The Ty Gurney Surf School specializes in luxury private surf instruction on the island of Oahu. We customize our surf lessons to each individual, ensuring that students of all levels maximize their surfing experience on the best waves in the world. Our expert instruction guarantees all students will be surfing on their very first lesson!
The instant gratification of riding your first wave is an unforgettable lifetime experience, and our instructors thrive on this buzz. TGSS instructors are passionate about surfing and dedicated to safety and fun. All instructors are licensed, CPR and lifeguard certified. Whether you select to surf on a secluded beach, shred Sunset and Pipeline, or cruise the waves at Waikiki, the TGSS promises you an amazing water experience.
About Ty Gurney
Ty Gurney surfed his first wave at 4 years of age, and won his first contest on Hawaii's North Shore at the junior age of 7. This was just the foundation of Ty’s extensive surfing journey, which has led him around the globe to surf professionally. A former camp counselor, Ty's passions and patience allow him to teach at all levels. Safety is also his utmost concern due to his experience in the Emergency Room and from working as a paramedic for eight years in San Diego. Ty is a certified life guard in the state of Hawaii, as well as one of the only blue card instructors for both Oahu's North and South Shore. His reputation and unique style of surfing is well known amongst the surfing elite on the island.
Ty strongly believes everyone can surf and is fanatical about his students surfing the 'real' waves. All TGSS students are personally towed out by their instructor to the peak of the line up, allowing his students to get a real taste of the ocean and create a solid foundation from which they can later surf solo. Ty is well known for his sense of humour and engaging personality, which is why he is the most popular instructor on the island, and on the speed dial of many celebrities.
Read more about Ty in Ty's Beach Girl Blog
In the Press
» Nice mentions about Ty Gurney Surf School at fitnessmagazine.com. Read the article. (posted June 2011)
» Ty Gurney Surf School is featured as the cover story of Adventura Magazine's Summer 2009 issue, The Tide is Really High. Read the article. (posted November 2009)
» American Way magazine mentions Ty Gurney Surf School in their Endless Summer feature of their Sports section, October 2009 issue. Check it out. (posted November 2009)
» Modern Bride showcases both Ty Gurney Surf School in their December/January 2008 issue. See the articles. (posted November 2009)
» The Sunday Express, one of the UK's biggest newspapers, highlights Ty Gurney and the surf school in the Travel section of their October 21, 2007 issue. Read the article. (posted November 2009)
Where can I find Ty Gurney Surf School?
The Ty Gurney Surf School is located in the heart of Waikiki.
Our shop address is The Imperial of Waikiki Resort, C-8, 205 Lewers Street, Honolulu, HI 96815. Our entry is located on 2222 Kalia Road, directly across the road from the historic luxury property, the Halekulani Hotel. (Google Map)
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