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Hawaii: Pro surfer Ian Walsh will teach amateurs through Andaz Maui

Pro surfer Ian Walsh will give amateurs lessons and tips through classes at Maui's Andaz

If you’re an amateur surfer, pro Ian Walsh plans to improve your skills and confidence in several upcoming classes on Maui.

The first students will hit the waves along Mokapu Beach on Sept. 27; a second class will be Oct. 25. Other dates will be announced later.

Walsh, a Maui native who has tackled 70-foot waves and graced the cover of surfing magazines, will provide four-hour lessons in partnership with the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort.

Morning and afternoon classes will be offered, including an opportunity to have breakfast or lunch with Walsh before facing the ocean. In the evening, Walsh will join students and hotel guests at a cocktail reception.

The classes, which will be limited to 10 students, are open to all experience levels. Besides Walsh, other instructors will be on hand to ensure maximum attention as well as safety.

The hotel will have boards available for rent, and Fox Head will provide complimentary use of wet suits. The company will also present each student with a bag of gifts.

A minimum three-night stay, priced from $1,500, is required. That includes the surf school and a meal with Walsh. 

Info: Andaz, (808) 573-1234.


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