Kiteboarding Lessons

Action Sports Maui, is the original and largest kiteboarding center in Hawaii.  Offering a complete range of kiteboarding lessons on Maui.  These include; one-day classes, and longer multi-day courses. *As a State and County permitted Commercial CORA school, we provide legitimate professional lessons. And as Maui’s only Fully Accredited IKO Center we always use the best trained and current IKO-certified Kiteboarding Instructors, because your safety and satisfaction is our primary concern. Please choose from one of the selected classes below, or call us with any additional questions or special requests.

 First Flight – Intro class  1.5 hrs (group) $99.00 (+ Tax)                  Your first flight

Kiteboarding lesson Maui

This lesson is the easiest way to try Kite flying! This is perfect for the first time kite flyer. Students learn the essential skills needed to fly kites, including safety, wind theory, hands-on kite-flying, and power control. This class is the first step in the kiteboard progression, and is fun for groups and all ages.  In this class you get the chance to try a flying the kite yourself, with the help of the instructor and learn to fly solo. We include all the gear, But we recommend that you bring sunglasses, to use while beach flying, we provide the kites, helmets harness etc. We have different kite sizes for different size people. This lesson gives you a first look at the sport and a chance to feel the power of the kite. This is a good prelude to any of the longer courses, and perfect for people who are curious about kiting but not ready to commit to a full course (just yet). No previous experience is required. This class is taught as a group lesson (private is available), see our terms and conditions page.


Kiteboarding Intro Class  2.5 hrs (“Intro”) $225.00 (+ Tax)                  Your Introduction

Kiteboarding Lesson Maui Kite Beach(The best value). This lesson is the fastest way to try Kiting! This session gives the student the chance to try kiteboarding with more hands on experience and we go light on the theory. This session gives the student the chance to really try the gear and get the feel for flying the kite, We start flying on land, and get into the water too.  In this class, you get the chance to try a little bit of everything. To get a taste of the kiteboarder experience. We include all the gear, and show you, the control systems, safety systems, and the self-rescue. Kite launching & landing, body-dragging tandem, and solo. We supply right size gear for each different student at each step of your learning curve. With our accelerated learning technique, you will be spending more time doing and less time talking. This lesson gives you a good overview of what the sport of kiteboarding has to offer. After the Intro class, you can upgrade to any one of our longer courses. No previous experience is required. This class is taught as a private lesson, and our one-on-one instructor ratio ensures that you will learn at your own pace. *Senior instructors available by request for an additional $10/hr (add $25.00).


Discover Kiteboarding Class  3.5 hrs (“Day 1”) $299.00 (+ Tax)                  Discovery

Kiteboarding Lesson Maui Waterstart

(The most popular single day lesson). This lesson is a perfect way to start Kiteboarding on Maui! This kiteboarding lesson gives your first installment into the sport of kiteboarding. Covering the core skills, wind direction and site selection, Essential kite flying skills on land and in the water, harness technique one-handed flying, body dragging, and an introduction to the board. You will learn wind theory, safety steps, safety systems, self-rescue, launching & landing, and intro to the waterstart technique. We supply all the necessary equipment. With our progressive method, you will be spending more time doing and less time talking. This lesson can be a one-off experience or the first installment in a longer training course. You can upgrade at any time. No previous experience is required. This private kiteboarding lesson is tailored to your learning style so you can progress at your own pace. For more information about our Discover Kiteboarding program click here. *Senior instructors available by request for an additional $10/hr (add $35.00).

Kiteboarding Shared/ Group Classes  3hrs   $165.00 pp (+ Tax)                  

Group Kiteboarding Lesson MauiFamilies or couples that want to play together can take the group kiteboarding lesson. This option is good if you have a little more time available. Students can share the experience together and will learn at a relaxed pace. Shared lessons are great for team building, which is an advantage for future kite buddies. Students take turns in the different roles, to round out their skill set. This class also shows students how to work together as a team. Each student learns the launching and landing skills necessary to be a good kite buddy. Often couples, families, friends, and siblings will take this class together. We recommended max 2 or 3 people per class. Participants should be at a similar experience level to each other. This group class is also a good way to include a sibling or spouse that might otherwise sit it out. Longer courses and available on request. A full selection of the latest equipment is included. No previous experience is required. *Senior instructors available by request for an additional $10/hr (add $30.00).


Kiteboarding Short Course  3-Day   $725.00 (+ Tax)                       3 Day Course

Kiteboarding Course Maui

This 3-lesson course includes 9.5 hours of private kiteboarding instruction spread over three days. This is a discounted package. This course is the fast track into the sport for people with a limited amount of time. This course is ideal for people with some prior watersports experience. The days need not be consecutive. The lesson covers all the techniques in the Kite Intro Class including:  wind directions, site selection, basic kite flying skills on land and in the water, harness technique, body drags, board handling, and waterstarts. This course covers all the basic safety protocols, safety systems and self rescue procedures, you will need to become a safe and independent kiteboarder. With our proven methodology, you will progress in a safe and rewarding manner. We supply all the necessary kiteboarding equipment,  and will change gear when needed to keep you challenged as you progress. This course is a suggested minimum for confident water persons who want to become an independent kiteboarder and intend to buy their own gear. This course can also be upgraded to any of our longer courses.  *Senior kiteboarding instructors available by request for an additional $10/hr (add $90.00). *Some conditions apply, see our terms and conditions page.


