Maui Waveriders in Kihei is owned by Tom, Alisa and Noa Castleton and in Lahaina by Kelson and Samantha Kihe. Our Kihei location is operated under the management of Monika Redins, and in Lahaina under the management of Kelson Kihe. We are dedicated to providing each surf student with a fun, safe and unforgettable 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!
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.”
SOL: Sol has been with MWR for many years and has been surfing all of her life! Originally from Mexico, Sol travels the world for great surf.
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!
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!”
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.
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 it 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. All of our instructors are incredible surfers and even better teachers!