Da Kine Stand Up Paddle has just introduced stand up paddle boarding
(SUP) lessons on Napili Bay.
The peaceful, reef-protected bay on Maui’s west side is the
ideal site for SUP lessons, generally offering calm, safe waters for a
great introduction to the popular sport, which has taken the world by
Stand up paddle boarding (or stand up paddle surfing, when done
with waves) has its roots in Hawaii as an ancient form of surfing and
has reemerged in recent years as one of the fastest growing sports
around the world.
“One thing that has made SUP
so popular–it’s easier to learn than surfing,” says Tom Ockerman, Owner
of Da Kine Stand Up Paddle. “My kids and I go out as much as we can. You only
need one thing–need to know how to swim.”
All SUP lessons are two hours in length. Minimum age is 12 years old,
although younger students might be accepted, depending on their swimming
skills. Rates are $150 for a private lesson; $125 per person for two
people; $100 per person for a group lesson of 3 to 4 people. A
group lesson (four people maximum) takes place every Monday, Wednesday,
and Friday at 1 p.m..