Standup Paddle Boarding Lessons,

Learning to SUP Standup Paddle board on Maui is Fun

Catching waves is the next step for the students. www.mauisportsunlimited.comSUP Stand up paddle boarding is a becoming hugely popular.  It works on lakes, oceans, and even rivers too. We start our lessons on flat water and explore the reef, and can even try catching some waves.

Our Stand up paddle surfing (SUP) lessons begin on flat water, where you can learn to get your balance on the SUP-board. Stand-up boards are longer and wider than surfboards, which makes them more stable.  SUPboards can be ridden sitting, kneeling, or standing up, so some initial balance practice is covered. We use the paddle for propulsion and steering. We show you different types of strokes to help you stop and turn. SUP lessons are lots of fun, and a great way to tour the reef too. 


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

Standup has grown into a worldwide phenomenon. It has become a great way to relax, get exercise, socialize and even compete. Some people will do extended tours, camping trips, and many even do SUP-Yoga. Standup SUP has even become popular on lakes and rivers. It has great appeal for wave surfers too. 

The great appeal about Standup paddle boarding 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 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  SUP Lesson. In the SUP lessons we supply all the equipment. We have different of sizes to accommodate different people. Example; Bigger folks will need a thicker board with  more flotation. Advanced SUP surfers can choose a smaller more maneuverable board that turns faster.

Standup Paddle Boarding,

Group Lessons:
Standup land lesson precedes the water session. www.mauisportsunlimited.comEvery “standup session” begins with a brief land lesson to discuss technique, safety and theory. Then we practice some of the skills you will need in the water. We start close to shore on the calmer water until you get comfortable with 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.
Group lessons are always small and personal. Beginner SUP Lessons are held at Kalama park in Kihei.  Meet at Our Surf Club office.

All lessons are by appointment only. 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.

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Lessons

BEGINNERS: Stand Up Paddling lessons are 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: Learn to 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 available by appointment. Minimum age for adult group classes is 9 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Children’s lessons available for kids 6 years and up.

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

Call to make a reservation - (808) 280-7060