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Get Wet This Summer


Want to get away this summer? Skip the long car trip and get out on the water. Whether it’s canoe sailing, kayak cruising, a morning of surfing or a day of watersports, the ocean will provide all the benefits of vacation at your convenience, close to your home away from home at The Kahala.

In a recent study by http://www.discoverboating.com, four out of five Americans said being around water relaxes them, and 72 percent feel healthier after spending time on the water. With Americans working longer hours, the need to take vacation time is greater than ever. According to the U.S. Travel Association, four in 10 Americans are not using all their paid time off.

Getting out on the water benefits a person's overall well-being and can be more accessible than many think. In fact, millions of Americans go boating each year on more than 15 million boats in the U.S., according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

At The Kahala, there are many opportunities to get away from it all without going very far from your home away from home, allowing you to disconnect from stress on land, enjoy the sunshine and fresh air, and have fun with your friends and family.

Want to go fishing, sailing, kayaking, paddleboarding or surfing? These insider tips provide fun, stress-free ways to get on the water at The Kahala this summer.

Take a class

Sign up for a complimentary Surfing or Stand Up Padddleboard lesson to hone your watersports skills by mastering the basics while having fun along the way. Classes offered daily at The Kahala:

Surf Lessons

Free introduction Surf class with Beach Adventures from Hans Hedemann Surf School daily from 9:15 am - 9:30 am for Kahala guests. Standing up on a surfboard has never been so easy! There will be a brief instructional demonstration and practice on the beach prior to heading out to the surf zone. At The Kahala Hotel & Resort, we utilize the outrigger canoe to access the surf. We provide each participant with reef walkers, a rash guard, a leash, and a surfboard. Our surf instructor will imbue you with the confidence, motivation, and knowledge needed to stand up on your first surfing experience. $100 per person for 90 minutes

SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) Lessons

Free introduction SUP class daily from 9:30 am - 9:45 am for Kahala guests. Stand up paddling is a new sport to hit the islands and has grown in popularity in the last several years. It is a great core work out and requires minimal skill. Allow your guide to teach you the basic skills to master this balancing act. Stand-Up Surfboard Rental available at $30 per hour, $100 per day

Stand Up Paddleboard at The Kahala

Rent a watercraft

Pool and beach rentals including kayaks, snorkel gear, boogie boards, and umbrellas are available for a nominal fee from 8:00am to 5:30pm and can be arranged by calling the concierge at (808) 739.8811.


One or two person touring kayaks are available and allow you to paddle around our bay. Enjoy the breathtaking views as you paddle out to the open ocean from the bay! $25 per hour - one person kayak, $30 per hour - two person kayak.

Kayak at The Kahala

Boogie Boards

Boogie Boards are great fun for the keiki 'kids' and their parents. Use these to kick and propel yourself around our bay (not intended for going into the surf). $10 for one to four hours, $15 per day

Share the fun - Canoe Sailing Tour

Exclusively at The Kahala Beach enjoy an authentic cultural tour of Oahu’s Kona district from the vantage point of the ocean looking back towards land. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in Hawaii's most traditional ocean experience, a voyage aboard a Hawaiian Sailing Canoe. The trip will include a guided historical tour of the various Ahupua'a (land divisions) while learning about Polynesian non-instrument navigation. Guest Voyagers will have the opportunity to practice basic way finding techniques that have been used by Navigators for centuries throughout the Pacific. Rates: Per person - $99

Sailing Canoe at The Kahala

+1 (808) 739.8811

The Pool Desk will also be able to book the sailing tour from 8:00am - 5:30pm

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