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training day with kitegirl, Suzie and her kitesurtfing instructor using a 5-line Naish kitesurfing kite. One of the advanced kiteboarding jumps that students learn in the kitesurfing courses offerred by the school
Action Sports Maui, is Maui's original kiteboarding center, and the largest school of kiteboarding in Hawaii.
actively teaching the sport of kiteboarding full time for over 15 years.
This provides unmatched experience and depth to the lesson program.

Our lessons cater to every level of rider from beginner to advanced.
You will be kiteboarding confidently & safely, in the shortest amount of time possible.
We believe that the learning process shoudl be fun.
Lessons are at "Kite Beach Maui" with near perfect kitesurfing weather.
Hawaiian trade winds provide more kitable days per year than any other destination.
Kiteboarding is constantly evolving, and so are our training techniques.
ASM is an official IKO test-Lab where we develop newer and better methodology to improve the teaching techniques used worldwide.
This guarantees that our students allways have the latest tools to become safe and independent kiteboarders.
Action Sports has sucessfully taught thousands of kiteboarders over the years.
and every year many students return for more advanced levels of training.


Learning to kiteboard is now easier than ever before.
New equipment and Instruction techniques have made the sport safer and easier. The learning time has been cut in half.
Come and try it for yourself, and enjoy the Action.


Start kiteboarding the safe and fun way, and get all the skills you need, faster!

Action Sports Maui, is Maui's original kiteboarding center.  We combine tradition and experience with the latest technology. Our lessons cater to every level of rider from beginner to advanced. Our mission is to get you kiteboarding confidently &  safely in the shortest amount of time possible and make the learning process fun. Students receive quality instruction exclusively from IKO certified Instructors.  Our school is located at the world famous "Kite Beach Maui" which offers great weather conditions year round. The reliable trade winds blow consistently, providing the most kitable days and the island's geography naturally funnels the wind to concentrate its direction and strength. Our lessons are held at Kite Beach, and our students have access to our exclusive facilities at Kite Beach Club more...

Our regularly scheduled lesson plans include: Kiteboarding Intro Class, Discover Kiteboarding Class, Kiteboarding Shared Group Class, Kiteboarding Short Course 3day, Kiteboarding 5-day Course, Kiteboarding 10-day Course, Advanced 10-day Course, Kiteboarding for Kids, Kiteboarding Private training, Assistant Instructor Course, Kiteboarding Instructor Course, Medic FirstAid Course, Women's kiteboarding Clinics, Guide & caddy service, Equipment Outfitting, Kite Club.

Our friendly IKO certified kiteboarding instructors will focus on your individual needs, to make your learning experience safe and rewarding.  Choosing a genuine Affiliated IKO Center like Action Sports Maui guarantees that you will be taught according to the International Kiteboarding Organization's high safety standards & techniques. Action Sports is Maui's premier IKO Affiliated Center, School ID#372. Action Sports is Maui's ONLY certified IKO Center. We are the only school in Hawaii to be part of the IKO Kiteboarding network with over 140 of the world's best school's in the world's best kiteboarding destinations. We only use 100 percent IKO Certified instructors. Feel free to verify our status at the IKO's official website.
We guarantee that you will only receive the very best instruction from real Certified kiteboarding Instructors.

Kiteboarder education: Since the beginning our roots have been in instruction and ocean sports education. Action Sports was a pioneer in the beginning of kiteboarding and was the birthplace of the first kite teaching systems. Ever since the sport's beginning kiteboarders of all levels come to Action Sports Maui to receive instruction and be trained and certified with the latest methods. Education is the key to making these sports safe and accessible.
IKO Kiteboarding Certification:
Action Sports Maui is home to the International Kiteboarding Organization's teaching standard, and is an official IKO Affiliated Center member of the prestigious IKO School Network (ID# 372). The I.K.O. system is the worlds biggest kiteboarding community and most widely accepted certification for kiteboarding Instruction. IKO covers all levels of kiteboarding.
Our owner: Our school is owned and operated by David Dorn, who is the top level certified IKO instructor trainer/examiner, and training master. David has recently been appointed as the Training Director of the IKO organization, and is now responsible for instructor training worldwide.
Our Instructor team: Our team includes dedicated instructors and trainers, who utilize the safest teaching procedures, and the industry's most respected Training System. Each Action Sports Instructor receives ongoing training to help them reach the highest standards.
Your lessons:
In your lessons the emphasis is on safety, hands-on experience and just the right amount of technical information. Every kiteboarding student receives an official IKO Kiteboarder Certification card.

