To start off your private SUP lesson, we come pick you up! Our knowledgeable staff will meet you at one of our convenient hotel pick-up locations. You’ll be stoked to ride in our air-conditioned and clean, easy-to-spot, orange-and-black "surf school bus." We will then shuttle you to one of Waikiki’s best SUP spots located just outside of the foot traffic.
Once by the ocean, you’ll prepare in the comfort of our Mobile Command Center, a brand-new, luxury, custom, Mercedes Benz Sprinter Van. You’ll meet your instructor and talk about ocean conditions. We’ll talk about your previous experience, swimming strength or any other concerns or conditions. We will discuss what you hope to experience on the water and how our time together fits into your learning curve and hopes/vision for how you want your day to go. Finally, we gear you up with reef shoes and rash guard shirts and have you walk your lesson boards (new, high quality boards) to the beach.
Once on the sand, we conduct our land lesson. When you’re comfortable and ready, we leash ourselves to the board and into the water we go!
Our expert instructors have over 75 years in aggregate as instructors. We chose coaches who are not only good at SUP but who love and have a passion for teaching. Our ocean guides have spent hundreds of hours learning our instruction method so that you will can continue to learn every time you join us, regardless of instructor or your skill level. We will help you learn the fundamentals or help you to level up some specific component of your stand up paddling. Safety is a top concern and even on private lessons, we have two instructors in the water with one acting as a cameraman taking incredible shots of you up and riding. While safety is always our top priority, our team is also totally focused on helping you have an unforgettable experience.
After the lesson, retreat to the shade of our on-site tent to relax, hang with our instructors, or enjoy the perspective of watching the waves you have just been riding! When ready to go, we will take you back to our Mobile Command Center, so you can check out photographs, videos, the work of our cameraman or buy some swag for yourself or friends. Then after your purchases are made, we drive you back to our convenient drop off locations.