As we were paddling along the Haleiwa Bay, we heard shouts and yells coming from behind the boat harbor wall! It intensified as we came closer and just as we got far enough on the ocean to peer past the wall..to our surprise and delight a HUGE CRY exploded from the 2014 Reef Hawaiian Pro of the Vans Triple Crown Surfing!! How could we forget it was the time of year again to see the surfers from all over the world come join together for competitions held in Rainbow Watersports backyard. After the lesson, we raced over to join the commotion and cheer on all the contestants. We had famous, strong surfers ranging from John John Florence to Fredrick Patcchia and they all looked like they were having a blast on the water. In the end we congratulated Maui’s Sebastian Zietz for taking the gold!
Oh and I’ll tell you why sometimes it is easy to forget.. because the Anahulu River is just so calm! It is crazy the difference between the North Shore waves to the protected Haleiwa Bay that leads in to the River under the Rainbow Bridge. What an adventure! Come join us on the water!
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!!