Posts Tagged ‘haleiwa’

Christmas in Hawaii

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!!

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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!

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What do paddleboarders do when there is BIG SURF!?

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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!

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See you all on the River!!

Paddleboarding while the Sun is Setting

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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!!

New Head Instructors: Tina and Mariah

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Let’s welcome Tina and Mariah as the newest Stand-Up Paddleboard Instructors! They have been trained by Rainbow Watersports Instructor, Jodi, with emphasize on safety and family fun. Both have been stand-up paddling for years on the North Shore and absolutely love it, so they are super eager to share it with all of you this summer!!

Tina specializes in not only SUP instructing, but also speaking Japanese. She was born and raised on the North Shore and her dad is a pro photographer and her mom is a pro body boarder.. and when we say pro we mean #1 IN THE WORLD!!! Wow, no wonder Tina is so good at all the water sports including body board, SUP, short board, and long board, Tina does it all!
Mariah loves surfing and body boarding, and loves life even more! She moved to Hawaii 2 years ago to challenge her sport abilities and to meet as many wonderful people as possible. She started out as a swim instructor after competing in the top 10 girls in a State- wide competition for the event Butterfly. She has been coaching and instructing since and loves to share her knowledge. You won’t stop smiling when you have Mariah as an instructor on the Anahulu River

 

We are so happy to have these two wonderful girls join our team for Summer FUN at the Haleiwa Bay!!

Come Work Out on the Water

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:

Need a Quick Map of the North Shore of Oahu?

It’s easy to get to the North Shore of Oahu, and here’s a quick map of the North Shore. Just cruise up Route 99  through the pineapple fields and feel the fresh ocean air flood your car as you descend down to Haleiwa. Rainbow Watersports is easy to find located at the Haleiwa Beach Park. You’ll see the Rainbow van painted with a HUGE rainbow on the site.  Enjoy your trip to the North Shore!