Maui Stand Up Paddleboarding: Our Local Guide

May 9th, 2019
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Best of West Maui

Maui is the birthplace of stand up paddleboarding (SUP), one of the fastest growing sports right now. It’s low-impact and easy-to-learn, and it’s a great way to explore the waters of West Maui. Whether you’re seeking a guided tour or perfect spot to take your SUP rental Maui, use our guide to find the best solution for your needs.

Best Maui Stand Up Paddleboard Spots

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Kapalua Bay

Kapalua Bay is protected from large swells and its calm waters are easily accessible. The white-sand beaches provide a great spot for beginners getting their bearings straight on a paddleboard, and this area is not often impacted by rain and wind. Kapalua Bay is a popular area for resorts and is often a popular spot for beachgoers.

Napili Bay

If you’re a more experienced paddleboarder, Napili Bay is a beautiful spot ideal for the more adventurous paddler. Unlike Kapalua Bay, Napili Bay is known to experience more frequent wind and rain. Napili Bay is also a bit more secluded offering a getaway from more populated areas.

Maliko Gulch

Maliko Gulch is one of the Maui’s most famous spots for paddleboarding. The Maliko Gulch offers a downwind run with low waves ideal for experienced paddlers or those just learning the ropes. There is a large community of downwind sports enthusiasts who take to these waters. Take advantage of the Maliko Shuttle, which makes it easier for paddlers to access the run without having to drop off a car.

SUP Yoga in Maui

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Want to practice yoga on a paddleboard? There are several spots to experience Maui yoga paddleboarding, including Maui SUP Yoga, Body Balance Maui, and Paddle On Maui. Stand up paddleboard yoga offers an added balance challenge and a serene way to start the day on the water.

SUP Rental Maui

Hawaiian Paddle Sports is a premier paddleboard rental service in Maui, and they also offer lessons. Hawaiian Paddle Sports has locations on Honolua Bay and Olowalu Maui Reef.

Plan Your Maui Vacation Today

Maui is one of the most beautiful places you can paddleboard. If you’re planning a Hawaii vacation, browse our selection of Maui vacation rentals to find the perfect one for you and your group.