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Surf With Waikiki Beachboy "Maui" Zack

Honolulu, United States

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Experience hosted by Zack

60 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 2 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

*I miss teaching y’all how to surf!! It’s been to long!! Recently turned my experience back on, let’s go surfing!!*
Students will meet me at the Duke Kahanamoku Statue 15 minutes before we start our surfing lesson.
From there we will get ready and learn the basics on land together. I will demonstrate everything first then have students practice what I demonstrated.
Then we will all enter the water together.
I will be the leader as I guide students out into the surf where every student will catch a wave with my help.
Each student will stand and catch 5 or more waves (based on your skill level & learning curve) [health concerns/injuries may sometimes interfere with students ability to stand up] For those who are unable to stand on their own, the wave riding experience will still be available.
After our lesson is done students will follow me back to shore where I will assist each student with exiting the water.
All surf lessons are 1 hr. 15 min. long and can sometimes last a little longer.
Other things to note
Even if you can't swim it will be OK.
Water level is knee to waist deep.
I am lifeguard/cpr/aed certified, & have over 12 years of experience.
My goal is to make this fun for you while you succeed.
*I miss teaching y’all how to surf!! It’s been to long!! Recently turned my experience back on, let’s go surfing!!*
Students will meet me at the Duke Kahanamoku Statue 15 minutes before we start our surfing lesson.
From there we will get ready and learn the basics on land together. I will demonstrate everything first then have students practice what I demonstrated.
Then we will all enter the water together.
I will be the lead…

Zack's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Surfboard
From £100
/ person
Thu, 3 Dec
10:00 - 11:00
£100 per person
£100 per person
Thu, 3 Dec
12:00 - 13:00
£100 per person
£100 per person
Thu, 3 Dec
14:00 - 15:00
£100 per person
£100 per person

Meet your host, Zack

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 82 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I started working with surf schools and the Waikiki Beachboys since I was 14 years old right here behind the Duke Statue where my experience takes place. My passion for surfing runs through my blood. I have been surfing myself since I was 4 years old. I truly love teaching people, its such a fun experience for you and me. I'm always making sure I create the perfect environment for you to learn in. In today’s Waikiki I always tell people it all comes down to who you pick to teach you. Everyone can teach but only few actually know what they are doing to cater to each person individually.
(Please message me before booking children under the age of 10!!! They require experiences to be bookend as a private function)
*slight changes have been made to cater to your needs better since Jan. 2020.
I started working with surf schools and the Waikiki Beachboys since I was 14 years old right here behind the Duke Statue where my experience takes place. My passion for surfing runs through my blood. I have been surfing myself since I was 4 years old. I truly love teaching people, its such a fun experience for you and me. I'm always making sure I create the perfect environment for you to learn in. In today’s Waikiki I always tell people it all comes down to who you pick to teach you. Everyone ca…
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Where you'll be

Canoes Surf Break, Waikiki located right in front of the Duke Kahanamoku Statue. It is a famous and popular wave thanks to Duke Kahanamoku and the Waikiki Beachboys who shared the culture of surfing with tourist from all around the world. In 1901 during the grand opening of the Moana Surfrider Hotel is when the appearance of the Waikiki Beachboys first took notice. Speed up to today and here we are still sharing the experience of surfing with all

Rated 4.83 out of 5 from 82 reviews.

Dylan
January 2020
The experience got rescheduled few times, and did not happen at the end because Zack did not show up. I originally booked the class on 1/15 to reserve the 5pm slot on that day. Zack contacted me asking if I can go the 4pm one since he has another group. I agreed about the proposed time, but did not make the 4pm class because I was flying from Kona, and the trip takes little longer than I expected. The class rescheduled to 1/17 2pm, and Zack texted me round 1:40pm told me his car was broken. Totally understand that cause sh*t happens. We verbally agreed that we can meet later the day if his car is fixed. If not, we can meet on 1/18 9:30pm, and I explicitly told him that’s the only time will work for me because I have a flight to catch. Everything was professional at that point until I texted him on 1/18 8:20, never got any response afterward. I don’t want to make any conclusion about Zack himself since I haven’t met him personally, but just wanted to state the facts and my experiences here. I do have other plans, and I have been patiently and reasonable to work around Zack’s schedule and mine. I have to give up few activities to accommodate all the schedules. We pay our flight ticket and hotel, but this completely ruined my trip Everything I said is from my own prospective, and I am willing to change my review if I Zack thinks anything that I said is incorrect. To whoever who is reviewing this: it is much expensive to get a surf instructor nearby the beach. You can save a bit through the Airbnb hosts. However, plan the class early to avoid bad experiences like this.
The experience got rescheduled few times, and did not happen at the end because Zack did not show up. I originally booked the class on 1/15 to reserve the 5pm slot on that day. Za…
미주
January 2020
Zack was so friendly and nice. He seemed to love and enjoy teaching surfing. Though it was my first experience to surf, I could ride on the waves. He taught us surfing with the simple and easy steps. My nephew, who was a only 10 year old boy, enjoyed surfing so much, so after finishing the lesson he wanted to surf more. It was an awesome experience to all of us:) We liked his lesson very much. Thank you, Zack!!!!! Mahalo!!!!!
Zack was so friendly and nice. He seemed to love and enjoy teaching surfing. Though it was my first experience to surf, I could ride on the waves. He taught us surfing with the sim…
Michelle
December 2019
We had a really fun time on our surfing lesson with Zack! He broke down surfing in a way we could easily learn it and was very encouraging. We can’t wait to try surfing on our own sometime!
Nebiyu
December 2019
We read his reviews online before we booked with Zack. My two 6 yr old kids and I showed up where we were supposed to be at the Duke statue at 12:20PM( appt was at 1230pm) December 27th, 2019. We waited there for atleast 45 mins to an hr. We even talked to other surf instructors about his whereabouts and they didn't have any clue. In fact the guys who work on the catamaran with rainbow sails said they hadn't seen him at all. We checked by the yellow umbrella where he was supposed to sit and he was not there either. I called him several times but goes to VM. He didn't answer to my several texts either. Weather was just fine and there were many students having lessons with their instructors. My kids were really disappointed. Later that night he responded back. He first said it was because of the weather he didn't show up but later said his mom was sick and had to go to the ER. I will leave it to the reader to trust his reasons or not but the least I expected from Zack was just a quick text or phone call to let us know what was going on. It was unprofessional and found him unreliable.
We read his reviews online before we booked with Zack. My two 6 yr old kids and I showed up where we were supposed to be at the Duke statue at 12:20PM( appt was at 1230pm) December…
Uros
December 2019
Make sure to book a lesson with Zack simple as that! he’s a great teacher to new and experienced surfers , would gladly go again!
Emily
December 2019
We had an amazing experience surfing with Zack...he is knowledgeable and good at teaching! We stood up and caught a few waves! Definitely recommend this!

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 4 and up can attend.

What to bring

Rash Guard (Optional)

Sunscreen (Avoid adding sunscreen above eyes and forehead)