The Maui Kiteboarding Association was officially formed on Tuesday December 15 1998. The official purpose of the association: “To promote safe and responsible kiteboarding and protect the access of kiteboarders to public beaches and waters. To this end the association’s activities would include: Improving safety, provide information about; local rules, launching sites, and kiteboarder safety, distribute booklets to the public and at sports stores; help kiteboarders to self regulate/self police; affirmatively contact city council/government agencies to prevent ban, draft and present proposed regulations; keep in contact with city council/government agencies.