About our Kiteboarding School

WHO ARE WE: Action Sports Maui established the first kiteboarding school in Hawaii. Our school has grown into a complete kiteboarding center, offering a complete range of kiteboarding instruction, courses, and services. We come from a watersports background are committed to safety education, and we enjoy sharing our local knowledge and experience with our students. Action Sports Maui is the owned and managed by Hawaii’s most experienced and acreddited instructor trainer. Action Sports offers the complete full-service kiteboarding education experience. At Action Sports Maui we do not believe in gimmicks, just plenty of experience, proven techniques, with lots of personalized attention. We also have great weather conditions and provide the latest equipment to make your kiteboarding experience better.

WHAT WE DO: Action Sports Maui, is Maui’s original kiteboarding center, and the largest school of kiteboarding in Hawaii. Teaching the sport of kiteboarding full-time since 97′ has given Action Sports unmatched experience and depth to the lesson program. The latest techniques utilize the best equipment developments and hands-on training methods. Action Kiteboarding lessons cater to every level of rider from beginner to advanced. Action Sports Kiteboarding School offers the most complete and comprehensive kiteboarding courses available. And will get you kiteboarding confidently &  safely, in the shortest amount of time possible. Action makes the learning process fun. At Action Sports Maui we will also help you in choosing the perfect equipment for your needs and will provide the best combination of equipment and training. At Action Sports Maui kiteboarding school you can expect the very best.

OUR LOCATION: The school is located at the world famous “Kanaha Beach Maui” with near perfect kitesurfing weather conditions year round. The Hawaiian Islands have the distinct advantage of being located in the trade-wind latitude.

WEATHER: The reliable Hawaiian trade winds blow consistently, and they are funneled through the islands main valley in a “venturi” effect which concentrates their direction and strength. Maui has more kitesurfing days per year than any other kitesurfing destination in the world. Our Weather is changing daily, and we provide updated weather information 24/7.
WORLDS FIRST: Action Sports created the world’s first full-service Kiteboarding School. Action Sports Maui Kiteboarding, Image copyright www.actionsportsmaui.comLeading the way in kiteboarding instruction since the beginning. Working with the pioneers and innovators of the sport, created the basic safety protocols still in use today. Action Sports was the birthplace of both the KISS and KITES learning systems. Action Sports was also the original center for kiteboarder instructor training and has trained and certified the largest number of kiteboarding students & kiteboarding instructors in Hawaii. click for more history..
EVOLUTION & DEVELOPMENT: Kiteboarding is constantly evolving, and while our original training techniques served us well, our newest techniques work even better. ASM in cooperation with its international instructor network has created, developed and tested the latest instructional methodology. Today’s students have more control, confidence, motivation, and they get more water time. Our system aims to give students all the tools they need to become fully fledged independent kiteboarders. As the sport grows, so does the teaching methods we are developing to make use of the latest equipment and skills. Action Sports has a continuous  training and instructor improvement program. Because every year many students will return to us for more advanced levels of training.

CERTIFICATION: Students automatically receive an IKO Certification Card at the completion of their training, and are eligible to become a member of the IKO Organization. With your IKO Card, you can continue your training in any one of the certified schools & rent equipment appropriate to your level. Get discounts on equipment. *IKO Membership Program includes exclusive member benefits. *IKO Cards are now available in a Digital Version, ask us about getting your Kiteboarder Digital IKO ID card.

EQUIPMENT: At Action Sports Maui kiteboarding school you will be learning on the latest kiteboarding gear full selections from the worlds leading brands, Naish and Best. We always use the latest Kites in our fleet, and available to our students. Our equipment is tested, and tailored to bring provide performance, safety, and reliability. We use Naish Brand kiteboarding gear because they have the best quality and performance available. Naish® was the first real sailmaker to become a kiteboarding kite manufacturer. They created the first kite brand under the patent, that manufactured kites independently from the original inventors/designers (who made their prototypes in a tent factory). We were the first school to use Naish kites, and we have stood by them ever since. When you have a product this good why change?

LATEST KITE DESIGNS: Since revolutionizing the sport, Bow Kites have continued to evolve into the latest fleet of elegant flying machines available today. Modern Kites are more user-friendly, intuitive to fly, and safer. Desirable attributes include; easier relaunch, more stability in strong wind, and better balance and feel. The New “HDP” kites have less “bar pressure” and that means less fatigue! These kites can be flown with one hand, and they are intuitive and responsive. We find that everyone who tries theses kites loves them immediately. We believe that giving the beginners the best kites available will give them the most positive learning experience. We always use the latest kites of the best design in our school. Advanced riders can rent kiteboarding equipment and Pre-book Gear Rentals Online.

Our friendly certified kiteboarding instructors will focus on your individual needs, to make your learning experience safe and rewarding.  Choosing a genuine Affiliated Kite Center like Action Sports Maui guarantees that you will be taught exclusively by Certified Instructors according to the Organization’s International safety standards & techniques.