Our quality Stand Up Paddle Surf Lessons cover 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.
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.
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.
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.
Stand-Up Paddle Surf School Mission
The mission of Maria Souza’s Stand-Up Paddle Boarding School is
to bring back this ancient sport of kings and the aloha spirit.
Our goal is to provide unique life adventures that have my
personal touch, which are not offered anywhere else, and that
cannot be duplicated. We’re working towards less injuries,
proper technique and recovery, postural alignment, etiquette and
respect in the waters that we all share. In the 90 minute lesson
you will learn how to be safe and to understand our ocean ohana
(family). Community Program… Offering the gift of Ocean Sports
Education to kids and teens</p>
<p>By working together with the healing powers of the ocean we
can offer an activity where every child feels safe, cared and
celebrated. Thank you for being a vital part of this community
and for truly being the change in so many lives. If you are a
company and want to learn about all the amazing miracles of
donation ($ or equipment) to support their new healthy habits of
ocean sports, please call (808)870-2613.
William Butler Yeats once said, "We can make our minds so
like still water that beings gather about us to see their own
images and so live for a moment with a clearer, perhaps even a
fiercer life because of our silence." Just being in present
awareness, at ease in our own quiet hearts, can make us a
reflecting pool, and those who gather around will tend to see
their own images. It is possible to have profound life
realizations while sitting in the company of teachers, friends,
or loved ones without their speaking a word. There is a presence
that transmits itself loud and clear, if we attune to it. In
awakened awareness, we use language to communicate while knowing
that another, more powerful communication is taking place in
deeper awareness. Rather than straining to quiet the mind in
meditation, simply relax into the quiet that contains the mind.