About Us

Aloha! We are HOĀO Boards.

What does HOĀO mean you think.
I had no clue either until I traveled to Hawaii.

When I was five years old, I was already surrounded by water, rather it was at the ocean on the boat of my father or by the canals in Amsterdam. After a long time of studying I packed my backpack and traveled to Hawaii, mostly because Hawaii is known for their watersport culture. Boating, surfing, water-skiing, Kayaking, Hawaii is the place to be when you love being surrounded by water.

I met some friends in a local town called Maui. I told them after all my experiences in Hawaii I wanted to do something new and exciting. They said oh you mean HOĀO? If that is the word, then YES! A few days after, I tried stand up paddling for the first time I definitely fell in love with the sport. After a couple of months I traveled back to the Netherlands.

As soon I was home, I thought I want to share this sport with the world and started my own Business. And yes, from the first moment I knew I wanted it to call it HOĀO. That is what HOĀO is all about, our ambition is to let everyone in the world experience an unforgettable adventure on the water.

I wanted to create a board that stands apart from the rest of the world. It needed to be of good quality, simple but with a Hawaiian touch. A SUP Board that anybody with any age could paddle with ease. At HOĀO we believe in quality, durability, sustainability, togetherness but more importantly we believe in YOU. Adventure is what a human being needs, with our inflatable Stand up Paddle Boards you can go on every adventure you want. Spending time, in and by oceans, lakes, rivers, and waterfalls is not only beneficial for your mind and health, but it certainly makes a contribution to a happier life.

Our SUP boards are inflatable and made out of innovative and sustainable materials, and of high durable quality. HOĀO Boards are standard extended with all accessories you need. Designed in Holland and the USA, inspired by the Hawaiian culture. It does not matter who you are or where you come from, if you have a passion for Watersport and looking for your own HOĀO moment in life, you are at the right place.

Nature is not separate from humans, which is why HOĀO pays a lot of attention to this. With every order you place, we donate $10 to the World Wide Fund For Nature.