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About Stand Up Paddle Kauai
Stand Up Paddle Kauai is a small business that specializes is renting SUP's or Stand Up Paddle Boards. We have different board and paddle sizes to accommodate the variety of ages, weights, and abilities. We offer detailed instruction for the beginners and all the equipment needed to to enjoy your time on the water. Most of our paddlers enjoy the calm protected waters of Wailua River State Park, but guest are welcome to take their boards to any recreation area on Kauai.
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MacyandDan wrote a review May 2021
San Diego, California277 contributions169 helpful votes
Loved my solo paddle! Great guidance, top notch equipment. I really appreciate their carbon paddles, they make a huge difference. I am a “pre-60” person 2 months post shoulder surgery. Took me a leisurely hour coasting and paddling with favorable trade winds to get to the falls staging area. (Did not hike to falls) after hiking/resting a bit, took me 1.5 paddling against intermittent headwinds. Beautiful paddle, great guidance. Community launching spot should be better marked, but you’ll get it. Check in at strip mall office, then drive to launch area and grab board.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Melissa P wrote a review Oct 2018
Rancho Cucamonga, California7 contributions1 helpful vote
We woke up this morning and decided we would go paddle boarding. With our 2 kids we weren't interested in taking a 3+ hour tour so we found Stand Up Paddle Kauai. They had boards available and were super helpful getting us all set up and on the Wailua River quickly. The paddle boards were already at the river and were easy to locate and get in the water. We spent 2 hours on the river, which was plenty of time and the rentals were affordable.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Jeff M wrote a review Sep 2018
Austin, Texas49 contributions21 helpful votes
Great Stand Up Paddle boarding experience. Easy to book. Very affordable. Only outfit on the river that delivers your SUP boards to the state park launch site. They include dry bags in their pricing. Very friendly staff. We did the water hole (left at the fork) which was fun. About 6 miles round trip. You can do the falls on the right fork but may want to bring water shoes. We were a party of four and though not everyone would do this again (the return trip is into the wind and difficult) this may have been my favorite activity during this trip to the island! Would recommend this shop as the guy who met us at the shop that morning (sorry) was super helpful about areas to visit on our paddle adventure and the boards were in great shape and waiting right where they told us they would be. Wonderful experience!!
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Andrea wrote a review Sep 2018
Curaçao149 contributions65 helpful votes
This was a great experience, from just rocking up and being able to hire a stand up paddle board right away, to being brought to the river with board in golf cart, to the beautiful Waimea river and great paddle self-guided tour. We had never done this before so had a big, stable beginner's board which made it very easy on the river. Next time want to go for a smaller board!
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Date of experience: September 2018
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SynonymBun wrote a review Jan 2018
Falmouth, Massachusetts10 contributions14 helpful votes
Had a great day on the Wailua River. I called Kayak Wailua to try and get into a tour last minute, but they were full. They suggested I call Jonathon about a paddleboard instead - and so glad I did! He was friendly and accommodating, and had me out on the water in less than an hour. Very reasonable price for the day, with everything included. Unlike some rental companies, he brings the board right down to the river for you and picks it up when you're done, so no need to mess with loading it on your car. I've tried stand up paddleboarding a few times before, but am nowhere near an expert - but the conditions here are perfect for any level of experience, even beginners. Very calm and sheltered, quiet, and minimal traffic. I spent about 4.5 hours out, and in less time than the average kayak tour takes, was able to both hike to the waterfall for a swim and head down the left fork of the river to the "swimming hole." As a solo traveler, I loved being able to go at my own pace. It would be pretty much impossible to get lost, and I had no problems getting to the falls without a guide. Overall, a perfect way to spend a day on the water - especially in the winter when some on-water activities weren't ideal due to surf conditions. Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: January 2018
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