Learn to kitesurf during your vacation on Maui with an expert instructor there to assist you at every step. Your lesson takes place on Kite Beach, a world renowned kitesurfing destination with options for all skill levels. Your experienced kitesurfing instructor shows you how to prepare your equipment, then launch and steer a kite safely. If you master that, proceed to learn body drags and practice on the board. Lessons are one-on-one, ensuring that you receive a customized lesson tailored to your skill level.
Make your own way to the meeting point at Kite Beach in central Kahului to begin your kitesurfing lesson. The long curving sandy beach offers great conditions for kitesurfing all year round.
Your expert instructor helps you to get outfitted in the provided gear, including everything you need to operate the kite. You then receive a detailed safety briefing and gear review.
If this is your first time to fly a kite, your instructor starts the lesson by showing you how to fly a trainer kite. Then learn how to set up your equipment, an important step that can make the difference between a good or bad session.
Once you have your equipment ready, your instructor provides detailed instruction on how to fly your kite, handle emergencies on the water and other essential skills. Then learn how to launch and land a power kite and practice on the beach with the assistance of your instructor. When you master flying the kite assisted, you then fly the kite by yourself, on the beach, while your instructor holds on to the back of your harness to ensure your safety.
If you accomplish all of the above, your instructor may have you try an initial run in the water, learning body drags without the board followed by practice with the board. If you don’t catch on at first, don't worry — you get plenty of tips and ideas of what to work on during your next session. If you try a solo run, your instructor stays near you in the water and provides a waterproof walkie-talkie so that you can talk at any time.
Your 3-hour lesson ends on the beach after an exhilarating experience.