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Kiteboarding Travel Tips

      Master Kitesurfing Instructor, David Dorn, has been visiting the Islands for over thirty years and now lives here permanently. He knows from experience that traveling combined with Kitesurfing presents its own unique set of challenges. Use some or all of Dave’s tried and proven hints and you’ll survive many of the common pitfalls that beset the Maui greenhorn. Rent your Kitesurfing Board Airlines are becoming more strict on excess baggage and can charge you a large fee to fly with your board. To save money and hassle lugging around you stick, why not just rent the board when you get here. This is the latest kiteboarder’s travel trend. You can rent just the days you ride, and you can try different boards for different days….

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 sport. Kiteboarding is an extreme sport that requires accurate information and specific techniques to be done safely (Just like scuba diving) So you definitely want to seek out the very best instruction available. Originality When compared to other schools, our school should be your first choice. We were the original (first) kiteboarding school in Hawaii since 1996 and have been teaching full time since 1997′ (far longer than any other school). We have taught more people to kiteboard and have developed many…

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 kiteboarding. Assistant Instructors can begin working in kiteboarding schools and under the supervision of an IKO L2 instructors.  The AITC is a prerequisite if you intend on following an ITC (instructor’s course L1). The courses can be scheduled on demand, or are listed on the IKO Training Calendar, and can be arranged before ITC courses. Training Course:  The training is organized in 3 steps and is completed in a minimum of 5 days. The 2 first steps are: – Evaluation…

Coral Reef Protection

      Coral Reef Protection E malama o ke kai (to care for the ocean) As an olelo noeau (Hawaiian proverb) states, “Malama i ke kai, a malama ke kai ia oe!” which means care for the ocean and the ocean will care for you. The Hawaiian word “Malama” (mah-lah-mah), means to take care of, tend, attend, care for, preserve, protect, beware, save, maintain. Malama is often heard in reference to taking care of Hawaii’s natural resources- Malama ka ‘āina. Coral Reef Protection and Ocean Etiquette When engaging in the marine environment we should remember that the ocean and near shore reefs are home to a multitude of species. The biology of the coral reef is an amazing interaction of elemental forces and the balance between all the species that visit and inhabit the reef. Humans have a role…

Instructor Course Booking Procedures

KITEBOARDING INSTRUCTOR COURSE Booking Procedures Booking Procedures. Each course is a special event. To see when courses are available you can check the training calendar, or check the schedule of the individual training center. Each Instructor Course requires extensive preparation and organization. Instructor courses are usually scheduled months in advance. The lead in time is used to prepare the course and the candidates. Many candidates will travel internationally or long distance to attend courses, so their travel arrangements and schedules need to be set in advance. Enrollment: To enroll in the course you should fill out the Application Form, and/or contact the organizer with your details email, phone number and dates. The organizer will send you the course requirements and information via email, or send you the links to the website info. The candidates should read the information thoroughly,…

Instructor Training

  The IKO certification is accepted worldwide and is the most highly regarded qualification in the industry. Upon successful completion of the instructor’s requirements, the course graduates will receive the official IKO Instructor Certificate signed by their trainers, and they will be registered on the IKO’s International Instructor database.” width=”570″ height=”380″ border=”0″ /> Instructor Training Instructor Training Courses Maui Our kiteboarding Instructor Training Courses are recognized around the world. There are a limited number of places available in each course so bookings are essential. The AITC (Assistant Instructor Course)  The Assistant Course is where you will learn about becoming a professional instructor, this 5-day course is designed to give you real experience working with professional instructors in a school setting. The course is divided into practical, theoretical, and technical sections. The assistant instructor will become proficient in technical aspects…

Maui Windsurfing Guide

“Whether you are are a windsurfing addict or a weekend warrior, you have probably discovered that Maui is a windsurfer’s paradise. This magical island has something to offer windsurfers of all levels; Beginners, Kids, First timers. All will like the tranquil waters in Maui’s bays and coves, or the extreme athletes will hit the waves on the many reef breaks, Speed sailors will revel in the focused wind blasting over 40 knots in Ma’aleaa Bay’s Speed Beach. Maui has it all.”  Aloha, David Dorn WHAT MAKES MAUI SPECIAL OCEANIC CULTURE MAUI BEACHES KANAHA BEACH MAUI SEASONS MAUI GEOGRAPHY WINDSURFING KIDS CAMPS WINDSURF LESSONS WAVE SAILING WAVESAILING SPOTS BEGINNER WAVESAILING HOOKIPA BREAKS THE BONE YARD THE WEIRD WAVE WINDSURF RULES NORTH SHORE MAP 11…

How to SUP Standup Paddle Surf

  How to Standup Paddle Surf – SUP by David Dorn. Standup PADDLE Surfing is a modern revival of an older surfing style from EARLY PART OF THE  last century. The original INSPIRATION for this sport may have come from fishermen standing in their canoes and catching waves. This skill has now evolved into the sport we now know as Standup paddle boarding. Boards: Standup Boards are wider than regular surfboards, and usually have more volume. This adds to their stability at slow speeds. This is known a static stability. The greater the static stability the easier the board is to learn on. This simply put means bigger is better. When learning How to SUP Standup Paddle Surf, larger riders will want larger boards. Longer is not always more stable. Mostly it is the width that aids initial…

How Waves are Made

How Waves are Made “Understanding the elemental forces that create our ocean waves, and the processes that deliver the surf to our beaches will help you to better appreciate the different surf conditions that exist, and to better participate in ocean surfing sports. Wind, weather, tides, and land-forms all have their effect on the types of wave that we experience at the shoreline. Lets take a look at the basics of How waves are Made”. Aloha, David Dorn. Ocean Waves Formation: Ocean waves are usually formed by a distant wind. Usually storms generate strong winds that act on the ocean’s surface for several days. The strength of the wind, and the duration it blows have a factor on how the resulting waves will be. The area which the wind affects the surface is called the fetch. The larger the fetch,…

Surfing 201

Beyond Basics Surfing Course for Intermediates Surfing 201 in the follow on course for surfers who have mastered the basics covered in Surfing 101. Surfing 201 takes a deeper look into understanding the forces that we use in surfing and the techniques we will use to catch more waves, and ride more waves. Before reading this section you should have already read Surfing 101 and the section of How waves are made. Reading the Waves: Understanding the surfing area is crucial to understanding how the waves work and distribute their power. Most beginners cannot get into position, because they lack the skills or knowledge. or they have failed to read the conditions correctly. This diagram illustrates the typical surf break scenarios. The waves are breaking away from shore on a shallow bottom, either a reef break or a sandbar….