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What is Wingsurfing?

Wingsurfing, Wingboarding, Winging are different names for the newest windsport on the scene. Wingsurfing has slowly been developing and isn’t yet on most peoples radar. Just in the last year or two Wingsurfing has begun to emerge on the windsports scene. As usual, Maui is at the forefront of this new wind-powered sport. Our team have been building and testing gear, and developing our wingsurf lesson program for several years, and we and now offer wingsurfing gear and specialty wingsurfing lessons. Wingsurfing can be relatively easy to learn, and we now have the tools to make it accessible to anyone reasonably fit and willing to learn. When wingsurfing you can can use a variety of boards, from stable SUP boards all the way up to advanced foilboards. The choice of board depends on your skill set and the conditions you…

Wing-surfing

Wing-surfing Book Now Calendar Book Now Wing-surfing Student WingSurfing: Wing-surfing is the fastest growing water sport right now. Still a young sport, it is growing and making a huge impact on the watersports world. Wing-surfing is like a cross between windsurfing and kiteboarding, that borrows the best of both worlds. We use a hand-held Wing…

IKO Kiteboarder vCard

New IKO Phone App and Kiteboarder vCard Each registered IKO member has their own vCard on their App. To access the vCard, the student/kiter has to download the IKO App on their phone, sign in to the app with their IKO account (same as on the website) and click on the vCard button to show…

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December on Maui

Winter Solstice December 21st. December is the wettest month in Hawaii, which is great as most of the islands have been in drought for a long time, this gives our aquifers a chance to recharge, and many parts of our island get to go green again. December is also a time of winter waves and…

Kite Trips Maui

Discover the exciting world of Maui kiteboarding:  We host Kite trips to Maui for all levels of Kiters and non-kiting family members. If you want to Kite every day in great conditions or mix Kiting with some sightseeing and cultural activities we have a plan to suit you. Each Kite Trip is customized to your needs and budget. We can arrange everything so you can relax and enjoy the experience. Maui is known as one of the most reliable and best kiteboarding locations on the planet, with warm side shore winds and accessible ocean and a range of conditions to suit every rider. Kiting Activities Include:  Available options include, Go free riding anytime, we tell you where to go, and we have give you daily weather updates.  Or join one of our; Advanced riding sessions, Supervised kiting for intermediates, Down…

Maui Weather Blog Today

** These predictions are for the generalized (Tradewind) airflow across the state, and localized mechanical wind effects (trees etc), and intermittent variables (rain/venturi/clouds/etc.) also need to be considered. Today’s Wind Forecast – Model Tables: Wind Yesterday:  Here is yesterday’s wind graph for Kanaha. Weather Map: Global weather patterns affect our local weather. Distant storms produce surf, and massive pressure systems create our winds. We can see these features on the Weather Map. Here is today’s weather map: [do_widget id=wunderground_forecast_widget-2] Tides on Maui: In general Tides only vary about 2 feet in range, While this is a small amount it makes a big difference because the water is shallow in many places and the reef can get close to the surface or exposed at low tides. At high tides, beaches become narrow and will have more shore-break. Pay attention to the tide…

Maui is the Adventure Sports Capital

Maui is the Adventure Sports Capital: Other islands have their highlights, Big island has great Diving, Kauai has great hiking, and Oahu has its famous surfing. But only Maui has all of these sports and More. Maui’s natural elements are a water-sports paradise with accessible ocean, waves, wind, and warm water. Maui’s Leeward shores are great for relaxing, swimming, snorkeling, and diving, SUP and learning to surf. And the windward shores have the more extreme conditions for the serious watersports men, Kiteboarding, Windsurf, Big Surf, and advanced SUP, Prone paddling, and more.  But it doesn’t stop there, Maui also has land based adventure sports like Downhill Biking, Hiking, Zip-lines, Paragliding, even ATVs, and Rappelling. There are also many other Exciting Adventures that are not strictly “sports” but adrenaline pumping activities nonetheless like; Helicopter rides, Harley Rides, Ultralight flights, Cave tours, Submarine Rides,…

Shore Break Warning

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. Also, watch out for logs and debris in the shore-break, even rocks can get thrown around and hit you. Your board too can become a projectile if it gets caught in the shore-break. If you do drop a kite or board in the shore-break, be very careful trying to retrieve it. Don’t get caught in-between the object and the shoreline when…

Climate Change Maui

Climate Change Maui: There is a lot of confusion about climate change. There are anthropogenic (man-made) factors that affect climate, like greenhouse gasses, deforestation, and pollution. This is a worldwide problem but has to be managed locally as well. Reducing our carbon footprint using renewable resources like solar and wind energy, as well as recycling…

Hurricanes in Hawaii

What is a hurricane?  A hurricane is a type of storm called a tropical cyclone, which forms over tropical or subtropical waters. … Tropical cyclones with maximum sustained surface winds of less than 39 miles per hour (mph) are called tropical depressions.Jul 5, 2017 https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/hurricane.html     Hurricane Formation: Hurricanes form over warm water. Hurricanes start out as storms and keep gaining their energy from warm water. Hurricanes will lose energy when they travel over colder water or land. Hurricanes carry strong winds and heavy rains, which can be a deadly combination.   Hurricane Warning: An announcement that hurricane conditions are expected within the specified area. Because outside preparedness activities become difficult once winds reach tropical storm force, warnings are issued 36 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds. Hurricane Season:  Hurricanes are most likely to occur…

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