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Paddle with Purpose

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews.Honolulu, United States

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Experience hosted by Kelsey

60 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Paddle with a Purpose! Join us in this beginner class where we will not only teach you how to paddle safely and efficiently, but we will also spend time talking about ways we can help protect the oceans we love.

We will begin on the beach with a short introduction to SUP safety, proper paddling technique and basic maneuvers. We will also discuss some of the ways we can be responsible stewards of the ocean, both while on vacation and also back at home.
On the water we will practice our technique, and as we paddle along we will look for Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.

There is no better way to spend your morning than paddling in the clear, calm waters of Ala Moana, looking for turtles, and becoming involved in efforts to protect our beautiful planet.
Paddle with a Purpose! Join us in this beginner class where we will not only teach you how to paddle safely and efficiently, but we will also spend time talking about ways we can help protect the oceans we love.

We will begin on the beach with a short introduction to SUP safety, proper paddling technique and basic maneuvers. We will also discuss some of the ways we can be responsible stewards of the ocean, both while on vacation and a…

Kelsey's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Equipment
    All necessary equipment provided. Our boards will easily support guests wei...
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Meet your host, Kelsey

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 4 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Aloha! My name is Kelsey, I am the founder of Yoga Floats, a business located in Honolulu offering Standup Paddleboard Yoga and SUP classes. I have over 5 years of experience teaching yoga and paddling. I am certified to teach standup paddleboarding through American Canoe Association, World Paddle Association, and Paddle Canada. In my free time, I paddle for a competitive paddling team and have completed several channel crossings from one Hawaiian island to another in a 6-man canoe.

I am so excited to partner with Christian, Gordon, and Celine at Plastic Tides. They are the founders the non-profit organization, Plastic Tides. This collaboration allows me to share my passion for protecting and caring for our oceans with the guests who paddle with us in this experience.
Aloha! My name is Kelsey, I am the founder of Yoga Floats, a business located in Honolulu offering Standup Paddleboard Yoga and SUP classes. I have over 5 years of experience teaching yoga and paddling. I am certified to teach standup paddleboarding through American Canoe Association, World Paddle Association, and Paddle Canada. In my free time, I paddle for a competitive paddling team and have completed several channel crossings from one Hawaiian island to another in a 6-man canoe.

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About the organisation: Plastic Tides



Plastic Tides is passionate about plastic pollution. We sleep, eat and breathe potential solutions, new scientific data, the latest news, and anything else concerning plastic pollution so you don't have to. The ultimate goal is to change the mindset about plastics. We want every woman, man and child to understand the importance of this issue.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Plastic Tides.

Where you'll be

Ala Moana beach park, located in the heart of Honolulu is a favorite beach among locals. Located adjacent to Waikiki, this beach is usually far less crowded and filled with runners, swimmers, paddlers, yogis, and families.
Most importantly, it's the perfect place to spot turtles!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews.

Josh
December 2019
I booked this experience for my wife and I as a gift for her. Kelsey was friendly, knowledgeable, and was great at showing us the basics of SUP. The logistical stuff (meeting up, communication) was easy too. We both had a lot of fun and enjoyed our time paddling and chatting with Kelsey. If we had more time, we’d surely do it again. 👍🏼🤙🏼
I booked this experience for my wife and I as a gift for her. Kelsey was friendly, knowledgeable, and was great at showing us the basics of SUP. The logistical stuff (meeting up, c…
Stephen
November 2019
Had a fun time paddling around thew bay. Saw some turtles. Me and my girlfriend have a little experience on the paddle board but learned some good technique and proper form that we had not been using. We thought they would talk more about conservation and efforts to remover plastics but it was more just a normal paddle boarding lesson where the money goes to a good cause.
Had a fun time paddling around thew bay. Saw some turtles. Me and my girlfriend have a little experience on the paddle board but learned some good technique and proper form that…
Olimpia
October 2019
Kelsey is an amazing teacher! We did SUP for the first time and it was great! She explained everything step by step, she was keeping an eye on us all the time and she was super friendly. I really recommend to take SUP classes with Kelsey!
Martina
September 2019
Kelsey was awesome. She was very competent, friendly and welcoming. I'd highly recommend this experience!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

More tips

The water we paddle in is very calm and a perfect place for learning. If you are not a confident swimmer, we will provide a lifejacket. Less than 50% of our guests usually fall in the water :)

What to bring

Bathing suit

Towel