Maui Waveriders is family owned and operated by the Castletons. We are dedicated to providing each surf student with a fun, safe and unforgettable surf experience. We adapt our style of teaching to the ability of each student.
All instructors are CPR and First Aid trained. All of our instructors are surfers! They are experts at catching waves and love helping people learn how to surf in Hawaii!
|ALDEN: Alden is originally from Waikiki, Oahu and has been surfing for over 30 years. He loves to teach the sport that originated in Hawaii, to keep the culture alive!|
FUN FACT: "I am the great grandnephew of Duke Kahanamoku, the founder of surfng." Have fun in the sun!
|IKAIKA: Ikaika has been surfing since just 3 years old and now competes in the Stand-Up World Tour.|
His favorite part about teaching people to surf is watching kids smile after a surf ride and seeing everybody enjoy their vacation as a family or individual.
Ikaika loves kids, loves action, loves sports, loves extreme stuff, loves to surf and most of all, lots of Aloha!
|INA: Originally from Samoa, Ina moved to Maui back in 2004. He loves to spend time with his family, and his 3 beautiful kids.|
FUN FACT: Ina trained Gerard Butler to surf for his main role in the movie Mavericks.
|KEOKI: Surfing for 25 years, Keoki comes to us from Kaua'i. His favorite thing about teaching is seeing people who have never surfed in their lives surfing and having a great time.|
Keoki loves EVERYTHING about the ocean! "I am a Hawaiian that lives off of the ocean and I take pride in being raised in Hawaii."
KIHE: Kihe comes to us from the Big Island but has been on Maui for over 10 years. He's been surfing his entire life and now surfs competitively in the Stand-Up World Tour.|
Kihe loves teaching people how to surf and also sharing the history of surfing and what it is like being Hawaiian. He loves making people happy and turning moments into life long memories!
Ask Kihe to weave something cool with those coconut leaves we have on the shoreline!
|JOSH: Josh moved from California 7 years ago. He's been teaching for 22 years, and it never gets old!|
Josh loves that every day he goes to work he is going to change his student's lives by giving them the gift of surfing! Their smiles are priceless!
|RENTEN: Originally from Kailua and Waimanalo on Oahu, Renten surfed for 7 years as a teen and took the sport back up at the young age of 41. His favorite part about teaching is seeing the joy and smiles...the bright eyes of students who discover a fresh and new hobby, sport and lifestyle.|
Renten enjoys longboarding but says "Don't TIP your longboard...share your Aloha with your hardworking instructor!"
|AKIMA: Originally from Waiehu, Akima started surfing when he was 4 years old! |
He loves to see the joy and happiness when people surf for the first time!
|J.B. Having lived most of his adult life in Hawaii (Oahu and Maui), J.B. came to us from Florida and has surfed since he was 10. What he likes most about teaching surfing is seeing the smiles of joy on his student's faces after they stand up on a surfboard for the first time.|
J.B.'s son is an aspiring Maui surfer who plans to one day go Pro!
|SONNY: Originally from Maui, Sonny loves to play the ukulele all the time. He has surfed every break in Maui.|
What he loves about teaching is the priceless look on his student's faces. The joy that they have makes him want to do it over and over again
|TYLER: Also known as Hi'ikua, a name given to him by Duke Kahanamoku's brother Sergeant, Tyler was born and raised in Lahaina where he started surfing at 5 years old. He recently graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa where he gained an appreciation for the passing of knowledge to those who truly want to learn.|
He loves to teach equally as much as he loves to surf! That is why teaching surf lessons is less of a job and more like a surf session with new friends! See you in the water! Malama pono!
|TODD: Todd started surfing at the age of 9 and was a high school surf team captain. Todd graduated with a BA degree in Sociology from Cal State University Long Beach. Currently living on the upper west side of Maui, Todd's favorite surf spot in Honolua Bay. Go Honolua Boyz! |
When not surfing you can find Todd riding dirt bikes or sleeping. Todd's favorite Maui surfer is Talvi Koehler because he does the best chop-hops.
Please feel free to request an instructor! If they referred you to us, be sure to mention so when making your reservation. We apologize ahead of time if the instructor of your choice is not available for your lesson. We will do our best to grant your request, however no matter what, we promise you will have a great time, as all of our instructors are incredible surfers and even better teachers!
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