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Concierge.com's insider take:
The surf on Maui is good, but the wind is better and more consistent—making the island one of the world's premier windsurfing spots. Windsurfing does require a lot of upper-body strength, but it's more accessible to the average person than surfing and you'll certainly spend less time waiting and more time standing up. Instruction from Alan Cadiz's HST Windsurfing and Kitesurfing School, the most established on the island, will get you started. Kanaha Beach Park, where HST conducts lessons, is good for beginners, while Hookipa Beach Park is good for advanced wave riders. Novices can go out as early as 9 a.m., but more experienced windsurfers have to wait till 11 a.m. because they share the breaks with paddle (regular) surfers—lifeguards can tell the difference and enforce this rule.