Downwind coaching: Hawaii Kai to Kahala downwinder

The Hawaii Kai to Kahala run is one of the best places to get introduced the art of riding bumps.  With professional coaching you will be catching runners and experiencing the thrill of downwind paddling in no time.
For detailed information on the coached downwinders, including maps, videos etc. please visit:
You can use this page to book a downwinder with a $75 deposit.  The actual cost depends on the total time, the balance is be due after the downwinder is completed.
The cost of a coached downwind run is $60 per hour.  A typical Hawaii Kai to Kahala run takes about 2.5 hours including transportation, coaching etc. so the cost is $150 unless it takes much longer than anticipated.  The coaching fee is the same whether there is one person or several participants and can be split between the participants.  Please keep in mind that you will get the most value from a one-on-one coaching session.  You can bring your own gear or you can rent a downwind board, paddle and leash through Blue Planet for $30 (per person) for the downwinder, which includes transportation to and from the downwinder.  If you don't have a car, additional transportation charges may incur for a shuttle or taxi ride.  To check available dates and times for downwind coaching, please call Blue Planet Surf Shop at 808 596 7755 or send a message through the contact us page on

Please call or e-mail to confirm a reservation date and time before ordering or you may order the reservation and make a note of several available dates and we will e-mail you to confirm the date and time with you (or refund the deposit if we can't accommodate you).  
Please note that we can only do a downwinder when the wind cooperates.  We have good trade winds conditions for downwinders probably about 70% of the time, chances are better in summer than in winter, when the wind can be variable for weeks at a time.  So, we can schedule a day for a downwinder but the date is pending favorable wind conditions, so it's good to have some flexibility.  We need trade winds from the East or North East between 5 to 20 knots to do this coached downwinder.  A good one week wind forecast can be found at Windguru.  This forecast is fairly accurate a few days out and we will confirm the date pending favorable wind.

A video of your downwinder is available on request (please ask to have it filmed at the time of booking).  
The $75 deposit if fully refundable if reservation is cancelled at least 3 days in advance.  If cancelled with less than 3 days notice or in case of no-show, the deposit will not be refunded.

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