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Excellent Instructors

Hi there,
I wanted to take a moment and say thanks to you guys for a great experience today. My eight-year-old son and I were in the 8 am group this morning - he was very nervous before heading out but the staff was excellent with him.

First Nicky helped put him at ease, and then the staff generously gave us a second instructor to work with him personally, which was an incredibly gracious thing to do.

I had Thomas as an instructor and my son had Cory, and the both of them were tremendously patient and supportive. Cory even accompanied my son to a nearby hotel when he had to take a bathroom break.

Even though I was absolutely dreadful, we had a great time and Thomas and Cory were the ones who made that happen. Please pass on our thanks to them for a great day.

Graham Kendrick

Graham Kendrick

Great time!

We had an awesome time with this surf school.  I signed my children up for a group lesson and when we checked in, the instructors told me that two of them were a bit too little in size to be a part of the group lesson.  Their ages were 9 and 10.  They explained to me that even though there will be plenty of instructors in the water, they felt it would be safer and my children will have a better experience being in a semi-private lesson away from the group with their own instructor.

At first I thought, they just want to make more money off of me, but I agreed to pay $25 more per child, and oh my goodness, I cannot thank the staff and instructors for making that recommendation to me!!!!  My children were in fact small compared to the board that they surfed on and if they were part of the group, they would have struggled tremendously trying to paddle on their own.  Instead, the instructor stayed with them both and rode waves in with them and sometimes towed my younger daughter out when she was tired.  They had a blast!!!

I recommend this school because not only are they professional, safety is their number one concern, and they do not hesitate to make suggestions that will ensure a great time!  The upgrade was Totally worth it and we will definitely be back.  Thank you Island Style Surf School!  You guys are the best!


very attentive!

I did the beginner group lesson with the Island Style Surf School, and the instructor Geoff was very informative and helpful with the lesson. What I failed to understand is the amount of work and energy, it takes to surf. I have made it my goal to return next year and be better prepared for a lesson at the ripe old age of 55 with Island Style Surf!

Jerome A. Piwetz

Kamaehu (8), Kahiau (10) ripping it on Kaanapali Beach

Excellent activity for Groups

My name is Jenna and I am the group coordinator for SEO Enterprises.  Back in April of 2014, I worked with Island Style Adventures' group coordinator, Jeri Dean, to design a group surf lesson for approximately 30 of our travelers.  Some of our clients wanted to do surf lessons, some wanted to do Stand up Paddle board lessons, and some wanted to do both.  It was a pleasure working with Jeri because up until the day before our activity date, she accommodated the constant changes that we requested. During the planning stage, Jeri also offered a variety of lunch options where we could have deli boxed lunches delivered to the beach or we could get a discounted rate at a restaurant right there on the Kaanapali beach.  The staff and instructors were amazing, talented and very patient with our clients and they were especially kind with the children in our group.  Many of my clients expressed how comfortable and safe they felt with the instructors.  Also, many of our clients returned to surf with Island Style throughout the duration of our stay on Maui.  Thank you Jeri and Island Style for a most memorable activity.  We all enjoyed the pictures too!!

Best part of our vacation!

This is the best surf school on Maui! We have visited Maui several times and we've surfed at other schools and locations before.  This year, we brought our whole family along.  There were 5 adults and 13 children and we wanted to go surfing.  Island Style Adventures had no problem taking the whole family and they offered us their special group rate.  They gave us different packages that we could choose from and their main concern was that the young children in the group would get just as much attention as everyone else.  I was impressed!  These guys are the real deal when it comes to service and safety.  We had an amazing time and will never surf anywhere else!  Thank you to all the awesome instructors that took care of us.  We'll see you again!

Jana Robertson

Great Father-Son Bonding Day!

My husband and 9 year old son had a wonderful experience with the instructors. Jeff was a very experienced leader and Christian was very aware of my son's apprehension towards the waves and got him to warm up in no time! It was as if my son had his own personal instructor. By the end of the 2 hours Ben and Christian took my son from novice to water boy! Thank you for the lessons and the experience! I highly recommend this group for anyone looking for a friendly group of guys with an immense amount of knowledge and love for the ocean as an introduction to surfing on Maui! And as an added bonus, they had a guy take excellent shots from shore and put together a slide show for us to bring home. Thank you Island Style Adventures! The Dowd boys had a great time being surfers for a day!

Leilani Dowd

Best Activity

My daughter is 7 years old and I signed her up for a group lesson. At first, I was really nervous because they had 15 other people in the group. I was so impressed with this company. They had so many instructors in the water with the group and they made my daughter Liza feel very safe and comfortable. It was the best money I spent on the whole trip. They even gave us a free souvenir after the lesson. We will be back next year. Thank you Island Style Surf School!

Marianne Cruz

Best Day Ever.

photo.JPGOur instructor, Jay, knew just what my son needed to get up on his first wave. And the following two hours were filled with smile after smile. Jay made this my son's favorite memory, and the photographer did an amazing job of capturing the experience. Thank you, Jay. See you next year!

Gerald Thompson

Very Organized and Safe

“My family and I vacation on KaanapaliBeach every year.  There are 2 other surfschools on the beach but you want to make sure you go with these guys, the ones in the yellow shirts.  They always have a lot of instructors in the water and they are very organized and safe.  My 3 children have taken lessons from them twice on this trip.  Their photographer took amazing pictures too!”

Bellia Sikha from Chicago

My Daughter Loved it!

“My daughter is very shy but wanted to learn to surf so I signed her up for a private surf lesson.  Steve was her instructor and all she wanted to do was surf the whole vacation.  She ended up doing 4 surf lessons and 2 Stand up paddle board lessons.  She loved it!”

Isla from UK

Pat and Anthony are awesome!!

We can’t wait to take another lesson!

Jim Kraus from California


“Surfing was awesome with IslandStyleSurfSchool.  The instructors are so nice and made us feel safe and comfortable.  Perfect for the whole family.  We had a blast!  Thanks Christian. See ya next year!”

The Johnson family from Texas