Calling all water-sports enthusiasts. If you’re looking for an exciting, fast-paced activity, it’s time to learn canoe surfing. With a modified version of the traditional Hawaiian outrigger canoe, we’ll teach you how to paddle and surf Maui’s beautiful waves using Hawaiian commands. You won’t want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Feel the power and exhilaration of Canoe Surfing with us and you’re guaranteed to catch the stoke of surfing!
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Certified marine naturalist guides
Safety-oriented and informative guides
Cultural and educational
Stable and easy to paddle
We’ll teach you Hawaiian commands and words pertinent to canoe culture as well as how to paddle a canoe and SURF. Read more
Learn about wave selection, surfing etiquette and where the waves come from. Perfect for small groups and families the surfing canoe can take one, two or three guests. If you have 3 guests the canoe surfing lesson will be private for your group, otherwise we will sell all the seats. If you have a larger group with 4 or more people we can take turns or bring a second surfing canoe. Ask for details and pricing. Wind and swell determine the location so we’ll choose the best location the day before based on weather conditions and the experience of your group.
“An early start but what an awesome experience. From helping set up the outrigger, to Tim’s Hawaiian chant to bless our trip, to catching great waves to ride to shore, what a great time. Seeing the sunrise over Haleakala from the canoe and the view of the west Maui mountains was spectacular. This is a must do and we can’t wait to outrigger canoe surf with Hawaii Paddle Sports again.
A Surfing Canoe is a 4 person outrigger canoe or OC4. Much shorter than a traditional 6 person outrigger canoe this hull has more rocker, or a banana shape, to allows it to turn easy and surf waves without being out of control. Higher gunnels and wider hull also provide for a better canoe surfing experience over a traditional six person outrigger canoe.
Why go on a canoe surfing tour with us?
We LOVE Surfing… and we LOVE paddling Outrigger Canoe…. so it goes without saying that we LOVE Canoe Surfing! We’d love to share that stoke with you. Now you can feel exhilaration of catching a wave without having to be on a surf board, just stay seated and enjoy the ride! Our canoe guides are competitive outrigger canoe paddlers and steersman’s so you’ll be in good hands. Guests actively partipcate in launching and landing the canoe as well as paddling throughout the excursion. We’ll pick the best location for your group and go over all the paddling and safety details before we hit the water.
All photos and videos on this website were taken while viewing animals from a responsible distance. Images depicting dolphins or whales in close proximity to people were taken when the animals approached the vessel, and no attempt was made to approach or otherwise disrupt these animals.