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Polu Lani Surf Lessons & Adventures

1201 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-4205
+1 808-366-9293
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“Make sure you give him 5 stars” said my 12 year old

So glad we found Rick at Polu Lani! What convinced me to book with Rick was the fact that we would... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jenny H
Believe the hype

So let me say, I was a bit skeptical when I saw all 5 star reviews; I mean, nobody's perfect... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dave J
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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. Book your lesson today! 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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"catching waves"
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Reviewed yesterday

So glad we found Rick at Polu Lani! What convinced me to book with Rick was the fact that we would not be learning at Waikiki amongst (and in front of) the crowds and his awesome ratings. Rick is patient, skilled, encouraging and a great...More

Thank Jenny H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So let me say, I was a bit skeptical when I saw all 5 star reviews; I mean, nobody's perfect, right? After going out with my 17y.o. son and 12yo daughter, I can see why Rick has such positive reviews. First off, we needed transportation...More

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

Hey Dave! Thanks again for choosing to surf with Polu Lani Surf Lessins & Adventures, I really appreciate your business. I also had an amazing time surfing with you, Connor, and Kelsey. I am very grateful for the opportunity that I have to share this...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I called Rick on the spur of the moment and inquired if he could teach me and my three sons 19,17 & 14) how to surf. I could tell right away on the phone that he was a laid back personable guy. He said 'no...More

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

In Hawaii we have this saying, "BIG MAHALOS"! I can't thank you enough for your extensive, positive, and informative review. I am glad that you all enjoyed yourselves and I really appreciate your business. Thank you very much for choosing Polu Lani Surf Lessons &...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rick picked us up promptly at the hotel and took us by a surf-shop of a friend to buy organic sunscreen. He seems to be very passionate about his work. We had a Saturday morning lesson, with perfect weather and good waves for novices. Rick...More

Thank KABFLYER
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Rick C, Owner at Polu Lani Surf Lessons & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you guys, glad you had a great experience. Aloha!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rick was an incredible instructor!! He was patient, attentive, funny and informative. My family of 5 scheduled another lesson with him this week because we had such a great time at our first surf lesson. He was extremeley encouraging and because of his instruction, we...More

Thank juliacelene
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Rick C, Owner at Polu Lani Surf Lessons & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Mahalo Julia, so glad you all came back for a 2nd time. I appreciate all the kind words and am looking forward to getting you folks out in the waves on your next trip back to Oahu. Aloha!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our entire family had a fantastic time! Rick is incredibly patient and an absolute surf guru. He was able to turn us all into surf lovers and we can’t wait to go back again. 11/10 would recommend!!!!More

Thank Anthony300
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Rick C, Owner at Polu Lani Surf Lessons & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Anthony! Surfing with your family twice was a pleasure for me as well too. I really appreciate your business and I'm so glad you all did well and had a blast. Very nice family you for there. Take care, my friends. Until next time,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yesterday, we rented surfboards, headed out to the ocean, and failed miserably despite our best efforts. Today, we took a family surf lesson from Rick Canencia of Polu Lani and were totally psyched to soon be up riding waves after receiving instruction in fundamental techniques...More

Thank OutdoorGuy513
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Rick C, Owner at Polu Lani Surf Lessons & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I love getting my students "totally psyched"! Thank you very much for your feedback, it is much appreciated. Aloha!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to take surfing lessons with my 14-year-old son here in Honolulu, to try out surfing and do it in a place steeped in surfing tradition. Rick of Polu Lani provided a great experience. He’s a local guy and he taught us some Hawaiian...More

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

I'm very humbled and grateful for all the kind words. I also had a great time with you guys out in the waves that day. Thank you for choosing Polu Lani Surf Lessons & Adventures for your wave-riding experience. Let's do it again when you're...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rick was fantastic! He was an absolutely amazing teacher and an all around great guy. He was funny, smart, and informative, and not only taught about surfing but about Hawaiian culture as well. We went as a family of 5 and every single person was...More

Thank GregG1554
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Rick C, Owner at Polu Lani Surf Lessons & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey Greg! Thanks very much for your feedback, I appreciate it. Glad to hear that you & your family had a great experience. I enjoyed myself as well. Thanks for choosing Polu Lani Surf Lessons & Adventures. Aloha!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I took surf lessons with Rick of Polu Lani surf lessons and adventures. I can not rave enough about what a great instructor he was and what a genuinely great person he is. My daughter and I suceeded at surfing due to...More

Thank desap02
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Rick C, Owner at Polu Lani Surf Lessons & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey John, It was an AMAZING day for surfing. Just know that I had an amazing time out there with you & Brooklyn. You both did really well & I'm grateful for your positive feedback to the Trip Advisor world. Take care my friends...ALOHA!!

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Clive R
22 April 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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