Kite Surfing in Maui
Maui islands in Philippines, has also been attracted to the surfers especially the kite surfers from all round the world. If we go towards the north of the island lays the north shore beach. North Shore is known as the jewel of all the other beaches which is about few minutes from the Airport of Kahului on the western end of Kanaha Beach (N20°53.9724, W156°26.35896) and also known as the Kite Beach. This beach is perfect for the beginners and its side on to the shore winds helps the beginners to come shore safely. The waves on the kite beach are divided for the riders. Little farther from shore is basically for the riders who are in the intermediate and advanced stage. Waves which are largest are only for expert riders.
The other important beach on this island is the Kanaha Beach which is around two miles and most of it lies on the Maui County’s Kanaha Beach Park. Every beach has its own important features. “Old Hale beach”, “Old Man’s Beach” is the two divisions of the areas of the Kite Beach. Ka’a Point is another beach which is used for launching area. Fishermen and families also give the riders the rooms in this area. Off shore to Ka’a Point is the Bone yard, which is a very shallow place which comes out at low tide. The Riders should take pre-caution or be cautious while jumping near to this area, as this area gets covered up by the ocean at high tides.
Then there is also the Action Beach, which is the launching area for the storm – water canal of downwind. This beach also has plenty of room for kite surfing and it’s mostly used by the kite schools. . This beach is very good for the beginners for long run and it’s mostly sandy. KSM is one of the best schools for teaching people the kite surfing sport. Here the instructors are certified from IKO, and some of them live on Maui for many years and knows the different Maui water sports, which is considered one of the best in the world. They offer one to one lessons to the beginners, intermediate and also to the advanced students so that they can learn the kite surfing without any hesitation. The entire kite surfing lessons are generally divided into three sessions – a) Discovery Programs, b) Intermediate, and c) Advanced.
These three sessions which are having eight parts in each being taught here along with the different ways of kite surfing.
As the popularity of kite surfing in Maui has developed in recent years so much that the guidelines for the safety of kite surfing has also increased so that the beginners and the riders have the proper security and safety for this sport. This sport is being regulated by the (FAA) Federal Aviation Administration Regulation by the proximity of the nearby Airport of Kahului. The main attraction for Maui is the various Aqua Sports it offers to the visitors with the suitable conditions, such as the winds, culture, adventures, wide variety of accommodations, and professional kite lessons for everyone.