Have the Best Surfing Experience on Maui!


Whatever your surfing level, from beginner to advanced, Kiva Rivers offers private, semi-private and small group private surfing lessons. Created especially for you, your friends or your family. In a world filled with cookie cutter experiences, a morning or afternoon surfing with a Maui born and bred surfer is an experience to remember for a lifetime!

Kiva is considered to be a part of the next generation of ocean pioneers. He was raised in Kuau, just outside of Paia town on the north shore of Maui. Growing up around the ocean with the "aloha spirit" pumping in his veins throughout his life. Besides passing along his tips to become a surfer, he also enjoys teaching his students about the Hawaiian eco systems and the island culture. Kiva has a lot of knowledge about this amazing island, that he feels so fortunate enough to grow up on. He can answer any questions you may have about Maui and all that it has to offer. For other fun activities to enjoy, to amazing dining options along with helping you find that perfect uncrowded beach to take a walk on for a Maui sunset. 

With deep family roots in the island culture, Kiva is active in the community with kids and plays a major role in sharing his love for the water with others, donating his time at beach cleanups and kids ocean events to help pass on the knowledge to future generations.

For those of you who may be coming to Maui, it is worth noting that Kiva is the son of Barry & Stella Rivers, founders and directors of the Maui Film Festival, and serves as the festival's Private VIP Surf Instructors for entertainment A-Listers and captains of industry.

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