While the north coast of Oahu is
known as the best surfing area in Hawaii - and arguably the best in
- Maui has a few decent spots for the enthusiast. For good
surfing on Maui, try Honolua Bay, Napili Bay, Baldwin Park, and
Hookipa beaches. Many beginners stay at the more gentle beaches
between Lahaina and Olowalu, Maalaea Beach, and the beaches in Kihei.
Maui does have one spot, however, that has gained worldwide notoriety
over the last several years. This is "Jaws". Jaws is a
place where, on a good day, waves rise to 30-50 feet high! You
can't paddle out to Jaws because the waves are too big, so surfers are
using wave runners to pull them out. You can find Jaws about 10
minutes past Hookipa Beach on the road to Hana and then down a road
toward the ocean. People are reluctant to give the exact
location, but the locals know it well. Just look for the crowds
on a good day...
Many shops on Maui rent surfboards
and give lessons. A two hour group lesson costs around $55-$60
and a private lesson will run around $80. Many lessons are
taught directly to the south of Lahaina Harbor, while some instruction
is done at the beach parks between Lahaina and Olowalu or in Kihei.
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looking for. When you've found the place for you, visit our
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