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Aloha from the beautiful island of Maui! A perfect holiday destination for just about anyone seeking relaxation, sun and fun. It’s an especially perfect island for water sports activities from windsurfing, surfing, stand up paddling to snorkeling or just floating on your back in the middle of the Pacific. I live here for all these reasons! Staying fit while doing such wonderful activities is a great perk as well. I love to share what I enjoy with others and I do this by introducing my favorite water sports through instruction.
I windsurfed professionally for a decade and traveled the world doing windsurfing coaching weeks to places like Egypt, Turkey, Barbados, Tobago, Spain, Ireland and the UK. Recently I have made Hawaii my home as there is no better place in the world with it’s tropical warmth and natural beauty to enjoy ocean time. Come join me on the beach in Maui and we’ll get you started on the water or have fun improving and furthering your current skills!

Happy sailing,
Shawna

 

There is a reason Maui is called the Mecca of windsurfing

 

 

ABOUT MAUI

 

THE VALLEY ISLE

 

Maui is a treasure chest of natures gifts. With her abundance of wind and waves this island offers a spectacular array of water sports to do from windsurfing, kitesurfing, paddle boarding, surfing, body boarding, kayaking, diving to snorkeling tours in calm seas. For something different, there’s still even more activities to try such as waterfall treks, zip lines, deep sea fishing, exploring caves and lava tubes, swimming with dolphins, hula, horseback riding, farmers markets. canoe races, whale watching, fine dinning, sunset strolls and even star gazing on top of Mt. Haleakala. The list really does go on! Check out a 101 things to do on Maui! The Hawaiian islands really are the place to get away from it all! It’s the most isolated population center on the face of the earth.
On their own in the middle of the Pacific these islands are the projecting tops of the biggest mountain range in the world. This is what attributes to Maui’s unique ecosystems and pockets of separate precipitations patterns. At sea level it’s a tropical island which can turn into a much cooler pine forests, reminiscent of places like Colorado the further up Mt. Haleakala you go. Hana is Maui’s version of the Amazon while the dry lands past Kihei look like old cowboy western movies with tumble weeds rolling by and cacti growing beside the road. The top of the crater looks like the moon and the Iao valley feels like being on the set of Gorilla’s in the Mist. It’s a mystery how all this fits on approximately 26 by 48 miles of lava rock!


It’s the most isolated population center on the face of the earth…On their own in the middle of the Pacific these islands are the projecting tops of the biggest mountain range in the world.

 

There is a reason Maui is called the Mecca of windsurfing. People pilgrimage here daily from all around the world to pay homage to the winds and seas of Hawaii. A place for beginners and intermediate sailor to learn and advance their skills in warm waters year round. It’s also the home of Ho’okipa, where professionals come to fine tune their windsurfing acrobatics! Most sailing spots around the world have their epic days…. But there is no place I’ve ever been that brings the winds and waves to your doorstep almost every day. Maui has got to be the best place on earth for windsurfers to improve, improve, improve.

 

 

The north shore is where most of the windsurfing takes place. Within a ten mile radius there are a handful of different sailing venue which offer beginner to expert levels of windsurfing conditions. Even during big days of surf when Ho’okipa is mast high with full on down the line wave riding, there is always flat water sailing on the inside at Kanaha or bump and jump conditions at Sprecks. The trade winds usually come from the east starting up at Hookipa and filling in all the way down to Kanaha. If theses winds have too much north in them, then Kihei on the south shore is the place to windsurf. Kihei is usually a flat water venue unless there is a small south swell running which happens mostly in the summer.

It’s windsurfing time all year round on Maui, but the summers bring endless days of wind while the winters bring the most consistent waves. Spring is a great time to get a good mix of both wind and waves.

 

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If you’re curious about what the conditions are doing in Maui just check out Maui Wind Cam

Check out Neil Pryde Maui, if are looking to rent equipment for windsurfing (Pryde/JP), kitesurfing(Cabrinha), SUP boards, surfing, body boarding. They also have a huge selection of fashion surf clothes, wetsuits, Kaenon eyewear, sunglasses, and most anything else you can think of.

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