Learn to Surf Hawaii with Big Wave Dave

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Why Choose Big Wave Dave Surfing Lessons for Your Hawaiian Vacation?

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Enjoy watching what some of my previous lessons and canoe rides have said about their experiences. Some like to talk about it, others even sing about it. Check it out!

Don’t be surprised if we ask you for your testimonial after your experience, we want everyone to know about your unique experience. And please feel free to send in your own testimonials so we can share with others. Just email them to dave@bigwavedavesurfco.com (text, video, photos of your surf lesson experience are all welcome).

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Hear from satisfied surfers about their Big Wave Dave surfing lesson experience

"Maritza can't swim. She doesn't go in the water. Big Wave Dave said to Maritza at Waikiki: "Trust me." Attached is a photo of Maritza surfing, she did it seven times Feb 2011 "

- James Bradley
Author Flags of Our Fathers, Flyboys, The Imperial Cruise

Family Lessons

"The Bale family went to Hawaii to experience new things, boy did we do that surfing with David was the HIGHLIGHT of our trip, and we did have many.David took Blake 16 to Pipeline, wow he tells that story to all his friends and also helped him but a new board what a souvenir. Megan 21 has now bought a board and has a new passion thanks David.
Mum that’s me,had a day full of family memories.(which included me standing can you believe that!!) we all felt so safe with David his knowledge was unbelievable thanks DAVID. David’s surf lessons and private tour will sure be on any further trip to Hawaii, to meet a nice Hawaiian local family that showed us all the hidden sights was THE NUMBER 1 TOURIST ATTRACTION OF HAWAII"

The Bales Family

From Novice to Competitor

"A few days ago, one of Dave's students, Christopher, entered a local surf contest and managed to win 3rd place in the event. Congratulations Christopher. Here's what Christopher's parents had to say.
Dave has done wonders with our son! From beginner to novice, Christopher is now ready to start competitive amateur surfing. We truly feel that Dave has what it takes to teach and instruct the beginner as well as the serious minded competitor, while still keeping it fun. Christopher truly looks forward to his lessons with Dave. "

Mahalo Dave,
The Bluthardt Family

New Surfer

"At 50 years of age, I assumed I couldn't surf. I asked David Carvalho to teach my two children, aged eight and nine. I only went out into the surf because I felt I must as a father. To my delight, David got me up on my first try. Since then I have taken many lessons from this master and learned much about surfing and also life in the Hawaiian islands. David has since trained my sister, two more of my children and a host of friends in the wonderful art of surfing. Change your life. Get to know David Carvalho."

James Bradley
Author Flags of Our Fathers, Flyboys, The Imperial Cruise

Repeat Customers

"We first met Dave when my son was about 8 years old and he taught him how to surf. We became friends and visit Hawaii annually. We can honestly say he is the best beach boy on Waikiki, not just because of his surfing knowledge and abilities to teach people, but because he makes you feel welcome and that he really cares."

Mahalo Dave,
Pam and Tom Pitz and family


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