My 17 yo daughter had an amazing experience during her 2hr surf lesson. There were two instructors to only 2 guests so they ended up with private lessons. The water was not overly crowded and the waves were perfect for a first lesson. Given her athletic background she rode may waves and loved surfing. She appreciated being towed out to catch waves by her instructor too saving more energy for surfing. My only regret is that they didn't get any photo's and only 2 very short video's. they were too far out from shore for me to get any either. Overall I would highly recommend using Surf HNL. Aloha!
Girls Who Surf is a great company to go surfing with for the first time! I and one other person were in the semi-private class, meaning there was plenty of attention for both of us from our instructor. He chose a good spot for us to start with enough waves to actually surf on but not so much that we'd get swamped on our first attempts.
We spent several hours out on the water getting a feel for what we were doing, how to paddle and balance and plenty of other nuances. Our instructor was very friendly and easy-going and was very encouraging. He happily answered any questions we had and kept up conversation while we were hanging out waiting for waves.
Pick-up and drop-off were both timely and very convenient. The equipment we used was in great condition and sized well for us.
All in all, a great company for first-time surfers!