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Beginner Class “No experience required” 2.5 hours
Group $99.00 (+ Tax) pp, or Private $195.00 (+ Tax) pp
Getting a good start in windsurfing is esential to your success. A successful first day depends on correct equipment and good weather conditions. Learning to windsurf is a lot easier if someone shows you how. Patient and professional Instructors are worth their weight in gold. For the Beginner Lessons we have chosen a great sailing location with a sandy beach surrounded by a protective reef. We only sail when the weather conditions are suitable. In the lesson we give you specialized beginner’s boards that are strong and stable. Our instructors then select a sail for each individual student. The size of the sail should be matched to each individual based on their height, weight and strength. This is a very important step to ensure your maximum enjoyment.
We pride ourselves in our ability to offer individualized equipment selections thanks to our extensive quiver of sails. Once you have your gear, we show you how to put it together correctly. This important step comes in handy if you want to rent equipment at a later time or you are buying your own. Next we start on the sand for a short land lesson, and we explain; how to use the sail, about the wind, and how to stop and turn around. Then we take you onto the water. Using a correct launching techniques. Your instructor gets into the water with you to help you apply the techniques you have learned. We show you how to align your board to the wind, how to pull up the sail without straining your back, easy turning techniques, power control and steering. We never get too far from shore, and we concentrate on giving you a reliable technique that will give you confidence in the water. Our instructors can hold onto your board and stabilize it for you as you first get going. They also give you constant feedback and encouragement to help you progress, then you can go solo a little further from shore, where our Instructors can show you some more advanced skills.
If you get tired you can simply sit down on the board and if necessary our Instructor can sail or swim you and your board back to the beach, where you can rest before trying again. We always keep a close eye on you so that you are never left to blow away, there is no need to get frustrated. Our time tested methods ensure that you will get the maximum enjoyment from your lesson, and keep you motivated for more. After the single beginner lesson, many people will want to upgrade to the three-day course. This is easy, just pay the difference, or just keep coming one day at a time and pay as you go. *Lessons available Monday thru Saturday (no Sundays). *We provide PFD jackets, rashguard shirts and neoprene booties. *Basic windsurf gear is included, *Specialty gear is available to rent from our store.
Windsurf Short Course “3-day course”
Group $279.00 (+ Tax) per person, or Private $575.00 (+ Tax) pp
The course includes two and a half hours of progressive instruction per day for three days. This course is great for beginners and people with some previous windsurfing experience. We usually prefer to go in the mornings for the softer breezes. The water is also calmer and less crowded. Our lesson area is in located is a sheltered cove that is protected from the waves by a surrounding reef. When you are booking this course the days need not be consecutive, and we can start on any day of the week. This course is a great introduction and the fast track into the sport of windsurfing. This course also suits people with a challenging schedule. In the windsurfing short course we can cover a progressive range of skills for beginner or advanced beginner sailors. No experience is required, however this course also suits beginners with a few lessons under their belt, or the Sailor who may be a little rusty after being away from the water for a while. We use our easy to use super stable boards, and a range of sail sizes suited to the individual sailor.
Several of the techniques that we can cover include:
Wind-basics, balance-basics, self-launching, rope-start, rope-turns, mast-turns, tacking, fast-tack, basic jibe, beach starts, upwind sailing and reaching. We provide you with the boards and a range of sail sizes to accelerate your learning process. After this course you should be confident enough to rent beginners equipment and practice on your own. *Lessons available Monday thru Saturday, (no Sundays). *We provide PFD jackets, rashguard shirts and neoprene booties. *Basic windsurf gear is included, *Specialty gear is available to rent from our store.
Windsurf School “Complete 5-day course”
Group $469.00 (+ Tax) per person, or Private $950.00 (+ Tax) pp
The “Classic 5-day” course includes two and a half hours (2.5hrs) of progressive windsurfing instruction per day for five days. The days need not be consecutive. So we can fit the course to suit your vacation, and the weather conditions. This course is also the number one course chosen by locals. Local students who have regular weekday jobs can sign up for the five day, and do one day per week for five weeks. This way they can get their weekend fun and can also progress in the sport at the same time. In this comprehensive course we usually cover; wind theory, balance skills, rope-start, beginner sailing, self-launch, quick-exit, rope-turns, mast-turns, tacking, beach starts, self-rescue, upwind sailing and reaching. For the fast learners we can also cover: power-jibes, harness-technique, and high-wind stance. We always work at your own personal pace, and try to cover all the skills that you will need to become an happy and independent boardsailor. During the course we help you to learn about weather and wind conditions, and the different equipment that is available, so that you can make informed decisions when purchasing your own equipment or renting gear on your own. *We provide you with the right equipment and upsize the sails progressively when needed to help you advance beyond the basic beginner level and help you push your personal limits. *We also provide unlimited sail exchanges to handle a variety of different wind conditions. *Lessons available Monday thru Saturday, (no Sundays). *We provide PFD jackets, rashguard shirts and neoprene booties. *Basic windsurf gear is included, *Specialty gear is available to rent from our store.
