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Maria Souza's Stand Up Paddle School

Po box 791075, Paia, Maui, HI 96779-1075
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A fantastic experience that has ensured I will try stand up paddling again

I booked the lesson based on reviews I had read, and I had a lot of anxiety around the activity... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Duane D
Maui SUP Blessings

We spent our first morning in Maui with Maria. We were blessed with rainbows, sunshine and an... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
Shannon O
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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 Package- Experience Necessary-Fitness Training for specific Ocean Sports
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Po box 791075, Paia, Maui, HI 96779-1075
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

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

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Shannon O
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

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

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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 8 November 2016

Maria is an excellent thoughtful instructor that takes into account the many differences in people and their abilities.

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Reviewed 16 October 2016

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. Maria’s...More

Thank Ben10madrid
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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

María is an amazing teacher and coach. She starts with the basics, focusing on helping you stand and paddle properly and effortlessly and putting you in the right mindset. Regardless of your experience or skill level, you are guaranteed to learn from María—and have tons...More

Thank SanukSanuk
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

We had a great time! Thank you so much Maria!! Maria is very personal and knows about SUP as well as how to do it as a physical therapy, AMAZING! I got rid of a kink in my neck just with her basic tips. We...More

Thank EG-aloha
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

I did the 1 Day Dream, which includes intro to SUP (30 minutes on land and an hour in the water) and a massage, and immediately afterwards, I booked 2 more SUP days for me as well as personal training (and a massage for my...More

Thank LizzyDog70
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Reviewed 25 May 2016

We booked our first ever SUP lesson with Maria without knowing what to expect. We were so pleased with her bubbly nature, great enthusiasm and attention to safety. She hosted us at her house for the warm up and she ensured we understood how to...More

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lvemaui08
18 October 2017|
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Response from mariabelabela | Property representative |
Sorry we only do lessons, much aloha, Maria
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