Stand-up paddleboarding

Originally Published: June 2, 2011
By Amanda MacMillan

Chances are you've already seen stand-up paddleboarding: Celebrities like Matt Damon are often pictured balancing on a broad surfboard, laughing and holding an oar midstroke. Of course Jason Bourne makes it look easy. But what about an uncoordinated person like me?

It was time to find out. I had signed up for a lesson with Hulakai, a family business on Hawaii's Big Island that makes surfboards and their thicker, wider paddleboard counterparts. My instructor, George, explained ...

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