Maui Stand Up Paddling vacation in Hawaii SUP
Who said you can’t walk on water! Well, it’s almost like walking on water when you experience the fastest growing water sport with Maui Stand Up Paddling (SUP). Stand up Paddling is a fantastic, easy, and fun way to play on the water. With SUP you don’t need waves! You can paddle anywhere there is water, from ocean surf to rivers and lakes. Expect a full body workout when you stand up paddle. This water sport is beginning to be a preference when it comes to cross-training for snowboarders, snow skiers, and other athletes. The beauty of stand up paddling is the fact that when you are standing on the board, you can not only see the marine life below, but also the scenic view on the horizon. Buzz Hawaii will plan this vacation in Hawaii tour for you and your family at discounted prices. In the early 1960’s the boys on the beach at Waikiki chose to stand on their long boards and paddle out from the shore with outrigger paddles so they could take photos of the tourists that are just learning to surf. The term “Beach Boy Surfing” was then attached the Hawaiian surfers. That is how the modern sport of SUP gained its popularity on the Hawaiian Islands.
1 Hour Maui Stand Up Paddle Board Lesson
Fitness, balance, posture, and safety are the elements covered with a quality Stand Up Paddle Board Lesson in Maui. The lesson also includes a beach lesson, a water lesson, and then followed by a post workout stretch. Lessons are taught at Maluaka Beach in Makena with an experienced and skilled paddler. The instructor is life guard, First Aid, and CPR certified. Reserve a Maui Stand Up Paddle Board Lesson through Buzz Hawaii and save with discounted prices.
Little equipment is needed to enjoy Maui Stand Up Paddle Board. All you need is a stand up paddle board. This is the most costly investment you will make with this sport. The size of the board is determined by the paddler’s experience and weight. A stable, flatter, wider paddleboard is perfect for the novice paddler. A lighter, narrow board is more challenging and a great choice for an experienced paddler. In choosing a board, make sure the paddle you choose is six to eight inches taller than you are. Look for the angle or “elbow” in the shaft for upmost efficiency in the stand up paddle board you choose. The United States Coast Guard categorizes stand up paddleboards as a water vessel. It is mandatory that you wear a personal flotation Device (PDF) whenever you are on the water. Wear a bathing suit, or shorts and a t-shirt, clothing that shifts with you when they get wet. Bring plenty of sunscreen, and your sunglasses.
There is a proper way to carry your paddle board to the water. You may have purchased or rented a stand up paddleboard with a built-in handle, if so transporting it to the water is easy. Lean the paddle board on its rail and grab for the handle as you quickly tuck it under your arm, grab the paddle with your other hand and off you go! If you have a longer distance to walk, carry your paddleboard on your head. Make sure your paddle is lying on the ground within reach. Turn the paddleboard’s deck towards your face and stand the board on its tail. Grab the rails with two hands and walk under the paddleboard making sure your head is midway between the nose and the tail. Stand up keeping the board overhead and keep holding it by its rails. Bend down to pick up the paddle to carry it on the side of the board. Now you are ready to head for the warm, crystal, clear water!
When you are just beginning to learn to stand up paddle, kneel on the board at first until you become comfortable. When you are standing alongside the paddle board, put the paddle crossways over the deck of the board and use it as an outrigger. The paddle grip will be on the rail of the board and the blade will rest on the water. Hold the board by the rails, while the other hand is holding the paddle grip. Jump on the board into a kneeling position right behind the center point of the board. This kneeling position will help you get a feel for the correct balance point of the board. The nose of the paddle board should not stick out of the water and the tail shouldn’t dig in. Place your hands on both sides of the board to steady it. When you are ready, stand up on one foot at a time on the paddleboard. Put both feet exactly where your knees once were. If you are having trouble, take a friend to help you as you steady the board while you are getting use to standing on it.
There are few techniques to get you started with the sport of SUP. Keep your feet parallel and centered between the rails. Be careful not to stand on the rails. Keep your toes forward, back straight and your knees bent. Try to balance your hips, not your head. Your shoulders and head should be kept upright and steady as you shift your weight by moving your hips. Keep your focus at the level of the horizon and try not to stare at your feet! Now you’ve got it! You are ready to Stand Up Paddle in Maui! Buzz Hawaii is the perfect online site to book your SUP adventure.
Maui Stand Up Paddle is the perfect water adventure in Maui, Hawaii. If you like the water, this water sport is just right for you. Planning a Hawaii vacation can be complicated, but Buzz Hawaii makes it simple when you pick up the phone or order your vacations online. Contact Buzz Hawaii and save with our discounted prices. Go to www.buzzhawaii.com and save.