Maui Sports Unlimited is dedicated
to friendly and professional instruction through our
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
|We now teach more
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. 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
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.
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.
EQUIPMENT 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
types, and which equipment you might want to buy later.
|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.
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.
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
We only use experienced and Certified instructors. Our
are all experienced and have current certifications including
CPR first aid 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 IKO Certified instructors*.
* Kiteboard safety and skills manual.
* Helmets, Vests, rashguards, & 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 waterstart. This lesson offers
you the best overview of the sport.
Three Hour Private Lesson - $240.
Private lessons by the Hour - $80/hour.
Semi-private lessons - $60/person/hour.
All equipment included for all classes.
Maui Introduction 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 - $240.
Private lessons by the Hour - $80/hour.
Our School was voted one of the
Best Premier Kiteboarding School Destinations in the
to read about Maui Sports Unlimited kiteboarding
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.
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 kiteboarding lesson programs are taught at world
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
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One-day 4-hour $265
Two-day 6-hour $395
Four-day 12-hour $750
Five-day 15-hour $935