windsurf with Maui's friendliest windsurfing school. We offer all levels of windsurfing
lessons for you and your entire family. Total beginners will
start on the Longboard lessons learning all the basics and sail
handling skills. Our
will teach you how to sail, and how to "read the
wind". The beginner lessons are scheduled in the mornings when
the wind is lighter. We use small sails that are easy to lift
and manage. We have small sails for kids as young a six, and
every size for the bigger riders. Longboards are big floaty boards that are very stable and easy to use. They make it
possible to be up and riding on your very first lesson. After a
week or so on the longboard, you may want to try the some
shorter boards in the stronger winds.
When learning we use big floaty boards that are very stable and easy to use.
Including the "Starboard Go" widestyle boards, and the HiFly
Revo Long Funboards that are easy to ride. These stable easy
boards make it possible to be staying up and sailing in your
very first lesson. We have a range of Sails to use, to suit
different size sailors. Our sails are lightweight and very user friendly.
Learn to sail across the water turn around and sail back to the beach.
We start with a short land lesson and then into the water to
learn the basics. Our supoer stable boards make all the
difference. We want calmer conditions and less wind so we
prefer the morniongs. Beginner lessons usually start at 9am. All equipment included.
2.5hrs/day 9am-11:30am Monday thru Saturday.
If you have windsurfed a few times or dozens of times on lakes
and longboards, this class is for you. Small groups or private
lesson are available. We supply your equipment, We can cover
many pre-shortboard techniques, including Beach Starts, Jibes,
Harness, and Tacking. Elementary high wind skills like the
footstraps and harness too. (No harness or footstraps before
11am) Learn more advanced turning and steering techniques. All equipment included,
All Summer long we run our famous weekly Kids
Windsurfing Camps for 5-15yolds. These three-day
Windsurfing Camps cover basics of sailing technique,
theory, and more. Camps run Wed
thru Fridays, 9-12noon, Advanced beginner Classes 12:30
till 2:30pm, Combine morning and afternoon camps for an all day activity. (byo lunch) advanced beginners welcome, all gear supplied.
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To go faster in
stronger winds. On Maui we have plenty of strong winds, so it is
a natural progression to move onto a shorter board. The key to
riding the shorter boards is the "waterstart". The waterstart is
a skill that catches the wind under the sail to pull you onto
the board without having to pull the sail up yourself.
Waterstart is a special skill that has a class all its own. The
waterstart is sooo much easier to learn in a proper lesson. it
takes a very long time to learn this skill by yourself. Once you
have the waterstart, it opens the doors for high wind sailing,
and all the other shortboard skills, harness, footstraps,
jibing, and jumping.
WATERSTARTS: To enter the world of short board windsurfing the waterstart is essential.
We teach this specific skills in a single 90minute group lesson
or over several lessons. Waterstart Skills are essential to get
onto the short boards for high wind sailing. A must if you live
in Maui. We start these lessons around midday when the wind is
stronger. (No shortboards are allowed to be on the water before
11am). We recommend wearing a life jacket for buoyancy.
SKILLS: Beyond waterstarting and before the jibe there are many skills to be learned.
The shorter boards are more sensitive to weight shifts. We
work on sail handling, Beach Starting, planing, mast foot
pressure, stop jibes, footstraps and harness use. These
skills can be combined onto a single overview of the
skills or separeted into several specialized sessions. We
usualkly recommend a transition style board for this
lesson 295cm boards of 120-150liters will be ideal. All
the basics of shortboard riding, Foot straps, harness use and getting on a plane to name a few.
this is definitely an afternoon lesson because we want
some decent wind to counterbalance our sails. Before
planing and harness skills are mastered it is better to
have a slightly larger board and a smaller sail size.
Shortboard Turns take a coordination of sail and board control. The downwind turn doesn't have to be a mystery.
