HST is Maui’s oldest and largest water sports school. In your windsurfing, kitesurfing, or stand up paddle lesson, your experienced instructor will be right there with you, to provide you with greater confidence and a faster learning experience.
From beginner to expert, we offer windsurfing lessons for every skill level. In entry level lessons, you quickly learn fundamental skills on big, stable school boards with small sails. You’ll sail out and back in your first lesson, learning to steer the board, turn around, and control the power in your sail. As you progress, you learn to tack, jibe, and sail upwind. You learn intermediate level shortboard sailing skills in our waterstarting, and harness, footstrap and stance lessons. Advanced sailors can learn to jibe or tack a shortboard, wave sail, loop, or freestyle.
HST is now setting the standard for kitesurfing instruction. Take our introductory “Discover Kitesurfing” lesson to get a taste of this exciting sport, or master the fundamental skills in our three-day “Learn to Rip” course. You learn to set up, launch, fly and land your kite safely, as well as waterstarting and using a harness. Short lines help keep the kite controllable, and your instructor will be with you on the water to talk you through new moves and give on-the-spot feedback.
Stand up paddle lessons
Stand up paddle surfing is taking the world by storm. HST offers stand up paddle lessons for all levels. Entry level paddlers learn the basics of getting up, stance, paddling and form, turning and other basics. Intermediate paddlers can take advantage of our coast runs and introduction to wave surfing. Let our instructors give you a head start in this growing, diverse water sport!
Why choose HST?
The staff of HST set high standards of quality that other schools have yet to match. The trademark difference between HST and all others is that your HST instructor is right there with you in the water. This provides you with greater confidence, comfort, immediate feedback for faster learning, and it ensures a safe, efficient lesson experience. HST’s full-time administrator tailors lessons to fit your ability, budget, schedule, and goals. We look forward to sharing our favorite sports with you!