Discover the exciting world of Maui kiteboarding: We host Kite trips to Maui for all levels of Kiters and non-kiting family members. If you want to Kite everyday in great conditions, or mix Kiting with some sightseeing and cultural activities we have a plan to suit you. Each Kite Trip is customized to your needs and budget. We can arrange everything so you can relax and enjoy the experience.
THE KITEBOARDER PROGRESSION
How long does it take to learn to Kiteboard?
Kiteboarding is a Technical sport: Kiteboarding is a technical sport, you need to master the kite before you can get onto the board. “KITE-BOARDING” as the name suggests is actually 2 sports combined; Kite-Flying and Board-riding.
Instructor Course Booking Procedure
|ITC Booking Procedures: Each ITC course is a special event. To see when courses are available you can check the IKO training calendar, or check the schedule of the individual IKO training center. Each ITC Course requires extensive preparation and organization. ITC courses are scheduled months in advance. The lead in time is used to prepare the course and the candidates. Many candidates will travel internationally or long distances to attend our courses, so their travel arrangements and schedules need to be set in advance.|
|Enrollment: To enroll in the course you should fill out the Application Form, and/or contact the organizer with your details email, phone number and dates. The organizer will send you the course requirements and information via email, or send you the links to the website info. The candidates should read the information thoroughly, and familiarize themselves with the details. Each candidate must meet the course’s *prerequisites before the commencement of the course.|
|Deposit: Candidates must pay their deposit before the course to make a reservation. Then pay the balance of the pre-course payment to make their confirmation into the course. Deposits are non-refundable unless the course is cancelled by the organizer.|
|Maximum number: There are a maximum number of candidates allowed for each course. If the course is overbooked, the organizer may create a standby list in case of any cancellations. If you are on the standby list for the course you should also have the pre-requisites, and the deposit paid.|
|Cancellation: ITC Courses need a minimum of 4-6 candidates to be run. If there are not enough candidates to run the course before the cut off date, the course will be cancelled.|
|Cut-off date: The cut off date for enrollment is usually 30 days before the course. Do not expect that last minute enrollments will be accepted. However this is up to the organizer.|
|Confirmation: Confirmation in the course is usually 30 days prior to the course. Then the organizer has the minimum number of paid qualified candidates. The second payment is required at the time of confirmation (usually 50% the course fee).|
|Travel to the Course: When booking travel arrangements you should be sure that your course has been confirmed at the cut-off date. If you need to make travel arrangements more than 30 days in advance of the course you should be sure that your tickets are refundable of transferable. Please note that many cheap tickets are not transferable and you could lose you money if you do not travel on your exact dates. Travel insurance may help in the event of cancellations or medical problems.|
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Kiteboarding Advanced 10-day Course
The advanced 10-day (30hr) course is the ultimate kiteboarding training program. The pre-requisite riding level for entry to the Advanced course is planing both directions, staying upwind and basic jibing (IKO level 3). The riding skills course builds on the basic skills of the intermediate student reinforcing a solid foundation and introducing many next level techniques. Jumping, Jibing, waveriding and looping are covered. In this course your instructor rides with you and give constant on water support, feedback and coaching. We can cover any specialties including, down-winders, and crossings. Best® and Naish® SLE (bow) performance kites will be used along with; directional, twin-tip, or wakeboard style boards. This is the most advanced kiteboarding course available on Maui. This course is a suitable preparation course for kitesurfers preparing for the IKO* instructor training courses (ITC’s). Kiteboarding Manual, and DVD Available.
Kiteboarding 10-day Course
This 10-lesson course includes 30 hours of kiteboarding instruction spread over ten days. This is a discounted package. This comprehensive course gives the student a solid foundation in the sport of kiteboarding. This course is the fast track into kiteboarding covering all the basic skills covered in the “Classic” course including equipment handling, kite-control skills, launching and landing techniques, safety systems and Ride-safe protocols. Students then progress to planing, riding and jibing, upwind riding skills. The increased ride-time enables the student to hone their skills with constant feedback from the instructors, creating the most rapid progression possible. We can ride with you or caddy your equipment. In this course we can do a range of techniques, and utilize alternate launch sites and beach locations. This course is great for someone who wants to take the sport of kiteboarding home with them, to a location without kiteboarding schools, or other assistance. We also recommend this course for Maui residents who are committed to enter the sport safely and competently. The hours in this course can be spread out to suit the work or vacation schedule.
Kiteboarding 5-day Course
This 5-lesson course includes 15 hours of kiteboarding instruction spread over five days. This is a discounted package. The classic course gives the student a great head start in the sport of kiteboarding. In the industry this is considered to be the basic level of training for those purchasing kiteboarding equipment. This course covers, Equipment selection, rigging and tuning for the various conditions, Safe launching procedures Assisted launching and self-launching, waterstarts and water recoveries. Navigate around moving & fixed objects. Students will have a solid understanding of kiteboarding safety protocols and self-rescue procedures. A complete range of boards and kites are provided to accelerate the learning process. This course is recommended for people with no previous watersports training who want to learn the sport of kiteboarding and have a thorough understanding of all the skills, and develop board riding skills. Students with previous watersports experience and board riding skills will achieve an even higher skill level according to their previous experience.
Kiteboarding Short Course
This 3-lesson course includes 9 hours of private kiteboarding instruction spread over three days. This is a discounted package. This course is the fast track into the Sport for people with a limited amount of time of challenging schedule. This course is designed for people with some prior watersports experience. The days need not be consecutive. The lesson covers all the techniques in the Kite Intro Class, Covering the core skills. Wind direction and site selection, Essential kite flying skills are taught on land and in the water, including harness technique and board handling skills. This lesson covers all the basic safety protocols, safety systems and self rescue procedures, launching, landing and waterstart technique. With our progression method, you can advance at your own pace. We supply all the equipment necessary, and will change gear when needed to keep you challenged as you progress. This course is a suggested minimum for confident water persons who want to become independent and intend to buy their own gear.
Private Kiteboarding Instruction
|Our professional Certified kiteboarding Instructors can help you unleash your full Kiteboarding potential with customized personal training. The program is tailored to your individual needs and desires. All levels of kiteboarding are available. If you have never ridden on Maui before we strongly recommend taking an Orientation class, Our instructors can ride with you, giving you on-water instruction, advice and assistance. We teach a variety of styles and techniques in Private Lessons:
You have access to our complete range of the latest equipment or you can bring your newly purchased equipment along for assembly, customizing and tune-up. For the schedule, lesson prices and availability click on the “Book Online” button below.
KITEFOILBOARDING LESSONS & COURSES
Individual lessons and Courses for Kitefoilboarding are available Click on the Kitefoilboard Lessons Page link. for more info, or Call to make a reservation.
Kiteboarding Shared Group Classes
Families or couples that want to play together, can take the group lesson. This option is good if you have a little more time and want to learn at a relaxed pace. Students share the experience, will learn the same skills at a slightly slower pace, taking turns and assisting each other. This class also shows students how to work together as a team. Each student learn both ends of the kite and learns the launching and landing skills necessary to being a good kite buddy. Often couples will take this class together. And family groups will too. We do not recommended to exceed 2 or 3 people per class. Participants should be at a similar experience level to each other. This group class is a good way to include a sibling or spouse that would otherwise sit it out. Longer courses and available on request. A full selection of the latest equipment is included. No previous experience is required.