Adventure Experience: Surfing in Maui
The island of Maui is the second-largest Hawaiian island, the first being Hawaii. The islands are located in the center of the Pacific Ocean. Maui offers beautiful beaches with red, black or white sand. The inhabitants of the island are very active in sports. The most popular activities on Maui include snorkeling, windsurfing, surfing, and kiteboarding. Surfing is perhaps the most popular sport on the island, and the beautiful Ho’okipa Beach Park is one of the favorite surfing spots.
The island of Maui offers some very beautiful scenery and natural wonders. If you plan on taking a tour through the island, definitely take the Hana Highway. You will enjoy a ride right along the coast with some very nice views. Also, I recommend visiting the Haleakalā National Park. It is in the eastern part of the island. The visitor center on the top offers a stunning view on the entire island of Maui. Nature and landscapes are truly breathtaking. It is definitely the best place to visit if you happen to be on Maui, so be sure to check it out.
As previously said, surfing is extremely popular on Maui. There are many famous places where surfing is frequent. They include Slaughterhouse Beach, Peʻahi (which means Jaws in Hawaiian), Fleming Beach, and Honolua Bay, which is usually attended by pro surfers. All of the locations offer a great and engaging experience for all surfers.
Maui is a perfect place for beginner surfers. Great surfing lessons are offered in many parts of the island, so it’s really not a problem for newcomers. Also, if you are new, another option is stand-up paddle boarding which uses bigger boards to stand on and a paddle to maneuver. It’s great for beginners. I would also advise on taking some lessons at first for your safety.
If surfing is new to you, try to surf waves that are under 3 feet and avoid crowded spots. The island is surrounded by surfing spots, so finding one never seems to be a problem. If you plan on surfing on Maui, be sure to do it early in the morning. Winds start blowing at 10 am which can mess up good waves. Try to avoid crowded places at first. Some of the locals don’t like tourists who can’t surf.
The water itself is never the problem. It is warm throughout the year, although it can get a bit chilly in the winter. The ocean is crystal clear and the water is very clean. Everything you can wish for. It doesn’t matter which shore you prefer, the island is small enough so you can get to any part of it in less than 3 hours. Maui really is the perfect place for surfing, and the island itself is extremely enjoyable!