Welcome to Maui’s Premier Stand-Up Paddle Surf School with Maria Souza!
Stand-Up Paddle Surfing, also abbreviated as SUP, is rapidly growing global sport originating from Hawaii. It is traced back to the 1940’s in Tahiti. stand-up paddle surfing is a mix between—you guessed it—surfing and paddling. Back in the day, Waikiki beach boys stood on their longboards while navigating with outrigger paddles, taking pictures of tourists on shore, and the sport of stand-up paddle (SUP) was born. Now referred to as Ku Hoe He’e Nalu on the Hawaiian islands, the sport is quickly gaining popularity all over the world because of its graceful simplicity and quick learning curve.
Devoted Specifically to Stand-Up Paddle Lessons
Stand-Up Paddling is the fastest growing ocean sport. A no-impact sport that will positively effect you mentally, physically and emotionally. No experience necessary. Stand-Up Paddle Surfing is easier than surfing and you are guaranteed to learn!
To learn paddle surfing you’ll need a board—and SUP boards are big, averaging between nine and 11 feet long. An instructor can fit you with the proper size according to your height and weight. Boards with a soft deck are ideal for beginners and those who don’t want to bother with the tedious chore of waxing. Paddles tend to be six to nine inches taller than the paddler’s height, and the more lightweight and easy-to-handle the paddle, the farther you’ll travel using the least amount of umph. Most people are up and paddling on flat water after just 30 minutes.
About Stand Up Paddle
Stand Up Paddle, (SUP), is an emerging global sport with a Hawaiian heritage. It can be traced back to the early days of Polynesia. The sport is ancient form of surfing and began as a way for surfing instructors to manage their large groups of learner surfers as standing on the board gave them a higher view point increasing visibility of what was going on around them such as incomming swell. To begin with, this started with using a one bladed paddle standing on a normal length surfboard. This evolved to standing on longer surf boards and paddling with modified paddles in the 1940s and 1950s.
Today SUP, or Stand-Up-Paddle, is gaining popularity as the demands for global-conscious green sports increase. Additionally the sport benefits athletes with a strong ‘core’ workout. SUP’ing is popular at warm coastal climates and resorts, and is gaining in popularity as celebrities are sampling the sport and cross-over athletes are training with SUP. SUPs have been spotted around the globe anywhere there is easy access to safe waters as well as in the surfing lineups of the world.
Stand Up Paddle Class Description
Our quality lesson covers the finer aspects on theory, weather assessment, beach hazards, self- launching, self-rescue, posture, balance, endurance, equipment advice, basic water rescue, critical decision making, and etiquette, emphasis on safety.
Kids 7 & Up – ALL MUST TO KNOW HOW TO SWIM
1.5 hour Lesson FLAT WATER OR SURF(conditions allowing) – Pre-lesson systematic dynamic warm-up
Beach Lesson-technique – Water Lesson-technique – Post – lesson stretching – NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
EASIER THAN SURFING – GUARANTEED TO LEARN
RATES (90 MIN. LESSON) MONDAY-FRIDAY 9AM, 11AM
$159 + tax Private lesson (4 MAX per Instructor)
VISA, MASTER CARD, DISCOVER CARD
FAMILY DAY CAMP also available, minimum 4 people.
RATES: $199 + tax PER PERSON
Our day begins at 9AM at Maui’s Premier Stand-up Paddle Boarding Break, “1000 Peaks” with a 2 hour Stand-up Boarding surf and distance technique lesson. We will then offer a healthy picnic lunch from the famous Paia Fish Market. – From 12 to 2pm families can choose their own adventure. “Off the beaten path” adventures includes, hikes to pristine waterfalls, yoga lesson and stretching for surfing, or back to the water for fun tandem surfing Hawaiian Style. Photographer available to hire.
INTRO TO DISTANCE STAND UP PADDLING.
We also offer specialized training for distance runs and races on mine or yours stand up paddle board. Get ready for channel crossings on this brand new fast growing sport!!!
same prices apply – Based on experience, need 2 lessons prior to venture on distance paddling – ALL OUR INSTRUCTORS ARE LIFEGUARDS, CPR, FIRST AID CERTIFIED – YOU SHOULD BRING: SUNSCREEN, RASH GUARD, BOOTIES(IF YOU LIKE TO WEAR THEM). – BE ON TIME TO START WITH THE FUNCTIONAL WARM-UP.
To book a lesson call: 808-579-9231