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SUP Paddleboard Semi-Private 1.5hrs
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Stand-up Paddle Board in Maui

Stand-up paddle boarding is becoming a very popular pastime in Maui and around the world. It was originally called “beach boy surfing,” named after the famous Waikiki beach boys, who combined their outrigger canoe paddling skills with their surfing skills.

Stand-up paddle surfing (SUP) begins on flat water, where you can get your balance on the oversized boards. Stand-up boards are larger and more stable than surfing longboards.

The boards are ridden standing up, so some initial balance is required. The rider uses a long-shafted paddle for propulsion and steering. There are different strokes you learn to help you turn and to make you go. (Steering is more about paddle-work in the beginning). Catching waves is the next step for the students.

Stand-up has grown into a worldwide phenomenon. It has become many things to different people; a recreational pastime, a competitive sport and a great way to get a core workout. Stand-up has become popular on lakes and rivers. It has a great appeal for wave surfers. And many devotees participate in long-distance events, traveling between the islands (crossings), touring along coastlines, or exploring bays and inlets.

The great appeal about stand-up paddle surfing is that no previous experience is required, and you do not have to be super fit to give it a try. It is much less demanding than regular surfing. Therefore, it appeals to all ages, young and old. This makes it a great activity that families can share and do together. All ages and sizes can do stand-up paddling.

Once you have your balance, this is a very pleasant way to tour the ocean and to explore the reefs. If you are feeling more adventurous, you can try to catch some small waves. Maui has some gentle surf that is easy to ride. Most people will be fully satisfied (and exhausted) after their one- to two-hour SUP session. We supply all the beginner equipment and a variety of sizes to accommodate different people. Advanced surfers can rent from a selection of different board sizes and types.