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Re: Kite trip to Maui

Postby Artem » Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:44 pm

This is awesome, keep it coming!
Thanks for all the advices/tips.

If somebody is planning to go around that time - lets sync up.
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Re: Kite trip to Maui

Postby etxxz » Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:40 pm

dontfeedthenerd wrote:Maui airport was the only airport ever to have caught me with my "golf bag."

I had one club in it, but they said that as long as I had a board in there they'd charge me the $100. This was Hawaiian airlines.

i had a golf bag with no clubs. But i didnt fly Hawaiian, i flew whatever was cheapest.


As for kite size, yeah its suuuper windy out there. All i flew was a 7m. Used my 10 once or twice and not because the 7m wasn't enough. (165lb TT)

have fun!
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Re: Kite trip to Maui

Postby pipedragon » Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:44 pm

Some tips, I go once a year.

Try to park in Kanaha beach park. Lock your car and don't leave valuables in the car. Also don't leave car keys or valuables in your kite bag on the beach. They watch for that. Invest in a cheap water prooof case so you can carry your keys, credit card, license etc. with you. The place is very friendly and non-violent but there is a drug problem in Hawaii so they want your cash or credit cards.

Don't judge the wind by conditions at the beach. It is at least 20 mph more on the water. The beach is in a wind shadow. Getting out is tricky, launch kite over the water then run your a$$ off grab board and body drag until the kite gets steady. Don't try to get in your board until you have done it a couple times. This is not Alameda. Go out, kite and stay out. Coming in and leaving the beach is a nightmare. On the water is epic!!!

Visit coconut grill in Kihei for fish Tacos. Try to kite Kihei if you can too. Visit the waterfalls on road to Hana for a break. Have fun and say Alhoa!
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Re: Kite trip to Maui

Postby Artem » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:20 pm

Flights booked with Hawaiian airlines:
August 29: San Jose, CA (SJC) - Maui - Kahului, HI (OGG)
Returning: September 10, 2013

It was kind of cheap, $437 roundtrip, they'll probably rip me off on the luggage but whatever, I'm going to maui :)


Thanks everybody for the tips!
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Re: Kite trip to Maui

Postby John Doe » Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:20 pm

4 word for you buddy;

Euro-Chicks-In-Hostels

North Shore Inn in Wailuku, billion places to crash for not too much dough if you look around, sleep in your car, party all night, kite all day.
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Re: Kite trip to Maui

Postby daveshah » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:58 pm

Check Out Some of my kiting in Maui

https://vimeo.com/71213601
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Re: Kite trip to Maui

Postby daveshah » Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:25 am

JUST GOT BACK!!!

CHECK OUT MY VIDEO

https://vimeo.com/71213601
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Re: Kite trip to Maui

Postby recoprianto » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:26 am

Not to be a buzzkill, but double posting that video is a bit of overkill.
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Re: Kite trip to Maui

Postby nckites » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:41 am

Hope you got a good travel bag
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Re: Kite trip to Maui

Postby Artem » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:55 pm

Does it makes sense not to bring my boards and rent something local? If yes, any reasonable places around?
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