Kiteboarding 5-Day Course  $1150.00 (+ Tax)                      5 Day Course

Kiteboarding Course MauiThis 5-lesson course includes 15 hours of kiteboarding instruction spread over five days. This is the best course for most people entering the sport. This kiteboarding course is a popular discounted package. This course gives you a great start in the sport of kiteboarding. In the industry this is considered to be the minimum level of training for those who want to practice kiteboarding safely on their own equipment. This course covers; Intro to the sport, gear selection, set-up & adjusting the gear for the different conditions, safe launching, assisted launching, self-launching, body drags, board recoveries, waterstarts, water re-launching, and board riding. You learn how to navigate around moving & fixed objects, and learn the right of way rules of the road. We ensure that you have a solid understanding of essential safety protocols, self-rescue procedures, and know how to use all of your safety systems. We provide a complete range of kiteboarding equipment including all the necessary safety gear, boards, and kites. No previous watersports training required. All participants must be able to swim. Only proper training from a skilled and certified instructor will ensure that you have the knowledge and skills to operate the kiteboarding equipment safely without unnecessary risk. Students with previous watersports experience, or  board riding skills will be able to integrate their skills, because this entire course will be tailored to each individual student’s experience and ability.  *Senior instructors available by request for an additional $10/hr (add $150.00). *Some conditions apply, see our terms and conditions page.



Kiteboarding 10-Day Course    $2250.00 (+ Tax)               10 Day Course

This 10-lesson course includes 30 hours of kiteboarding instruction spread over ten days. This is a comprehensive kite course. This course will gives you a solid foundation in the sport of kiteboarding. This course is the best way to get into kiteboarding, and covers all the basic skills covered in the “Classic” 5day course plus a deeper level of theory and more time to work on skills mastery, and kiting in a variety of conditions. This kiteboarding course includes: equipment handling, kite-control skills, launching and landing techniques,  safety systems, and ride-safe protocols. Students then progress from short rides to upwind riding, jibing, and jumping. The increased ride-time enables the student to hone their skills with constant feedback from the instructors, creating the most rapid progression possible. We can ride with you or caddy your equipment. In this course we can do a range of techniques, and utilize alternate launch sites and beach locations. This course is great for someone who wants to take the sport of kiteboarding home with them, to a location without kiteboarding schools or other assistance. We also recommend this course for local Maui residents who are committed to enter the sport safely and competently and want to be a responsible member of our kiteboarding community. The hours in this course can be spread out to suit your work or vacation schedule. *Senior instructors available by request for an additional $10/hr (add $295.00). *Some conditions apply, see our terms and conditions page.


Kiteboarding Advanced 10-Day Course  $2395.00 (+ Tax)             10 Day Course

The advanced 10-day (30hr) course is the ultimate kiteboarding training program. The pre-requisite riding level for entry to the Advanced course is planing both directions, staying upwind and basic jibing (see IKO level 3). The riding skills course builds on the basic skills of the intermediate student reinforcing a solid foundation and introducing many next level techniques. Jumping, jibing, waveriding, and freeride or freestyle can be covered. In this course your instructor rides with you, coaches, and gives constant on water support. We can also cover several specialties including, down-winders, and long distance rides. We offer a selection of gear featuring the premier Naish® brand of performance kites and a selection of boards; twin-tips and directional’s. We tailor this course according to your; experience level, skill set and physical ability. This course is also recommended for Candidates preparing for the IKO* instructor training courses (ITC’s). Kiteboarding Manual, and DVD Available.  *Senior instructors available by request for an additional $10/hr (add $295.00). *Some conditions apply, see our terms and conditions page.


Kiting for KIDS  2 hrs $169.00 (+ Tax)       Kite 4 Kids

Kid's Kiteboarding Lesson MauiThe kids program is designed to be fun and teach the kids of different ages the appropriate kite flying skills for their level. Kids aged from 5-9years: Kids are special, and they are fast learners. We have lots of experience teaching intro to kiting, and power kite flying on the beach to young children. We have special Clinics, and activities, and mixed family sessions. Our instructors have *IKO specialty training to prepare them for our kids program. For Kids 9-12 years Old. Kids lessons are shorter than adult lessons, usually lasting between one and two hours. Siblings, friends and families can learn together as a fun group activity. Kids are very impressionable, and forming a positive first impression, is vital in shaping their attitudes to the wind and water for the rest of their lives. The first day is one of the most important in a kids Kiteboarding career. Many newcomers will decide on this day whether this is the right sport for them or not. At Action Sports Maui we know how important your kids first day is, and we do our very best to give kids a safe, fun and empowering experience. 

