SUP Resources

Kona Boys has loved stand up paddling for years, which is why we were the first shop on the Big Island to start offering stand up boards and paddles.

Over that time, we’ve spent hundreds of hours pouring through surf and SUP magazines and sites, not to mention all our hours testing new gear as it came in to the shop–one of our favorite parts of the job. Through that work, some resources have stood out to us. We’ve listed a few of those here to help you get the most out of your stand up paddling.

Coincidentally, if you’re in need of any stickers for your board or truck, or some great paddling gear, check out our online shop.


SUP Magazine

Stand Up Paddle Surfing Magazine

StandUp Paddle Magazine

SUP Global

StandUp Journal


Paddle Hawaii: Fantastic, custom, hand-made wooden stand up paddles by a great stand up paddler.

Stand Up Paddle Board Guide

Solid Hawaii Paddlers

Abe and Donica Shouse: Two solid paddlers representing the Big Island!

Jennifer Kalmbach: SUP Magazine 2011 Female Stand Up Paddler of the Year, and SUP pro.


Blue Penguin SUP: Stand Up Paddleboarding at the Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Big Island Community

We are fortunate to live and work in a community filled with wonderful people, and on the Big Island with each person you meet the island gets a little smaller. We have put together a list of our friends on the Big Island that may be able to help make your trip to paradise even a little bit better.

Our Friends and Neighbors


Island Naturals

Donkey Balls


Kona Stories

Kona wedding photographer (Robby Malovic)

Paradisimo Spa: (808) 965-8883 – In downtown Pahoa next to Luquin’s Mexican Restaurants

Publications and Information

Big Island Visitors Bureau

Kona Web

Kona Forum

Aloha Magazine

Ke Ola Magazine


Teshimas (808.322.9140 – In Honalo next to Shell)

Ke’ei Café (808.322.9992 – South of mile marker 113, Hokukano, HI)

Jackie Rey’s


Nasturtium Cafe

Kona Brewing Company

The Aloha Theatre

The Coffee Shack


Aloha Kona Kids, Hawaii’s premier baby equipment rental.

Aloha Ocean Excursions

Jack’s Diving Locker