Stand-Up PaddleO‘ahu

Want to walk on water? Try the hottest new water sport: stand-up paddle surfing or SUP.

The concept isn’t new. Stand-up paddling originated in Waikiki about 60 years ago, when beach boy surfing, as it was known then, was commonly used to get past the occasional flat-surf day.

With the help of a lightweight paddle and an extra-wide, aerodynamic surfboard—and maybe just a little bit of balance— this activity is easier than surfing, and a lot of fun.


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Waikiki tradition, in the shadow of Diamond Head. Just like those beach boys of old, they assist anyone with their SUP adventure, whether they’re a newbie or experienced paddler. Private and group classes are available.

SUP also is popular on Kailua Bay, where KAILUA BEACH ADVENTURES houses the largest SUP collection on the island. The store rents equipment, offers lessons and conducts guided tours.

808 SUP (800) 787-0826