Originating in Hawai‘i, stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is an offshoot of surfing and easy to learn. What better place to learn it than where it was invented? Although lessons are not required, Kaua‘i’s professional surf instructors can make this fun and rapidly growing sport remarkably easy for you.
Your lessons can start in the river and transition out to beautiful Hanalei Bay where you can paddle the Pacific while getting a bird’s-eye view of the waves and ocean beyond. This activity is a great workout. And it’s perfect for beginners with no experience or even advanced surfers.