Wai Nani Surf & Paddle’s Age & Safety Guidelines


Wind/Weather Notice: Safety First! Conditions, especially high off-shore wind, can be extremely deceptive for those new to paddleboarding. Wai Nani Surf & Paddle reserves the right to close rental operations in the event of cautious wind (10+ mph) and weather. Please call prior to departing for the beach in the event of questionable wind/weather. Wai Nani Surf & Paddle will contact renters/class participants a minimum of 1-hour prior to their reservation in the event of a cancellation (as determined by the sole discretion of the Wai Nani Surf & Paddle team.) Full refunds will be given for any Wai Nani Surf & Paddle beach closure.

Age Activity Notice: Due to safety concerns, Rentals as well as Clinics/Classes at Wayzata Beach are for individuals age 12+ only (age 12-15 must be accompanied on the water by a parent or adult guardian.) Sorry, no riders allowed while renting at Wayzata Beach (including pets.) Half/Full Day, Weekend and Multi-Day Rentals outside of Wayzata Beach are available to ALL ages when reserved by a consenting adult age 18+. Renters under age 18 must have a parent or legal guardian’s signature on the required waiver form. Waiver forms can be printed from the FAQ page or by clicking here.

Equipment Notice: Everything you need, we provide. Paddleboards, Paddles, Leashes and Life Jackets (PFD) are included with every Wai Nani Surf & Paddle rental and class activity. Just bring your smile and a sense for adventure!  You must wear and have with you a PFD at all times on the water.

Wai Nani Surf & Paddle only uses the best, most enjoyable rental paddleboards around. Our brand new rental fleet is made up of stable 2020 lightweight epoxy Grey Duck paddleboards & kayaks that comfortably accommodate paddlers up to approximately 3-lbs. To ensure the utmost safety of our guests, participants MUST be in good physical condition to independently pull themselves up in the event they fall off their board. Please contact us at 877.WAI.NANI if you are unsure if you meet this critical safety requirement.

Being SAFE and having FUN is very important to the Wai Nani Surf & Paddle team. Thank you for helping us make your Stand Up Paddleboard experience with us the best (and safest) it can be!