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Kiteboarding Lessons – Overview

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…

Learning to Kiteboard on Maui

Learn to Kiteboard on Maui Learning to Kiteboard is Fun, with our patient and professional Instructors. We have all kinds of beginner lessons and advanced lessons too. Our lessons are located at Kite Beach on Maui’s north shore. This location has a sandy beach in a cove surrounded by a protective reef. This creates a…

Local Kiteboarding Community

LOCAL SCENE: At Action Sports we have built a community of kiteboarders around our love for the sport. As the first school we have taken on a responsibility to the community to make the sport safer, and to foster responsible kiteboarding practices. We helped create a working system on Maui whereby kiteboarding can be enjoyed alongside the traditional watersports, and integrate with the wider community. As pioneers and early promoters of kiteboarding we established high safety standards and solid techniques that we shared with the local kiteboarders, that became the blueprint for the lesson program as well as the local kiting guidelines. The Safe kiting guidelines were adopted by the local kitesurfing community that eventually became the basis for the local rules and the formation of our local kiteboarding association. We are proud to be a part of a vital…

Riding a Kitefoilboard – Video

Riding a Kitefoilboard – Video Kitefoilboarding at Kanaha Beach Maui, with David Dorn. Stay tuned after this video for more Foilboard Tutorial Videos. Or click on the Icon on the top left side of the screen for the Full Video Playlist.  

The Action Sports Difference

The Action Sports Difference   Expert Instructors ASM is has the best and most experienced instructors on Maui, they are trained and *Certified under the internationally Recognized teaching standards. Action Sports Maui known globally for its highly trained instructors. Every single member of our team is professionally trained and certified, and has the experience to tailor the lessons to the individual Kiter.   Personalized Lessons Our team’s goal is to help the individual student reach their goals while maintaining the highest levels of safety, using only the latest proven and approved teaching methods available. Our goal is to help kites reach independent level, while enjoying the learning experience. Every student learns differently and our instructors have the  experience and training to allow them to adapt and tailor the lesson to the individual learning styles, while never compromising safety. Each student…

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…

Protected: Kiteboarder Jump Zone

  Kiteboarder Jump Zone When you want to jump you must look to see if the area is clear of people and obstacles. We move in four dimensions, left/right upwind/downwind, high/low, and time. You should always share the water with other kiters, and give way to others when jumping. Keep in mind how much room…

Protected: Kiteboarder’s Blind Spot

  Kiteboarder’s Blind Spot Learning to deal with traffic on the water is not just about knowing the ROW rules. You should also take into account that kiteboarders have a large blind spot. If you ride in someone’s blind spot they cannot see you and you could become involved in an accident. More than meets the eye: Most collisions occur because someone wasn’t looking where they were going. Beginners look at the kite, and intermediates look where they want to go, and surfers look at the waves. How often when you are riding do you look behind you? The Blind Spots: Behind and upwind of every kiteboarder is a large blind spot where they cannot see and where they do not normally look. This is made worse by kiters using helmets which may reduce their peripheral awareness. Also salt spray…

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 of a mirror until you get a smooth , action down, try to visualize the jump, and if possible pay close attention to others jumping. Watching a video in slow motion can help, (if you know what to look for). In the blink of an eye: When you watch a kiter jump, it happens quickly and you may not see all the actions that go into the jump. Even experienced kiters cannot tell you exactly what they do, because they just learned by muscle…