"We have been working with Martin Kirk and Kiteboarding School of Maui (KSM) since Martin began his business in 1999. I also have had the pleasure of a long term working relationship with Martin for many years now and aspire to continue to work with his company for many years to come."
Owner/Manager-Maui Vacation Advisors
Wind and Kite Selection Charts
Summer/Fall winds top out at 20-25+ mph (17-22 knots) 75-95% of the time during April to October on the north shore and are side-on-shore, blowing from right to left. The ocean temperature is a comfortable 76-80 °F or 24.4-26.6 °C.
Winter/Spring winds generally decline during November to March and can change to a southerly flow, forcing kiters to move to the Kihei area on the south side of the island where the winds would be side or side-on-shore and blow from left to right. The ocean temperature during winter and spring averages 75 °F or 24 °C.
The kite selection chart below is to be used only as a point of reference and is based upon a rider who is approximately 170 lbs. (75 kg). Actual size selection may vary based on your body weight, riding level and style, water conditions, and board size. Use your personal experience, common sense, and other riders' input for a size reference. And remember, always check the weather before going out.