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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…

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…

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…

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 each Section, there is a short test to make sure you have understood the information. You will use this as a way of checking your progression. The IKO has released a NEW AND IMPROVED 6th Edition! The handbook covers the first 3 IKO Recreational Kiteboarding Levels: Discovery, Intermediate, and Independent . This new Edition has now been expanded to 92 pages with more full-color pictures for demonstration along with updated quizzes and answers designed to test your knowledge ensuring that you know safe kiteboarding. This…

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…

General Information

GENERAL INFORMATION Action Sports Maui is the center of Watersports Lessons and Ocean Sports Education, tours and adventures, and is Hawaii’s original kiteboarding center. For a quick overview of our school go to our “At a Glance” page. Our Instructors are full-time, well trained professionals that are dedicated to their sports; Surfing, Standup, Windsurfing, Kiteboarding. Take a look at our Action Calendar  for special events & Clinics. And don’t forget to check our Kite-van out at Kitebeach at Kanaha Beach Park, and our new Surf Center in Kihei. Hawaii is one of the best and easiest places to learn to surf. Being located in the center of the Pacific Ocean. Pure ocean swells combined with our off-shore reefs give us a variety of quality waves to ride. In the summer the south shore has the better surf, with a swell originating in the south…

Kiteboarding FAQ

      Frequently Asked Questions Is kiteboarding difficult to learn? Is kiteboarding easier than windsurfing? Where can I do it? How much does the gear cost? Do I need to take lessons? Is Kiteboarding safe? Can I learn Kiteboarding from watching a video? How about books and DVD’s? When should I take a lesson? Where should I take a lesson? Should I buy a trainer Kite before the lesson? Is flying a trainer kite a substitute for a lesson? I have windsurfed for 20 years, will that make me a better kitesurfer? How long will it take me to learn? Can I check it out first? What is the maximum age that you will teach? What is that minimum age for your students? Is kiteboarding fun?   Q. Is kiteboarding difficult to learn? A. Learning to kiteboard…

Discover Kiteboarding

DISCOVER KITEBOARDING Start Kitesurfing the safe and fun way, and get all the skills you need, faster! Your first day Kiteboarding is one of the most important in your 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 you will have in the first few hours or even minutes. At Action Sports Maui we know how important your first day is, and we do our very best to give you  a safe, fun and empowering experience. Everybody is different: Kiteboarding combines two skill sets, “Kite Flying”, and “Board Riding”. Some student kiteboarders will have some of these skills from other sports like wakeboarding or flying kites as a kid. There are paragliders, pilots, windsurfers and other sportsmen that will have some background experiences to…

Learn to Kiteboard

LEARN to KITEBOARD LEARN WITH US: Action Sports Maui has been teaching the sport of kiteboarding since the beginning. We have tons of experience teaching all kinds of people to learn to kiteboard. We love to teach and make the learning process fun. We started as a Kiteboard school and that is our main focus, teaching people to Kiteboard. Learning is easier than ever before, with better equipment and better instruction methods. LEARN TO KITE: Kiteboarding is a fast and fun water-sport that is easy to set up, transport and just uses the power of the wind. You can do it almost anywhere, on lakes rivers, dams, reservoirs, and beaches, even on the snow. There are kiteboarding destinations all over the country and all around the world. Once you have mastered the basics you can explore many fun and exciting…

Kiteboarding for kids

 KITES FOR KIDS PROGRAM Kiteflying for kids is the safe and fun way, to introduce them to the sport. 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 at an early age for wind powered sports as they grow, and master the necessary skills. Kids first day: 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….