A self-supported trip on Kauai’s rugged north coast
Photos and captions by Noah Couser
I raised my gaze from the wind-chopped sea and saw that we were surrounded by roughly 30 spinner dolphins, jumping, diving and swimming with aquatic dexterity I could only dream of. Behind the water they were playing in, the early morning mist crept up 3,000-foot emerald cliffs like a moody blanket. Moments like these were why my wife and I and two other couples made the long journey to Kauai from Montana. We paddled and camped along the Garden Island’s rugged and remote Nā Pali Coast and experienced a world like we’d never seen before. And we came back with the photos to prove it. Enjoy. –NC
Noah Couser is a regular contributor for SUP Magazine. This feature was originally published and profiled on the cover in SUP’s 2017Winter Issue.