Island Surf Academy – Hawaii’s Premier School
Island Surf Academy
is a safe, fun and educational oppertunity for any one interested in surfing. Our goal is teach people of all ages and sizes to safely enjoy the ocean and share a new way to better their life by surfing.
We offer youth Surf Camps during summer, fall and spring breaks. Camp is for children ages 6-17 and are held in Honolulu, Ewa Beach, and Baby Makapuu.
We offer the safest and most detailed oriented surf lessons to be found anywhere on island, all year round, sun up to sun down, all ages welcome.
Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. Owner Evan Duffin-Barnes began surfing when he was two years old. He was still a toddler, when his father, a life long surfer, taught him to surf.
Growing up on the south east side of Oahu, Evan quickly honed his skills bodysurfing and body boarding at the powerful shore breaks of Sandy beach and Makapu’u. During the summers his father would drop him off at the beach before he went to work and pick him up after he was finished. Long days at the beach allowed him to explore all avenues of wave ridding and becoming very proficient in Long boarding, short board, body board and body surf. Evan led a succesful amateur competitive body boarding career in the Hawaiian Amature Surfing Association completing to junior seasons undefeated. After a successful high school swimming career, Evan took a swimming scholarship at the University of South Carolina. While competing in the ultra competitive South Eastern Conference, Evan studied Political Science.
Evan completed school and moved back to Hawaii. Having grown up with the ocean, he has now focused his life on being in the ocean and teaching others the value of protecting it while enjoying it safely. He currently enjoys competing in professional surf contest, the extreme challenge of surfing and tow-surfing waves in excess of twenty feet on Oahu’s outer reefs and Waimea Bay.
Evan started Island Surf Academy in hopes to teach the youth not only to safely enjoy the ocean but also to preserve and protect the ocean for our future generations.
Evan Surfing Back Door & Teaching a Student to Surf
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