Learn to Stand Up Paddleboard on the Wailua River (I'll supply the equipment)

Start off the month of October learning a new sport and getting acquainted with others who share your interest.  SUP is easy in flat water conditions so the Wailua River is an ideal place to give it a go.  This will be a two hour event from 9-11 AM on Wednesday and will include your individual paddleboard and adjustable paddle from my stock and land instruction as well as on the water tips.  Once everyone is comfortable with balance and maneuvering, you'll have the option of exploring one of the tributaries with the group.  Bring your camera and I'll be glad to take photos of you in action.  Suggested donation for this meetup is $10.

My driveway is on the north guardrail of the Wailua River bridge on the main hiway. If you approach from Kapaa you will see the remains of the Coco Palms Resort on your right. Continue past the stoplight at Kuamoo Rd. Do not turn on Kuamoo but continue on the main hiway. My driveway is the only possible right hand turn you can make before you cross the bridge.  Look for a yellow sign picturing a bicycle with the words "Share the Road". My driveway is immediately after that sign and only a few feet away from the bridge. My mailing address is listed on the location details but there are two houses on the property with separate driveways. Just trust your judgement to stay on the hiway right up to the bridge and look for my driveway. It's a white house and just a few feet away from the mouth of the river.  If you prefer, you can park at the end of Wailua Road and enter through the state park closest to the bridge or in the Wailua Beach parking lot and simply walk under the bridge on the north side of the river.  My house is just in back of where the outrigger canoes are stored.

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  • Michael

    I just got a notice 10 minutes before 10am that I was moved to the RSVP list. Since you're meeting at 9am, I'm doubting that's going to happen. Contact me asap.

    October 2, 2013

  • Chloe S.

    Sounds like so much fun! I hope you do it again!

    September 30, 2013

  • John B.

    This is on Wednesday 10/2. When I looked at the extended weather report Tuesday was going to be wet and that's why I changed it to Wednesday. We are at the limit of eight people but I do have nine boards available so if you still want to go let me know and I'll revise the group number to fit you in.

    September 29, 2013

    • Michael

      If you can manage 9, I'd sure like to give it a try. I'm about as novice as they come, but looks like so much fun. Let me know and also if you need any help with stuff. ~mike

      September 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    John, change in schedule. I have to work Wednesday and am unable to come SUP. So disappointed, really wanted to learn on the river. Hopefully you will be available to do this again.

    September 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi John, is this on Tues 10-1, or Wed 10-2? (My email states 10-1) If your SUP instruction is on Wed 10-2 I'd love to be included. Let me know- thanks for the fun opportunity.

    September 29, 2013

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