We’ve got a great day planned for you! Find us in Haleiwa on Oahu’s North Shore, parked right on the beach. We’ll take you stand up paddleboarding up the river, under bridges and across the bay. We might spot some “wild”life, like sea turtles, beautiful fish and birds. This picture perfect scenery is waiting for you!
Call us now to get started!
A day at the beach and on the water loving life on a paddle board in Hawaii. Come out to Haleiwa in the North Shore and you won’t be able to disagree!!!!
Current weather – Mostly Sunny, 79º and perfect for stand up paddling.
There are many hidden gems on the North Shore of Oahu, come paddle with us and we’ll be sure to give you the inside scoops!
Ever wondered what to do after having the Most Fun on Oahu with your instructors on Rainbow Watersports Stand Up Paddleboars? Well since we got your blood pumping and endorphins have been released…why not continue on this natural high by going on a easy, breezy hike!
Papailoa Beach Walk
Enjoy a beach walk starting from the Rainbow van. Walk toward Pua’ena point, which is just to the right of the van. As you walk along the shoreline toward the point, take a peek inside the tidepools to see what you can find. Around the corner is Papailoa beach, or locally known as “Police Beach” because it used to be a private beach for the Honolulu police. This is also the location where the popular show “Lost” was filmed. This secluded beach is absolutely stunning, and will whisk you away to a tropical dreamland. Turquoise water, crashing waves, and cliff-like reefs entreat you along the trail. Enjoy traversing between the beach and the semi-marked trail that parallels the beach within the trees and grass. You can walk along this trail all the way to Lanikea beach park, nicknamed Turtle beach for all the turtles that tend to beach there. Also makes for a great morning beach run. Be sure to bring your camera!
Nestled in Kahaluu is an easy and popular walk to a beautiful waterfall called Hamama Falls, or Waihee falls. This walk is easy enough for young kids and, as the trail is wide and “paved” in gravel, is also doable with a durable stroller (umbrella strollers are a no-go). Expect about an hour walk up to the falls and a half-hour walk down. Be sure to go right under the falls and let the water fall down on your face – there’s nothing better! To get there, drive about 1.5 hours down the coast from the Rainbow van. Drive around through laie and Kaaawa and pass Chinamans hat and Kuuloa Ranch. Eventually you’ll take a right on Waihee road. The road ends at a metal gate which is where the trail starts. Just park anywhere on the street by the gate. Like anywhere, it’s wise to not leave valuables in the car.
Have a blast guys and enjoy the ‘aina!!
Happy Holidays!! It is the time to be thankful, to remember our loved ones, to sing carols, and to most importantly… GIVE! And sometimes we are so caught up in baking or singing or last minute shopping for decorations we forget a thoughtful present. Lucky for you, and the gift-receiver, Rainbow Watersports has a GIFT CARD! This Gift Card is the best present for 3 simple reasons.
1) Easy, flexible, and affordable for you- can be any amount you put on the card or any activity
2) Can be last minute and still be very meaningful and specific
3) Whoever receives this Gift Card gets an unforgettable memory on the water on the North Shore- BECAUSE OF YOU!!
Now I know this is a picture of a Santa Surfing (courtesy of HDW website) , but nonetheless ’tis the season to get on a Stand Up Paddle Board and enjoy the water with loved ones or give them the opportunity to experience the fun! You can order them online on our homepage or very easily call us and we can set one up to your specific needs!
North Shore is know around the world as the place to be during Winter Season, or otherwise declared “Big Wave” Season by locals and surfers alike. Surfers from all over the world flock here to try their board and courage on these waves, yearning for the perfect barrel at Pipeline or the biggest Waimea wave they can conquer. These famous surf peaks are all the hype as the sun is shining from Haleiwa to Velzyland.. and unfortunately most everywhere else in the world it is snowing or pouring down rain! No wonder we are the busiest during this time, who wouldn’t enjoy a week or a couple months on the beach in a swimsuit instead of braving the cold in 4 winter jackets. BUT the question is…
What do paddleboarders do when there is BIG SURF?? Luckily, Rainbow Water Sports Adventure has the answer and the best one for sure! Simple, we just go paddleboard instruct on the Haleiwa Bay and in the Ananhulu River! Because the Haleiwa Bay is very protected, from the big waves and ocean current alike, we are still able to hold calm, relaxing lessons to first-timers on a board or experienced ocean-mongers. These pictures were taken today November 13th and you can see the difference between how calm the bay and river are compared to the Ocean! How amazing we are still able to live and love this sport and share it with others ALL YEAR LONG!
See you all on the River!!
