Today, I went stand up paddle boarding down the river that curves under the famous Hale’iwa rainbow bridge. This is a great place to get a feel for what Hawaii is really all about. There were tons of fish swimming underneath our boards and we even ran into a few turtles along the way. Willi, the founder of Coconut Adventures, gave us a few pointers on how to paddle up the river the easiest and also how to surf into waves. (that was my favorite part) I love paddle boarding because you don’t realize you just had a massive worked out, until your on the beach craving a smoothie afterwards like me! Its fun, easy to learn, and family friendly. What more can you ask for?
If your ever on the North Shore of Oahu and want to get a taste and tour of the real hawaii, I really recommend getting a tour from the best. Coconut Adventures Hawaii are local SUP instructors who know the island very well and can give you some great stories about the North Shore and the rest of Oahu. Coconut Adventures makes paddling on the North Shore fun and safe as well.
I’m wearing my new reto, 80′s, board shorts from VANS, that I am in love with because they fit so well and I hate when my butt shows when I wear just a bikini while SUP. Plus, that highlight yellow makes it easy for people to see me when I’m in the ocean surfing or swimming!