Stand Up Paddle Board Rentals
Stand up paddleboarding is one of the most fun activities you can get into off shore! Our stand up paddle board rentals provide a large platform from which to peer into the marine environment from above. These boards are wonderful for cruising along and checking out the shallow coral reefs. You are sure to see all kinds of colorful fish as you glide past one another. Make sure to keep your eyes open for Hawaiian green sea turtles who may be rising up to breathe!
Once you get the hang of paddling through the water, you’re more likely to stay upright on our SUPs because of their sheer size. Larger boards have more surface area to distribute weight on the water’s surface, and our boards are big. Some stand up paddle board rentals can accommodate more than one rider. When you’re out on the water, you may notice a few locals who have their dogs riding along!
Using a stand up paddle board is easier to learn than surfing. If you are just starting out, you’ll be looking for different conditions than a surfer would, too. You want the surface of the water to look glassy and flat (without waves to ride), which is exactly what snorkelers love, as well! When you come into the shop to pick up your SUP rentals, we will give you information on the day’s ocean conditions, and provide tips on the best places to explore.
We’ve Got Your SUP Board Needs Covered
Our stand up paddle board rentals include a paddle, and they are available in 8’6 and 9’2 lengths. Each lightweight, fiberglass board is shaped by Charlie Smith and glassed by Dave Gott (of Gott Glassing). Both experts bring our boards into being on the island of Maui.
Come to Boss Frog’s for your SUP rentals, and stand up for what you believe in – relaxation and fun in Hawaii!
Paddle Board Rental FAQ
Is it easy to learn to paddle board?
Anyone can paddle board with a bit of practice! The nice thing is, you can use a paddle board while on your knees which makes it much more stable. When learning to paddle board, you will likely fall off the board, so just make sure to try it out in deeper water where you wont hit any coral. Choose a calm location with easy access to the water and no waves crashing into the shoreline. Once you're out on the board, follow these paddleboarding tips:
- Find the center handle, and stand with your feet to either side of it. Keep your knees slightly bent at all times. Feel free to start stand up paddle boarding on your knees so you can find your balance.
- Cross your body with one arm, and hold the tip-top of the paddle with that hand. This will give you the downward drive you need to thrust the paddle into the water. With your other hand, grip the handle about two feet down from the top. (You’ll find a comfortable distance for you.) When you paddle on the right side of the board, it’s left hand up and right hand down. Switching sides? Switch your hand positions, too!
- Use your core muscles and bend at the waist for each stroke. Do not force your arms to do all the work; you’ll tire more quickly that way.
- When you want to turn right, step back with your left foot and paddle on the left side of the board. When heading left, do just the opposite. Once you’ve turned, center your feet again (otherwise you’ll just keep turning).
The staff at Boss Frog's can provide direction on where to paddle board and how, just ask!
How to choose a paddle board
The length of your paddle board depends on your body weight, and sometimes height. It can also depend on the kind of paddleboarding you want to do. The staff at Boss Frog’s has plenty of experience in this area and will be happy to help identify the proper size paddle board for you. We carry a variety of paddle board sizes at all locations and you can always call your preferred location to check paddle board rental availability in advance.
Can you surf a paddle board?
Surfing a paddle board is super fun! We recommend practicing on flat water to start, but once you’re comfortable and stable on the board, try paddling into some small waves. Worst case scenario, you fall into the water! Be sure to attach a leash to your ankle and be aware of those around you. The water is often shallow in areas where waves break so consider wearing reef booties and try to fall horizontally. If you plan to surf your paddle board rental, let our staff know and they will set you up with an appropriate size of board.
How good of a workout is stand up paddle boarding?
Paddleboarding utilizes muscles in the core, stability in the legs and strength in the shoulders and arms. It is a full body workout if you want it to be! Paddling into the wind or long distances is a great form of exercise. If you are not looking for a workout, be sure to stay close to the shoreline and remember that you can always paddle on your knees if you get tired.
Can I bring my phone paddleboarding?
One way to keep your phone dry while paddleboarding is to put it in a waterproof case. This will ensure that if you happen to fall in the water, your phone will stay dry. There are a variety of waterproof cases, especially for popular phones like iPhones and Androids. You will want to make sure the case is designed for your specific phone and seals completely.
You can also put your phone in a dry bag, which is a bag that is designed to keep things dry. Dry bags come in a variety of sizes, so you can choose one that will fit your phone and any other belongings you want to bring along. You can rest the dry bag directly on the paddle board deck, or choose a dry bag with a strap that you can sling over your shoulder like a backpack. You will want to make sure the dry bag is completely sealed before putting your phone inside.
What are the best places to paddle board on Maui?
Whether you are an experienced stand-up paddler or a beginner just looking to try out paddleboarding, Maui is the place to do it. Some of our favorite places to paddle board on Maui include: Kapalua Bay, Napili Bay, Kaanapali Beach, Kamaole Beach Park and Wailea Beach. It is important to consider current weather conditions such as wind and wave height when choosing the best place to paddle board. The staff at any Boss Frog's location are a great resource and will provide you with local tips on the best places to paddle board on Maui.