About Wai Nani SUP & Kayak Rental
Wai Nani Surf Paddle & Pedal was created out of the passion, enjoyment and escape that one can experience when wandering the water on trails or on a paddleboard, kayak or bike. The company was founded in 2010 by Holly Evans, an avid Lake Minnetonka sailor and passionate water enthusiast.
Lake Minnetonka is a Mdewakantonwan Dakota word which means “Big Water”; the name Wai Nani pays tribute to paddleboarding’s Polynesian origin. Wai Nani, pronounced why-na-nee, means “beautiful water” in Hawaiian. Our vision is to bring like-minded people together to experience the of wandering the beautiful big water.
In the spring of 2019, long-time Wayzata residents the Mullin’s purchased Wai Nani Surf and Paddle in part to showcase the best our hometown of Wayzata has to offer on Lake Minnetonka.
We operate Wai Nani as a family business with all family members involved. The Executive Director of Wai Nani is Patrick Mullin, who is a member of the family, a longtime employee, and life long lake lover. With a whole family effort, we hope to continue providing exemplary paddle experiences for years to come.