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
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!