Waterstart Class “Let the wind do the work”
2 hours, Private $195.00 (+ Tax) pp
In this water-start class we show you how you can lie back and let the wind pull you out of the water. This lesson is not for complete beginners, some windsurfing experience is required. The waterstart is the gateway to high-wind sailing and the key to sailing a short-board. Because of our reliable trade winds, Maui is the best place to learn the waterstart. In these two-hour lessons, we can teach you more than you would learn in weeks of trying to teach yourself at home. We show you how to position the board after a wipeout. Then we show you how to steer and control the board from the waterstart position and how to fly the sail and waterstart in strong winds. We start by showing you the techniques on the beach, then we get into the water with you and show you how to keep control and steer the board. After this, “popping up” onto the board is easy, and you will be able to do it time and time again, you will own the Waterstart. We can get practically anybody to waterstart. However we do recommend that you already have some experience windsurfing in moderate to strong winds, and being able to beach-start before you come is helpful but not essential. This lesson is specifically for the Waterstart technique only (so knowledge of harness and footstraps is not required). To ensure your success (and ours), we set minimum wind limits.
We also like to make specific equipment recommendations. Having the right size board and sail is essential to a successful water-starting session. Even if you have your own board, we might suggest you use something a little different during the class to increase your learning curve. Discuss your equipment requirements with your instructor before the class. Generally, you will need a sail half a square meter larger than the one you would sail with. *Lessons available Monday thru Saturday, (no Sundays). *Gear is not included in this class, so bring your own board or rent from our store.
Shortboard Basics “Feel the power”
Private $195.00 (+ Tax) pp
This is an introduction to short-board sailing lesson covering the basics. The “Shortboard Basics” class includes 2 hours of instruction on floaty transition boards, or shorter bump & jump type gear. This course is not a beginner course. but it is great for people with some long board experience who want to get into sailing stronger winds on smaller gear. In this class we can cover; Short-board Basics, Board trim, beach-starts, pre-waterstart tips, how to use the harness, getting into the foot straps, and how to do some basic short-board turns and maybe some basic intro to some jibing. This class can be tailored to the needs of the individual student. Flat water sailors can use this class as an introduction to ocean sailing for the first time. If you just want to work on your overall technique. If you do not know the waterstart yet, you will definitely want a larger transition board that you can uphaul. Shortboard basics lessons usually start at 12:00 noon or 2:30 pm. This lesson is usually taught as a private lesson, but you can add a buddy if you want to do a semi-private class. *Lessons available Monday thru Saturday, (no Sundays). *Gear is not included in this class, so bring your own board or rent from our store.
Jibing Class “Turn like a pro”
2 hours Private $195.00 (+ Tax) pp
One of the most important techniques to master in windsurfing is Jibing. To do a smooth jibe you need the right combination of sail skills and board skills. This class will save you a lot of time trying to learn on your own. The jibe is a lot easier if you have an experienced instructor to help you. The learning process is a series of fun exercises. We explain the Jibe theory, then break it down into small steps. We can troubleshoot your technique, and fix any of your bad habits. We teach all levels of jibe including; power jibes, step jibes, Slalom jibes, and carve jibes, and even some freestyle trick jibes; duck-jibes, jump-jibes and racing “lay-down” jibes. Each session gets you one step closer to mastering your jibes. During your session your instructor can check out your ride style and customize the lesson to you. The lesson begins on the beach with the jibing theory and sail transition exercises. Then we go into the water, your instructors can sail with you, riding alongside or nearby. This way they can demonstrate the technique and give you on-the-water feedback. This lesson is usually taught as a private lesson, but you can add a buddy if you want to do a semi-private class. *Lessons available Monday thru Saturday (no Sundays). *Gear is not included in this class, so bring your own board or rent from our store.
Private Lessons “Your personal trainer”
2 hours, $195 (+ Tax) pp.
We recommend the private lesson for many reasons; personal coaching, to have a sailing buddy, or just as a guide to show you around. You can do a private session for an orientation to Maui conditions, or just to have the added security of an instructor following you around. Having a private lesson will boost your knowledge, and increase your learning curve, whether you are an athlete in training or Just want to have fun. All of our listed skills, and classes can be taught as privates. We recommend privates for competitive sailors, or anyone with any special needs or specific learning requirements. Private instructors can also come to you. Our instructors can teach all levels up to shortboard jibing, specialty instructors can take you into the waves, teach freestyle and jumping sessions, and racing. Private Sessions are available by appointment You can also request and reserve your specific instructor for a small premium., *Lessons available Monday thru Saturday (no Sundays). *Gear is not included in this class so, Bring your own board or rent from our store.