Adventure Into the Heart of the Island
While stand up paddling may have developed in various places around the world, the modern surfing tradition has undeniable Polynesian ancestry. In the 1940s, surf instructors in Waikiki like Duke Kahanamoku and Leroy and Bobby AhChoy would take paddles and stand on their boards to get a better view of the surfers in the water. We will Adventure into of the Anahulu River (also called Anahulu Stream) located on the famous North Shore to get a better view of Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles.
It is the longest watercourse on the island of Oʻahu. As we venture up this ancient Hawaiian stream we enter a highway for sea turtles. The turtles use this waterway to rest from the long ocean voyages on the Pacific. This is also a place where they are safe from predators. They can be seen swimming below and beside you and resting on the banks of the stream, basking in the warm Hawaiian sun. This SUP lesson and Tour is perfect for the beginner Stand up paddle boarder, one could only dream of such a beautiful setting and this is one lesson you’ll remember for a lifetime.
We had the best time on the morning paddle board tour up the river with Steve and Jamie! Great instruction for beginners and we even made it out to open water for a swim. The equipment was all in great... read more - 4/21/2015
This review is way past due!!! I have gone out my last 3 visits to ohau in the last year and a half with Steve on the water. From surfing to paddle boarding and next visit I can't wait to... read more - 8/17/2015
Experience a breathtaking stand up paddle adventure! Our guided stand up paddle tour includes stand up paddle boarding with a chance to snorkel and discover what lies underneath the surface of the water. It’s a chance for visitors and residents to get an up close and personal view at what Hawaii has to offer. We have access to crystal clear waters and natural reefs where you have a chance to encounter turtles, dolphins, fish, and sometimes whales when in season.
Stand Up Paddle Tour
- Group & Private Tours Available.
- All Ages
- 2 Hours Adventure
- Includes Everything You Need
- Turtle & Dolphins
Experience SUP on the North Shore of Hawaii
Stand up paddling, or SUP, as it is more commonly called, may seem like a new sports activity to some. The truth is that SUP has been around for ages. The sport finds its origins in Hawaii wherein the 16th century surfers would stand on boards that sometimes measured in length of up to 5 meters. Later, in the 1040’s surfing kings began modern-day SUP by standing on their boards. Then it was called Beach Board surfing.
Now you can experience the thrill on the north shore of Hawaii by learning to SUP in the footsteps of the greats. Here is a few reason why you should consider SUP on the North Shore of Hawaii.
Satisfy your Inner Explorer
Many of us are always looking for ways to switch off from the modern world bustle. There is no better way to get some distance from your hectic life than to SUP. When you SUP, it is you and the ocean and endless possibilities of exploration. With SUP, you don’t even need waves, you can spend hours exploring islands, small bays, and inlets that are dotted around Oahu, Hawaii.
Oahu, Hawaii is the birthplace of SUP and you can still find some of the best spots to explore. There is no better place to indulge your inner explorer as you are spoilt with amazing scenery. Also, there are plenty of SUP tours in Oahu for you to choose from, especially for the solo traveler. Joining a tour is agreat way to meet new people that you have something in common with.
It’s a Great Workout
Many people may not realize this, but SUP is a great full-body workout. You do not only require arm strength for SUP, you will need good core and upper body strength. To be able to maneuver the board, you will need to move your body from your arms through your core, hips, and legs.
SUP is excellent for improving your core strength and balance. You will need that to stabilize and to prevent body rotation. Your legs muscle also has their work cut out for them as you need to work every muscle to keep upright on the board.
Oahu is the Home of SUP
The SUP phenomenon is not new to Oahu, it has been around for centuries and gained popularity since the 1940’s. The SUP sport is steeped in history and tradition on the island of Oahu.
There are plenty of places that offer lesson and equipment rental. If you are new to the activity and the island, one of these stores is your best bet to get started. SUP is popular on Oahu as the waters are very calm and warm as you can enjoy the comforts of an outer reef protecting the beaches.