Best Surf Spots

maui surfing There are many awesome beaches for surfing on Maui. Two of the most famous beaches for advanced surfers are Hookipa Beach (in Honolua Bay near Paia) and Peahi Beach often referred to as "Jaws". Winter typically brings in the biggest waves but Maui is a great place to catch a wave all year long.

If you are a beginner or first-time surfer, Maui has less intimidating surf beaches than some of the other Hawaiian islands. Most of the beginners beaches are located in South or West Maui.

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Hookipa Beach - East Maui

This surfing spot is known worldwide and hosts professional windsurfing events. This surfing beach is recommended for experienced surfers especially during the winter season when the swells can be huge. The best attribute of Hookipa is its consistency. You can expect to see waves regardless of the time of the year.


Pe'ahi - North Maui

Also known as Jaws because of a big wave surfing break, this spot is recommended for experienced surfers. Big breaks and fun time pretty much year-round.


Honolua Bay - West Maui

Because it one of the popular beaches for surfing, it can be a bit crowded but lots of fun nonetheless.


Kanaha Beach - Central Maui

This beach is also world-famous thanks to the great consistent waves making a favorite for surfers and windsurfers. There is a lifeguard on duty during specific hours.


Puamana Beach - West Maui

Perfect for first-time and intermediate surfers, Puamana is a great beach if your family or friends are coming along with you.


Baldwin Beach - East Maui

This beautiful beach near the town Paia beach is great for light surfing or bodysurfing. It has a lifeguard on duty during specific hours.


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