Surf legend Laird Hamilton at the St. Regis Princeville Resort on Kauai
Surf legend Laird Hamilton at the St. Regis Princeville Resort on Kauai

Look who stopped by the St. Regis Princeville Resort on Kauai’s north shore (hey, it’s close to his house!) to chat about stand-up paddleboarding (SUP): Local boy-turned-phenomenal-big-wave surfer, Laird Hamilton.

As a pioneer of SUP, Hamilton knows a few things about the sport. He gave just the pep talk our group needed before heading out for a stand-up paddle around Hanalei Bay.

Oh, and the other view wasn’t too shabby either:

View from my room at the St. Regis Princeville on Kauai.
View from my room at the St. Regis Princeville on Kauai.