*Our “Teaching Kiteboarding to Kids” Courses have been adopted and endorsed by the IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization) and are now being taught worldwide by specially trained Kiteboarding instructors, that have completed the Teaching to Kids training program, and carry the Endorsement. Click here for more information about the KITE 4 KIDS program. *Senior instructors available by request for an additional $10/hr (add $20.00). *Some conditions apply, see our terms and conditions page.


Kiteboarding Private Training from $85 per hour (+ Tax)     Private

Advanced Kiteboarding Lesson Maui

Our professional Certified kiteboarding Instructors can help you unleash your full Kiteboarding potential with customized personal training. Private training is tailored to your individual needs and desires. Private training is available for all levels of kiteboarding. If you have never ridden on Maui before we strongly recommend taking a private “Orientation” session. Our instructors can ride with you, giving you on-water instruction, advice and assistance. We teach on directional, twin-tips. Your choice of freeride, freestyle, wakestyle, or wavestyle.  We can cover any techniques you want to learn. Access to our complete range of equipment is available or if you prefer; Bring your own gear, or your your newly purchased equipment. We can help you get it properly assembled, customized, and tuned-up. And we can also offer international instruction through the world’s largest teaching network. For more information about Kiteboard Private Training click here to go to our page for more details. if you have a special requirement, special needs, or have some more questions about our programs, just send us and email. Junior (standard) Instructors are available from $85 per hour (min 2 hours), Senior Instructors are $95 per hour, and our Master instructor David Dorn is available from $130 per hour. Private sessions are a minimum of 2 hours. 


Directional Board Lessons from $95 per hour (+ Tax)     Private

Directional boards are fun in light winds, and open the doors to waves with a real surfing feel. Directional Boards aka Surfboards, can either be ridden with footstraps, or “strapless”. There are unique skills for riding the directional, boards that can be learned in our specialty training sessions. 

Directional Riding Lessons: We offer lessons in: “Directional board riding 101, Riding Strapless, Turning and jibing the directional, and Riding waves with the directional, as well as jumping and freestyle. Our lessons provide the best and fastest way to learn, including, theory, tips, and safety steps. We show you the correct methods that will prevent many avoidable accidents, and make your Directional board riding experience more enjoyable.

Senior Instructors are $95 per hour, and our Master instructor David Dorn is available for $130 per hour. Private sessions are a minimum 2 hours. 


Foilboarding Lessons  $130.00 per hour (+ Tax)     Private

We now offer introductory and advanced Kite-foilboarding Lessons on Maui. Each Kiteboard Private Training lesson is taught according to the student’s needs. Kitefoilboarding can be very challenging, risky, and time-consuming to master on your own. Our lessons provide the best way to learn, including, theory, tips, and safety steps. We show you the correct methods that will prevent many avoidable accidents, and make your kite foilboarding experience more enjoyable. For more information about Foilboard Training click here to go to our page for more details. Our Master foilboarding instructor David Dorn is available for $130 per hour. Private Kite-FoilBoarding sessions are a minimum 1.5 hours. 


Kiteboarding Guide & Caddy Services      Guide & Caddy

IKO Kiteboarder Certification CardOur professional Certified kiteboarding Instructors and support staff are available to guide you and caddy your gear for your kiteboarding sessions here on Maui. Members of our Kite Club and IKO cardholders are elidgible to receive this exclusive service by appointment. Kite for an hour or kite for a week. We can arrange to ship and or store your gear or ride one of our latest quiver of Naish or Cabrinha Kites. The Caddy Service is customized to your needs. This service is only available to Kite Club members or certified Kiteboarders ( IKO Kiteboarder cardholders, 3N or above). *Please present your Kiteboarder Certification Card when booking these services to receive this special offer. All guided sessions include a daily SEA spot assessment, a local area orientation, and gear check, test ride with your guide.


Caddy Service includes supervision and assistance from your assigned instructor/caddy. If you have a special requirement or some questions about our programs, just send us an email. 

Kiteboarding is an Extreme Sport: So learning proper technique is essential to minimize the risks inherent in the sport. You deserve the best, so do not leave your personal safety to chance. Only kiteboarding lessons from our team of *Certified Kiteboarding Instructors will guarantee you receive approved training so you will develop good habits and techniques. Genuine IKO Certified Instructors teach you how to deal with common problems and how to handle “extreme situations” now and in the future. Our Instructor Team is the most experienced on Maui and they are all Professionally Trained and Certified to meet international quality standards of the “IKO International Kiteboarding Organization” the professional standard in over 40 countries. Action Sports Maui is the ONLY fully accredited “IKO Kiteboarding Center” in the state of Hawaii.


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