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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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If you really want to properly learn this is absolutely the way to go

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 February 2017
South Boston, Virginia

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South Boston, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 

Thank arolac
Portland, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I signed up for the 3 day course with KSM and couldn't have been more satisfied with the experience. I got paired up with Josh, and as the other reviews will tell you he is a top of the line instructor. It's one thing when your instructor knows the sport, it's another thing when they combine that skill with a... More 

Thank MainahReview
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Josh was fabulous, a really good guy but more importantly an excellent instructor with so much knowledge. He's calm, friendly and thorough and by far the best kite instructor I've ever worked with. Couldn't recommend him highly enough.

Thank davidoffsmith
Issaquah, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

A few of our family members went to KSM in Maui last week for several kiting lessons. The instructors were fun, professional, knowledgeable and really nice people! They wanted us up and riding just as much as we did. By the end of the week, each of us had progressed significantly. Speaking for myself, I started just being able to... More 

Thank samikeedy
Darien, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We had and awesome time!!!! Christa was great tailoring out sessions to meet our needs and Josh was awesome on the water. Highly professional, highly knowledgeable, and great people. The equipment was top notch!! Cannot say enough about these guys and the effort they put in to insure we had a great time. Many thanks. The highest recommendation!

Thank Jed S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

My three-hour lesson went by so fast, thanks to my instructor Ayyoub who was both thorough and a lot of fun. Gave me some good foundation skills, and even when a rain squall passed with strong gusts I never felt anxious thanks to his steady instructions. Can't wait to go back and learn more

Thank Gil C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

This school is by far the most professional and fun Kite School on Maui. All the instructors were super friendly and helpful. They offered cold face towels, and a small rinse off station/shower hose with fresh water to get all the salt and sand off after the lesson, and also cold bottles of water! They use all BRAND NEW Core... More 

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MarkusSchale, Owner at Kiteboarding School of Maui, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your excellent review! We are so happy you enjoyed yourself and felt the value of the experience. Your comments are invaluable, and I know the community appreciates hearing them. I hope to see you on the water soon! Mahalo, Markus & Donovan More 

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