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Paddle Boarding

Kaua‘i Paddle Boarding

Stand up paddle (SUP) boarding in Kaua’i is nothing new; in fact, it was the original form of Hawaiian surfing. Known in the Hawaiian language as hoe he‘e nalu (paddle surfing), paddle boarding has enjoyed resurgence in popularity and it’s easy to see why. Imagine yourself gliding over the crystal clear, placid waters of Kaua‘i with multitudes of brightly colored fish teeming below. Your paddle cuts easily through the water, propelling you almost effortlessly across the glassy surface. You paddle to a pristine, white sand beach and no one else is around. Pulling your board up onto the shore, you kick back and bask in your own private piece of paradise. What could be better?

Kaua‘i Paddle Board Rentals

Unique to the island of Kaua‘i is the ability to freshwater paddle board on one of the island’s tranquil rivers, though there are also many excellent ocean spots. Many places rent stand up paddle boards on Kaua‘i, but Jonathan at Stand Up Paddle Kaua‘i in Kapa‘a specializes solely in the sport. Born and raised on Kaua‘i, he knows all the best Kauai paddle boarding spots and offers a large range of SUP boards and gear. He’ll custom tailor all of your SUP needs, from heading out solo to tours and lessons. The great staff at Hawaiian Surfing Adventures in Hanalei likewise accommodates paddle boarders of all ages and skill levels.

Kaua‘i Paddle Board Tours

Most paddle boarders in Kauai prefer to rent equipment and strike out on their own, so only two companies offers guided tours. Outfitters Kaua‘i in Kōloa offer a tour that is perfect for beginners, as before the tour you will start off with a paddle board lesson. The fun and friendly guides then take you on an awesome 2-hour paddle up the Wailoa River. Enjoy lunch in a lush rainforest environment, and then have a blast on one of the coolest little ziplines around! Stand Up Paddle Kaua‘i also offers Wailoa River tours, with their guides being some of the most knowledgeable and friendliest in the business.

Ready to Get Away from It All?

Paddle boarding in Kaua’i is the perfect way to escape and leave the world behind. Whether on the ocean or on the river, exploring Kaua‘i on a paddle board can’t be beat. So what are you waiting for? Contact our vacation specialists today at ILoveHawaii.com to get geared up for an amazing paddle board adventure.