With our step by step lesson plan, we can unlock the secrets and teach you how it's done. Whether you are trying it for the first time or you have struggled for a while - we can help you.
jibing Lessons are taught from shore for first time jibers. We
do so land lesson, and theory, followed by some on water
exercises. Advanced jibers and upwind sailors can do a sail
along lesson , where our instructors sail alongside you,
demonstrating the perfect jibe track and timing. jibe lessons
are 90minutes to two hours per session. Bring your board or rent
from one of our selection of transitional shortboards.
WAVE SAILING: Add some gravity to your sport and Experience the ultimate thrill windsurfing has to offer. Let us guide you onto your first wave.
We start on land with the land lesson, gear check, and
review. We discuss impact zone survival skillz, and the
wavesailing session strategy. Then we do a ride along
lesson with our senior instructors, starting at the edge
of the wave zone, and work into some wave catching and
riding. Call ahead for specific gear recommendations.
Basic wavesailing and advanced skills can be taught in
these sessions. 90minutes minimum.
ADVANCED WINDSURF PHOTO
Basic jumping, wave jumping, air jibes, willy skippers, 360's,
Spins and vulcans. (looping for the advanced sailors) Jumping &
Freestyle windsurfing is our specialty. book a private Freestyle
or jumping lesson with our experts. Set your windsurfing free!.
We can schedule your freestyle sessions with one of our senior
instructors. Some moves are a specialty. We give you the skills
to put together some of the best moves. Any inverted aerials
like forwards and loops a helmet is required. bring your own
bump and jump boards, and be sure to get the additional ding
insurance if you are renting your gear. Some spins and advanced
moves will require several sessions of instruction. Our
instructors can recommend a sequence of moves to learn in the
most productive order. Combining several basic skills is usually
required to master the more advanced maneuvers.
Summer Speed Sailing Clinics will be running every second
Saturday From May thru September. Run by two time world
record holder Erik Beale. Clinics run at Kanaha Beach, numbers
are limited so early Reservations are required.
RENTAL BOARDS ARE
AVAILABLE: For all
Advanced Lessons. Rentals are Same-day or 24hours. So you can
warm up before your lesson, or practice what you have learned
after your lesson. Roof racks are supplied. Delivery are
available by arrangement for an additional fee.
lessons are held at Kanaha Beach Park, on Maui's north Shore.
This beach is a premier windsurfing location, Famous around the
windsurfing world. Kanaha has something to offer every level of
windsurfer. Click here for directions to Kanaha Beach. lessons
also available in Kihei by request.
Windsurfing Lessons $89/person 2.5 hours
Our most popular lesson. Excellent if you enjoy a group-learning environment.
Intermediate Windsurfing Lessons $89/person 2.0 hours
For the lightwind sailors between first timers and
pre-Waterstarters. Excellent if you enjoy a group-learning environment.
Beginner Class $120
Private lessons are best for those who want a one on one learning experience.
|Semi Private $80 per hour
(max2) perfect for sharing an experience with your
spouse, family or friends. (max of 2).
School (group) $265
A longer course lets you master the basics, AM group
lessons, all gear supplied.
School (group) $399
A longer course is better for becoming an
independent boardsailor. AM group lessons, all gear
Private Advanced $79
- $99 per hour
best for those who want
to do some advanced skills in a private setting.
$89- 90minutes, byob.
|Private Lessons $79
-$99 per hour
Recommended for most short board teaching scenarios.
|Semi-Private $75 per hour (each)
If you have a friend or companion at the same learning level this could work for you.
Summer Kids 3-day
Windsurfing Camps $195
8:30am to 12:00 noon Wed thru Friday. Kids 5-15yrs.
here for the Kids
Windsurfing Camps Page.
Clinics for the school kids $69
8:30am to 12:00 noon Saturdays. Kids 5-15yrs.
KIDS WINDSURF GALLERY
KIDS WINDSURFING CAMPS
WINDSURFING DIVAS CLUB