Kiteboarding Lessons – Overview

Oceans are not like Lakes or Rivers: If you are new to ocean sailing then you should get an Ocean sailing 101 lesson from one of our local experienced instructors. There are many common pitfalls and basic survival techniques that you will want to learn before getting yourself into trouble. Talk to Suzie about our “Ocean Rider 101 class”.

Shorebreak Warning: Watch out for shore break. Especially when the tide is high and the swell is up. There tends to be more shore break. Shore break is waves breaking into the shoreline, and they can be especially dangerous even when they are small. Take care when crossing through the shore break, and do not linger there. Get in and get out quickly, do not lose your footing, and definitely, do not drop your kite in the shore break. If you are new to ocean sailing then we recommend the Ocean Sailing 101 Lesson or if you have never kited on Maui before the Maui Orientation Session.

Strong Wind Warning: Maui has a lot more strong wind days than most other locations. Many people have not kited in strong winds before. Riding in strong winds requires an adapted technique and specialty equipment. If you came to Maui with only large kite sizes then there is a good chance that your kite will be too big some of the time. Do not go out overpowered, you are taking a risk with your own safety but you put other people at risk as well. So always ask one of our local instructors about you kite size choice if you are in any doubt. Your kite should never be significantly larger than the other kites on the water. Note that most of the local riders will make better-informed choices on right kite size for the local conditions. If necessary you will need to rent a smaller kite And/or get a lesson on riding a smaller kite in strong winds. If you have never ridden a small kite size before, then get a lesson from one of our Instructors. Ask Suzie about our High-Wind 101 Lesson.

Here is a selection of a few of the different courses we offer:

First Flight

First Flight

(1.5 hours) The easiest way to try Kite flying! This is perfect for the first time kite flyer. You learn the essential skills needed to fly kites, including safety, wind theory, hands-on kite-flying, and power control.

Kiteboarding Intro Class

Kiteboarding Intro Class

(2.5 hours) This session gives the student some first-hand experience, but we go light on the theory. This session gives the student the feeling of flying the kite on land, and in the water too.

Kiteboarding 10day Course

Kiteboarding 10day Course

(30 hours) This course will gives you a solid foundation in the sport of kiteboarding. This course covers all the basic skills, more theory and more time to work on skills mastery, in a variety of conditions.

Discover Kiteboarding Class

Discover Kiteboarding Class

(3.5 Hours) This lesson is the first installment to learn the sport. Core skills, wind direction, and site selection, kite flying skills on land and in the water, harness technique, body dragging, and an intro to the board.

Shared Kiteboarding lessons

Shared Kiteboarding lessons

Shared lessons Available for all classes. Learn kiteboarding with Action Sports Maui, 20 years of professional kiteboarding instruction experience.

Private Ride Along Lessons

Private Ride Along Lessons

Unleash your full Kiteboarding potential with customized personal training. Available for all skill levels, or your first time riding on Maui. We ride with you to provide advice and assistance.

Kids Kiteboarding Lessons

Kids Kiteboarding Lessons

The kids program is fun and we safely teach kids, age-appropriate kite flying skills. Ideal age range is 9-12years: Our Instructors have specialty IKO certification training to teach the kids program.

Kiteboarding 5day Course

Kiteboarding 5day Course

(15 hours) This is the best course to to get a solid foundation in the sport. This is the minimum level to practice safely on your own, or when buying your own gear.

Advanced 10day Course

Advanced 10day Course

(30 hrs) Advanced training program, for people with previous experience, that can ride upwind in both directions. We cover basic jibing (see IKO level 3), riding skills, basic jumps, safety training, and a variety of more advanced skills.

Kiteboarding Safety Lessons

Kiteboarding Safety Lessons

Learn kiteboarding with Action Sports Maui, 20 years of professional kiteboarding instruction and unmatched experience.

Assistant Instructor Course

Assistant Instructor Course

(5 days) Become an IKO certified Assistant Kiteboarding Instructor. This AITC course is your first step in a professional instructor career. This course prepares you to start working in a kiteboarding school.

Instructor Training Courses

Instructor Training Courses

(5 days) Become a certified kiteboarding instructor, with IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization), the world's most widely recognized certification. The Five-day IKO ITC courses have scheduled dates.

IKO Certification

IKO Certification

The International Kiteboarding Organization (I.K.O.) is the world’s largest kiteboarding community, with a worldwide organization of kiteboarding schools, instructors, and kiteboarders. IKO Kiteboarding programs help you learn in a safe way and reach your goals.

Discover Kiteboarding Class

Discover Kiteboarding Class

(3.5 Hours) This lesson is the first installment to learn the sport. Core skills, wind direction, and site selection, kite flying skills on land and in the water, harness technique, body dragging, and an intro to the board.

Upwind Riding Lessons

Upwind Riding Lessons

Ride Upwind stronger and with more confidence. Our Upwind Riding lessons give you the skills and knowledge to master this vital skill.

Kitefoilboarding Sessions

Kitefoilboarding Sessions

We offer Kitefoilboarding Freeride Sessions on Kite Beach Maui. Improve your riding and learn new skills with our exclusive programs. Call for details.

About our Kiteboarding School

About our Kiteboarding School

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...

Advanced Foilboard Lessons

Advanced Foilboard Lessons

Advanced Kite Foilboarding Lessons include Riding Foils in Waves and other advanced Skills. We offer all levels of Kitefoilboarding Instruction.

Advanced Freestyle Lessons

Advanced Freestyle Lessons

Our exclusive Advanced Freestyle Lessons Available with our senior instructors. Our private sessions cover a range of advances techniques.

Foilboard Big-Air Lessons

Foilboard Big-Air Lessons

Advanced Kite Foilboarding Lessons include Big-Air Jumping techniques other advanced Skills. We offer all levels of Kitefoilboarding Instruction.

Directional Board Riding

Directional Board Riding

Learn to ride a Directional Surfboard. Surf style is the latest kiteboarding super trend, not just for ocean kiting either. We cover the basics all the way to advanced wave riding with sessions from our specialty instructors.

Foilboard Freeride Freestlye Lessons

Foilboard Freeride Freestlye Lessons

We offer our exclusive Foilboard Freeride Freestlye Lessons from our specialty instructors. Call for details.

Riding in Waves 101

Riding in Waves 101

Learn how to survive in waves and ride with confidence. We teach you the skills you will need to ride in the surf. Call for more details.

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