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Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures

Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
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Ranked #4 of 46 Activities in Haleiwa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports, Adventure
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...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Water sports, Adventure
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, 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”!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

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 via mobile

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 

Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We booked easily over the phone. We were there when hurricane Ana was threatening the islands, so we booked a morning outing instead of sunset. Just in case the weather deteriorated. We had a fantastic experience with Jodi. She met us right on time and went over safety and the basics with us. I was a pro on the sand!... More 

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

So happy you guys continued Stand Up Paddleboarding after taking our lessons! We love passing on the fun experience of being out on top of the water! More 

Mililani, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Awesome experience! Heidi was amazing, very patient - I was so nervous to try, but she helped me feel very comfortable. I highly recommend Rainbow Watersports and I WILL be going back again as others come to visit me here on the island.

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

Aloha! We at Rainbow Watersports make sure to have all our paddlers feel safe and comfortable on a paddle board! We give them the best advice and tips for the most fun experience as well:) Mahalo, see you out here next time! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Mariah, Heidi, and Chris made Paddle Boarding fun, easy and safe. Great instruction for any level of Paddle Boarder. I enjoyed the adventure and all the turtles. Heidi was wonderful and I brought a friend back for a lesson with Chris. All the Instructors are very professional and had safety mixed with some fun at the center of their teaching.... More 

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

Aloha! We make sure to teach SAFETY first, and then fun fun fun!! While on the Anahulu River, we love to teach tips and tricks of how to feel confident on a Stand up Paddleboard. Thank you, can't wait to see you again on the Ocean! More 

Mililani, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Our family of 8 absolutely LOVED our first experience with stand up paddle, and I attribute it to staff that not only helped us feel prepared and safe, but were part of the family by the time we finished. We would highly recommend Rainbow Watersports to people of all ages and abilities. We saw beautiful turtles and a spectacular sunset.... More 

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

Aloha and Mahalo, we love taking out Families as we are safe and Fun for all ages and abilities. Our staff will take care of every personal need! More 

Centennial, Colorado, USA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Mariah and Heidi are amazing! I was afraid but excited for the adventure of a lifetime. Mariah was professional, warm, and an expert in paddle boarding. She helped me feel safe. I LOVED seeing and swimming with the MANY turtles as we paddled in the river. WOW! I highly recommend Rainbow Watersports!

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

Aloha and Mahalo! Stand up paddling is our first love and we get super pumped to share it with all of you! The adventure is even more exciting when the HUGE green Turtles fly under the boards and pop up to take a breath. Come have fun with us again! More 

Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Jody made our first experience with stand up paddle boarding a great one. She knew I couldn't swim and even though I wore a life jacket my knees were still wobbly. She was attentive to my safety needs yet kept it relaxed and fun.

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San Rafael, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My wife and I loved learning how to SUP under Jodi's instruction. She was professional, yet warm and engaging, and a great teacher. We felt well taken care of while having more fun than we've had in quite a while (including my frequent swims with the curious green sea turtles when I fell off my board!). Communications with Jodi's employer... More 

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

One thing that sets Rainbow Watersports apart- the instructors. We absolutley love the water and paddleboarding and most importantly sharing it with others. We have tailored our lessons to the River and Ocean, and specifically our paddlers. Aloha and Mahalo More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I went twice, the first time was on the coastal ego adventure which is paddling down the coast and the other time we went up the river! Both times I saw sea turtles! I had excellent instruction so I was able to learn fast and have fun! I would recommend Jody or Mariah as your guide, they were amazing!

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

It is so great you were able to go on the Coastal Eco adventure before the summer ends! Lots of turtles in the river now because the famous North Shore will start peaking in wintertime! Come check out all the adventures we offer! More 

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