BOOK A STAND UP PADDLE LESSON! Maria Souza SUP School offers world-class Stand Up Paddling lessons in Maui, HI and Maria’s reputation as Maui’s best instructor has given her the opportunity to teach SUP to hundreds of students from all over the world. Please see lesson descriptions below.
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Maria Souza Ocean Sports Education LLC Cancellation Policy
• We reserve the right to re-schedule due to unsafe weather/ocean conditions or acts of God.
• 24 hour re-scheduling notice required.
• Strict no refund policy
• No-shows will not be refunded.
• Please call (808)579 9231, leave your name and phone number

WHAT TO EXPECT: All lessons start with a systematic active warm-up at Maria Souza’s Ocean Sports Education compound. Instructors focus on teaching the finer aspects on theory, weather assessment, beach hazards, self- launching, self-rescue, posture, balance, endurance, equipment advice, basic water rescue, critical decision making, and etiquette, emphasis on safety. Students practice all the fundamentals of paddle and stroke technique, posture and balance, and form on dry land, following Maria’s unique teaching techniques. NEXT… the lesson progresses to the beach! The beach lesson is a technique refresher and ocean assessment and prepares all students for the real thing! THEN… it’s all in the ocean from there. Maria’s dynamic teaching style is intimate and inclusive, and she inspires her students to love the journey.

***All instructors are certified life guards, CPR & First Aid Certified with years of SUP & Ocean experience

***Bring: swimming suit, sunscreen, towel, water, snack (Optional: hats, rash guards and booties)

***Reservations required for all lessons and payment is due in advance

Standup Paddle Surf School Lesson Options:

***LEARN to SUP; a LIFE changing sport; you will LOVE ***  

Semi-private (2 students per instructor) intro lesson to SUP on flat water or surf (conditions depending), 2 hrs ~ $159 + tax/person (Visa&MasterCard).

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY and Guaranteed to Learn! (Kids 7 & Up Must Know How To Swim)

This lesson teaches the basics and will give you the all-around SUP experience. Following Maria’s unique teaching technique, students start on dry land, then progress to the beach, then into the water, Standup Paddling! Instructors are always close by and the small class size allows for lots of direct coaching guidance and tips.  BONUS: Each student receives a MAUI SUP TEAM hat, and photos from their lesson.


***Water, Wind & Willpower; An Open Ocean Adventure***  Call for rates at 808-579-9231

Maria offers specialized training for downwind distance runs and SUP Racing. (Bring your board or rent from Maria) This will prepare you for successful channel crossings and improve your SUP skills, conditioning and confidence!
(Depending on experience and skill at least 1 regular SUP lesson with Maria is required prior to distance training) When you are prepared, Maria could even coach you on the Maliko Run on the rugged North Shore of Maui, an ideal stretch to catch an open ocean bump!

YOGA SUP ALSO AVAILABLE! Call for rates and questions at 808-579-9231