Why lay down when you can stand up? Learn to stand up paddle, or SUP, in Kailua. This ancient water sport has made a major comeback with the help of new board technology, increasing the performance and ease of riding ... More info ›
Why lay down when you can stand up? Learn to stand up paddle, or SUP, in Kailua. This ancient water sport has made a major comeback with the help of new board technology, increasing the performance and ease of riding. Stand up paddling combines the thrill of surfing with the techniques of paddling, a match made in heaven. Kailua offers a variety of conditions, from flat water cruising to moderate chop and rolling waves. Lessons generally stick to the calmest areas to practice basic strokes and techniques.
Itinerary: Our lessons start with paddling instruction and a brief intro class in our Beach Center. Next you’ll head to Kailua Beach Park where the instructor will help you launch your board and stand up. Learn to turn, stop, brace yourself and paddle efficiently. Paddle boarders head out towards Popo’ia “Flat Island” and typically land here for a break and island tour. Guides provide snacks and water and help capture photos on your SUP lesson. You’ll often have the option to try and catch some waves if you’re feeling adventurous. Next you get the easy, down wind run, back to Kailua Beach where you’ll finish and come back to the shop to de-brief.
Lessons Include: Stand up paddle boards by NSP, Maunalua and Riviera; Cannon paddles, professional/ certified instructor with a 1:3 guide to guest ratio; island landing permits (DLNR); lunch, drinks and a complimentary hotel pick-up service. . We also provide lockers for your valuables, showers, dressing rooms and free parking. Join us in starting your new passion as a stand up paddler!
What to Bring: Guests will get wet! Wear your bathing suit under your clothes for check in. A change of clothes and a towel are recommended, and we have lockers onsite for valuables. We have a full service watersports shop if you need any gear for your trip, including chums or croakies for sunglasses, rashguards, boardshorts, hats, T-Shirts, and more!