Excelling at watersports, like aging gracefully or enjoying dried fruit, requires acceptance of pruney fingers. Outfit yourself for aqua play with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a two-hour standup paddleboard lesson from Hawaiian Surf Adventure (a $99 value). Lessons are held Monday–Saturday, two to three times each day in the morning and afternoon.
Hawaiian Surf Adventure’s expert instructors teach small groups of up to six pupils the art of standup paddleboarding on uncrowded stretches of water and sand along Maunalua Bay. The instruction begins with a 20-minute onshore session covering oceanic safety and paddling techniques, all at a safe distance from the bitter jeers of leg-envying merfolk. Students wade into shallow waters to mount provided long boards and polish standup paddling skills before heading out en masse for a guided tour of scenic Maunalua Bay. The one-hour excursion provides ample opportunities for boarders to practice newly learned maneuvers while navigating the picturesque waters.
Hawaiian Surf Adventure provides all necessary standup paddle equipment, though ocean cowboys should come equipped with their own bathing suit, beach towel, sunscreen, water bottle, and waterproof lasso. An instructor is on hand during each lesson to take photos and video, which are available for purchase for an extra fee ($30).
Hawaiian Surf Adventures
The enthusiastic wave-tamers at Hawaiian Surf Adventures infuse students with their waterlogged passions for surfing and standup paddleboarding along the southeast shore as well as Hawaiian canoeing . With access to areas such as the uncrowded waters of Maunalua Bay, instructors give their students the space needed to learn how to balance atop a board while riding the backs of white-crested, aqua-blue waves or vacationing Loch Ness monsters. Whether paddling surfboards, hanging ten, or navigating a Hawaiian canoe, the team makes adventures easy for beginners and informative for more seasoned watersports enthusiasts.