Testimonials

Here's what our stand up paddle students of all ages & abilities are saying after just one stand up paddle lesson!

Testimonials People
  • “My experience with Rainbow Watersports was the hightlight of my trip! It was my first time doing stand up paddling and I had a great time. Being on the water was perfectly peaceful and learning a fun new sport was exhilirating. I reasearched a lot before picking Rainbow, and they are the best deal on the island. I can’t wait to get back on the water and do it again. Nate, thank you for making our trip extra memorable.” – Marni Haber (Snowmass Village, Colorado)

  • “Nate & Heidi are awesome! The were so patient with us – no amount of thanks for their expertise, friendliness, humor and patience cann connote our appreciation – I am speechless! The only thing I can say right now is they THEY ROCK! If you are interested in SUP, go to Heidi & Nate! They will take care of you! Mahalo. – Fe Marie

  • “I had so much fun! The service was excellent & made me feel comfortable trying something new. It was well worth the money & I would recommend it to anybody!!” – Alex (Laie, HI)

  • ” I just wanted to say waht a great time we had with our SUP lessons through Rainbow! Turtle (Wendy) was the best instructor anyone could ask for and we saw the most beautiful part of the island.” Thanks for everything…we’ll definitely be coming back to Rainbow…” -Toby and Larry

  • “Rainbow Watersports is an outstanding choice to learn SUP! Since this was my first tiem experiencing this great sport, the patience and instruction in “getting up on the board” was the result of outstanding instruction by Rainbow Watersports–Nate. I really dont’ think you could find better instruction in Hawaii and the personal integrity and professionalism they exhibit. Since my plans were changed due to flight cancellation, they were very accomodating in adjusting their sechedule to fit us in. Do not overlook this company for your SUP instruction.” – Russ McDaniell (Mesa, AZ)

  • “I had an amazing time paddle surfing! The instructor was fun & he helped me with everything! This is one of the funnest things I’ve ever done! I’m totally hooked on Paddle Surfing!!” – Lexie (Dallas, TX)

  • “I had a great time. It a definite to do, a must. Nate was a great instructor even for us beginners. Highly recommended!” – Clara Dela Cuesta (Kaneohe, HI)

  • “This was me and my husband’s first time paddle surfing & it was better tahn we ever expected! We want to buy a board today! Our instructor was so nice & such a good teacher. I could tell he really loves what he does, and it made us love it even more!” – Emily (Laie, HI)

  • “Finally got to do paddleboarding and boy was it worth the wait! A first I was a little apprehensive with balancing and all that comes with surfing but I did it! I was a blast and definitely a sport I will continue. Thank you.” – Dayna Luka (Kaneohe, HI)

  • “Rainbow Watersports Rocks! Great stand up paddleboard instruction, beautiful location and the price was the best around! I was nervous about stand up paddleboarding but now I have the confindence to do it. I’m looking forward to my next experience. SUP paddleboarding is a challenging activity not to be missed!” – Nate Barrett (Schofield Barracks, Oahu, HI)

  • “This was my first time paddle surfing and it was so much fun learning. Nate is very knowledgeable and patient and is a great teacher. We loved it so much that we’re coming back for another lesson in 2 days. – Esther (Los Angeles, CA)

  • “Nate and Heidi are WONDERF UL teachers. We were up and paddling in no time AND they made it so much fun! – Melanie (Wahiawa, Oahu, HI)

  • “Truly a euphoric experience. Nate and Heid helped me relax and it was truly a spiritual experience.” – Tara Primeau

  • “This was so much fun!! I want to come back down to Hawaii every year and stand up surf everyday and I loved the instructor!!” – Barrett (Dallas, TX)

  • “So much fun!! We were up and surfing in no time thanks to the great instruction by Nate + Heidi. :)” – Emily Hoffman

  • “This experience was a great way to challenge my body, relax my mind, and just enjoy the water. Taking a lesson wiht Heidi taught me the basics of stand up paddling and I really hope ot do more in the future! . . . like tomorrow?” – Lisa Borowsky (Alaska)

  • “This was one of the best experiences of my life. Heid and Nate were the best instructors. They taught me to overcome my fear and show me that I can paddle! Thank you. – Maria

  • “We had a great experience. The North Shore, the ocean, and the great instruction we had all led to a fantastic morning. If you are in Hawaii, and you do not try to stand up paddle board, you are missing a great time. We can’t wait to do it again.” – Rich and Staci

