Foti Bros. Hawaii
905 Kapaa Quarry Place Bldg. 13A
Kailua, HI. 96734 (Located in Kapaa Industrial Park)
Sorry our location is warehouse retail so is more of a destination store. Hence, not a glamorous storefront capturing the walk by traffic, so the outside of the store is pretty warehouse like. But inside we have both a retail showroom for hardgoods, and an inside AC room.
Jim and Joelle Foti
What got you into the SUP business?
Grew up paddling outrigger canoes and surfing. So when finally we could combine my two favorite sports; paddling and surfing, it was a no brainer.
What is your most memorable moment in SUP?
Most memorable moment….. Paddling with both my boys and both dogs on a beautiful day in Lanikai.
How does SUP complement your business?
We have been selling outrigger canoes and accessories for 14 years, so SUP compliments the outrigger activities, and they support each other as they are great cross training for each discipline.
Where do you like to paddle?
Lanikai has the best variety and versatility of paddling anywhere. We don't have the best all downwind runs, but we have reefs, surf, islands, rough and calm water. Lanikai is an all around winner for paddling.
What is your favorite local restaurant for an after paddle meal?
Ohana BBQ is a winner. Korean BBQ right in Kailua, and reasonably priced. BYOB!
What is your favorite local SUP event?
SUP Showdown is the latest and greatest that I enjoyed last year. But my favorite event(s) are the events for the soul: just you and your friends, good surf and low crowds :-)