When in Rome, do as the Romans! When in Kauai, do as the Kauaians! And, that means appreciating and respecting the aina (land) for its natural treasures. One way that I do this is by exploring Kauai’s rivers up close and personal via paddleboard. My favorite paddleboard route is on the Hanalei River on the North Shore of the Garden Isle. In the town of Hanalei, you can easily park your ride and put your board in at Black Pot Beach on Hanalei Bay (seen below).