Kiteboarding School of Maui

Kiteboarding School of Maui

Kiteboarding School of Maui
5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Kiteboarding School of Maui is Hawaii's premier kiteboarding training center for riders of all skill levels. KSM is known globally for its highly trained instructors, and distinguishes itself from other schools by having an instructional program supported by CORE, one of the world's leading kiteboarding brands.
Kahului, Hawaii

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samthornton1228
Biloxi, MS1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
I had some kite experience before coming to Maui so Jesse went over the basics with me and immediately jumped in the water to help me get on a board! He was awesome and very calm which helped ease my nerves about flying a kite in strong winds. If there was something wrong I was doing, he would get in the water and show me exactly what I was doing wrong. That included him purposefully face planting just so I could see from a different perspective. Josh was awesome coordinating times for lessons and just being incredibly encouraging. I did a private 3 hour session and it was worth every penny, would’ve paid more in retrospect. You’re not gonna find better teachers or a more positive vibe. They helped me get my first ride ever!!
Written July 14, 2021
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David
Littleton, CO4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
My son (15) and I had an incredible experience working with Josh on our skills. We have both had many lessons in different places and Josh's instruction was among the very best we have ever had. He was very patient with my son and really inspired him to excel while also focusing on safety. He made really good progress during his 3 days of lessons and he is so confident in high wind and waves now. He also became completely self sufficient during those 3 days which has been a goal of his for a while. Thank you Josh for a great experience and for your professionalism and top notch gear which combined to provide a hassle free and perfect environment for us to learn new things.
Written June 14, 2022
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tunpoa
NYC14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
Landed on KSM and Josh, the instructor, after reading several positive reviews. All of the reviews describe very well how professional, patient, fun and safe the experience was.
I started from zero and I have never done kitesurfing before. Josh was super patient and took time to explain the basics, the safety rules and how to make of the experience a positive and fun one even though this sport is quite technical.
After several classes and a good amount of persistence, I was able to handle the kite and ride smoothly. The instructor kept giving me tips on how to improve my posture and ensure that I am always practicing my rides in safe fashion away from other riders.
The folks at KSM are licensed, u like many other coaches. They’re fully insured. They use the latest equipment. The instructors communicate with you over integrated walkie talkie in the helmet which make a night and day difference while riding.
I’m very appreciative of the help from Josh and will be continuing to take intermediary classes with him over the next weeks.
Written June 20, 2021
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Joseph L
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
Had the best experience with KSM. We worked with Josh and Jesse over a period of 5 days and they had us up and riding upwind by the end of it! Really great teachers who are experts at what they do and truly want to help their students out. Would 100% recommend to anyone who is serious about learning to kite! Made our Maui experience incredible!
Written May 14, 2022
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Alex W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
I had Jerry as my instructor… one of the best instructors I have ever had for ANYTHING. This is coming from someone who has learned to fly airplanes, solo skydivers, scuba dived and more. His attention to detail and precision is that of a true professional. Truly an amazing experience.
Written July 8, 2023
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Jennifer C
Long Beach, CA5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
I could not have asked for a better experience; I had taken some lessons elsewhere and nothing compares to Josh and his knowledge and skill as an instructor. Maui has some incredible wind to kite in, yet I learned more and was able to get up within a few lessons, feeling safe and assured of my ability to fly my kite and add on the board. He took his time and gave me a solid foundation on which to build. A good instructor combines knowledge, an accurate assessment of each student's abilities, intuitive instruction based on those two elements in addition to the wind and surf conditions. Josh does all of this and so much more. He is kind and fun to work with too. I trust him implicitly. I would recommend this school to anyone who is a beginner OR who wants to hone their existing skills - you won't be disappointed!
Written June 18, 2024
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Brian C
Colorado Springs, CO9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Sadly, although I had booked three days, the winds died and I was only able to kiteboard for one day. That said, it was a great day, mostly due to my instructor, Josh. Super instructor. Can't say enough good about him.
Written October 7, 2022
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Barend V
Houston, TX1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Solo
I’ve returned many times to KSM and I’m always highly satisfied by the quality of the equipment and most importantly, the high caliber of the teachers. Josh hooked me up with Jesse to help me work out my transition issues. Jesse immediately showed me what I needed to do differently and did an excellent job of fine tuning my motions from the beach. I highly recommend KSM for beginners to experts!
Written July 16, 2021
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Sydney H
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
Would 100% recommend KSM with Josh and Jesse. My husband and I contacted KSM the day before we booked and were lucky enough to snag a morning lesson with Jesse. This was our first time kite boarding. Everything was easy in terms of booking and instructions from Josh on where to meet him. Communication was great and Josh reached out the morning of and evening after our lessons. Jesse was very thorough in explaning
Written May 15, 2021
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JemBayindirli
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
I’m 58 years old and have wanted to kiteboard for the last 15 years. Maui’s consistent wind offered the perfect conditions to learn. I bought the “Elite” package and the instructor had me up and riding on the third day! Communication was excellent. The instructors are extremely safety conscious and friendly. The equipment was new and in great shape. I highly recommend this company.
Written May 1, 2022
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