IKO Kiteboarder CardThe IKO International Kiteboarding Organization, is a kiteboarding training & certification system that has a worldwide recognized network of affiliated kiteboarding schools. IKO is the worlds largest kiteboarding community.
With your IKO card you can continue your training in any one of the certified schools, & rent equipment appropriate to your level. Get kiteboarder insurance & other benifits.
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Get IKO Certified.The skill set taught to beginners has the essential core elements which are needed for more advanced levels of riding. With the emphasis on control, the students gain more confidence and learn faster. Safety and retention has been improved and the sport is more accessible than ever. That is why you are now seeing more women and children entering the sport. NB: Lessons are a must.
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 Kiteboarding Intro Class  2.5 hrs ("Intro") $199.00 (+ Tax)                  No experience required

(The best value). This lesson is the fastest way to try Kiting! This session gives the student the chance to try kiteboarding without the long safety talks, and too much theory. This session gives the student the chance to try the gear and get the feel for flying the kite, on land and in the water too. Students get the chance to try a bit of everything, and we go at the students pace. Essential kite flying skills are taught on land and in the water, including harness technique and board handling skills. This lesson covers the bare essentials without too much talking. We include all the gear, and show you, the control system, and safety systems and self rescue, launching, landing and intro to the board technique. We supply right size gear for each different student of sizes appropriate to each step of your learning curve. With our hands on learning technique, you will be spend more time doing and less time talking, you can progress at your own pace. Beach basics, Gear Intro, Trainer Kites, Control bar, Safety system, Self-rescue, Body-drag and Water flying. This lesson gives you an insight into our longer training courses, and you can upgrade at any time. No previous experience is required. Students with previous watersports experience and board skills will learn even faster because our one-to-one instructor ratio ensures that you will learn at your own pace.
*Some conditions apply, see our terms and conditions page.


 

 


 Discover Kiteboarding Class  3.5 hrs ("Day 1") $279.00 (+ Tax)                  Level 1

(The most popular single day lesson). This lesson is a perfect way to experience Kiteboarding! This lesson gives an introduction to the sport of kiteboarding. Covering the core skills. Wind direction and site selection, Essential kite flying skills are taught on land and in the water, including harness technique and board handling skills. This lesson covers all the wind theory, basic safety protocols, use of safety systems and self rescue procedures, launching, landing and intro to the waterstart technique. We supply all the necessary equipment in a range of sizes appropriate to each step of your learning curve. With our progression technique, you will be spend more time doing and less time talking, you can progress at your own pace. Ground School, Trainer Kite, Safety systems, Self rescue and Water flying. This lesson can be the first installment in one of our longer training courses, so you can decide if you want to upgrade at any time. No previous experience is required. Students with previous watersports experience and board skills will learn even faster because our one-to-one instructor ratio ensures that you will learn at your own pace.
For more information about our Discover Kiteboarding program click here.  

*Some conditions apply, see our terms and conditions page.

*IKO Kiteboarding Certification Card included!


 Kiteboarding Shared/ Group Classes  3hrs   $149.00 pp (+ Tax)                  Level 1

Families or couples that want to play together, can take the group lesson. This option is good if you have a little more time and want to learn at a relaxed pace. Students share the experience, will learn the same skills at a slightly slower pace, taking turns and assisting each other. This class also shows students how to work together as a team. Each student learn both ends of the kite and learns the launching and landing skills necessary to being a good kite buddy. Often couples will take this class together. And family groups will too. We do not recommended to exceed 2 or 3 people per class. Participants should be at a similar experience level to each other. This group class is 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.
*Some conditions apply, see our terms and conditions page.
     

 

 


 Kiteboarding Short Course  3-Day   $695.00 (+ Tax)                       Level 2

This 3-lesson course includes 10 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 of challenging schedule. This course is designed for people with some prior watersports experience. The days need not be consecutive. The lesson covers all the techniques in the Kite Intro Class, Covering the core skills. Wind direction and site selection, Essential kite flying skills are taught on land and in the water, including harness technique and board handling skills. This lesson covers all the basic safety protocols, safety systems and self rescue procedures, launching, landing and waterstart technique. With our progression method, you can advance at your own pace. We supply all the equipment necessary, 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 independent and intend to buy their own gear.   
*Some conditions apply, see our terms and conditions page.

*IKO Kiteboarding Certification Card included!


 Kiteboarding 5-Day Course  $1050.00 (+ Tax)                      Level 3

This 5-lesson course includes 15 hours of kiteboarding instruction spread over five days. This is a popular discounted package. The classic course gives the student a great head start in the sport of kiteboarding. In the industry this is considered to be the basic level of training for those purchasing kiteboarding equipment. This course covers, Introduction to the sport video presentation, Equipment selection, rigging and tuning for the various conditions, safe launching procedures assisted launching and self-launching, waterstarts and water recoveries. How to navigate around moving & fixed objects. Students will have a solid understanding of kiteboarding safety protocols and self-rescue procedures. A complete range of boards and kites are provided to accelerate the learning process. This course is recommended for people with no previous watersports training who want to learn the sport of kiteboarding and have a thorough understanding of all the skills, and develop board riding skills. Students with previous watersports experience and board riding skills will achieve an even higher skill level according to their previous experience.  
*Some conditions apply, see our terms and conditions page.

