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Maui Waveriders Lahaina

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Come out on the water with us at the Breakwall in Lahaina. We offer stand up paddle and surf lessons right in Lahaina town. There are group and private lessons offered three times a day (7:30, 9:45 & 12:00). SUP lessons are only offered at 7:30 and...more
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
133 Prison St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1211
+1 808-661-0003
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 28 December 2015

My wife surprised me with private surf lessons for our anniversary with Maui Wave Riders. Justin and China were our assigned instructors. We weren’t sure what we were getting into, and were quite timid, but it wasn’t long before they put us at ease. In...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Instructor was a bully who only wanted to talk politics. Very poor instruction on surfing. Difficult to trust instructor so cut lesson short. Very disappointing experience from a highly rated company.More

3  Thank Katewait
MauiSLK, Manager at Maui Waveriders Lahaina, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Aloha! We are so sorry to hear about your experience. We didn't realize you cut your lesson short, as a manager was never notified. We are unable to correct any issues if we are not made aware of any. We invite all of our guests...More

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All reviews maui wave riders semi private lesson surf lessons group lesson stand up paddle boarding great instructor surf shop these guys great surf one at a time awesome experience great photos surfing experience whole group learning how two hours highly recommend this company
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jimmy is a great instructor. Teach us all the things we need to know. It was really a great experience for our first surfing. I recommend wave rider and surfing for everyone. 🤙🏼

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We signed up my 16 year old online. If I had it to do over I would of asked for a young instructor. Our son had an instructor that was in his 60’s. I feel like maybe a younger instructor would of maybe got him...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

MWR and their staff are Fantastic. If you're looking for a fun, knowledgeable experienced team they are it! While in Maui recently my kids decided they wanted to take surfing lessons. So I googled the top surf lessons and read through lots of reviews and...More

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KyleJ1291, Manager at Maui Waveriders Lahaina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We appreciate you taking a moment and giving us such kind feedback. The water is nice for all ages, but sometimes that means going out a little further for the "big" kids and letting the younger ones have the inside. Morning time can be best...More

Reviewed 10 October 2018

First time surfing and had an awesome time! Justin led us through the technique quite well and helped us catch some real good waves. You'll get to catch about 5 waves through the 60 minute session. Definitely recommend these guys!

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KyleJ1291, Manager at Maui Waveriders Lahaina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

First time but not the last time! Thank for coming out in the water with us. We are looking forward to the next time!

Reviewed 8 October 2018

This was my first time surfing and a friend who visits Hawaii often said that Maui was the best place to surf. I signed up for a group class with this company with my husband and we had the best time! I was really nervous...More

Thank Lindsay9090
KyleJ1291, Manager at Maui Waveriders Lahaina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hooked on surfing, better watch out it can become a lifestyle :). Thank you for your review and your kind words. We appreciate you taking a moment and letting everyone know of your experience with us. Until the next surf adventure!

Reviewed 7 October 2018

Such a great experience, delivered by a fun, friendly and safety focused team. Todd provided great surfing instruction in a no pressure setting, which is what we were after! Thanks!!

Thank Tory A
KyleJ1291, Manager at Maui Waveriders Lahaina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so appreciative of you letting us know of your experience with us and with Todd as your instructor. I might steal that line of fun being delivered in a safe and friendly manner for you brochure :)

Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Simply put: everything I hoped for in a first time surf lesson! Great staff and instruction. Get pics!

Thank Chris K
KyleJ1291, Manager at Maui Waveriders Lahaina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Chris, we really do appreciate you and your business. Aloha nut loa!

Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Fun time! Instruction was at the right level for us and Jimmy (instructor) was friendly and encouraging. Our second visit to MWR and both times were great!

Thank Philip M
Reviewed 12 September 2018

I am 56 years old and always wanted to take SUP and Surfing lessons. Finally I decided to jump right in and booked a couple of private lessons with Maui Waveriders in Lahaina. My experience with this company was amazing starting with my initial phone...More

Thank wishbone9280
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We had Todd for our semi-private lesson. He taught us proper technique and gave us advice so that we were both able to have a fantastic time in the water. We could tell from start to finish that Todd was a very experienced surfer and...More

Thank Fuji04
Kyle J, Manager at Maui Waveriders Lahaina, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

We are stoked you had a great time with us! Thank you for sharing your experience and spending some of your holiday with us. Looking forward to seeing you in the water again. Mahalo!

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Heather P
8 March 2018|
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Response from Khalil_I-Z | Reviewed this property |
There is a public school across the street from the block where surf school building is located. You will walk to the beach behind that school to start, then after you are oriented, you will move a out 100 yards north of... More
Chris H
26 March 2016|
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Response from Julie K | Reviewed this property |
My husband and daughter took SUP lessons yesterday here. Lasted 90 minutes for semi-private lesson. They offer group, private, and semi-private for surfing or SUP (stand up paddle board).