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Address: Po box 791075, Paia, Maui, HI 96779-1075
Phone Number: 808 579 9231
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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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Life-Changing, Soul-Finding SUP and Body Work! Maria is my Guru!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2016
LizzyDog70
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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Lincoln, Montana
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5 of 5 stars 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!

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars 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!!!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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Oshawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars 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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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Great instruction. No pressure, and Maria made sure you had individual attention to every one of us. She knows her stuff, and tailors her lesson to the group and individuals. Beautiful scenery. Do not be scared of the ocean, as you wiill not go out in large waves. Bring a hat, towel, etc and have fun. You will be glad... More 

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West Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

Maria is a wonderful instructor. Her holistic approach goes beyond just learning to paddle by looking at body mechanics, wave and water dynamics and the lovely spirit of aloha. Topics covered included body position, forward stroke, turning, reading the water and catching the waves. I highly recommend Maria and her school for Sup lessons

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Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

I have been on an SUP for 5 years,I thought I knew how to get the most out of my preformance on a board. I was wrong and within the first hour Maria had pictures of how I could get more, along with identifying things that were holding me back. It doesn't matter if your a new paddler or a... More 

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Thank Michael O
Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

Had zero experience with SUP. Maria's instruction was straight forward and too the point. Maria has a goal with each student and works hard to make sure you reach that goal. What a fantastic experience. Maria is just as cool as it gets. I will definitely be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

There were other SUP's to choose from, but we liked the lesson approach on land first - learning to use our core. Our trek to the sea was easy, great teaching and learning site, and great morning for learning SUP. We learned standing, kneeling, and even laying on the board. And she emphasized using your body the right way to... More 

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