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Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures

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Address: Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
Phone Number: 8083729304
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: FUN is our mission! Learn to stand up paddle in a calm bay and a lush...
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. All groups are private – we do not join you with strangers. 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 fitness paddle. 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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Great first-time paddleboard lesson. Having both the river and beach areas to learn and practice in was nice. Paddling downstream in the calm river, upstream around bends with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Great first-time paddleboard lesson. Having both the river and beach areas to learn and practice in was nice. Paddling downstream in the calm river, upstream around bends with headwind, and in the ocean with a bit of current and wave motion offered different levels of challenge at the beginner level plus a little scenery. The instructors were all pleasant and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We met at the beach. The staff was on time and very pleasant. My wife who was apprehensive felt comfortable and liked the paddle board trip so much we are doing it again before we leave.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Had so much fun. Well taught, easy to understand, a lot of fun and a great way to travel. Really peace and wonderful experience. Marvellous evening. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Heidi worked with our family of 8 and gave us an unforgettable experience! Our son was very apprehensive and she did everything in her power to help him feel comfortable. We got individualized instruction and had a fantastic day!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We had an amazing experience with rainbow watersports, Jodi and everybody else were great and made sure our experience was the best and the safest. I highly recommend them.

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StandupPaddleGirl, General Manager at Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha! The ocean can be so much fun when we are all safe first, then the happiness becomes infectious! Our instructors make sure to instruct everyone down to the T about our route and even how to fall off the board correctly. More 

Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Heidi was a pleasure to talk to, and even more of a pleasure to meet. She took our daughter for her first sup lesson, starting out in brilliant sunshine. Off they paddled, heading around the jetty and up the river. About an hour in, the weather turned, with a torrential downpour. Looked up the river and here was my daughter... More 

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StandupPaddleGirl, General Manager at Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures, responded to this review

We absolutely love paddle boarding, and even more we love spreading the joy of paddle boarding!! All of our instructors will make sure to bring the biggest smiles on everybody's face... even through a downpour of rain. More 

North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Heidi was our instructor & was just top-notch from the moment we met her until we departed. My youngest wanted to paddle board while on our vacation. We all signed up & we were NOT disappointed. Rainbow Watersports Adventure is the only way to go while on the North Shore. Thank you so much for the best experience!!!!

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StandupPaddleGirl, General Manager at Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures, responded to this review

So happy the whole family was able to go out!! Since we specialize in Stand Up Paddling, we give all of our paddlers the most informed and safe way to have fun in the water... for all ages! More 

The Woodlands, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Staff made the outing easy and fun. I am a little frightened of the vastness and power of the ocean, but the instructors ensured our safety and we had an awesome time, we even saw a few sea turtles.

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StandupPaddleGirl, General Manager at Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha! We love teaching how to have fun in the water, in the ocean! Because although the ocean is extremely powerful, with safety from experienced instructors we all can have fun! More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

My wife and I had an excellent experience with Rainbow Watersports in Haleiwa on our first-ever SUP excursion! Heidi was very friendly and enthusiastic and set up a private lesson for us with a friendly, knowledgeable, engaging instructor (Rohan) who patiently guided us beginners through some basic dry land instruction before getting us quickly into the water for a delightful... More 

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StandupPaddleGirl, General Manager at Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures, responded to this review

Hooray! We are so happy when people come out to paddle for their first time with us... and love it!! Our lessons are based specifically to the river and where to practice techniques, and tailored to our paddlers and their growing confidence on a Stand Up Paddleboard! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Rainbow's SUP instructor, Chris C. was da kine. Relaxed, informative, patient, complimentary, and kept safety first.

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StandupPaddleGirl, General Manager at Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures, responded to this review

We take pride in our wonderful Stand Up Paddleboard Instructors, each of them are hand picked because of their love of the water, of SUP, and of teaching others! Our instructors care first about your safety while on the paddle board to make sure we all have the most fun. More 

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