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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...more
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I have had a wonderful experience with the "2 Day-Nalu Fit" at Maria Souza's Maui SUP School. As a complete SUP beginner, I felt like I was in the best hands with Maria to learn the right habits from the start. Maria truly stands out...More
Maria Souza was an amazing coach with a strong passion for the sport. I originally booked her 3 day downwind training to explore an area beyond flatwater and receive guidance on my paddle stroke. I had been paddling for 2 years on flatwater only, going...More
I cannot recommend Maria Souza enough as a human being and instructor. I took her Maui Zen 5-Day course and came away transformed as a paddler.
Day 1--SUP paddling technique, first on the beach, then in the water.
Day 2--Practice and refine in small waves...More
I have a lot of experience with SUP on flat water, so I have been getting away with a lot of bad habits in need of breaking. It would take more than one session with Maria to break my years of inefficient technique, but she...More
I booked the lesson based on reviews I had read, and I had a lot of anxiety around the activity itself because I have some fear of the ocean. Maria communicated with me via text prior to the lesson, and even kept an eye on...More
We spent our first morning in Maui with Maria. We were blessed with rainbows, sunshine and an amazing morning SUPing in Kihei.
Maria is a special individual who brings all her care and attention to each participant. We had previous SUP experience and Maria broke...More
Maria is a true pro. As an experienced paddle boarder, she dialed me in and broke several bad techniques. Highly recommend her for anyone on any level. I liked the dry session in the beginning -- set a good foundation for the water. I will...More
I had wanted to SUP in Hawaii after trying it at home and buying my own board. However, I felt I really needed some coaching on technique so researched places and chose Maria. I am so thankful I chose her. She is incredibly knowledgeable and...More
I’m not really sure how it is with other SUP schools or instructors because this is the first time I’ve ever taken a SUP lesson. What struck me was the personal care that Maria took with my wife and me during the whole experience.