Kitesurfing Service Announcement – Keep The Sport Alive On The North Shore!

Maui Kitesurfing is dependant on the FAA Waiver which allows kiteboarding on Maui’s north Shore within the FAA controlled Airport Zone.

Under the responsibilities of the waiver, the waiver holder has a duty to inform the public of the waiver’s conditions, and rules that apply to kiteboarders, and meet regularly with the FAA and Water Safety and governing bodies to discuss any issues or conflicts.

The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) controls the Airspace within a 5 mile radius of all major US airports.

The FAA has regulations that specifically relate to and address kite flying, and forbid particular kiting activities within the 5mile zone.

The FAA has issued a conditional Waiver that allows some restricted kiteboarding activities, within certain areas.

Without this FAA Waiver, all kiteboarding would be banned within a five mile radius of the Kahului Airport (OGG).

It is in the interests of all kiteboarders to respect these rules and to inform other kiteboarders. Always follow the directives of the Lifeguards, Rangers and DLNR.

In this way we will be able to preserve our access to ride on the north shore.

Always ride with Aloha and respect for all other users.
FAA (Kiteboarding) WAIVER STIPULATIONS

OPERATIONS AUTHORIZED
Activity: Kite flying for the purpose of kitesurfing operations
Maximum Height: Surface to 125 feet above ground level (AGL)
Activity Site: Island of Maui within 5 miles of the Kahului International Airport excepting 1⁄2 nautical mile (nm) either side of Runway 2 extended centerline, from the intersection of the extended center line and the shore, out
2 nm northeast of the northeast end of Runway 2.
Times: Sunrise to Sunset

Keep The Sport Alive On The North Shore!

 

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3 Responses to Kitesurfing Service Announcement – Keep The Sport Alive On The North Shore!

  1. Thank you for the blog on the FAA Restricted area map and rules as posted on http://www.mauiwindcam.com.
    The FAA stipulated map as posted is current and up to date; however, the FAA rules are not current. Could you please correct the FAA rules to read as posted below?
    Thank you for helping MKC to spread the word about the No Kite Zone.
    Aloha!
    Sincerely,
    Tad Archer, Secretary of MKC
    http://www.mauikitesurf.org
    OPERATIONS AUTHORIZED
    Activity: Kite flying for the purpose of kitesurfing operations
    Maximum Height: Surface to 125 feet above ground level (AGL)
    Activity Site: Island of Maui within 5 miles of the Kahului International Airport excepting 1⁄2 nautical mile (nm) either side of Runway 2 extended centerline, from the intersection of the extended center line and the shore, out
    2 nm northeast of the northeast end of Runway 2.
    Times: Sunrise to Sunset

  2. Ray Masters says:

    Our pleasure Tad.
    let me have some signs for stable road and I can get them placed along the beach. 3 would be great!
    Aloha…Ray

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