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Surf in Maui


"The sport of Hawaiian kings" can be practiced on many of the beaches of this archipelago. The Hawaiian coasts are known worldwide in the field of surfing and windsurfing, although you should not devalue their amazing beaches and their beautiful landscapes that surround them.

Surfing on Maui is much quieter than on the world famous North Shore on Maui. For this reason, this post is dedicated to those who wish to integrate and become familiar with the surfing environment, leaving aside the world-renowned Hawaiian beaches, ideal for surfing. However, North Shore, will be one of our next publications, due to its global relevance and that post will be dedicated to expert surfers.

If what you want is to see the professional surfers doing what they know best, then you should go to Honolua Bay and Hookipa Beach near Lower Paia during the big wave season in winter, and later to the giant waves of Peahi. The latter, has amazing and immense waves, that surfers must be towed by water bikes to reach the largest. Undoubtedly, a perfect scenography for this sport.

For those who just start or want to learn from the basics of surfing, it is advisable to head south and west of Maui, where the beaches of Kaanapali, Lahaina and Kihei are located. Another option is the practice of paddle surfing, for learning stability with the help of an oar. For the little ones, this practice is very entertaining and easy to do, as well as for adults.

The aforementioned Hookipa Beach, is known for being the Windsurf World Capital and one of the most windy and dangerous beaches due to its large waves. However, for the inexperienced, there is a nice option that is Ho'okipa Lookout, located at one end of the cliffs with incredible impact strongly against the stones. It is an incredible scene of the beauty of nature.

On the other hand, you can also perform other activities such as: climbing the sleeping volcano; observe whales as it is a great place to do this activity; Stroll through the villages at night, with its very good nightlife and stroll through the very picturesque historic towns such as Lahaina; and have rest and relaxation in one of the great variety of resorts that this island has. An incredible experience is to make the famous "Road to Hana", from Kaupo to Kahului, with magnificent views. To finish your visit on this amazing place, please take your time, sit down on the sand in any of the west beaches, and enjoy that wonderful sunset.

We leave the links of some of the most renowned companies that teach surfing on the island. Check them all and then decide which one convinces you the most.

Maui Surf Lessons.

Hawaiian Paddle Sports.

Big Kahuna Adventures.

Actions Sports Maui.

Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy.

Goofy Foot Surf School.

One of the best websites to check how the beaches are in your visit to Hawaii: Surfline Hawaii.


*Location: 170 Km southeast from Honolulu.
*Duration: 1 week.
*Warning: If you are like people who want to search beach by beach, until you find one that suits your tastes, for example, there are few people or none, the first thing you should do is to think why there is no one there. It may be empty due to unforeseen hazards such as sharks, extremely shallow reefs or dangerous currents. It is advisable to always check the conditions of the beaches and waves, and also, it is better if you get in touch with an expert surfer.
*Advice: To learn this sport, we recommend you to choose surf schools, which are far from the crowded beaches, because an accident could mean a bad experience in this paradisiacal beach. On the other hand, do not forget to protect yourself from the sun, wear sunglasses and a hat, use mosquito repellent for outdoor activities, especially in the jungle.
*Best time: Winter for gigantic waves, Summer for intense heats,and spring and autumn to avoid large crowds.

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