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Address: Po box 791075, Paia, Maui, HI 96779
Phone Number: 808 579 9231
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Description: Maria Souza Ocean Sports Education LLC Offers:-Stand-up Lessons- No...
Maria Souza Ocean Sports Education LLC Offers:-Stand-up Lessons- No Experience Necessary-Guaranteed to Stand-up in 1 Lesson! Must know how to swim - Training for Races - Long Distance Paddling- Down Wind Runs-Surfing-Extreme Surf Week Training Package- Experience Necessary-Fitness Training for specific Ocean Sports
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So much fun..!

If you're interested in SUP, do NOT just go rent a board and think you can teach yourself. Maria's instruction and attention to detail made our day... We learned so much more than... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Kihei, Hawaii
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Kihei, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

If you're interested in SUP, do NOT just go rent a board and think you can teach yourself. Maria's instruction and attention to detail made our day... We learned so much more than just how to stand up on the boards. She really takes teaching seriously while making the lesson fun. If you're serious about "learning" how to paddle, I... More 

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Fayetteville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

I contacted Maria ahead of time to see if it would really be feasible for us to try SUP surfing. She was very affirming and explained that we'd work on skills first, then go out to a beach. So we met offsite, practiced balance and discussed falling, safety, reading the ocean. Then we headed to a nice cove and had... More 

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Fayetteville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Whoever said that you can't teach an old dog new tricks has never met Maria Souza. Maria's patience and gentle encouragement along with a series of skill-producing exercises done on dry land before entering the water means that when you do enter the water, you're well on your way to spending more time on the board and less time in... More 

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Fayetteville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Maria is a natural teacher and the experience was great! She really takes time to teach you and is so patient with you. I'm so happy I did SUP! We also got great photos that she took while we were doing it. I would definitely do SUP with Maria again.

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Money & time well spent! Maria makes you feel comfortable from the start and shows that she's genuinely interested in giving you the best experience to learn SUP while having a lot of fun. Super personable and puts you at ease while covering a lot of ground in safety, technique and reading the waves and weather. A fantastic experience Maria!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My daughter and I signed up for one of Marie's 2 hour Stand Up Paddle Board lessons yesterday on Maui and it was an awesome experience. Neither of us had ever been on a paddle board before. First off we spent a little bit of time at her home learning some basic skills and this was an absolutely crucial part... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Our time with Maria was a time of discovery. Maria introduced us to the correct techniques of SUP within our 2 hours lesson. We began with land training which helped get our body's aware of the board and the paddle, and also warmed us up for our water adventure. We then proceeded to the water where we practised all of... More 

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Danville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I'm so fortunate to have worked with Maria. I injured my back earlier this year, and she taught me how to paddle correctly so I don't hurt myself. We did a "sup 101" session, two sup surf sessions, and a downwinder. Not only did Maria teach me to SUP, she also taught me about the ocean and safety- which is... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have SUP experience, but only on flat water lakes. The ocean and its waves are a completely different experience, so I sought SUP surfing lessons for our trip to Maui. When one observes someone doing an activity that looks easy for them, I've learned over 60+ years that the quickest way to achieving the same level of comfort is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

It was our and first time visiting Maui, my husband and I, and one of our Bucket List things to do is learn proper technique for Paddle Boarding. I came across Maria's Yelp page since it was a 5 star review, read her reviews and watched her video on her link page. I called her at 6:30am on a Sat... More 

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