We’re so excited for this award – here’s our press release announcing the honor!

Honolulu, HI – May 21, 2014 – Hawaiian Surf Adventures, a watersports company in Koko Marina Center, today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account reviews ratings. Businesses must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, volume and recency of reviews. Additional criteria include a business’ tenure and popularity ranking on the site.

“Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the entire team at Hawaiian Surf Adventures and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor,” said Lisa Harrington, Co-Owner at Hawaiian Surf Adventures. “Our main focus here is to provide safe, educational instruction with all of our lessons & tours. We research the information we’re sharing with our guests to ensure they are learning true facts on Hawaii’s history, geography and culture. This accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to sincere customer service.”

“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional hospitality businesses for consistent excellence,” said Marc Charron, President of TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award gives top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers. From Australia to Zimbabwe, we want to applaud exceptional hospitality businesses for offering TripAdvisor travelers a great customer experience.”

About Hawaiian Surf Adventures
Hawaiian Surf Adventures (HSA) offers Surf Lessons (which include a boat ride to an un-crowded surf break), Stand Up Paddle Lessons/Rentals, Adventure Boat Tours of the Southeast Shore of Oahu and the only Hawaiian double-hull Canoe Tour on Oahu. With storefront at Koko Marina Center for the past 8 years, HSA offers adventures in Maunalua Bay – a spectacular location to get away from the crowds.

About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching nearly 260 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 150 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 39 countries worldwide, including China under TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.
*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, Q1 2014
**Source: Google Analytics, average monthly unique users, Q1 2014; does not include traffic to