Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

Rick was the best surf instructor/tour guide ever! He’s prices are the best in the business. He was so incredibly friendly and had the best tips on how to surf! Would 100% recommend him to anyone who wants a fun and interactive surfing lesson! The...More

Thank Chloe L
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Rick C, Owner at Polu Lani Surf Lessons & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2018

Thank you so much for all the positive feedback! You girls were awesome and I'm glad you all enjoyed yourselves. Aloha!

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Reviewed February 28, 2018

This was a last minute idea, we called them up to see if they could fit us in for the day and they were able to do it with in the hour. It was going to be our first time surfing. I was nervous about...More

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Rick C, Owner at Polu Lani Surf Lessons & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2018

Glad you both had a great time! What a way to celebrate your special day. Happy birthday, Marisol! Thank you for choosing Polu Lani Surf Lessons & Adventures. Until next time, ALOHA!

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Clive R
April 22, 2017|
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Response from Rick C | Property representative |
Aloha Clive, Thank you for your inquiry. I usually teach away from the crowds @ Waikiki. Less stressful for students and less dangerous, only 10 minutes away. But if you are set on surfing there then yes, it is possible... More
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