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Address: Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816
Phone Number:
+1 808-286-0309
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Stand Up Paddle Lessons and Tours. Learn to SUP in a laid-back environment....

Stand Up Paddle Lessons and Tours. Learn to SUP in a laid-back environment. Lots of individual attention.

Explore the coast line doing an easy down-wind run. Enjoy the beautiful ocean, get a little exercise and have lots of fun!

Private lessons only.

Owner-operated.

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SUP was AMAZING!

A last minute call to Vanya for SUP lessons for our family became an amazing sunset experience! Ron and Ray met us at Ala Moana beach at 5 pm. They gave us instructions on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 June 2014
Janice M
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Columbia, Missouri
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Columbia, Missouri
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

A last minute call to Vanya for SUP lessons for our family became an amazing sunset experience! Ron and Ray met us at Ala Moana beach at 5 pm. They gave us instructions on different paddling strokes and of course how to get back on when you fall off! Turned out falling off was no big deal and getting back... More 

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Salem, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

My husband and I took SUPing lessons with Vanya from Three Friends Stand Up Paddle Adventures. It was a perfect day and so much fun. Vanya was an excellent instructor and we had a blast. If you're headed to Honolulu and are considering taking paddle lessons I highly recommend Vanya from Three Friends. Lessons were secured via emails.

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Thank Linda N
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

The two-mile downwind run with Vanya was the highlight of my activities on Oahu. I love being outside in the sun and on the water and while I had SUPed before on a freshwater delta, the ocean was new. Vanya gave great instruction on how to stand on the board and the different strokes and we got the chance to... More 

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Thank K N
Austin, Texas
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

My husband and I booked our paddleboard lessons online for our trip to Honolulu and I was a little nervous because a) we had never paddleboarded before and b) we really didn't know what to expect, but Vanya was such a treat and we wound up having the time of our lives on the water! Vanya was super professional and... More 

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Thank Megan G
Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

Vanya gives simple instructions and has the patience of a sage. It was just me solo, and I had a lovely time paddling along and chatting even though we'd just met. She's also quite open about assessing the weather/where you should go/Plan B in case the weather isn't as expected. As a bonus, she also brings fresh baked cookies (her... More 

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Thank Rhonda B
Salt Lake City
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

I found V here on TripAdvisor and it was an awesome experience. V selected the Hawaii Kai location for my adventure, which was perfect. The access to the location was easy to find and parking was easy (as a bonus, Costco is nearby for a snack after my lesson). The water in the bay was super smooth and easy to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

I had a great time paddling with Vanya of Three Friends. She is a great instructor and guide as well as a very friendly, and fun person. She pays attention to the little details too -- making for a terrific experience. If I get to Oahu again, I will most definitely paddle with Vanya. Highly recommended.

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Austin, Texas
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

I finally learned to SUP while in Hawaii last week. I found Three Friends through Trip Advisor. Vanya was a fantastic instructor, and she is very organized and prompt with making arrangements. The basics are straight forward, and she is more than capable and helpful during the trek. I fell in the water once, but you can't be afraid to... More 

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Thank ATXOKIE
Prairie Village, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

I found ThreeFriends SUP on Trip Advisor when I was looking for a fun adventure to do by myself while my husband was at work all day in Honolulu. Vanya emailed me back the same day I inquired about SUP lessons. I did the Kahana River and Bay paddle. Vanya emailed me thorough driving directions from Waikiki to Kahana Bay.... More 

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Thank EmilyinHI
Boise, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

When I asked my 12 year old daughter what one thing she wanted to try in Hawaii, she said stand up paddling. So after a little searching, I found Vanya and Three Friends SUP, and I couldn't be happier! This was our first time doing this, and Vanya very patiently instructed us. It was definitely worth it to pay extra... More 

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