HST is now setting the standard for Maui kitesurfing lessons. What makes us different? We are the only school on Maui that is with you every step of the learning curve.
Discover kitesurfing and learn to rip!
Our introductory kitesurfing lessons will give you a taste of this exciting sport, or develop and refine skills to move you to the next level.
How do you learn?
Your lesson starts on the beach with a kite just like the one you’ll use in the water, except it is rigged with short lines to take excess power out of the kite. You learn how to set it up, how to launch, fly and land the kite safely. On the beach, you can learn and practice the skills like using a harness and waterstarting, all with the ease and safety of short lines.
From there, you’re into the water and your instructor will come with you on a 10′ paddle board. Never more than a few feet away, your instructor guides you out, and into shore again.
With the “chase boat”, your instructor can talk you through a maneuver, giving you comfort and confidence that they are there for you. You learn the skills faster because your instructor is giving you on-the-spot feedback; you don’t have to wait to get back to shore to learn from a beach-bound instructor what you were doing right or wrong. HST students learn faster!
As your skills improve you may be outfitted with a waterproof radio. Your instructor may or may not follow on the chase board. Either way they are in constant communication with you.
Advanced kitesurfing lessons
Experienced kitesurfers can advance quickly in Maui with the help of our expert instructors. Whether you want to improve your upwind riding, get into waves, or try foil boarding, your HST instructor will be right there with you to speed your learning curve.
Lessons are taught at Kanaha Beach Park. All lessons are private, one-on-one. Lessons include all kite equipment, helmet, and harness.
|$255 per person|
Introductory lesson, 3 hours, private
Three Day Learn-to-Rip Course
|$720 per person|
3 hours per day over 3 days, 9 hours total
|$299 per person|
Two hours, private, foil included
Kids Kitesurfing Camp
|$399 per person|
3 hours per day over 3 days, 9 hours total. Available in June, July, and August.
Reserve your lesson now with our convenient reservation request form.
Reservation and cancellation policies
All lessons are by appointment. We will take reservations the day of the lesson or up to a year in advance. All lessons are subject to weather conditions, of course. If the weather is not suitable for your lesson, it will be postponed until conditions are right for your lesson. There is no charge for lessons canceled due to bad weather. Reservations are recommended, especially if you request a specific instructor.
To make a reservation we will ask for credit card details (number, expiration date and security code) to confirm your instructor’s time. We generally do not charge at the time of reservation because all lessons are subject to weather. Please provide 48 hours to cancel or change for any reason to avoid a late cancel charge. Late cancels are subject to full charge unless we can rebook the instructor’s time. Of course if the weather doesn’t cooperate, and we are forced to cancel, then there is no charge to you for any lesson time that we cannot deliver.