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Kainalu Ocean Sports at Mauna Lani

Venture to the sea

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The timeless means once used to navigate Earth’s largest ocean are maintained by the world-class watermen and women of Kainalu Ocean Sports. Kainalu, or “ocean wave,” honors the eternal relationship between the mountain, “mauka,” and the sea, “makai.” Carrying on the ancient expertise of their Hawaiian elders, Kainalu links the practices of the past with the people of the present, imparting timeless wisdom to accompany your transformative journey via land or sea. As your outrigger canoe glides across the crystal clear waters, inching home towards Mauna Lani’s crescent of white sand beach, return to the soulful gathering place that is Surf Shack, where you, too, can share the memories you’ve made at Mauna Lani.

  • Located at the Surf Shack

  • Gear rentals and experience bookings available daily between 7:30AM and 3PM

  • Open daily for breakfast from 8-11AM

  • Open daily for lunch from 11AM to 5PM

  • Open daily for dinner from 5-8PM

Adventures Start and End Here

The Surf Shack

Adventures begin and end at the Surf Shack. Inspired by Hawai’i’s iconic surf dens of yesteryear, the Surf Shack is a place of comradery and connectivity, linking Mauna Lani’s white sand beach to the Great Lawn, where family and friends of all ages unearth youth in the form of playful childhood games while marveling wondrously at the ever changing colors of the Hawaiian sunset. Grab your gear, talk story with friends old and new, and ponder the adventures that await as our pro watermen and women prime your journey with ancient Hawaiian wisdom and tales of their ancestors. And after you’ve experienced the inspiring ways of Kainalu, kick back, relax and reflect on the invaluable memories you’ve made as you savor fresh bites and local brews on the Surf Shack deck.
The Kalama Kai's helm
The Kalama Kai's helm

Chase the Horizon

Kainalu Brings You Kalama Kai

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Mika, Our Cherished Four-Legged Host

A natural swimmer and overall athlete, Mika loves spending time with our Kainalu Pros at the Surf Shack. When she's not stand up paddle boarding along the coast, sipping a Mika Mai Tai at CanoeHouse, or talking story with Uncle Danny, Mika can be found mingling with guests from the Front Drive to the Great Lawn.


As your outrigger canoe glides across crystalline waters, paddle in synchronicity with friends old and new, embracing peace and exhilaration all at once.


Celebrated for its snorkel spots, the crystalline waters along the Kohala Coast are teeming with Green sea turtles, yellow tangs, spinner dolphins and more.


From e-bike excursions through rugged petroglyph fields to underwater rock running, unlock your inner waterman or woman from land to sea.

Paddle & Snorkel

Paddle along the ocean's surface or dive into a world of aquatic wonder. Home to calm waters, stretches of coral reef ecosystems and colorful marine life, this coastline holds boundless adventures for the curious.

  • Sunrise Canoe Paddle
  • Canoe Paddle & Snorkel Beyond the Reef
  • OC-2 Paddle
  • Guided Stand-Up Paddleboard Experience
  • Prone Paddleboard Clinics and Trainings
  • Semi-Private and Private Surf Lessons


Hā (breath) is the foundation of life and the key to healthy routines. Inspired by the awareness of one's hā, Kainalu Ocean Sports focuses on progression-based fitness and training elements.

  • Historic Petroglyph E-Bike Experience
  • Waterman Performance Workout
  • Intro to Underwater Rock Running
  • Ocean Swim Clinics

Experiences at Mauna Lani