Kiteboarding Lessons with Scratch Hawaii
In addition to white sand beaches and crystal-clear turquoise water, Kailua Beach is famous for its unparalleled kiteboarding conditions. On any given day, the beach area at the entrance to the park behind Kalapawai Market is jammed with colorful kites, some spread out along the sand and others flying through the air as the riders skim over the ocean surface.
Whether you're a first-timer or have some experience under your belt, a kiteboarding lesson is a great way to experience the incredibly beauty of Kailua and add some adventure to your Hawaiian vacation. Scratch Kiteboarding School offers lessons to kite surfers or wannabes of all levels.
AT A GLANCE:
Scratch Hawaii founder Ben Corbett is passionate about kiteboarding and sharing the sport with others in a fun, safe environment with knowledgeable instructors and safety-tested equipment.
Lessons range from 1.5 hours to 9 hours and have only 1-2 students/instructor, depending on the package chosen. The basic package, a 1.5 hour lesson geared toward beginners, is $109. With the most advanced package $599, students will learn how to backroll, front roll, and more during a nine hour session in the water. Equipment and radio helmets are included in lesson prices.
Instructors are CPR/AED certified and insured. Scratch Hawaii also offers a wide range of kiteboarding equipment for purchase. Reservations are required.
Hours: Contact Scratch Hawaii for hours/lesson times
Prices:(group lessons can have a maximum of 2 people)
1.5 Hr Package: Group - $109, Private - $159, Advanced - $159
3 Hr Package: Group - $169, Private - $250, Advanced - $245
6 Hr Package: Group - $308, Private - $477, Advanced - $459
9 Hr Package: Group - $447, Private - $678, Advanced - $599
Directions: Lessons advance reservations required take place at Kailua Beach Park. From Waikiki, take the H1-W to the Pali Highway. Take the Pali Highway into Kailua. Once you reach Kailua, it will become Kailua Road. Follow it until it ends in a T; turn right onto S Kalaheo Ave. The entrance to Kailua Beach Park will be on the left. The kiteboarding area is the first section of the park you will get to.