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Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures

Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
+1 808-372-9304
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SUP Surfing on the North Shore: A dream come true

I paddle almost every single day where I live--along coastal North Carolina, and I learned to surf... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2012
camellia10
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camellia10
The Best Paddle Experience!

It was an absolute pleasure to paddle board for the first time with Rainbow Watersports. Heidi, my... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2012
Andrea W
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Phoenix
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FUN is our mission! Learn to stand up paddle in a calm bay and a lush river where you are greeted by sea turtles, fish, and peacocks. Along the way, our friendly instructors, all of whom are certified lifeguards, will teach you the skills to be confident stand up paddlers. We guarantee that you can stand up and that you'll have a great time with us. Come by yourself or with a group. Join a group with other paddlers, or take our popular private lessons. Private Lessons are 2 hours and photos are available free of charge. We are available from sun-up to sun-down. We do not have set times; we go when it is convenient for you. If your time permits, come experience our spectacular Sunset Lesson. Ready for even more paddling fun? Join us for our astounding coastal adventure (come see the dolphins!) or our Twilight GLOW paddle, where the boards light up the ocean floor! Stand up paddling with Rainbow Watersports is an ideal activity for paddlers of all abilities, experience, and ages (4 and up). Come drink in our aloha spirit and enjoy what many visitors are calling “the best activity on the island”!
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Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
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Reviewed 8 November 2012

I paddle almost every single day where I live--along coastal North Carolina, and I learned to surf before I learned to SUP, so I can handle my own equipment in the lineup. I say this because Rainbow Watersports primarily offers SUP and pre-surf SUP lessons--you...More

Thank camellia10
Reviewed 6 November 2012

It was an absolute pleasure to paddle board for the first time with Rainbow Watersports. Heidi, my instructor, exuded passion and enthusiasm for the sport from the moment I met her. We were the only people on the beach when the lesson got started just...More

Thank Andrea W
Reviewed 24 October 2012

This adventure was a great introduction to stand up paddling. I wasn't sure what to expect, but the activity looked pretty fun. After reading through reviews online Rainbow Watersports seemed liked the way to go. The 1-on-1 introduction that I received from Jody was awesome....More

Thank MT G
Reviewed 22 October 2012

My boyfriend and I tried this for the first time. Rohan was our instructor who instructed just the both of us at our alotted time of 2 hours. There was no rush and the experience was great! Rohan was very knowledgeable and helpful as he...More

Thank mindyyi
Reviewed 28 September 2012

We found this place online on the mainland and called them on Oahu the day we wanted a lesson. They were able to accomidate us and met us on the beach. Cito was an awesome instructor and was really friendly and knowledgable. We were up...More

Thank MDEEZY
Reviewed 22 August 2012

Decided to try SUP at the last minute and called up Rainbow Watersports and they were able to take my family of 6 on the sunset tour. We arrived and were greeted by Rohan and Grace. Both were incredibly friendly. After a short lesson we...More

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TheOahuTraveler, Owner at Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2012

Thank you for SUPing (Stand Up Paddling) with us! In truth, the whole trip up the river and back is 1 1/2 miles. That's right -- we are a "No Child Left Behind" school -- we take care of our young paddlers! :)

Reviewed 18 August 2012

We spent two hours yesterday morning with instructors Heidi and Roan. We were a group of four adults and two kids. Both instructors were knowledgeable, experienced and just plain fun to spend time with. Started out in Haleiwa Bay, and then went down the nearby...More

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TheOahuTraveler, Owner at Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2012

Thank you for the review! Our instructors go through more training than any other school that I know of. That's because we know if they're awesome, your time with us will be awesome. I'm glad you had fun paddling with us -- we had fun...More

Reviewed 13 August 2012

We are two active middle age novices and Heidi was an awesome, patient, fun instructor. It was so easy, scenic and so enjoyable. It was definitely worth the money and we feel comfortable enough now to go anywhere and SUP! Loved seeing the turtles and...More

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TheOahuTraveler, Owner at Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2012

Something that sets your experience apart is that besides having a lot of fun, you will learn how to be a confident and skilled paddler so you can paddle anywhere else. Hey, we wrote The Stand Up Paddle Book -- we know what we're talking...More

Reviewed 6 August 2012

Just back from a great trip to Oahu full of hikes and surfing. Rainbow Watersports lead us on a stand up paddle board trip that was perfect for all levels, Loved it!More

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TheOahuTraveler, Owner at Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2012

You're right -- unlike surfing or other water sports, stand up paddling is perfect for all levels of ability. We are even equipped to take disabled persons paddling! From age 4 to 104, from couch potato to triathlete, and from non-swimmer to swimmer, anyone can...More

Reviewed 1 August 2012

Rainbow Watersports goes above and beyond to make your first SUP experience wonderful. They really think about the details--boards are chosen to guarantee you are successful, drinks are provided, attention is given to weather. They really want you to have a great experience and that...More

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TheOahuTraveler, Owner at Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2012

I am so excited you got your own boards at home! The more people there are in the world with big smiles on their faces paddling around, the happier I am. Glad we could help instigate happy family experiences.

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