Mike Lujan has been a fixture in the kiteboarding community at Sherman Island, CA since 2000. Over the years he has earned the nickname “Maui Mike” due to his overwhelming aloha spirit and his frequent trips to the island.
While many people have heard of the incredible summertime winds here at Sherman Island, fewer people know that the main kite launching site is far from ideal for kiteboarding. The main launch site is a relatively small grassy area within the park with a metal shade structure and parking area directly downwind of the launch.
Sherman Island is not just a kiteboarding spot, but is home to a very strong and passionate kiteboarding community. It has a unique history and is not a spot where all kiteboarders can ride as the launch sites are small, crowded, and full of obstacles.