Makena is the ideal location for paddling boarding in Maui! Enjoy stunning, four island views (Maui, Kahoolawe, Lanai, Molokini) under the backdrop of Haleakala. Often referred to as “turtle town,” this area is home to many Green Hawaiian Sea Turtles and our guides know exactly where they hang out. In addition to sea turtles, you’ll paddle directly over some of Maui’s best coral reefs and, depending on the conditions, may even see tropical fish swimming below your board. This location is generally perfect for families and first time stand up paddle boarders.
Your lesson begins at the beach where your guide will explain the details of stand up paddling. Handling a large paddle board can be tricky while trying to launch or land in shallow water, especially if there is breaking surf. Our guides are on hand to handle your board as you get in and out of the ocean. Once on the water, your SUP instructor will continue to give you tips and tricks to make your paddleboard experience a favorable one.