"The best place to learn is Kiteboarding School of Maui...We like how KSM does their lessons..."
Maui Revealed-The Ultimate Guidebook
2007 4th Edition, page 231
Part1: Introduction to Kite Control
At KSM, you will begin lessons on land with a 4-line Bow kite at one of Maui's beautiful parks - the same type of kite you'll use later in the water. You'll learn to correctly setup the kiteboarding kite and will practice flying in and out of the powerzone, launching and landing, and more. Further kite control mastery will be applied in part 2. Time 1-2 hours.
Part 2: Kite Control Body Drag
With the skills learned in the intro, you're ready to maneuver through the powerzone while dragging in the water. You'll practice body dragging upwind, launching the kite from the water, and self-rescue/self-landing skills. This is the phase where students develop and refine the necessary skills to become independent with the kite. Time 1-2 hours.
Part 3: Kiteboarding Water Start
After completing Part 1 & 2 or demonstrating your current skill level, you'll launch your kite and hit the water with board in tow. Your beach practice water starts will help you visualize what to do in the water and then actually start and ride. Expert feedback from KSM instructors allows students to maximize their time on the water in this intensive course. To become proficient as a Beginner Kiteboarder you might require more than a 1-day lesson. It takes time to master all the aspects of the course and getting up on a kiteboard could take 2-3 days of lessons. Time 1- 6 hours.
Beginner Lesson Rates:(Equipment Included)
Discovery Programs -
- 1 Day/03 Hour course - Book now for $240 JR Instructor / $330 INT Instructor
- 2 Day/06 Hour course - Book now for $475 JR Instructor / $660 INT Instructor
- 3 Day/10 Hour course - $795 JR Instructor / $950 INT Instructor
- 4 Day/14 Hour course - $995 JR Instructor / $1190 INT Instructor
Ultimate Kiteboarding Camp
- 5 Day/18 Hour course - $1295JR Instructor / $1530 INT Instructor