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Address: 111 Hana Hwy Ste 110, Second Wind Maui, Kahului, Maui, HI 96732-2300
Phone Number:
+1 808-873-0015
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Kiteboarding School of Maui is Hawaii's premier kiteboarding training...

Kiteboarding School of Maui is Hawaii's premier kiteboarding training center for riders of all skill levels. KSM is known globally for its highly trained instructors, and distinguishes itself from other schools by having an instructional program supported by CORE, one of the world's leading kiteboarding brands.

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Good equipment, thorough instruction.

Josh (KSM lead instructor) was super personable, thorough with safety and instruction and made sure I was comfortable at all times. KSM uses Core kites, which, by reputation, are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Josh (KSM lead instructor) was super personable, thorough with safety and instruction and made sure I was comfortable at all times. KSM uses Core kites, which, by reputation, are the highest quality kites. KSM instructors are IKO certified. When selecting a school, keep in mind that kiteboarding can be dangerous and it really pays to get solid instruction and supervision... More 

Thank John B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kiteboarding has been on my before 40 bucket list. Saturday, just a few months before I turn 40, I finally made it happen. KSM and my instructor, Josh, made it a success! Josh was very knowledgable and taught me so much about the technicalities of this amazing sport. I felt empowered to be successful by Josh's directions. There is so... More 

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1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been in Maui for 8 days just for kite surfing. I took a nine hour class with them and it's was worth it. The staff is amazing. I learned a lot and now I feel confident to continue my kite surf journey alone. They are a bit more expensive than school, but totally worth it.

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Thank maxthom2017
Calgary, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My son and I took the 9 Hour semi private lesson with Josh. He did a great job of teaching us all the required safety, and giving us everything we need to Kiteboard on our own. KSM is a very well run business, and I enjoyed the experience we had with them. Looking forward to summer so we get back... More 

Thank c0lin1972
Bellevue, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Grant was a very good, engaging instructor! Josh and the team run a great business. When we come back we will definitely call them again.

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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Our family of four (2 kids ages 9 & 13) took a semiprivate lesson w Josh and Grant. We had a great experience... they were thorough w their instruction on safety and introduction to kiteboarding. They run a clean operation, equipment was in great condition and instructors were very personable, which is important when a lesson lasts 3 hours! Just... More 

Thank 2414U
South Boston, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 3 February 2017

The focus is on control, muscle memory, and teaching safe techniques. Conditions change in a fraction of a second and this school focuses on having you react with instinctual memory. Can't recommend Josh enough. He is thorough, skilled, and patient.

Thank jbk886
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 12 January 2017

I've been really impressed with Josh at KSM! Josh has been a great teacher/coach as I'm learning this sport and trying to become an independent kiter. His insightful comments seem to come just at the right moments to help me understand the skills needed at any given time. He's a hands on teacher and does a fantastic job of assessing... More 

Thank ericthor
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

I signed up for one lesson, and finally did 4 and my girlfriend one. Josh is a talented kiter, excellent teacher. Conditions were very windy, and Josh focus was all about safety first, cancelling even one lesson due to strong wing condition. You learn, you have fun, and you feel safe..Also, he also speaks fluent german, french, dutch...

Thank arouet
Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Actually we booked a three day basic course at KSM. Due to the weak wind conditions it became a one day course (three hours) with Josh and Grant. But in that one day we learned really a lot, managing the take off and riding 50 meters! This day was great, we felt safe and the instructions of Josh and Grant... More 

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