MAUI – HAWAI – KITING – THE DREAM

General information about kiting in Maui – Hawai

  • Wind always constant and persistent
  • Beaches for beginners, intermediate kiters and beaches with high waves for experts kiters
  • Wind-conditionsand temperature even in winter ideal
  • Warning: leave passaports and documents in hotel or in a save place.
  • Easy to rent equipment in the centers of Kite also used one’s.  There are many big surf shopsi.
  • Rent a Car is needful like a credit card for renting car and equipments.
  • Possibility of renting beautiful residences near the ocean  to $ 50 per day as well as stay in hotels $ 100 to $ 500 per day.

  • Maui enjoys a subtropical climate: temperatures excellent throughout the year. Best wind conditions are from March to October

Simply  ”The Dream”

This island seems to have been created for the sport of Kite and Windsurfing as well as for pure surfers. Maui has a wide variety of beaches, some may be fine for beginners to intermediates and other beaches for professionals and espert Kiter. It’s a shame to get to this destination to learn this wonderful sport ( free to do so if you like) . Surely once you have learned the basics and made ​​the minimum experience that will lead to lunge enjoy this magnificent sport and this island, it’s already time to go home (sob .. sob) .

My advice : if you come from Europe, facing from 21 to 26 hours of flight , is to stay at least two weeks and that you already have some experience in this sport. ( to learn this sport there are some excellent spots in europe or 3/5 hour flight )

This island is in the shape of inverted 8 (ie, infinite) and if it rains it’s enough to move to the north to the south to find more ideal conditions .

The north is more casual and dedicated to the sport , let’s say even more true. A melting pot of people who come from all over the world for kiting , or only do Windsurfing or Surfing. Here are also the most extreme spots like Hookipa and Jaws that are only for experts , as well as other is for intermediate and beginners as Kanaha etc. (see below) . The south is full of luxurious hotels from ” American Style ” with many golf clubs and beautiful beaches to visit when in the north isn’t  good weather.

Jaws : a  very dangerous spot, absolutely reserved for professionals . Probably has the biggest waves in the world that break only a few days a year. Not suitable for amateur surfers , but amazing to take pictures . It is not easy to get there .. Strong ocean currents ! Only for very expert and professional !!!

Hookipa : classical wave spots , only suitable for experts and professionals. Hard to get out for a narrow channel between the Rock Garden ( very sharp rocks flush water ) a safe exit only 60 meters wide . ( Beach). Dream Waves out. The spot is considered one of the most dangerous and chop up equipments. Even the experts are with wetsuits, gloves, boots and helmet. One of the major problems, and that the return wave can create white water bringing the table to lose direction … in this case you’ll be pushed out of the secure channel … and thrown into the middle of the Rock Garden ( happened to me .. luckily only two points to the hand .. I was without gloves .) Strong ocean currents ! Not for everyone !

Spreckelsville : the perfect spot for those who start to make waves. A beautiful SAND BEACH 2 km long , a easy to go out and a clean wave that breaks over a reef . Spreckelsville is the spot where usually surfs Europeans.
For intermediates and experts !

Kanaha Beach Park: cozy spot with shady places , lifeguards , toilets, fresh water showers , and picnic opportunities . Easy to ride, suitable for lake surfers. Here you can also play courses for beginners . Off the coast there is a small wave .
For all ….. solar and place … very large.

Kihei on the south coast : those who are looking for flat water glide fast you have to move in Kihei which is about 15 minutes by car from the spots in the north. Kihei is perfect for slalom and fun for the less experienced.
For everyone.

The kiters meet at kitebeach or Kanaha Beach Park. The kitebeach is located about 1 km west of the Kanaha Beach Park.

Wind

Constant wind, regular and persistent. (see below)   Wind forecast in Kanaha Park

ANNUAL WIND & WEATHER STATISTICS IN Kanaha Park – hawai

Month
of year
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec SUM
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 1-12
Wind
probability>= 4 Beaufort (%)
53

61

66

73

74

91

90

91

83

68

64

53

72

AverageWind
speed

(kts)

12

12

13

14

14

17

17

17

15

13

13

12

14

Average
air temp. (°C)
25
24
24
26
27
28
28
28
28
27
26
25
26
Wind
directionDistribution

March(%)

Wind direction distribution Kahului/Maui March

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