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Maria Souza's Stand Up Paddle School

Po box 791075, Paia, Maui, HI 96779-1075
+1 808-579-9231
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Best SUP lesson ever

As a new paddler I learned so much in a very short time. Maria provided great instruction to myself... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2016
Oshawa, Canada
learn a lot fast

Great instruction. No pressure, and Maria made sure you had individual attention to every one of... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2016
Akron, Ohio
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Maria Souza Ocean Sports Education LLC Offers:-Stand-up Lessons- No Experience Necessary-Guaranteed to Stand-up in 1 Lesson! Must know how to swim - Training for Races - Long Distance Paddling- Down Wind Runs-Surfing-Extreme Surf Week Training Package- Experience Necessary-Fitness Training for specific Ocean Sports
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Po box 791075, Paia, Maui, HI 96779-1075
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Reviewed 7 May 2016

As a new paddler I learned so much in a very short time. Maria provided great instruction to myself and my friend. There was no pressure to do anything we did not feel comfortable doing and we never felt rushed. The prep time prior to...More

Thank L A
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Great instruction. No pressure, and Maria made sure you had individual attention to every one of us. She knows her stuff, and tailors her lesson to the group and individuals. Beautiful scenery. Do not be scared of the ocean, as you wiill not go out...More

Thank patsuecor
Reviewed 15 April 2016

Maria is a wonderful instructor. Her holistic approach goes beyond just learning to paddle by looking at body mechanics, wave and water dynamics and the lovely spirit of aloha. Topics covered included body position, forward stroke, turning, reading the water and catching the waves. I...More

Thank Ssor88
Reviewed 27 February 2016

I have been on an SUP for 5 years,I thought I knew how to get the most out of my preformance on a board. I was wrong and within the first hour Maria had pictures of how I could get more, along with identifying things...More

Thank Michael O
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Had zero experience with SUP. Maria's instruction was straight forward and too the point. Maria has a goal with each student and works hard to make sure you reach that goal. What a fantastic experience. Maria is just as cool as it gets. I will...More

Thank Ron K
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

There were other SUP's to choose from, but we liked the lesson approach on land first - learning to use our core. Our trek to the sea was easy, great teaching and learning site, and great morning for learning SUP. We learned standing, kneeling, and...More

Thank Phillip K
Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

Thumbs up and "I like". The private SUP session with Maria was both professional and personal. You feel immediately her passion and recognize her experience when she conveys her deep knowledge about SUP surfing. With patience, humour and clarity she told me the basics in...More

Thank Stephan M
Reviewed 23 January 2016

Maria is fun, super nice and a bundle of energy - and she really knows how to teach you how to stand and balance and turn and everything you need to know to paddle board correctly. We took the two day class - two hours...More

Thank Marty R
Reviewed 10 January 2016

Took a SUP surf lesson from Maria this morning... Trying to take my level of surfing from waist high to head high waves. It was wonderful having someone watch your stance, watch your technique and be able to give you feedback in a way that...More

Thank Johanna G
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

The five of us had a great, relaxing time learning to SUP with Maria and her assistant Hillary. They are great teachers who know all the tricks of the trade. The boards were very high quality. We had arrived late the night before on a...More

Thank YearntoRoam
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