The Best Stand Up Paddle in Hawaii

Looking for the best stand up paddle in Hawaii? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Hawaii. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top stand up paddle spots in and near Hawaii

  • Hāna, Hawaii

    Explore Waianapanapa State Park

    4.7
    Just off the road to Hana before entering the town, Waianapanapa State Park is a great place to stop and explore along the drive. Wainapapa SP offers tent and cabin camping, there is a great black rock beach with access to snorkeling and other beach activities, and lots of short trails for explor...
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  • Lahaina, Hawaii

    Beach Day at Kaanapali Beach

    4.5
    Kaanapali Beach is about a 45-minute drive from Kahului Airport, and only two miles from Lahaina.  Nearly all of the seaside resorts here back right up to the beach, making it an ideal place to stay if beach time is your top priority.  If you are not staying on Kannapali, there are several pay-to...
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  • Kaneohe, Hawaii

    Hang Out at the Kane'ohe Bay Sandbar

    4.4
    There's no better way to spend a relaxing day in Hawaii than sitting out on the Kaneohe Bay Sandbar, surrounded by great views of the Koolau Range and Oahu coastline.Located in northeast Oahu, the Kaneohe Sandbar is a fun place to spend your day snorkeling, playing water games, and enjoying food ...
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  • Kailua, Hawaii

    Paddle to Moku Nui

    5.0
    There are two islands off the coast of Kailua known as the Mokulua or 'Mokes'. The island on the right, Moku Iki, is off-limits. However, the larger of the two islands, Moku Nui, is accessible via a 30 minute kayak, SUP or outrigger.You can push off from Kailua Beach Park for a longer paddle or h...
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  • Kaneohe, Hawaii

    Stand Up Paddle in Kaneohe Bay

    4.7
    Stand Up Paddleboards can be rented in the nearby town of Kailua at various watersports shops. Kayaks can also be rented as another option. The bay can be reached by public access points in neighborhoods at Kaneohe Bay (there are 3 on Mikiola Drive) or at Kaneohe Beach Park.Rental Options: Kail...
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  • Kilauea, Hawaii

    Camp at Anini Beach Park

    5.0
    The shallow nearshore ocean bottom makes Anini a great beach to visit if you have kids. Anini Beach Park is also a snorkeler's delight - here you may spot Hawaii's state fish, the humuhumunukunukuapua'a (triggerfish) and uhu (parrotfish), kala (unicornfish) and other tropical fish. On the downsid...
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  • Honolulu, Hawaii

    Paddleboarding Kahanamoku Beach

    5.0
    Whether you're a paddle boarding enthusiast or it's your first time, this spot is perfect! The waves are nice and calm allowing for a relaxing time. This area is away from the main part of Waikiki so you'll still get the beautiful view of Diamond Head without the large crowd of people. You'll als...
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  • Lahaina, Hawaii

    Paddle Board (SUP) Napili Bay, Maui

    This is an awesome place to stand up paddle - whether you are an experienced paddleboarder or a beginner. The bay is generally calm and protected and easy to board in. Beginners can stay closer to shore and feel comfortable in the calm, clear water. More advanced boarders have the option of going...
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  • Waikoloa Village, Hawaii

    Catch a Sunset at Anaehoomalu Point

    0.5 mi / 20 ft gain
    This beach is a great if you're looking for a more secluded beach in Waikoloa Village.  Rarely are there more than ten people there even during sunset when people flock to the beach.   If you aren't staying at the Hilton next door then this spot is a little harder to access. There are two beach a...
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  • Kapalua, Hawaii

    Snorkel Kapalua Bay

    There are only a few Hawai'ian snorkeling gems better than Kapalua Bay. Tucked into a narrow cover along the rocks of a long dormant volcano is a beautiful sandy bay that should be on any Maui snorkeling list. The neighborhood is quiet and relaxed that surrounds a picturesque beach. Getting here ...
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  • Hanalei, Hawaii

    Relax in Hanalei Bay

    5.0
    Hanalei Bay is one of the most scenic beaches on the north shore of Kauai.  It features mountain views and a pier.  In summer, the water gets calm and clear.  It's perfect for swimming, SUP, and diving.  During the winter, the it becomes a beautiful surf spot. There are small lots for parking sca...
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