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Maui Snorkeling Q&A

Maui Snorkeling Q&A Do I need to know how to Swim to go Snorkeling? Yes, to snorkel you must know how to swim. Even if you are in standing depth water, you might get in a current that takes you out of your depth. In the water you don’t weigh much, and even a tiny…

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January 25, 2016

Sharks and Stingrays

Sharks & Stingrays  Sharks and stingrays look quite different they share many of the same traits. They are in the same family of cartilaginous fish called the elasmobranchs. These creatures are not so scary once you learn a little bit about them. Here is some useful and interesting information about sharks and stingrays in Hawaii. STINGRAYS Stingrays come in all shapes and sizes, Stingrays in the environment: Stingray Physiology: Stingray Products: What do Rays eat?: Manta Rays: Avoiding Stingrays: Stingray self defense: Electric rays: Stingray Spines: The stingray spine can have a painful venom: Stingray First Aid: SHARKS Different types of Sharks: Shark Physiology: Reef sharks: Tiger sharks: Hammer Head Sharks: People and Sharks: Human intrusion into the sharks habitat: Shark behavior vs. Human behavior: Water Activities: Mistaken Identity: Avoiding sharks: Shark Interactions: Shark…

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January 11, 2016

Surfing and SUP Lessons with Surf Club Maui

SURFING & SUP LESSONS We offer Surfing and Standup SUP lessons on Maui for all levels from beginner to advanced. Our Surf Club is located at one of Maui’s best surfing areas, Kihei’s Kalama Park, which offers a variety of conditions. We have lessons 6 days a week, and rentals 6 days a week. More…

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January 7, 2015

How to Snorkel on Maui

Snorkel on Maui Snorkeling on Maui is fun and everyone should try it. Please note that snorkeling is a swimming sport so you will need to be able to swim. Snorkeling lessons are available. Most strong swimmers can teach themselves in calm shallow water or in a pool. We provide rental snorkel gear. Our shop staff are happy to help you find a good fit mask and fins.  More…

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January 6, 2015

What SUP riders need to know for Safe SUPping

Safe Supping  What SUP riders need to know for Safe SUPping on Maui.     Always use a Board Leash Write your name and phone number on your board Never SUP farther than you can swim SUP with a buddy Tell someone where you are going Wear a life vest Take a cell phone…

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February 24, 2014

Self-regulation guidelines for Surfing and SUP

Self-regulation guidelines for Surfing and SUP On Maui like many other popular surfing destinations we have seen a dramatic increase in people surfing. This includes Longboarders as well as SUP boarders. This is cause for concern as many new surfers do not know the etiquette and rules of surfing, and also many new surfers do not have the control necessary to surf safely in crowded conditions. Here is a set of Updated Surfing Rules to use as a guideline to help make the surfing experience safer and more enjoyable for all: 1) Know your level. Newbies: If you have never surfed or supped, get a lesson. Do not try to learn on your own, unless you are far away from other people. A lesson will show you the basics, and hopefully teach you how to avoid getting stuck in the…

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August 21, 2013

Camp Today

Camp Today     Source: Surf Club Maui Blog

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July 18, 2013

Keiki Summer Surf Camp

 Keiki Summer Surf Camp  We have been having so much fun at our Surf Club Maui Keiki Surf Camps in Kihei. This week we had keikis visiting from Colorado, Florida, Germany, Alaska, and of course Maui!! We always have lots of local kids in our surf camps as well.  We are also lucky to have…

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July 4, 2013

Keiki Camp

Keiki Camp Today we had a great group of local keikis (kids) come to Surf Club and take surf lessons! After the kids finished their snack and got fitted for booties before lining up behind a surf board. After our instructor, Andre gave a lesson on technique and safety, all of the kids helped one another carry the boards out to the beach. Each kid’s face lit up when they caught their first wave. Surprisingly, after the three hour lesson, none of them were tired! They had so much fun learning to surf and to end the day, Dave told them a story about his personal surf experience. Part of our kids camp is ocean and reef awareness. We make sure to teach the kids (and big kids) about ocean etiquette, reef awareness, as well as safety.      

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March 20, 2013

Lots of Turtles and Whales!!!

Lots of Turtles and Whales!!! We are off to a great week at Surf Club Maui. Yesterday Mallorie was teaching a surf lesson and a whale breached right behind her and her students! It is the time of year when the mother humpback whales and their babies come close to the shoreline. We also have…

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January 15, 2013