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Windsurfing Comes to Four Seasons Resort Maui


Vacationers learn from champions Matt Pritchard and Shawna Cropas “Aloha Windsurfing Clinic” set for March 2-7, 2013. Ready to learn to chase the wind?

Maui, HI (PRWEB) January 17, 2013

What could be better than zipping across the warm blue waters of the Pacific Ocean while windsurfing or doing Stand Up Paddling (SUP) off the pristine coastline of Wailea, Maui with Four Seasons Resort Maui—your home away from home—awaiting you after a long and exciting day's training? How about sharing the experience with family members and friends?

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea is offering the “Aloha Windsurfing Clinic,” March 2-7, 2013, taught by two top windsurfing champions—Matt Pritchard and Shawna Cropas. The water sports clinic will focus on both windsurfing and stand up paddling, an introductory way to learn to surf on flat water with small waves. The paddling boards can be turned into windsurfing boards by attaching sails.

“This course is aimed to be fun, a 'get into the ocean' tropical holiday as well as being extremely informative about safety, environment and sea conditions,” says Cropas, who stresses the clinic is ideal for those who've wanted to take part in water sports but have been intimidated by "big wave" windsurfing. Pritchard and Cropas will introduce students to windsurfing, SUP and general water awareness in a gentle, safe environment. “Students will return home more fit than when they left because these sports do have a way of whipping you into shape,” adds Cropas.

The clinic is geared to participants at all levels, with Cropas teaching the beginning and intermediate levels and Pritchard focusing in on more advanced students. The enthusiastic duo work individually with students and they emphasize the only prerequisite is a love for the ocean and wind.

The program will start each day with breakfast at DUO, one of Four Seasons Resort Maui's three award-winning restaurants. Each morning, the coaches will work with students to build skills and learn techniques using an on-land simulator. They also will review video footage from the prior afternoon's on-the-water instruction, either for Stand Up Paddling or windsurfing. After a rewarding day of sun and surf, everyone can fully enjoy the many luxury services and amenities Four Seasons Resort Maui has to offer including a cocktail hour, beautiful sunsets and dinner at the resort.

The clinic is part of the five-star luxury resort's popular Unforgettable Events, a series of one-of-a-kind experiences in which celebrated athletes and experts from many fields teach a diverse array of special retreats, programs, and clinics.

The coaches call Maui home. Pritchard is a former PWA Super XWorld Champion and World Tour title winner (2002, 2004 and 2005) and US National Champion (2006). A windsurfing pioneer, he has won many other national and world competitions. Cropas was Britain's female Wavesailing and Triple Crown Freewave Champion (2002, 2003). Both are dedicated to spreading the joy of windsurfing.

If younger children come on holiday, parents can take advantage of the resort's popular and complimentary Kids for All Seasons program. The Aloha Windsurfing Clinic will include five nights in luxurious partial ocean view accommodations; four days of windsurfing adventures; all on-site needs including elite gear, food and refreshments; a daily Four Seasons breakfast; and a windsurfing clinic bag.

Pricing for this package begins at $8900 for a single participant. For complete pricing details for multiple participants and to make reservations, contact Shawna Cropas at 805-876-4810 or register at

About Unforgettable Events:
Four Seasons Resort Maui's Unforgettable Events is a series of one-of-a-kind experiences scheduled throughout 2013. The calendar of events continues to grow and can be accessed at

About Four Seasons Resort Maui:
About Four Seasons Resort Maui: Maui's first and only Forbes Five-Star resort is nestled on 15 acres of the breathtaking Wailea Coast. The 380-room oceanfront property is world-renowned for its comfortable opulence, impeccable service, luxurious amenities, and for living in harmony with its environment and community. The resort in Maui is also home to one of the nation's top-rated spas committed to wellness and three of Hawaii's most acclaimed restaurants—Ferraro's Bar e Ristorante, Spago Maui and DUO, a premium steak and seafood restaurant. This sophisticated home away from home caters to the needs and interests of all generations—offering world-class activities and one-of-a-kind Unforgettable Events, a museum quality art collection, three pools overlooking the azure-blue Pacific Ocean including an adults-only Serenity Pool with exclusive Missoni-designed cabanas, and more. Four Seasons Resort Maui, a Hawaiian vacation destination geared to action adventurers, those guests wishing to practice the fine art of doing nothing at all, and everyone in between.

Media contact: Charlotte Novom | Novom Marketing | 714.941.9799

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