• Hosted by: SUSI MAI


    Keeping it very simple this year ;)

    Nuka Sushi Takeover

    Wednesday May 17

    We have this delightful sushi restaurant completely to ourselves from 8:45 pm onwards - get there anytime before 10:00 pm to get your order in or you'll be stuck with leftovers.

    Birthday Time

    Thursday May 18

    We're hanging on the beach and kiting all day :)

    In the evening, we are invited to Susi's Birthday Party on Stable Road.


    Theme: Enchanted Forest

    Ocean Brunch

    Friday May 19

    A group of very amazing humans will be gathered to celebrate the ocean and people who push themselves to the limit defying it.


    Get ready to hear some rad stories and share a meal with absolute legends.

    Mango Mayhem Hosted by Ben ft. Special Chef Paula !

    Saturday May 20

    106 Koehana Place


    Bring Booze


  • Who's Going

    This is an indication, not an exact list of who's been invited or who's guaranteed to show up :)

    We're adding Bios as they come in - email yours to franca@susimai.com

    Susi Mai


    Pro Kiter. Ocean Defender. Chocolate's Worst Nightmare.

    Tom Katis

    The Commander

    Military. Voxer. Badass.

    Ben Holz


    Started his career as a technologist (software engineer) then started two coffee shops.

    He makes the best lattes on Maui and has a new puppy named Chloe.


    Ting Ji


    Ting's recent startup was seeded by Mueller Ventures, launched in January and is currently in the very early stages of development but already proving to be out of this world.

    Rocco Gardner

    Founder and CEO, Escape Productions ​

    British-born musician, record producer and entrepreneur, who since making the US his home in 2010, has fast become known for his unwitting ability to take on highly implausible projects.

    Christian Sanz

    Founder and CEO, Skycatch ​

    Navy veteran, entrepreneur and team leader with a strong business background, and over 20 years of experience in software and technical leadership.



    Jeremy Carr

    Co-Founder/ CEO at Sonar

    Experienced product exec with background in building small teams, scaling product, data analysis and insights, growing internationally, sales, operations, and partner management. Looking to leverage technology to solve critical problems in the world; whatever it takes.


    Will Del Hagen

    Engineer at LightStep

    Improving visibility in distributed software systems.


    James Lindenbaum

    Founder at Heroku

    Heroku, a Salesforce company and industry pioneer in platform as a service (PaaS), enables developers to build and run applications entirely in the cloud, without the need to purchase or maintain any servers or software.


    Samantha Murillo


    Freelance PR, Marketing Consultant and Flower Designer


    Rob Born

    Justin Shaffer

    Public Studio, Facebook ​



    Jamie Siminoff

    CEO and Chief Inventor at Ring

    A entrepreneur driven by the idea of winning no matter how tough the challengeSpecialties: VOIP, network design, efficient customer acquisition and bootstrap startups.


    Kevin Mahaffey

    Founder, CTO at Lookout

    Started building (and breaking) software when I was 8 years old and it's been downhill ever since. Engineer, entrepreneur, investor, hacker, snowboarder, struggling artist, kitesurfer.


    Todd Francis

    Managing Director at Shasta Ventures

    Shasta Ventures is a venture capital firm that invests in early stage technology companies. His entire career has been focused on consumer companies. Looking to help build technology enabled consumer companies


    Jean Sini

    Vive la France

    Reliably breaking kite gear since 2007

    Kon Othmer

    Secret Ninja

    Head in the Cloud(car)




  • INFO

    Where To Stay

    - Stable Road: Most people stay here in shared private houses

    - Lumeria: Yoga Resort up above Paia

    - Paia: There are a few Airnbnbs and rentals

    Sugar Ranch Maui

    Justin Gordon has hosted many MaiTai'ers in the past and is offering us a special:


    - 20% off for times in May and June. And 30% off if you’re booking within 7 days of arrival. A 5-night minimum stay is required for this offer


    Please email justin@friendsandguests.com

    Maui Favorites


    - Paia Fish Market - this place is everything

    - Flatbread - Awesome Healthy Pizza in Paia

    - Nuka in Haiku - Fancy Pants Sushi - Good Dinner Venue

    - Sansei Sushi - Kihei - Panko Crusted Ahi Roll *****

    - Market Fresh Bistro (Breakfast) in Makawao - Ben Holz's Secret Spot