This magical crescent bay of Hanalei is a great place to take surf or paddle board lessons. We opted for paddle boards as there wasn’t that much surf in the afternoon and because it looked easy enough for everyone to be able to do right away. None of us had any experience paddle boarding but we were all eager to try. We went with an outfit called Kauai North Shore Surfing School and ended up with a terrific guide. He loaded the boards into a truck and we followed him to the bay. Starting out in the back bay away from the ocean waves,we were each given a board and a paddle and a few basic lesson about getting on and staying balanced.
Once everyone was up and paddling we headed out to the ocean which was super calm. It was a little challenging but using our paddles everyone was able to stay up and cruise around. It was great fun and it was easy enough for everyone to do. I highly recommend a paddle board or surf lesson to connect everyone with the island culture while being active and having fun in the water.