Kona Mike's Surf Adventures
My 10yr old daughter and I had a blast. Mike and his team were awesome and accommodating. Great spot for beginners. We had an ex pro who was also a native as our guide vs a rookie guide. He did a great job helping and coaching us. We would definitely do it again and recommend them highly.
~Dennis (April 2017)
My 12 and 13 year old wanted to learn to surf so our travel agent recommended this while we were on the big island. Kona Mike’s was easy, reasonably prices, and super friendly. My children enjoyed this so much we squeezed in another lesson on the fly before our plane left several days later. I know we were lucky in that the surf was ideal both days but this is certainly a memorable experience and worthwhile! If we ever make it back to Hawai’i, we’ll do this again! Thank you Kona Mike’s!
~Justin (January 2017)
Surfing is my life, so when I signed my wife up for lessons with Mike and Lahiki, expectations were high! She stood up on her first try (and 30 other) times, and, more importantly, loved her intro to surf culture as Lahiki and Mike treated her as a true local I even got some tips and pointers for my own session! Kona Mike is the real surf deal, none of that touristy trappings here, Mike is committed to teaching you not just getting you on the board.
Our whole family, 2-nine year olds, a 13 year old and a 40-something Mom and Dad, went surfing for the day with Mike and his crew. I was expecting to get water up my nose and sunburned – but I didn’t expect to have so much fun and to learn a new skill. Mike and his guides take all of the hard work out of surfing, so all we had to do was have fun. I don’t know if I got a bigger kick out of riding a wave myself, or watching my kids’ confidence soar as they got comfortable with the ocean and catching a wave. This was a perfect activity early in our trip to Hawaii because then the kids could enjoy their boogie boards more confidently. Surfing is a fantastic experience and Kona Mike makes it easy. Thanks, Mike!
~Sara (June 2016)
My four teenagers and I had three lessons with Mike and Lahiki during our week stay on the Big Island, The waves were just the right size for us as beginners and we were even able to start catching a few waves by ourselves on the third day Mike and Lahiki were great teachers and were very entertaining while we waited for waves. Lauren, the pictures are wonderful!! Lessons with Kona Mike was like having a friend on the island and we had an awesome time!! Thanks Mike and Lahiki for the great lessons!
~Nancy (June 2016)
My friend and I really enjoyed it. It was my friend’s first time to surf so I brought him to try Kona Mike’s. The staff/instructors are really good and very friendly. We are a batch of 9 people and divided us into smaller groups and they were able to accommodate all of us in the same time. The gears and surfboard are provided and they even take cool pictures so you would have the option if you want to buy it or not. We had a long wavy 2hrs out in the sun and it was really fun. Good job to the team!!
~Hector (April 2016)
My daughters took their first lesson through Kona Mike’s. They had an awesome time, and their instructor Mike was patient, encouraging and overall awesome. They enjoyed every minute of their experience and would do it again in a heartbeat.
~Susan (March 2016)
Mike is the best surf teacher on the islands! He taught my 14 yr old twins to surf the 6 footers with confidence within an hour! He spent time explaining how to read the waves, how to understand other surfers, how to respect the water, the sport, and each other.
~Marty (September 2015)
One of the activities I was dying to do in Hawaii was to take surf lessons. Our resort concierge recommended Mike’s. Right from the start they were awesome. From checking in to riding the waves and then packing it in, every person was supportive and amazing. They made me feel comfortable right from the start were very encouraging. It was one of the best experiences doing a goup activity. A must do when in Kona!
~Raylene (September 2015)