SUP Lessons

Stand-up paddling is a fun sport that requires minimal skill. Come try it out with a Waikiki SUP lesson from our expert instructors. Stand up on the board and build your core strength.

Location: Waikiki

Times: 8:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.

Availability: Daily

SUP Lessons

Stand Up Paddleboarding is an amazing sport that just about anyone can enjoy. From practicing SUP yoga to watching a sunset over the ocean waters from your board, a paddling experience can be both relaxing and invigorating. It is also an amazing way to put your balancing skills to the test and get stronger.

Our courses include an introduction to paddle boarding and safety tips. We will set you up with all the gear you will need for stand-up paddle boarding.

Stand-up paddling is a great way to stay active and see beautiful sights around Waikiki. It’s an amazing way to reduce stress and ensure you make the most of your beach holiday.

You might even get a chance to see some local turtles and fish while practicing on your board!

Become A Master of Stand-up Paddling Skills in Waikiki!

Come try this watersport in beautiful Waikiki! Our instructors will teach you how to master the balancing act of stand-up paddling—an excellent core and cardio workout requiring minimal skill. No previous experience or knowledge is necessary to get started.

New skills can always be developed with the right instructors and attitude, at Hans Hedemann Surf we make sure you get the best possible lesson while keeping it fun, entertaining, and safe.

Our lessons adjust to teaching beginners, kids, and people of all ages that seek to have a great time outdoors and enjoy all the beautiful nature the island has to offer. All of our SUP lessons include safety briefings and clear instructions, so you’ll feel at ease and confident when you hit the water.

Paddleboarding is a great opportunity to bond with your loved ones while challenging yourselves to a new sport and skill. We provide an excellent SUP experience for beginners, as well as experienced paddlers alike.

From the basics to the advanced techniques we have an experienced team ready to teach you. Our professional team can offer the support you need to learn this new skill.

You’ll learn multiple techniques and feel great on the board by the end of the lesson. This is an amazing way to enjoy the ocean from a different perspective while mastering stand-up paddleboarding in a fun way!


What To Expect from your Stand Up Paddle Boarding Lessons:

You will be enjoying the water, but also spending most of the time outside of it which is why we recommend using sunscreen, and long sleeves to increase your sun protection. Nothing like a sunburn to ruin a holiday at the beach, so please keep that in mind to avoid it.

Group Lesson: One of the most popular lessons that Hans Hedemann Surf School offers is group stand-up paddle lessons. Stand-up paddle surfing is great for building your core muscles and cardio. Learn all the basics of stand-up paddling with our group lesson.

If you don’t have a group we’ll find a space for you, that way you can even make new friends while getting some exercise and enjoying the ocean. All the paddlers will get clear instructions and feel included in the group lessons.

* Please note that due to a smaller number of people opting for SUP vs surf, there is a minimum of 3 people required for group lessons unless there’s already a SUP group previously booked.

Anyone seeking to join our group lessons must be 14 years or older and able to paddle on their own. When working with a group we need you to have a bit more control of the board. If that is not the case for you, some of our private lesson options may be the right choice!

Semi-Private Lesson: This lesson is perfect for couples, family, or friends that want to learn stand-up paddling together. There is a two-person-to-one-guide ratio, so there is a two-person minimum required for this reservation.
You will receive plenty of personal attention from our certified instructors who will tailor the lesson to each participant’s skill level.

Private Lessons: If you want to start catching waves on a paddle board, this lesson is for you. The private stand-up paddleboard lesson is required for children younger than 14. If you’re an intermediate to advanced stand-up paddler, or want extra attention, this will be a good option for you!

If you’re a beginner seeking to make the most out of your time on the island, private lessons are an excellent way to improve your skills fast. With individualized attention, you will be able to progress further in a shorter amount of time.

Private lessons are also great for advanced stand-up paddlers that want to take their skills to the next level. With a tailored lesson that considers your goals and your experience, you’ll be able to improve your technique in no time.

You’ll get customized one-on-one coaching from our experienced stand-up paddle instructor. We develop and plan your lessons based on your availability and skill level so you get the most out of your lessons. We will have you standing up on the board in no time!

We provide all the equipment for SUP lessons: Rashguard, reef shoes, and board rentals are FREE with the surfing lesson of your choice!

Hans Hedemann is the best choice!

We take great pride in providing all our students with a safe and positive learning experience, no matter how many lessons you have with us, we will ensure you get the most out of your time.

Our instructors have extensive experience working with people of all ages and skill levels, which ensures that everyone gets the attention and direction they need.

What To Bring:

  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Rashguard, reef shoes and SUP rentals are FREE with lesson
Group Lessons
Minimum of 2 for Stand Up Paddle Lesson
Semi Private Lessons
Need to have 2 people to book this
Private Lessons

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