Maui Kitesurfing

Maui Kitesurfing is dependant on the FAA Waiver which allows kiteboarding on Maui's north Shore within the FAA controlled Airport Zone.

Under the responsibilities of the waiver, the waiver holder has a duty to inform the public of the waiver's conditions, and rules that apply to kiteboarders, and meet regularly with the FAA and Water Safety and governing bodies to discuss any issues or conflicts.

The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) controls the Airspace within a 5 mile radius of all major US airports.

The FAA has regulations that specifically relate to and address kite flying, and forbid particular kiting activities within the 5mile zone.

The FAA has issued a conditional Waiver that allows some restricted kiteboarding activities, within certain areas.

Without this FAA Waiver, all kiteboarding would be banned within a five mile radius of the Kahului Airport (OGG).

It is in the interests of all kiteboarders to respect these rules and to inform other kiteboarders. Always follow the directives of the Lifeguards, Rangers and DLNR.

In this way we will be able to preserve our access to ride on the north shore.

 Always ride with Aloha and respect for all other users.

FAA Safety Meeting Scheduled: December 21st  at 10:30am NEW DATE
at the Kanaha Canoe Hale.
As mandated by the FAA kiteboarding waiver, the waiver holder is required to hold an annual kiteboarding safety meeting.
FAA representatives, Kiteboarders and community are invited to attend.

FAA STIPULATIONS

In addition to the Safe Kiteboarding Guidelines above, please observe the kiteboarding area maps, and follow the accepted Kiteboarding Priority Rules. Kiteboarders on the north shore operate under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certificate of waiver, which authorizes kiteboarding near Kahului Airport. The FAA waiver stipulates that all kiteboarders must comply with the following guidelines:

1)       No maneuvers shall be performed over persons or property not involved with kiteboarding activities.

2)       No kiteboarding in the 2 mile long by one mile wide corridor at the end of the runway in Spreckelsville (see map).

3)       The waiver is applicable and only valid between the hours of official sunrise and sunset.

4)       All kiteboarders shall be responsible for seeing and avoiding non-participants.

5)       The kite will not be operated 125 feet above sea level.

6)       Kiteboarding safety meetings will be conducted within every 12 month period.

The conduct of every kiteboarder affects our reputation with the public and our credibility with the FAA. Any complaints from user conflicts will hurt our efforts to keep the waiver. Always ride with Aloha and respect for all other users.

 

Maui Kiteboarding Area Map
Kitesurfing zone map of North Shore Maui
 In any life threatening emergency call 911

Please help us to promote responsible kitesurfing in our community.


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