Action Sports Maui Slideshow

Action Sports Maui Slideshow

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”.Continue reading

Learning to Kiteboard on Maui

Learn to Kiteboard on Maui

Learning to Kiteboard is Fun, with our patient and professionalKiteboarding on Maui 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 sort of lagoon where the water is calmer than the open ocean outside the reef. On Maui we have warm water all year round, no wet-suit needed, and we have reliable trade winds that are ideal for kiteboarding. In the lessons we supply all of the gear you need.  Which will include, kites and boards, as well as a harness, life-jacket and helmet, and rash-guard shirt. Kiteboarding is an extreme sport, but our lessons provide a safe environment to learn the basics. Our instructors select a kite size for each individual student. The size of the Kite should be matched to each individual person based on their size, experience level, and the wind speed. When learning you will start our with a smaller kite with less power, then progress to slightly larger kites as you gain control and confidence. having the correct kite size, is critical to safety, and is the difference between being scared or being comfortable and feeling in control. We only use the latest and best gear around. The latest equipment is usually the easiest to use, and the safest. Our instructors are trained and Certified with the worlds leading accreditation system. We have private lessons, and family group lessons, and longer courses available. Start times are usually 10:30am or 2pm 7 days a week.

Day one is lots of fun and might be the beginning of your new favorite sport. Try our one-day “Intro to kiteboarding” class, to check out the sport. After your first day you will want to do some more kiting, so we have longer courses for you too.  Go day-by-day or book one of our longer courses. We can go 1-day up to 20-days or more, it is all up to you. There are different options for you, so check out the lesson packages below to see which one is right for you. Our classes are available seven days a week, at Kanaha kite beach on the north shore. There are two times per day, 10:30am or 2:00pm. All lessons are strictly by appointment only so please call ahead to make a booking, or click the “Book now” button below for more details.

To make your reservation Book now , Text or Call: 1-808-283-7913

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. Continue reading

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.
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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.

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First Flight

 First Flight – Intro class  1.5 hrs (group) $99.00 (+ Tax)                  Your first experience

This lesson is the easiest way to try Kite flying! This is perfect for the first time kite flyer. Students learn the essential skills needed to fly kites, including safety, wind theory, hands-on kite-flying, and power control. This class is the first step in the kiteboard progression, and is fun for groups and all ages.  In this class you get the chance to try a flying the kite yourself, with the help of the instructor and learn to fly solo. We include all the gear, But we recommend that you bring sunglasses, to use while beach flying, we provide the kites, helmets harness etc. We have different kite sizes for different size people. This lesson gives you a first look at the sport and a chance to feel the power of the kite. This is a good prelude to any of the longer courses, and perfect for people who are curious about kiting but not ready to commit to full course (just yet). No previous experience is required. This class is taught as a group lesson (private is available), see our terms and conditions page.




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.

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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.

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 of the teaching systems in use today. We are also the premier center for instructor training and certification too, and we are the center where other schools send their instructors to be trained.

No other school is so active in updating and renewing their teaching programs. We put a lot of energy into creating the optimal learning environment. Our instructors are the most highly trained, and we are at the leading edge of new programs. Most other schools use dated programs (which still work but have since been improved on). Our students benefit from the very best lesson program that we can offer.

Our courses are designed to be tailored to individual students. Fast learners can breeze through the physical skills that may take a slower learner more time. This way you will spend more time learning the skills that are new to you. You learn at your own pace. Our program is structured to ensure that you do not skip any of the fundamentals, and acts as a check list so that no vital information is missed. For example someone with advanced wake/snowboard experience may need some very basic wind theory.

We teach some of the world’s best athletes in many different disciplines, and succeed by bridging their existing skills to the Kiteboarding skill set. We advise all our students to come to the program with an open mind and to be prepared to learn a unique and challenging sport. (This attitude makes the difference between mastering the basics of the sport in a few days, or flailing and being totally frustrated for a few weeks.) Please take some time to review or different programs. We highly recommend the three and five-day programs, if you have the time.

There is a new page (Discover Kiteboarding program) recently added to the website that accurately describes the typical first Day of your lessons (there is much to learn). Check it out by clicking through to our beginner lesson on our lessons page or follow the link, Action Sports Discover Kiteboard Program

Having taught thousands of people to kiteboard safely, We have maintained an unmatched safety record. The primary goal of the schools is to teach safe techniques in a controlled environment.  When dealing with the natural elements of wind energy and wave energy, there are extreme forces at work that need to be understood and respected. each student starts with skills to assess the weather conditions, and leaves the lessons with an understanding of their abilities and limitations. each student will develop a sense of respect for the ocean environment that will serve to keep them from blundering into conditions that are too extreme to handle.

At Action Sports Maui, the customer comes first and we always stand behind our service 100%.