A trip to Maui is more than just another Kiteboarding holiday, it is more than a simple camp to improve your riding skills, it is more than just a chance to spend time on the water. Maui is a journey, an adventure, it is the ultimate... to see, touch and experience a real part of Surfing history.
Therefore our Team will not only spend time on the water with you, ensuring you are safe and giving you tips and guidance whatever move or skill you´re working on. We want to show you as much of what Maui has to offer as we possibly can in those two weeks.
Describing our event on Maui for people who haven´t been there, is as hard as describing colours to a blind person. Two weeks on Maui, are kind of two weeks in paradise for every surfer, kiter, windsurfer, stand up paddler, or simply any outdoor enthusiast.
Maui is something you have to experience, see, smell, breath, live. Maui is something everybody has to see at least once.
|Program:||Radio and video supported kiteboarding tuition. excursions, traditional outrigger canoe experience, beach work outs and plenty more...|
|For whom:||For all kiters that are looking for the trip of their lifetime. The required level is safely riding up-wind.|
|Including:||14 days of accommodation in a double room, rental car, 14 days of event and tuition, side activities, morning yoga/beach work out sessions, event video, personal action pictures and plenty more|
|Equipment rental:||590 Euro / 2 Weeks|
|Participants:||minimum .4 max .12|
|Specials:||R&D Seminar with Quattro and Keith Teiboul, Sunrise on top of the Haleakala, Hiking through Iao Valley, Jaws, meeting and interviewing legends of our beloved sports|
|Team:||Chris Ziaja, Giel Vlugt and Jana Stienen|
The first time you sail Hookipa, launch your kite at kitebeach or feel the ground shaking underneath your feet while gazing upon jaws will be an absolutely exceptional moment. On Maui, there are no big, well organised Watersport Centers on the beach, looking out for their customers on the water.
Our team of experienced Kiteboarding Instructors, will join you on each of your sessions on the water to not only provide training and guidance, but also ensure you are safe at all times while discovering those breathtaking moments.
You don´t need to be a professional Kiteboarder to enjoy some of the great spots Maui has to offer, but we recommend that basic skills such as going upwind shouldn't´t be difficult for you anymore. If you´re in doubt if your Kiteboarding skills are good enough - stop thinking and pick up the phone or send us an email!
We´ll be happy to give you some advise on which camp to book.
Starting from Europe, Hawaii is located more or less on the other side of the planet. There are not many possibilities to travel further in order to go on a watersports holiday than travelling to Maui. The usual route will take you in approximately 11 hours from Europe to San Francisco or LA. There you´ll change plane and travel another 5 hours into the the pacific before finally landing on Maui. Usual tavel time: 24 hours.
In order to ease off the stress of travelling a little, we recommend to plan in a little stop over on the Westcoast of the United states. Discover San Francisco for 1-2 days before heading out to Hawaii.
However, despite the long and for sure exhausting long distance flight, the moment you step out of the airport on Maui, all the stiffness and tiredness will be forgotten...
Mauis North Shore is less touristical developed then the Southeast of the Island. There is no way to find big Hotels. This Naturalness gives Maui the beauty it has and at the same time it is not easy to find a proper accommodation. As our homebase we found the Seaside Hotel in Kahului. This is sufficient for a watersports journey where we only will be in the Hotel to sleep after an intense day ;) If you expected a 5-Star-Hotel you would be disappointed.
For us it is perfect located. In 5 min. we will drive to the Kitebeach, it is close to the beach and surrounded by restaurants and shops.
A typical day in Maui will start just after sunrise with a yoga session at the beach before we will go for breakfast. Before 11 o´clock there is no watersport allowed in Hawaii, thats why we head to the Iao Valley before. This is one of histories most important Places in Maui. And the landscape is one of the most paradiselike Places you could imagine.
Afterwards we will start the first watersession at the Kitebeach. Our coaches will organise sandwiches or sushi for lunchbreak to be ready for a second session on the water.
We will finish the day with a sundowner at out Hotel Beach before we will walk to town for dinner.
A typical day in Maui usually ends around 22 o´clock, to be energetic for the next early morning...
"A dream came true! I always wanted to travel to Maui, but i never really took the chance on my own because i was not sure about my level of riding. These two weeks were stunning! Also when i decided on one or the other day to stay at the beach, it was an amazing trip. Thank you!"
"Most beautiful place I´ve ever seen!!"
"Thank you for this awesome Trip! The eventprogram on the water and on land was great. A great diversity and always a breeze of adventure :) Likewise it is great for kiter and non kiter."