HST Windsurfing & Kitesurfing School
Maui ranks among the world’s best spots to windsurf, thanks to consistent, north-eastern trade winds accelerating between the two mountains due to the Venturi effect. These usually run along the shore and parallel to the wave direction, making conditions downright dreamy! Don’t bring out your board before 11am—the waves belong to the surfers till then by common agreement. Need help navigating it all? The island’s oldest and largest water sports school teaches windsurfing, kitesurfing, and stand-up paddleboarding, and is captained by the legendary Alan Cadiz. HST takes beginners out at Kanaha Beach
near Kahului Airport. It also teaches wing-foiling, an emerging sport involving a handheld sail and a SUP foil board.