*IKO Kiteboarding Certification Card included!

 


 Kiteboarding 10-Day Course    $2050.00 (+ Tax)

This 10-lesson course includes 30 hours of kiteboarding instruction spread over ten days. This is a discounted package. This comprehensive course gives the student a solid foundation in the sport of kiteboarding. This course is the fast track into kiteboarding covering all the basic skills covered in the "Classic" course including equipment handling, kite-control skills, launching and landing techniques,  safety systems and Ride-safe protocols. Students then progress to planing, riding and jibing, upwind riding skills. 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 Maui residents who are committed to enter the sport safely and competently. The hours in this course can be spread out to suit the work or vacation schedule.
*Some conditions apply, see our terms and conditions page.

*IKO Kiteboarding Certification Card included!


 Kiteboarding Advanced 10-Day Course  $2195.00 (+ Tax)

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 (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 looping are covered. In this course your instructor rides with you and give constant on water support,  feedback and coaching. We can cover any specialties including, down-winders, and crossings. Best® and Naish® SLE (bow) performance kites will be used along with; directional, twin-tip, or wakeboard style boards. This is the most advanced kiteboarding course available on Maui. This course is a suitable preparation course for kitesurfers preparing for the IKO* instructor training courses (ITC's). Kiteboarding Manual, and DVD Available.   
*Some conditions apply, see our terms and conditions page.

*IKO Kiteboarding Certification Card included!
 


 Kiteboarding for KIDS  $155.00 (+ Tax) 2hrs

The kids program is designed to be fun and teach the kids the basic kite flying skills. sharing these skills with young kids helps prepare them of wind powered sports as they grow, and master the necessary skills. Kids aged from 5-9years: Kids are special, and they are fast learners. We have lots of experience teaching kite flying to young children. We have special Clinics, and activities, and mixed family sessions. Our instructors have specialty training to prepare them for our kids program. For Kids 9-12 years Old: Our "Teaching Kiteboarding to Kids" Course is recognized by the IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization) and is taught in selected schools by specially trained Kiteboarding instructors. 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. Much depends on the experiences that kids will have in the first few hours or even minutes. 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.  Click here for more information about the KITE 4 KIDS program.*Some conditions apply, see our terms and conditions page.

 


 Kiteboarding Private Training from $80-$100  (+ Tax) per hour

Our professional Certified kiteboarding Instructors can help you unleash your full Kiteboarding potential with customized personal training. The program is tailored to your individual needs and desires. All levels of kiteboarding are available. If you have never ridden on Maui before we strongly recommend taking an Orientation class, Our instructors can ride with you, giving you on-water instruction, advice and assistance. We teach on directional, twintips. Your choice of freeride, freestyle or waklestyle.  Four-line, Five-line, Bow-Kite, Foil-Kite techniques are available. You have access to our complete range of the latest equipment or you can bring your newly purchased equipment along for assembly, customizing and tune-up. We can arrange downwind coast runs, crossings, inter-island instruction, international instruction, Private Lessons are available in; Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, & English. For more information about Kiteboard Private Training click here to go to our page for more details. if you have a special requirement or some questions about our programs, just send us and email.
*Some conditions apply, see our terms and conditions page.

 


 Kiteboarding Guide & caddy Services (poa)

Our professional Certified kiteboarding Instructors are available to guide you and caddy your gear for your kiteboarding sessions here on Maui. members of our Kite Club, and IKO cardholders can receive this exclusive service by appointment. Kite for an hour or kite for week. We can arrange to ship and or store your gear, or ride one of our latest quiver of Naish or Cabrinha wings. The program is customized to your needs. This service is only available to Kite Club members and IKO Kiteboarder cardholders (3n or above).

*Please present your IKO kiteboarder 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 and email.
*Some conditions apply, see our terms and conditions page.

