Hey guys, I just wanted to give a quick shoutout to Kiva Rivers of "Rivers to the Sea".
My wife and I went for a beginner lesson in November 2014, and in short - we couldn't have been happier with Kiva's advice, service and professionalism.
The day before, my wife had been out to watch the boys (and girl) tackle Jaws so she was a little freaked out about the prospect of a surfing lesson, but after about 5 minutes, Kiva had her excited and determined about the prospect of catching her first wave. He's crazy friendly and seems genuinely stoked about teaching rookies like us what being on the water is all about.
We're total beginners, so Kiva gave us some basics on the beach before taking us out on the water. It didn't take long before we were both up on waves and smiling for the camera (and if he can get us up and surfing, he can get anyone up and surfing!).
I'd happily recommend Kiva for any surf lessons and when I'm back in Maui (hopefully soon!!!) I'll definitely be calling him for help.