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Address: Po box 791075, Paia, Maui, HI 96779-1075
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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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Highlight of my time on Maui

I had wanted to SUP in Hawaii after trying it at home and buying my own board. However, I felt I really needed some coaching on technique so researched places and chose Maria. I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Newark, DE
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Newark, DE
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had wanted to SUP in Hawaii after trying it at home and buying my own board. However, I felt I really needed some coaching on technique so researched places and chose Maria. I am so thankful I chose her. She is incredibly knowledgeable and is able to pack so much into one 2 hour lesson! I have a lot... More 

Thank Eustis525
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Reviewed November 7, 2016

Maria is an excellent thoughtful instructor that takes into account the many differences in people and their abilities.

Thank Divyesh G
2 reviews
Reviewed October 15, 2016

I’m not really sure how it is with other SUP schools or instructors because this is the first time I’ve ever taken a SUP lesson. What struck me was the personal care that Maria took with my wife and me during the whole experience. Maria’s background as a Physio-therapist, Masseuse and Yoga instructor have given her a distinct advantage in... More 

Thank Ben10madrid
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

María is an amazing teacher and coach. She starts with the basics, focusing on helping you stand and paddle properly and effortlessly and putting you in the right mindset. Regardless of your experience or skill level, you are guaranteed to learn from María—and have tons of fun! I'm self-taught and have been SUP surfing for over a year. Although I'm... More 

Thank SanukSanuk
Maui, Hawaii
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33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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Reviewed October 4, 2016

We had a great time! Thank you so much Maria!! Maria is very personal and knows about SUP as well as how to do it as a physical therapy, AMAZING! I got rid of a kink in my neck just with her basic tips. We felt sooo safe with her, a waterwoman :)))

Thank EG-aloha
Charlottesville, Virginia
2 reviews
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Reviewed July 11, 2016

I did the 1 Day Dream, which includes intro to SUP (30 minutes on land and an hour in the water) and a massage, and immediately afterwards, I booked 2 more SUP days for me as well as personal training (and a massage for my husband). Maria immediately noticed life-long body patterns that have been limiting for me and suggested... More 

Thank LizzyDog70
Lincoln, Montana
1 review
Reviewed May 24, 2016

We booked our first ever SUP lesson with Maria without knowing what to expect. We were so pleased with her bubbly nature, great enthusiasm and attention to safety. She hosted us at her house for the warm up and she ensured we understood how to read the ocean water (we're from Montana!) What fun! Thank you Maria!

Thank jleburns
Edwardsville, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed May 17, 2016

We recently visited Maui and had an EXCELLENT day at the beach with Maria learning to SUP. Excellent one on one instruction with a great emphasis on body mechanics to master the technique. She in knowledgeable, and also very respectful to the natural beauty and wildlife of the island. It was the highlight of our visit!!!!

Thank jmc61859
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
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Reviewed May 8, 2016

As soon as we knew we were returning to Maui, we knew that we had to book a second lesson with Maria Souza. A lesson with Maria is informative, interesting and so much fun. On this second visit the elements were very different than our first time SUP. The first time the water was very calm and there was no... More 

Thank KPFitzgerald
Oshawa, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed May 7, 2016

As a new paddler I learned so much in a very short time. Maria provided great instruction to myself and my friend. There was no pressure to do anything we did not feel comfortable doing and we never felt rushed. The prep time prior to hitting the water helped tremendously. Explaining the importance of body position, balance, how to correctly... More 

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