Walk on WaterKaua‘i
Stand-up paddling is a hot new water sport that can be pursued whether or not the surf’s up. The strategy behind the sport is not particularly complicated or challenging: Paddlers stand on a large longboard and use a canoe paddle to propel through the water. With lightweight paddles, extra-wide, aerodynamic surfboards, and good balance,boarders can cruise around looking for reefs and fish, ride the waves, or take a slow trip up a river.
Beach Boy Surfing originated stand-up paddling in Waikiki over a half-century ago. Today, some of Hawai‘i’s surfing greats like Laird Hamilton have latched onto the sport.
• Hawaiian Surfing Adventures (808) 482-0702