  • “My first time paddle surfing. Now I want to paddle all the time. Great experience. Greater teacher!!! Awesome time. A must do!!” – Jonathan (Honolulu, HI)

  • “I had a blast learning to paddleboard at Rainbow Watersports. Nate and Heidi were great and gave quality instruction to everyone in my group. We had a lot of fun. I highly recommend it!” – Wendy (Wahiawa,Oahu, HI)

  • “It was the funnest experience ever!! I had a blast and also a great workout. My arms, shoulders and legs feel great! I definitely recommend it and I can’t wait to do it again. Thanks, Heidi it was awesome!” – Leslie (Utah)

  • “Just want to let you know that stand up paddling was one of my best experiences on Oahu. Thanks for a great lesson. Aloha and Mahalo.” – Mark

  • “Heidi was a great positive, patient, and encouraging teacher. I found the sport to be unique and serene, yet challengeing. I would enthusiastically recommend the experience to friends and family, young and old!” – Robert Black (Alaska)

  • “I had a blast. It was my first time paddle surfing and I’m hooked. Nate was super informative and extremely fun. I love paddle surfing!” – Sandree (Los Angeles, CA)

  • “Stand up paddleboarding was an experience we will not forget. Thank you for your patience and guidance. You truly made this a sport that we would like to pursue. We appreciate your willingness to share your knowledge and passion. Thank you for everything! We would definitely recommend you as a teacher to our friends and relatives. – Annette (Honolulu, HI)

  • “It was great and lots of fun! First time beginners will love it!! Everyone that tries it will love it!” – J & B

  • “Way easier than surfing. Tons of fun! Got to see parts of Hawaii I’d never seen. I loved it!” – Tracy (Mililani, HI)

  • “I had a great time. They are very helpful and I can’t wait to do it again.” – Vivian

  • “It was great! I highly recommend this to anyone who’s wanted to try surfing but was a little reluctant. Nate is a cool instructor.” – Terry

  • “My wife and I are hooked on stand up paddle boarding thanks to Rainbow Watersports. Great equipment and Nate’s excellent instruction. I can’t wait to add SUP boarding ot my exercise routing on the East Coast.” – Dave H. (Maryland)

  • “We had a great time stand up boarding at Haleiwa with Nate. His quick class was great and it didn’t take too long to get the hang of it.” – Chris and Courtney

  • “Nate is a very patient teacher. He knows the water how to help a beginner have a fun successful experience. The ride is so fun. Standing longboard surfing is a lot of fun and a great workout.” – Brian (Utah)

  • “Thank you so much for an incredible time! I had wanted to try paddling for quite some time and it was better than I thought it would be.” – Justin

  • “I completely enjoyed my first experience stand up paddling on Oahu. Nate showed me the ropes and gave me a good sampling of water conditions in a safe and protected area. I was relaxing and still adventurous at times.” – Mark.

  • “It was really an incredible experience!” – Mara (Haleiwa, Oahu, HI)

  • “Stand up paddling is an awesome sport! In just a few minutes of instruction and a great board, I launched into the bay. The board was more stable than I expected and without much experience in water sports and relatively out of shape, I found I could enjoy myself without too much effort or worry. I highly recommend the sport. Especially with my weak knees, this is something I can do to strengthen my joints in a relatively low stress way. I can’t wait to do it again. I need to get a board!” – Kraig

  • “This looks a little intimidating but after you get on the board it’s even easier. As long as you listen to the teacher you’ll do alright. It’s a great experience.” – Taylor

  • “Eventhough I am not in very good shape I was able to get up and had a great day.” – Lori

  • “Nate did an excellent job of walking me through the process of stand up paddling. He covered the fundamentals on the beach and then reinforced them on the water. Result- I made quick progress! Thanks!” – James”

  • “This was pretty much awesome. If you’re worried about whether you’ll be able to do it, don’t worry. My sister can’t even walk in a straight line for more than five steps and she popped right up. It’s a great way to enjoy nice weather with family and friends. DO IT!” – Travis

  • “I am emailing you to tell you both that I had lots of fun taking your SUP lesson! I mentioned your SUP board lesson to my folks here and my friends back home. We are looking forward to learning from you the next time I’m there. Once I return I will trade my funboard for a SUP board to get more practice so that next time I can take the SUP board surf lesson.” – Jaime

  • “Nate. . . Thanks for the lesson yesterday. It was stellar! Totally stoked!” – Sam (Australia)