Maui Sports Unlimited kiteboarding school

MSU Kiteboarding School,

Maui Sports Unlimited is dedicated to friendly and professional kiteboarding lessons and our ongoing ocean sports education programs. The MSU Kiteboarding School has focused on giving the highest level of personalized attention to each and every student. Close attention paid to every detail of the lessons so that the student receives the best experience possible. The utmost care is given to assure; comfort, quality and above all safety.

Kiteboarding evolved right here on Maui, and we are fortunate to be at the heart of the world’s best place to kiteboard. Maui has the most reliable wind for kiteboarding, so we get more days to ride here than anywhere else. We also have warm water to practice in too. Learning is easier when you enjoy falling in the water as much as riding on top of it. We believe that learning to kiteboard should be fun. So we take our time to ensure that you learn all the necessary skills.

People who Kite: Kiteboarding appeals to an ever widening range of people. With smaller kites being made available, this has allowed smaller and lighter people to enter the sport.

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We now teach more kiteboarding lessons to women and children than ever before. The new equipment has become a lot safer with depowering kites that give you the ability to “stop” whenever you want. And now you get to choose how much power you want, a lot or a little! This means the nowadays you don’t have to be super athletic to kiteboard, and can ride according to your fitness level and stamina. This has allowed older people to come into the sport and enjoy the thrills of kiteboarding at their individual level. Whatever your background, and experience level, we can now create a program that  is tailored to you, and can teach you the sport without too many stresses or strains.

Kiteboarding combines wind and water, so it can be a technical sport in the beginning. In our kiteboarding lessons we explain the steps thoroughly so that you will understand the principals as well as feel in control. We know that when you feel in control, your comfort level goes way up, and you will learn much faster, and build your motivation.

The Trainer kite lesson.

Trainer kites & Ground School: When trying kiteboarding for the first time we will start you on the trainer kites on the land to get all your steering skills, we call this ground school. The Trainer kites are not exactly like the kites you flew as a kid. They are mini-versions of the traction kites you will be using, to give you the simulator effect to learn the skills you will be using in the water later. Our trainers can be quite powerful, with about one half to one third of the full power you will be using later. During the ground school you will learn about the wind, steering theory, some safety skills, and visual communication that we will be using on the water. While flying the trainers you will be assisted and guided by your instructor who will give you vital feedback and information.

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In-water Kite-Flying: The next step we get into the water with the floating relaunchable kites. These kites are inflated with air so that they float, and relaunching them from the water is a breeze. Once you have all your kite skills in the water, we add the board into the equation as you learn the waterstart. Kiteboarding has been compared to many other sports, but it is actually quite unique. You wont know what you are missing until you try it for yourself. Our instructors are patient and will make sure that you have a manageable kite size, so that you will learn control and get confidence faster.

Best kiteboarding equipment available. www.mauisportsunlimited.comEQUIPMENT: Our school uses the Best equipment available. We are fortunate to have the very latest equipment in our school. We have selected the latest and easiest equipment that will help you learn faster and safer. Do not be confused by all the different gear that is available, we will provide you with all the gear you need, select the kite sizes for you, and explain to you the different types of gear that is available. After your lessons you will have a clearer understanding of the different kite types, and which equipment you might want to buy later.

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Bow Kites & Twin Tips: We use the latest Best Bow kites in our lessons. Bow kites are much safer and easier to use because you can stop whenever you want. Bow kites have 100% depower, which means you are in control, not the kite. We have all different kite sizes to suit riders of different sizes. Small people will use smaller kites, and beginners will use smaller kites than advanced riders. We also change kites sizes depending on the wind’s speed. Best Kites are the worlds most popular kite brand, and you get to test drive the latest  models during your lessons.

We have all the equipment for youBoard Types: Twin-tips are boards that look like wakeboards or snowboards. They have foot-straps to hold your feet, and they have fins at both ends. They ride forwards and backwards with out having to change your foot position. These boards are the easiest boards to learn on. If you have ever snowboarded or wakeboarded, you will find the board skills very similar. Twin tips are small and compact, and stay with you when you move. These twin-tip boards are more intuitive to ride than other board types.

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Day One: 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. 

You are in good hands:  We only use experienced and Certified instructors. Our instructors are all qualified kiteboarding instructors and all have current Kiteboarding Instructor Certifications, including CPR, First aid, Opaca etc.

Learn to Kiteboard
If it is your first time, you are in good hands. We have the Best kiteboarding instructors and We want you to have a safe and fun learning experience. Toward this goal we offer:
* Experienced Certified instructors.
* Kiteboard safety and skills manual.
* Helmets, Vests, Shirts, & Shoes.
* The Best safety systems.
* Easy to fly 4 line “bow” kites.
* Easy to ride “twin-tip” boards.

In this lesson you will discover what kiteboarding has to offer. You will try the trainer Kite, do the ground school, get into the water with the body-drags, and have a go at the water start. This lesson offers you the best overview of the sport.

Three Hour Private Lesson – $255.
Private lessons by the Hour – $85/hour.
All equipment included for all classes.

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Maui Orientation Course:
If you already kiteboard and are visiting Maui for the first time, spend a couple of hours with us for some local knowledge. We will familiarize you with everything you need to know to make your kite experience on Maui safe and enjoyable. We will revise any techniques you are unsure of, update you on any new safety systems. We can launch and land you, give you tips and pointers, or ride alongside you on the water. Whatever you want – it’s your lesson.

Three Hour Private Lesson – $255. or
Private lessons by the Hour – $85/hour.

best kiteboarding school mauiOur School was voted one of the Best Premier Kiteboarding School Destinations in the world.  Click here to read about Maui Sports Unlimited kiteboarding School. 

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Skill Progression Lesson :
Are you tired of short runs and a long walk back up the beach? Your learning curve will accelerate dramatically once you can stay upwind. If you can edge upwind then you are ready to learn to jibe turn and to jump. The ability to kite upwind and jump in control are essential skills for safe, fun experiences on the water. These lessons are also good as refresher courses if it has been a while since you did your last lesson. Our personalized instruction can help you to reach this point. Skills progression lessons can be scheduled any day, and a minimum of two hours is recommended.

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Advanced Skills Lesson:
As more people master the basics, there are lots of kiters that can benefit from an advanced lesson. We can teach a wide variety of techniques and styles in advanced lessons. These are taught as ride-along lessons with our instructors riding close to you. Whatever skills you want to master, we have a class for that. boosting higher jumps, speed-kiting, spins, aerial transitions, handle passes, kite loops, You may want to learn wakeboard style tricks, or maybe add the extra power and lift and maneuverability of a five-line hybrid kite. We can help you make a smooth transition into more advanced moves and gear.

Our Location
Our kiteboarding lesson programs are taught at world famous Kite Beach Maui which is on theOur kiteboarding lesson programs are taught at world famous Kite Beach Maui which is on the western end of the Kanaha Beach park. This North Shore location has the best wind for kiteboarding, and some long sandy beaches great for kiteboarding. Kitebeach is just 2minutes from Kahului Airport, and half a mile from our store. western end of the Kanaha Beach park. This North Shore location has the best wind for kiteboarding, and some long sandy beaches great for kiteboarding. Kitebeach is just 2 minutes drive from Kahului Airport. Click here for our Maps page.

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