About Wai Nani

Wai Nani Surf & Paddle was created out of the passion, enjoyment and escape that one can experience when wandering the water on a paddleboard or kayak.

We consistently strive to bring new and exciting water adventures to the Lake Minnetonka area.

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. This is our 15th Season with Maggy Prochnow leading the Wai Nani Crew this summer. We hope to continue providing exemplary paddle and pedal experiences on Lake Minnetonka for years to come.


WaiNani featured in Purpose & Paddle Board Commercial with Honda

The Minneapolis area is a fantastic place to Paddle Board!
Lake Minnetonka was recently featured in Paddleboard Insider’s
12 Gorgeous Places to Paddle Board in Minneapolis” Guide.

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IMPORTANT: Please read Wai Nani Surf & Paddle’s Age and
Safety Guidelines prior to participating in any rental, class or event activity