|Jenny Kalmbach: 2011 Female Paddler of the Year|
If you happen to be staying at the Inn, you can easily recognize Jenny by her broad, strong shoulders — no surprise since Jenny is one of the most accomplished long-distance paddlers in the world. Last April, Jenny paddled across all of the major channels in the Hawaiian Islands, charting 300 total miles. Her amazing 82-mile trek from O‘ahu to Kauai took a grueling 16 hours to complete.
One of 15 wahine paddlers nominated for Female Paddler of the Year, Jenny said the award took her by surprise. "It was very exciting and very much of a shock. I just want to be a positive role model in the community and represent the sport of standup paddling the way it should be represented."
|Jenny surfs Pavones in Costa Rica.|
Kona offers excellent places for beginners to learn standup paddling. Jenny recommends the pier area in Kailua Village, where Kona Boys provides boards and paddles for rent. Our Holualoa Inn ohana will also give you tips and advice on other great places to visit during your stay at our romantic Kona Hawaii inn.
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