IKO Kiteboarder Card


 Kiteboarding Assistant Instructor Course (AITC)    3-Day     $350.00 (+ Tax)

Start your career by becoming an IKO certified Assistant Kiteboarding Instructor. This is your first step to becoming a professional IKO Kiteboarder logo.instructor, and teaches you the basic skills that will allow you to start working in a kiteboarding school. The Three-day IKO AITC courses are available on demand so pre-registration is recommended. This IKO Course requires IKO Level "3N" skill levels or greater. The courses cover basic kiteboarding teaching techniques, school organization etc. Upon completion of the course, assistant instructors undergo a practical skills test and an Instruction test to obtain the Assistant Instructor Certification. This International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO) certification is recognized in more than 40 Countries worldwide. For details of the different Instructor Courses go to our Kiteboarding Instructor Courses information Page. This course is a prerequisite for the Level1 instructor course (ITC). To apply for this course please download the Prerequisites, Information Sheet and the Application form. *Participants must be over 16 and have, current Adult CPR and First Aid certification. *The cost of this Training does not include the $50 pre-registration fee paid to IKO. *Some conditions apply, see our terms and conditions page.
*Assistant Instructor Certificate included!, *Assistant Instructor Manual Included!

 


 Kiteboarding Instructor Training Course (ITC)     5-Day     $1050.00 (+ Tax)

Become a part of this exciting sport as an IKO certified kiteboarding instructor. Action Sports proudly offers Instructor Certification Courses from the IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization), the world's most widely recognized certification. The Five-day IKO ITC courses are available on scheduled dates and pre-registration is required because the course numbers are limited. Prospective kiteboarding instructors should check out the entry requirements and prerequisites for this course. The IKO Course requires IKO Level "3N" riding/skill levels or greater. The Assistant Course (AIC) is a prerequisite for this ITC. The courses cover kiteboarding instructional techniques, psychology, and communication techniques. Upon completion of the course,  instructors undergo a practical skills International Kiteboarding Organization Logotest, written exam and a live instruction test to obtain the Instructor Certification.
For details of the upcoming Instructor Courses go to our Kiteboarding Instructor Courses information Page.  *Participants must be over 18 and have, current Adult CPR and First Aid certification. Airfare and accommodation packages to Maui are available.
*Some conditions apply, see our terms and conditions page.
*Kiteboarding Instructor Certificate and *Instructor's Teaching Manual included. IKO Instructor ID Card (also available)!


 Medic FirstAid-CPR Course (ITC)    1-Day     $90.00 (+ Tax)                             ( FirstAid-CPR is required for all instructor levels)

Medic First Aid and CPR Course: Current Adult CPR and First Aid certification course. (This course is scheduled to precede the ITC & IEC courses). This course is open to all adults. The 1-day Medic FirstAid / CPR Course (courses run up to 6 to 7hours) depending on scheduling and breaks. This course includes Audiovisual presentations, live demonstrations, practical exercises, a written test and a Medic First Aid CPR Course.practical test. This course is essential for all instructor training courses, and watersportsmen. These skills can save a life. Adult First Aid & CPR techniques are covered in this 1-Day course. Class sizes are limited so book ahead to avoid disappointment. This course can be used as a refresher or recertification for expired providers. CPR certification is valid for two years from certification date. Course costs $90.00     
*Some conditions apply, see our terms and conditions page.
*includes a manual and Certification card.  
 


WOMEN'S KITEBOARDING CLINICS with our celebrity kiteboarders.

WOMEN'S KITEBOARDING CLINICs with our celebrity guest women Pro-kiters. Including Tonia Farman and Clarissa Hempel. Come and join one of these exclusive events,

You are invited to attend one of our exclusive Women's only Kiteboarding Clinics The clinics are open to all women kiters that are (IKO L3#) upwind riders with their own gear. Register at Kite Club Maui or call Action Sports Maui. Reservations are essential because numbers are limited. The Clinics begin at 11am till 5:00pm each day, We cover all skill levels of riding from cruising, basic jumping, boosting, wake-style, and spins. If you are from out of town and need assistance with accommodation for the event, send an email. Numbers are limited so book early to make your reservation. The clinic is free, bring your own lunch Click for more info...
*Some conditions apply, see our terms and conditions page.

Since 1996Olden DaysAction Sports created the world's first full-service Kiteboarding School. Leading the way in kiteboarding instruction since the beginning. Working with the pioneers and innovators of the sport to create the basic safety protocols still in useWipika Classic Kiteboardertoday, and developed the original certified teaching systems. Action was the original center for Kiteboarder instructor training and to date has trained the largest number of kiteboarding students & instructors in Hawaii.

Kiteboarding is constantly evolving, ASM is an official IKO Test-lab center where we develop and test the latest instructional methods for our worldwide teaching network. Today's students have more control, more confidence, and more motivation, and now in 2014 they get double the water time! Our lessons are designed to give every student the tools they need to ultimately become fully independent kiteboarders. And we constantly innovate and evolve to keep pace with the demands of today's students. Ridesafe logo.Action Sports Maui has taught thousands of people to kiteboard over the years. Including accomplished kiteboarders, certified instructors, & career professionals.


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