Kite Beach, Maui, Hawaii
If this is your very first kiteboard lesson, or if you just want to make sure you'll have the safest conditions in the entire Hawaiian islands, the chances are your lesson will be taught here in Kahului, HI at world renown Kite Beach. And there are many reasons why:
Little to no reef
Steady North Easterly trades (15-25mph)
Side shore winds
Friendly Kiting.com staff
Plenty of places to set up and take down your kite equipment
Access to public showers and restrooms
Minimal amount of people on the beach
No jet ski's, boats or any motorized pwc in the water
Sunny conditions most of the year
Water temperature around 80 degrees These are just a few of the reasons why Kite Beach (also know as Kanaha Beach) is the safest and most pristine kite beach in the world! This is why we teach our lessons here, and this is one of the many ways are students can get up and riding faster and safer than any other school on the island! How do I get to this great kite beach?
All Kiting Lessons are held at Kite Beach located on Maui's North Shore. Click on the car for driving directions to your kiteboard lesson
Kite beach is the best place in the world to consistently learn how to kiteboard
The western end of Kanaha Beach is known as Kite Beach. Just a few minutes from Kahului Airport, This beach is the jewel of the north shore. Kite beach offers a variety of conditions to suit different levels of riders. There is a long curving sandy beach that is great for beginners. The side-onshore winds bring the beginners safely back to shore. The area closest to the beach lies inside a protective reef, keeping the water flat in the beginner's area. A little farther from shore the waves start to break and create a great venue for intermediate and advanced riders. In winter, the largest waves breaking on the outside reef are strictly for expert riders only. The wind at kite beach blows all year round. The steadiest and strongest winds blow through the summer months. In winter the winds can be more diverse, and larger kites are often used. Occasionally Kona winds will blow from the south, creating an offshore at Kite beach. Kite Beach Maui has more windy days than any other kiteboarding destination in the world. The valley in central Maui creates a wind tunnel effect that funnels the wind into kite beach, in a better direction and strength.
Maui Kite Beach Rules and Regulations
All kitesurfing participants must be responsible for seeing and avoiding aircraft.
No kiteboarding in the 2 nautical mile long by one nautical mile wide corridor. The corridor’s length starts at the end of the OGG airport runway. Please refer to the Map.
All kiteboarders shall be responsible for seeing and avoiding non-participants
The rope or attaching cables must not exceed 125 feet in length and no kite shall be operated more than 125 feet above sea level.
Kiteboarding is allowed every day of the week from 11:00am until sunset.
An aerial picture of Kite Beach Maui
Kanaha Beach is about two miles long, the majority lies within the Maui County's Kanaha Beach Park. There are several beach areas in the park that have different designated uses. It is important to respect other beach users, and other water users. Try to learn the different uses of each of the areas and you will avoid any problems with other users. This beach is shared by different groups within the community. All of which have the rights to use these areas. However some restrictions do apply to specific activities as defined by County and State and Federal law. The general layout of the water areas are illustrated by the diagram below. Please note that there is no windsurfing or kiteboarding allowed before 11am.
The Kite Beach:
The Kite beach is roughly divided into two areas, the upwind end to the east is known as "old hale beach", "Old Mans Beach". It is the area closest to the old Girl Scout pavilion structure. This area is west of the lifeguard tower, and launching and landing is done below the campground area. At the downwind end of this stretch of sand, is at "Naish" beach, and is accessed via the "Keyhole" parking area. The most western end of the zone there is a series of 5 rock groins around Ka'a Point.