On the second day of our trip, D announced that he wanted to try the stand up paddle board. It seems to be all the rage in Hawaii these days. The day after the tsunami watch we had yellow flag conditions and it was calm enough to go out. In case you’re wondering, the paddle board is about 11′ feet long and wider than a traditional surfboard. The dimensions help stabilize things, but all the same, I’ll wait to learn until there are absolutely flat water conditions!! D got a 15 minute crash course along with his rental and it seemed to be all he needed to get started.I stayed on terra firma with my camera. D later confided it took a lot of core strength to maintain his balance and he was beat even before his 30 minute rental was up! The Swiss-born instructor said he would tired that night and boy, he was right! I apologize for the dreadful photos, he went out in the midday sun. I do love this one photo from around sunset, the light on the resting boards is just lovely.When you’re pro at paddle boarding it looks *SO* easy. So easy, even a dog can do it!