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 $44, you get a two-hour outrigger-canoe ride and tour from Hawaiian Surf Adventures (an $89 value).
Tours are held Monday–Saturday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Hawaiian Surf Adventures’ expert guides introduce up to 10 paddlers to the art of outrigger canoeing on uncrowded stretches of water along Maunalua Bay. The aqueous expedition begins with a 30-minute onshore session covering safety, paddling techniques, and outrigger-canoe history, all at a safe distance from the bitter jeers of leg-envying merfolk. Open-ocean aquanauts set off in the double-hull canoe, rhythmically zipping forward as the knowledgeable guide orates the wonders of scenic Maunalua Bay. For 90 minutes, guests stretch their biceps navigating the picturesque waters while looking out for whales, dolphins, turtles, and teenaged turtles on spring break.
Hawaiian Surf Adventures provides all necessary outrigger-canoeing equipment, though ocean cowboys should come equipped with their own bathing suit, beach towel, sunscreen, water bottle, and waterproof lasso.
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.