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Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures
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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. Join a group with other paddlers, or take our popular private lessons. Private 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 Twilight GLOW paddle, where the boards light up the ocean floor! 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 older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed September 15, 2009

We were looking for activities before our trip to Oahu and came across the Rainbow Watersports website. We were a group of four. None of us had tried Stand Up Paddling before and decided to give that a try. Heidi was our instructor. With her clear and detailed instructions, we were all able to stand up and paddle within minutes. The location was beautiful and perfect for beginners. We didn’t have to worry about what to bring because all the necessary equipments were provided. We all had a lot of fun and had a fabulous time paddling. Thanks Heidi, for introducing us this fun sport. I can’t wait to do that again next time. I will certainly recommend Rainbow Watersports to my friends and families when they visit Oahu.

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"sea turtles"
in 28 reviews
"took pictures"
in 16 reviews
"fish jumping"
in 3 reviews
"great teacher"
in 13 reviews
"north shore"
in 37 reviews
"private lesson"
in 13 reviews
"learning how"
in 9 reviews
"an excellent guide"
in 3 reviews
"feel confident"
in 4 reviews
"great tips"
in 3 reviews
"hour session"
in 3 reviews
"great afternoon"
in 3 reviews
"the aloha spirit"
in 3 reviews
"a lot of fun"
in 7 reviews
"great pictures"
in 4 reviews
"highlight of our trip"
in 7 reviews
"whole family"
in 5 reviews

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Reviewed August 25, 2009

We had never tried Paddle Surfing or Stand Up Paddling and, until a couple of months ago, most of us had never heard of the sport. There were 14 of us, 8 youth and 6 leaders, ranging from 14 to 61, from the timid to the bold, from the strong to the so, so. They got everyone up on the boards. They met each student at their own level and challenged them to push themselves past their comfort zone, without pushing too far. Nate and Heidi clearly love their sport and enjoy their work. Friendly and skilled instructors, safety consciousness, good gear, beautiful location, reasonable prices, 100% success rate with our group. What's not to like?

Thank BBoomer54
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Reviewed July 4, 2009

Learning to paddle board with Rainbow Watersports Adventures was Awesome. Heidi is an excellent instructor. She made us feel relaxed and comfortable right off the back; which made the lesson even more enjoyable. We learned several different turning techniques in the calm and beautiful river there in Haleiwa. If you are looking to learn paddle boarding I highly recommend a lesson from these guys, they are great, you may even see a sea turtle... we did!

Thank Leleoko
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Reviewed June 28, 2009

Paddle boarding was a blast. We had a large group with kids from 9-18 and everyone had fun. Heidi and Nate were great instructors and made sure we all had fun and were safe. It was a great experience. The location was beautiful. We saw huge turtles that swam underneath us as we paddled down the river. Loved it!

Thank lcsummer
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Reviewed June 27, 2009

We had an awesome time with our rainbow water sports instructor Heidi. Until now i can't stop telling all my friends how great it was to learn how to paddle surf. And there's no better place to learn while you're in the north shore. She took the time to teach us and it was great learning from her. I'm so happy I chose to book this activity and I'm glad we chose www.rainbowwatersports.com.

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