Stand-Up Paddle Surf School Mission

The mission of Maria Souza’s Stand-Up Paddle Boarding School is to bring back this ancient sport of kings and the aloha spirit. Our goal is to provide unique life adventures that have my personal touch, which are not offered anywhere else, and that cannot be duplicated. We’re working towards less injuries, proper technique and recovery, postural alignment, etiquette and respect in the waters that we all share. In our lessons you will learn how to be safe and to understand our ocean and it’s ohana (family).

Our Community Program- offering the gift of Ocean Sports Education to kids and teens.

By working together with the healing powers of the ocean we can offer an activity where every child feels safe, cared and celebrated. Thank you for being a vital part of this community and for truly being the change in so many lives. If you are a company and want to learn about all the amazing miracles of donation ($ or equipment) to support their new healthy habits of ocean sports, please call 808.579.9231 .

William Butler Yeats once said, “We can make our minds so like still water that beings gather about us to see their own images and so live for a moment with a clearer, perhaps even a fiercer life because of our silence.” Just being in present awareness, at ease in our own quiet hearts, can make us a reflecting pool, and those who gather around will tend to see their own images. It is possible to have profound life realizations while sitting in the company of teachers, friends, or loved ones without their speaking a word. There is a presence that transmits itself loud and clear, if we attune to it. In awakened awareness, we use language to communicate while knowing that another, more powerful communication is taking place in deeper awareness. Rather than straining to quiet the mind in meditation, simply relax into the quiet that contains the mind.