There are serene waters in Playa del Carmen, Mexico and flawless surf breaks in Namotu Island, Fiji, but there is something about cutting through the waves off the shore of Polo Beach in Wailea that is unlike any other stand up paddling experience. With Haleakala Crater standing boldly within the blue, pink and purple hues of the Maui sky, SUP students can look to Paddle On Maui for customized SUP tours. Fitness junkies can request a course worth their sweat while the “OM” Sunrise tour caters to those looking to find a more Zen experience. Select tours include Paddleboarding 101 for first-timers.
Polo Beach, Wailea, 808.663.0808, www.paddleonmaui.com