Carol has competed professionally winning two national championships in 1989 and 1991 and placed second in the world in 1992. In the 2000 World Surfing Games, she placed seventh overall in bodyboard surfing. She was the first woman in the world to compete at the Pipeline and is also the founder of the Women’s Pipe Championships on the North Shore Oahu. She was featured in the chapter Stepping Out in the book North Shore Chronicles by Bruce Jenkins and was the event coordinator of Carol Anne Philips in the movie Blue Crush. She is also the Chair of the State Commission on the Status of Women.
Born and raised here on Oahu’s North Shore, Jana is more than happy to share her knowledge and experience with you. Any sport in the water has been a common theme in her life since she was a small child. She has competed as a collegiate NCAA swimmer and water polo player. She enjoys paddling boarding, stand up paddling and of course surfing, anything in the water and she is hooked. Surfing is her passions and she would love to share that with you.
Christian was raised on Maui and moved to the North Shore of Oahu in 1990 to study marine biology and train Hawaiian monk seals at Waikiki Aquarium. She has been surfing and competing on the North Shore since then. She has also traveled to Fiji, Indonesia, Australia and Mexico to surf and dive. Her specialty is teaching children and she is a proud mother of a five-year-old girl and seven-year-old boy both of whom started surfing before they could walk and have won numerous trophies.
Gypsy grew up surfing and competing in the big waves of Sunset Beach on the North Shore Oahu Hawaii. Here the warm waters, friendly surf girls and waves made of perfection will send you to a place you have only dreamed of, surfing Hawaii! Whether in Waikiki or the North Shore, surfing is more than a board and body in the wilderness, it is a mind set and a cleansing. Teaching surfing is her love. She uses Hawaii’s gift to the world to live the best that life offers you by surfing in Hawaii!
Beccy Cravens was born and raised in Southern California but has made Hawai’i her home for the past five years. She has been surfing and swimming since before she could walk. She feels so blessed to be able to surf the waves of the North Shore. She is currently a competing stand-up paddler or as some people call it ocean sweeper and just recently won first place in the four-mile SUP into summer race. She is also very active in the ocean and surfing community by volunteering time with non-profit organizations and beach cleanups.
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I was nervous about learning how to surf– not sure why! It ended up being a great day. Stood up on my first try. Carol explained things well and even helped students from other surf camps because their instructors weren’t doing a great job explaining things. Carol and her colleagues were very professional yet laid back. Highly recommend Surf Girls.
Noelle L. United States
We had our two teenage kids take lessons with NSSG and they absolutely loved it! They had never surfed before and were up over and over again. Our daughter 16 felt like she was surfing with good friends. Our kids loved the twin instructors they had the first day and both our kids loved having Carol as a teacher the second time around. Our 13 year old son was unsure about surfing, but was totally hooked by the first lesson. Thanks so much for all of the great information and teaching. We would highly recommend anyone to NSSG! They are the best.
Carlye W. Australia
Well worth the trip up from Waikiki! I booked a tour with North Shore Surf Girls with less than 48 hours notice. The booking process was super easy and I was sent very specific details on where to meet at the lesson time. Carol was a great teacher, really helped my technique, improved my confidence and went above and beyond what I would have expected for a surf lesson. I would definitely return and book with these girls again, I had an absolute ball!
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