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Catching waves is the next step for the students.Stand up paddle boarding is a becoming a very popular pastime. It was originally called "beach boy surfing", named after the famous Waikiki beach boys, who combined their outrigger canoe paddling skills with their surfing skills. Stand up paddle surfing (SUP) begins on flat water, where you can get your balance on the oversized boards. Stand-up boards are larger and more stable than surfing longboards, which makes them more stable. The boards are ridden standing up, so some initial balance is required. The rider uses a long shafted paddle for propulsion and steering. There are different strokes you learn to help you turn, and to make you go. (Steering is more about paddle-work in the beginning).

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Standup paddle surfing is fun, and the lessons make it easy to learn.

Standup has grown into a worldwide phenomenon. It has become many things to different people; a recreational pastime, a competitive sport and a great way to get a core workout.  Standup has become popular on lakes and rivers. It has great appeal for wave surfers. and many devotees participate in long distance events, traveling between the islands (crossings), touring along coastlines, or exploring bays and inlets.

The great appeal about standup paddle surfing is that no previous experience is required, and you do not have to be super fit to give it a try. It is much less demanding than regular surfing. Therefore it appeals to all ages, young and old. This makes it a great activity that families can share and do together. All ages and sizes can do Standup paddling.

Once you have your balance, this is a very pleasant way to tour the ocean, and to explore the reefs. If you are feeling more adventurous, you can try to catch some small waves. Maui has some gentle surf that is easy to ride. Most people will be fully satisfied (and exhausted) after their 1-2hr SUP session. We supply all the beginner equipment, and a variety of sizes to accommodate different people sizes. Bigger folks will need more floatation. Advanced surfers can rent from a selection of differing board sizes and types.


Group Sessions:
Standup land lesson precedes the water session.Every standup session begins with a land lesson to discuss technique, safety and theory, we practice some of the skills you will need later in the water. We begin close to shore on the flat water until you get comfortable with the basics, balance and steering.

Each class is small and personal. We go at your own pace, slow and steady, or as fast as you can assimilate the information.

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Group lessons are always small and personal.

Beginner SUP Lessons are held at Kalama park in Kihei. just south of the whale statue. All lessons are by appointment. Lessons must be pre-paid MC, Visa and Amex accepted. Gift certificates are available for purchase. Minimum age for adult group classes is 9 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children's lessons available for kids 6years and up.

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Catching waves on the Standup paddleboard.

Beginner Stand-up surfing Lessons are held at Kalama park in Kihei. just south of the whale statue.

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Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

Stand Up Paddling is a lot of fun. Learn about safety, etiquette, and the core techniques. Start out in the flat water, get your balance and off you go. Groups are small and personal. Or you can have a private or semi-private lesson. Customized lessons allow you to choose the start times, and lesson length. Some fitter people may want a longer session, no problem.

INTERMEDIATE: SUP in the waves, start small and get some longer rides. at this level we are working on timing and turning. The wave does all the work, if you know how to find the sweet spot. We have multi day classes that can span you whole vacation, or be your regular weekend activity. With some practice you will be catching on before you know it. We provide all the equipment. Lessons seven days a week, year round. Lesson start times are 8am and 10am. 

ADVANCED: Advanced SUP surfing sessions are held at on the North Shore weather permitting. All lessons are by appointment. Minimum age for adult group classes is 9years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children's lessons available for kids 6years and up.

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