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Flower On The Water

With its compact scale and miles of scenic coastline, Kauaʻi puts you in reach of some of the most beautiful beaches and waterways in all of Hawaiʻi — including many in Hōkūala’s own backyard. Learn to surf, embark on a paddleboarding adventure, or bring the whole family along on a guided kayaking journey through the Hōkūala Lagoons.

Kalapakī Beach

Find your bliss out on the water as you master the basics of surfing, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), and more at Hōkūala’s Beach Club and Adventure Center. Located just a short walk from Hōkūala and sheltered by trade winds, Kalapakī Bay is widely regarded as one of the best spots on the island to learn to surf.

The Lagoons at Hōkūala

Explore miles of shimmering turquoise waterways on a kayak or stand-up paddleboard excursion through the Lagoons at Hōkūala. This beginner- and family-friendly paddle adventure is open to all, and complimentary for Timbers Kauaʻi Owners.

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The freshwater lagoons and coastline of Hōkūala are a true fishing paradise. Grab a traditional Hawaiian bamboo rod, cast a line into the tranquil waters, and discover Kauaʻi’s bounty of undersea life for yourself.


Embrace the true spirit of aloha as you learn to paddle, balance on your board, and master the basics of surfing — or take your skills to a whole new level — at Kauaʻi’s best learning beach in Kalapakī Bay.

Water Sports

Kauaʻi was made to be experienced on the water — and Hōkūala can help you do just that, with Adventure Guide lessons and rentals for snorkeling, canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and more.