We strive to set the highest standard in the industry. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner just discovering the sport, a shortboard sailor learning to jibe, or an advanced sailor looking for some pointers in the waves; our windsurfing instructors have the knowledge and teaching ability to help you reach your windsurfing goals in the shortest possible time.
Not pictured: Colette Guadagnino
* Photo by Si Crowther
John Crews has dedicated his life to teaching people the rewards in the sports he loves. He has been teaching windsurfing for over 30 summers, teaching snow skiing for more than 40 winters, and previously directed schools in water-skiing and karate. Before joining HST in 1989, John directed successful windsurfing schools on Kauai and in San Diego. Currently, he serves as the Senior Instructor Trainer for HST.
John’s educational background includes certification in the post-graduate program of Movement Education from the Rolf Institute, concentrating on studies in anatomy, kinesiology, psychology and movement analysis.
John has appeared in television specials and films involving both windsurfing and skiing, and he’s been published in both Windsurfing and Skiing magazines. He produces both windsurfing and skiing videos, and his windsurfing video, titled “Jibes and Tacks Maui style,” is available for purchase (please call 1 800 968-5423). John was voted Ski Instructor of the Year for the Sun Valley region of the country. In addition, he was the featured instructor in Skiing magazine’s 1995/96 article as the top instructor in America.
John’s windsurfing teaching schedule fills up fast. Book in advance if you want a lesson with John Crews by requesting him on our reservation form.
Alan Cadiz, the founder of HST and long time professional sailor prior to that, is considered one of the world’s best instructors for both windsurfing and kitesurfing. His quiet, comfortable teaching style and mastery of his sports gives confidence and makes learning fun and easy.
Alan’s “Jibing” video has been widely acknowledged as the best instructional windsurfing video ever produced. If you are working on any of the jibe skills, beginner through advanced, we strongly recommend that you watch the video as much as possible prior to your lessons. It will short-cut the learning process, guaranteed.