Walk on Water

101 Things to Do (Big Island) - - WATERWORLD -

Stand­ing up­right on a board and nav­i­gat­ing the surf with a light­weight pad­dle is wildly pop­u­lar on the Is­lands. It’s called stand-up pad­dle surf­ing, or SUP, and it has been re­vived on the

is­lands in the past few years, quickly spread­ing to the Main­land and be­yond.

Orig­i­nat­ing in Waikiki about 60 years ago, Beach Boy Surf­ing, as it was known then, was com­monly used to get around the oc­ca­sional flat day in Waikiki and for tak­ing pic­tures of vis­i­tors learn­ing to surf.

To­day, some of Hawai‘i’s surf­ing greats (Laird Hamil­ton, for one) have latched onto the sport, tak­ing the idea to a new, more rig­or­ous level.

• Aloha Kayak Com­pany (808) 322-2868

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