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Address: Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816
Phone Number: +1 808-286-0309
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Stand Up Paddle Lessons and Tours.Learn to SUP in a laid-back...

Stand Up Paddle Lessons and Tours.Learn to SUP in a laid-back environment.Explore the coast line doing an easy down-wind run.Enjoy the beautiful ocean, get a little exercise and have lots of fun!

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Brilliant morning on the water

My wife and I were in Honolulu for a few days and decided we'd like to try stand up paddle boarding for a bit of fun. So glad we found Vanya's site and used three friends. Neither... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

My wife and I were in Honolulu for a few days and decided we'd like to try stand up paddle boarding for a bit of fun. So glad we found Vanya's site and used three friends. Neither of us had ever tried paddle boarding before, but after some quick instructions and tips from Vanya we were on our feet and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

My husband and I had so much fun SUP. Even though my husband picked it right away, I needed lots of help and instruction! Vanya is very patient and kind while teaching! Very nice experience got to see sea turtles and jelly fish too!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

I was looking for a SUP tour on Oahu, and after checking out several “boutique” web sites, I came across Three Friends SUP. And I’m glad I found Vanya’s site! I chose the Kahana Bay SUP tour because I wanted to be away from the crowded Waikiki area and see the other side of Oahu by water. I was not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

Had tons of fun with Vanya even though it rained! Very laid back experience with great views of the island.

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Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

This is a long overdue review! My sister and I had arranged to meet Vanya for a 2.5 mile Down wind run (inside reef), however at the time, she was recovering from a surgery and asked if we would mind if her friend Sasha take us for the trip - we didn't. Sasha was fantastic, as was Vanya, who met... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

I had a great time with Three Friends. Compared to other paddle board outfits I've used, Vanya spent more time on getting the paddling technique right and that was very helpful. She asked a lot of questions about my preferences before we set out and she's great fun to chat with. Of course the setting is beautiful and I enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2015

Who: Two SUP Newbies. What: Learnt to Stand Up Paddle Board with the super friendly and very patient Vanya & Brian! Where: Hawaii Kai. When: March 2015. Why: Bucket list tick - always wanted to try and what better location than Hawaii!!! How: Two awesome instructors (Vanya & Brian); 2 sturdy stand up paddle boards; 2 height-adjustable paddles; loads of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2015

It's a great choice, especially if you have limited Island time. Vanya really made the trip a memory I'll cherish forever

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Thank michael a
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

On more than one occasion, various rental places have tried to rent me SUP gear and told me that you didn't really need a lesson. Well, that's probably true, but we decided to try going with a guide, Vanya, from Three Friends. It was a little more expensive, but in the end I think we did much better than we... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015

I wouldn't say it's the thing to do if you're looking for a thrill (like one would jet skiing, riding a banana boat, etc.) but it was nice and relaxing. Arms were sore but I don't exercise regularly so most should be fine! We got to see two turtles at Ala Moana Beach Park, one very close up. Vanya was... More 

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