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Why Choose Action Sports Maui

WHY CHOOSE ACTION SPORTS MAUI? Not all schools are the same. So when you are comparing schools you should look at the quality of the instruction, their track record, reputation, and the teaching methods they use. The first few lessons and hours that you spend learning will either make or break your future in the…

Protected: Kiteboard Jump Technique

Kiteboard Jump Technique Learning to jump is easy if someone shows you how. Snowboarders and surfers may have some crossover when learning the jump. There are several components of the jump, the board steering, the body position, the sheeting of the kite, and the timing. You may want to practice the body positions in front…

Kiteboard Hand Signals

When communicating on-water or over a distance, wind and wave noise will drown out almost all verbal communication. So it is necessary for kiteboarders to use visual communications to signify their intent, and especially useful is using hand signals. There are a specific set of hand signals that are in wide use, and are widely…

How to Read a Weather Map

HOW TO READ A WEATHER MAP by David Dorn “Weather Maps may seem confusing when you first see them. But you can learn the basics easily. The information they contain helps us to understand the current weather picture and to make future weather predictions. Just looking out your window only tells you the immediate weather…

Maui Ocean Safety

  Maui Ocean Safety – BE BEACH SMART SECURITY: Theft is a big problem at all beaches and parks in Hawaii. Thieves will break windows to get into cars. Always lock your car, do not take valuables to the beach, do not lose your car key in the ocean, do not lock your keys is your…

Sailsafe Windsurfing Guidelines

Maui Boardsailing Association Sail Safe Guidelines for windsurfing on Maui In the interest of promoting safe and enjoyable windsurfing for everyone on Maui, the Maui Boardsailing Association has drawn up the guidelines for beach and water etiquette and safety. please adhere to these guidelines so we can continue to enjoy this great water sport on…

Online Education

Online Education The Online Education system, is a series of knowledge based courses that you can take online. These courses are designed to be a complimentary part of the kiteboarder’s learning path. Regular kiters, as well as instructors can take courses to improve their knowledge, some courses are free to members, you will need to…

Kiteboarder Handbook

IKO Kiteboarder Handbook The New IKO Kiteboarder Handbook goes hand in hand with your lessons from your instructor. It follows the same Kiteboarder Program that your lessons are based on, and includes very important information on Equipment, Weather, Tides, Safety, Riding Techniques- as well as lots of other very useful information. At the end of…

Kiteboarder Certification Card

Kiteboarder Certification Card When you are a student learning from an IKO Instructor, you receive an IKO Kiteboarder Certification Card as part of your training package. The IKO Card certifies your skill level and is verification as you continue to train and develop. Your Instructor will fill in the remaining levels until you are a…

Kiteboard Instructor Training

  Join the world’s largest kiteboarding community Join the IKO’s Global Instructor Network IKO Assistant Instructor Course Duration: 5 days Location: Kanaha Beach, Maui, Hawaii USA Host School: Action Sports Maui [metaslider id=562] The AITC is a recognized IKO certification course. The assistant instructor program is perfect for candidates with no prior teaching background in…