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Maria Souza's Stand Up Paddle School

Po box 791075, Paia, Maui, HI 96779-1075
+1 808-579-9231
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SUP Bella

Maria is a true pro. As an experienced paddle boarder, she dialed me in and broke several bad... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2017
Anaheim, California
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... read more

Reviewed April 6, 2017
Newark, DE
via mobile
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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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Po box 791075, Paia, Maui, HI 96779-1075
+1 808-579-9231
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Reviewed August 3, 2017

Maria is a true pro. As an experienced paddle boarder, she dialed me in and broke several bad techniques. Highly recommend her for anyone on any level. I liked the dry session in the beginning -- set a good foundation for the water. I will...More

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Reviewed April 6, 2017 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...More

Thank Eustis525
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
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...More

Thank Ben10madrid
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...More

Thank SanukSanuk
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...More

Thank EG-aloha
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...More

Thank LizzyDog70
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...More

Thank jleburns
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...More

Thank jmc61859
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...More

Thank KPFitzgerald
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