Hey guys! Okay, by now I’ve told you almost a million times that I love the water. One of these days
(not soon enough) I will live close to the ocean so I can experience its magic on a daily basis, and until then, I’ll try to be patient and keep visiting as often as I am able.
With this love of water comes a desire to try all types of water activities: wakeboarding, water-skiing, snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving, surfing… I’m up to try anything out on the water, (anyone know where I can rent one of those jetboards??) 🙂 Anyways, as I was creating my 101 goals list for the second time I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to add a new water sport to the list: Paddleboarding.
Our oceanfront condo in Kahana was located along a nice beach with beautiful views of Molokai and Lanai just offshore. The calm waters provided the perfect place to try paddleboarding for the first time and I couldn’t wait to get started.
I made the call to 808 Boards and talked to Danny who happily asked what kind of paddleboard we wanted… uhhhh….. ?? Good question. How about one that floats and comes with a paddle. 🙂 When I explained that we had no experience and I didn’t know what board to rent, Danny suggested the perfect starter board (it’s a ten x 32 if you’re wondering). A 24-hour rental is $45, and the best part about it?? Danny delivered it right to our condo because we were so close to their location in Napili. Thanks, Danny!!
If you have ever tried surfing or wakeboarding, paddleboarding will be a breeze. I think the most difficult part for any first time paddleboarder is getting your balance as you cruise the waves. My husband and I spent almost the entire day out on the water playing; I could have easily spent DAYS out there enjoying the beautiful weather, the amazing scenery, and the turquoise, crystal-clear, ocean.
Would you try paddleboarding?