Instructors

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Evan Valiere

Owner, Instructor & Pro Surfer

Evan Valiere is a professional surfer who grew up on the North Shore of Kauai. As a pro he has won the Xcel Pro at Sunset Beach in 2006, placed 5th at the 2011 Pipeline Masters, and has been featured on the covers of Surfer Magazine 2003, Surfing Magazine 2012, FreeSurf Magazine 2012, and Nalu Underground Magazine 2005. As the owner of Hanalei Surf School Evan enjoys teaching new surfers the joy of riding waves for their first time. When not teaching Evan likes to travel and surf at his favorite destinations around the world such as North Shore Oahu, Bali, Indonesia, Australia, Tahiti, Mexico, and California. Evan also organizes the annual Na Pali Coast 17 mile SUP, paddleboard, and Outrigger Canoe Race here on Kauai. EVANVALIERE.COM

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Brittney Valverde

SUP Instructor, Yoga Teacher & Hiking Guide

Brittney Valverde has been surfing since she was 12 years old, and still loves to ride waves to this day. As a Yoga Alliance certified instructor with 9 plus years of Yoga practice and daily lifestyle drawn to good vibes and good health she’s just the type of host you’ll want to meet on your stay. Her style and grace in and out of the water will be warmly felt during your time with her weather learning to SUP, on the yoga mat, or along the beautiful mountains of Kauai. Born and raised in Hawaii Brittney is a true ambassador of the Aloha Spirit.

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Drew Irons

Surf & SUP Instructor

Growing up surfing the North Shore of Kauai with Irons lineage in his family name, Drew is a very talented surfer as well as a friendly and knowledgable surfing teacher. Drew is a laid back guy, but when the waves get big and barreling he is very exciting to watch because of his natural creativity and flow. Drew also paddled very well last year in the annual Na Pali Race, where he placed 2nd in the competitive Stand Up Paddleboard division during the 17 mile Na Pali Coast course.