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Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures

Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
8083729304
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Ranked #4 of 35 activities in Haleiwa
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Type: Water sports
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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,... more » Owner description: 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”! « less
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Salt Lake City, Utah
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a fantastic time with Heidi and Rowan. All five of our kids (ages 14 - 4) absolutely loved it. We can't wait to get back there and do it again!!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We had never done paddle boarding and looked at several companies. Gave Rainbow a call and Heidi was wonderful on the phone and explained our options etc. On the big day, (sun set)Rohan walked us thru the steps and got us on the water. (Note, not a great swimmer so they provided me a life vest-safety first). Rohan was great,... More

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Peterborough Ont
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

While staying in Haleiwa we booked an introductory paddleboard group lesson and it was a highlight of our stay - Heidi and Rohan are very friendly, professional, accommodating, and fun! Rohan not only gave us expert instruction with tips that will be easy to remember back home, but shared some really interesting local facts & history. He makes you feel... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

We (6 adults) went for lessons for my birthday bucket list in March 2014. On the day of our lesson we woke up to huge waves and wind, so I called to see if we should reschedule. Heidi assured me they would not take us out if it was dangerous, so we headed to meet them. Our instructors Jody and... More

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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We live on Oahu, but we are not very close to Haleiwa. I really wanted to learn to stand up paddle, but I was not sure I wanted to drive north to learn - I could have stayed closer to home but I have never paddled anything in my life and I wanted to assure I would be able to... More

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Salina, Kansas
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

My SIL and I decided to try SUP...we both LOVED it! Rohan was our instructor/guide. He was wonderful at teaching us how to paddle and was very knowledgeable about the island and customs of the area. We saw numerous sea turtles sunning themselves on the banks of the river. I had a blast trying to do headstands/handstands with Rohan! Drinks... More

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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I have lived on this island for almost two years and had never had the courage to stand up paddle. A friend's family was in town and we went! Rohan, our amazing and awesome instructor, did a great job giving us simple instruction and demonstrating correct technique. He was FANTASTIC with the two kids we had with us (ages six... More

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

We love kids, that's for sure! So happy we helped make another stand up paddle enthusiast on the island! Enjoy the photos - I hope they bring back good memories for years to come. More

Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We had a great Xmas day paddling with Rowan and Jody. Heidi was able to accommodate our group - 8 family members ranging in age from 16 to 72, most of whom were first time paddlers -- on very short notice. Jody and Rowan did a great job instructing and making sure everyone was having fun. I would definitely recommend... More

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

Thanks! What a great way to celebrate the holidays! I love the pic :) More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Ever since I watched Endless Summer 2 in the 90s (or was it the 80's...whatever, you get the drift, a long time) I've wanted to go to the North Shore and surf. The problem, I just can't stand up on a surfboard. The next problem, my wife just isn't into sports that mean fighting waves and, in her own words,... More

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

Thanks for the great testimonial! You made ME want to book a lesson! :) We strive to give our paddlers "a vacation within their vacation". I know your family had some struggles to get up here in the first place, so we wanted to be sure that was all turned around and changed for the better. Glad you guys had... More

Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I tried SUP for the first time in Haleiwa, Hawaii on the North Shore of Oahu with Rainbow Watersports Adventures during their sunset paddle. With my lesson beginning at Haleiwa Beach Park two hours before sunset, the sea turtles were active all around me as I made my way to one of Oahu’s most beautiful rivers. I could relax throughout... More

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

YES! Another paddler HOOKED on stand up paddling! I hope you do continue, and enjoy it as much as we do! Sunset is a great time to enjoy all the turtles as they make their way back up the river. Can you believe last week there were 13 TURTLES basking on the river's bank?!? More

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