Ty Gurney Surf School
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.
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.
Come ride the waves with Ty Gurney Surf School. If this is your first time surfing — we guarantee that you’ll surf on your first lesson with us. Been surfing for awhile? Come surf with our pros and learn some new tricks and improve your form. Ty Gurney Surf School offers surf lessons by the hour and surf safari adventures – a personalized surf tour where you tell us your Hawaiian adventure and we’ll make it happen.