Most wave riders prefer to carve up the ocean on traditional surf, body and stand-up paddle boards.
Those seeking an extra thrill will find it in kitesurfing. The ultimate hybrid sport combines wakeboarding, surfing, windsurfing and gymnastics in one high-flying package.
Maui is one of the world's premier kitesurfing destinations, with no shortage of accredited kitesurfing schools to choose from. Kite Beach, near Kahului Airport, is ground-zero for lessons, experienced kitesurfers and those who just want to take in the aerial acrobatics.
Reservations required for lessons