We had a great beginning to our Hawaiian adventure starting off in Maui. Staying at the beautiful Napili Kai Beach Hotel, we immediately fell into “island mode” due to it’s quiet seclusion and traditional Hawaiian vibe. No building is allowed to be built higher than two stories on Napili bay and everyone has that friendly and welcoming attitude that makes you feel at home. The staff actually greeted us by saying “Welcome Home”

adventure traveler dave stand up paddle boarding in Maui Hawaii

We slept great on our first night in Maui as the jet lag had taken hold and were up first thing in the morning ready to go for our stand up paddle boarding lesson.  When I picked up our towels at the pool bar, the attendant said to me “You must have just arrived, all the newbies are up early!”

Yes, we just arrived, but we were up early because we were so excited about our paddle boarding lesson. We’ve been wanting to do this for about a year and we couldn’t wait to get started. Later this week I’ll be writing all about how to paddle board with Da kine Stand Up Paddle Boarding of Maui, but for now, check out this great video that Dave sliced and diced for your enjoyment.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Maui Hawaii

For more information on Stand Up Paddle Boarding, check out Da Kine SUP of Napili Bay and for more on staying at Napili Kai Beach Resort, visit their website.

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  1. Cole @ Four Jandals

    Haha the kid that photo bombed the video at the end on his boogie board is awesome! Looks like loads of fun and a lot of laughs. We are trying SUP in Spain in a few weeks :)

  2. Jeremy Branham

    A couple of years ago, I was in Huntington Beach, CA and found up that a version of stand up paddle boarding (I don’t remember if that’s what they called it but the same thing) was very popular there. I would like this this more than surfing. Deb seemed to get the hang of it pretty quickly.

  3. Bret @ Green Global Travel

    We had a chance to do this a few years ago when we went to the Big Island, but decided to spend the morning at the spa instead. Now, I’m halfway wishing we’d given it a shot…. Nah, just kidding! The lomilomi massage was awesome! Looks like fun, though.

  4. Chris

    That’s awesome! I brought my boards to Maui a few years ago and hitup the south side. Great paddle boarding there. I live on Kauai tho and gotta recommend it for the best paddle boarding in all of Hawaii!!! You gotta checkout the Napali Coast. It’s pretty unreal. The sites are absolutely amazing! Its just a trek to get to with your boards and equipment tho…

    Keep on boardin’!


    1. debndave Post author

      Thanks Chris. We can’t wait to get back on the boards. We’ll definitely be doing it wherever we go and we hope to get back to Hawaii to give it a try. Thanks for stopping by!

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