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Three Friends Stand Up Paddle Adventures

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Address: , Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816
Phone Number: 808-286-0309
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Description: Stand Up Paddle Lessons and Tours.Learn to SUP in a laid-back...
Stand Up Paddle Lessons and Tours.Learn to SUP in a laid-back environment.Explore the coast line doing an easy down-wind run.Enjoy the beautiful ocean, get a little exercise and have lots of fun!
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Rain or shine!

Had tons of fun with Vanya even though it rained! Very laid back experience with great views of the island.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Had tons of fun with Vanya even though it rained! Very laid back experience with great views of the island.

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is a long overdue review! My sister and I had arranged to meet Vanya for a 2.5 mile Down wind run (inside reef), however at the time, she was recovering from a surgery and asked if we would mind if her friend Sasha take us for the trip - we didn't. Sasha was fantastic, as was Vanya, who met... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I had a great time with Three Friends. Compared to other paddle board outfits I've used, Vanya spent more time on getting the paddling technique right and that was very helpful. She asked a lot of questions about my preferences before we set out and she's great fun to chat with. Of course the setting is beautiful and I enjoyed... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Who: Two SUP Newbies. What: Learnt to Stand Up Paddle Board with the super friendly and very patient Vanya & Brian! Where: Hawaii Kai. When: March 2015. Why: Bucket list tick - always wanted to try and what better location than Hawaii!!! How: Two awesome instructors (Vanya & Brian); 2 sturdy stand up paddle boards; 2 height-adjustable paddles; loads of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

It's a great choice, especially if you have limited Island time. Vanya really made the trip a memory I'll cherish forever

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

On more than one occasion, various rental places have tried to rent me SUP gear and told me that you didn't really need a lesson. Well, that's probably true, but we decided to try going with a guide, Vanya, from Three Friends. It was a little more expensive, but in the end I think we did much better than we... More 

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Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I wouldn't say it's the thing to do if you're looking for a thrill (like one would jet skiing, riding a banana boat, etc.) but it was nice and relaxing. Arms were sore but I don't exercise regularly so most should be fine! We got to see two turtles at Ala Moana Beach Park, one very close up. Vanya was... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We really enjoyed ourselves with Vanya. We had never tried stand up paddling before and were a little apprehensive. But, Vanya was so helpful and so encouraging that we enjoyed every minute. The lesson included an added bonus as Vanya attached a camera to the board that took pictures while we were paddling. A great lesson and so much fun!... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I was in Oahu trying to learn to surf, but also wanted to just spend time standing and moving around on a board to get comfortable with balancing on the water. On top of getting Vanya's excellent instruction, I had a great time. Vanya was attentive, responsible and thought of everything, and really wants you to have a good experience.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Whether you are an experienced or a novice SUP-er, getting out on the water with Vanya is a wonderful experience. Vanya plans the paddle to your ability, she has many different places she can take you, depending on your experience and what sort of paddle you want and of course the weather conditions. Her easy going nature, her expertise and... More 

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