Here in Hawaii we sometimes take the breathtaking Sunsets for granted! The sky turns into an array of colors including the brightest purples and a soft burnt orange. The former light blue dome that had surrounded us during the midday now is a spacious rainbow from the Mountain Tops to the end of the ocean. The whole horizon is now an ever-changing vibrant sea of dancing colors. Ending with a spectacular drop of the sun below sight and the radiant colors slowly begin to dissolve into a rich, dark blue.
Now imagine this fascinating sunset while enjoying the ocean on top of a paddleboard, confidently stroking towards the Hale’iwa Bay. Bright and large turtles gracefully flying under your board. And a distant, but distinct peacock crows over yonder in the Anahulu River. This could easily be you and your family… or a special date night with someone you love! And if you have had the opportunity to enjoy our Sunset Session before please feel free to write your own testimonial!
Like all Private Lessons: PICTURES ARE INCLUDED!!
As I know we all loved the Rainbow Watersports brightly painted van, but it’s time had come for the old, clankity girl to rest. We were sad to see it go with the VERY cool Map that showed where all of our paddlers came from!!
We have revamped a NEW and IMPROVED Van to show off our BEAUTIFULLY painted Rainbow to the World! Well, to everyone passing through Haleiwa Town. Since we are located right in front of Jameson’s Restaurant in the Haleiwa Bay, everyone can come see our Rainbow Van and see the new special features on it. We have painted some of our own paddleboard instructors on the sides, with a HUGE sun on the very front and a special surprise on the back… Dolphins and Turtles:)
Come to Haleiwa Bay and check out our new Van and take a Paddleboard lesson with the finest instuctors on the Island of Oahu! We all love teaching this new skill and confidence on the water… and in the Anahulu River. Safety is first, and then FUN FUN FUN!! Come Play With Us!!
How about having some fun in the sun while putting your muscles into high gear for a rewarding 1 hour workout!!
Come join SUP FIT!
SUP FIT stands for Stand-Up Paddleboard Fitness. It is an excellent, FUN, low-impact cross training workout that is challenging and improves cardio. Core toning is definitely King, and a keen focus on balance. It is led by one of our favorite head instructors, Jodi Kealoha, who happens to be a certified personal trainer!
Jodi has created a SUP FIT DVD to help us all have more access to this workout everywhere! The DVD is fun to watch, and also leads you in an upbeat 1 hour workout that you can practice at home and then take to the water. The DVD comes with a waterproof guide (for those of us who just need those little hints to get us back on track.)
Buy the DVD or sign up for a Live SUP Fit class with us in Haleiwa anytime.
Oh!! And here’s an awesome teaser to the SUP FIT video:
It’s summertime, time to take the family on the road on the mainland! We have cruised through some beautiful countryside, and most significantly, been around the most important people in the world: Family. However, every day Nate and I are reminiscing of stand up paddling, something much more rare on this western desert land. As it is now race season, our muscles are aching to get back in the water!
Besides “mind-paddling”, we’ve had our tease of paddling, from happening upon a river stand up paddle school in the middle of Southern Colorado on the Colorado river, and a lone paddler stroking the waters of the Natoma river in Sacramento. But after weeks of not doing what we love to do, we just HAD to get on a board.
We were stoked to find out that the Aquatics center at the lake in Sacramento rented stand up paddle boards, so we went out to check them out. “Just pick one up from behind the building,” I was told by the lady behind the counter. Sounded easy enough, and my eager heart began dancing and I hummed to myself, “I’m going paaadling, I’m going paaadling!” The music in my head stopped suddenly when I pulled out the longest aluminum paddle (you know, the ones that make your hands black?) with a straight blades, measuring no more than 5 feet tall. “Okay, I thought. Wierd, but doable.” But then I found that all the “stand up paddle boards” they had available were windsurfing boards with no fins –no fins!! Where were the fins?
Fins make the board steady and stable and also cause the board to turn when needed, so I knew this must have been a mistake. I looked around the bay area, and there were no fins or boards with fins to be found, or even anyone there to help. In my overzealousness to get paddling, I decided to at least set the board in the water anyway, and off I went like a drunkard on a helter-skelter course toward our family on the shore.
Once I got to shore, Nate took one of the kids’ beach shovel and shoved it right through the hole for the wind sail, which at least made it better than no fin at all. Perhaps a good moral to the story is, “When life don’t give you a fin, make one.” We made the best of what we had and had a good time anyway. When I returned the poor excuse for a stand up paddle board later, I was told “that’s just the way (their) boards are: a few have fins but most don’t. Besides, they’re unsteady anyway”. Seriously. It was good to be out on the water again, but boy, I am all the more grateful for Rainbow Watersports’ commitment to high quality instruction, and proper equipment. And I’ll bet you are too.