Hawai‘i is the home of surfing, and Maui surfing has a number of the world’s greatest surfers. With miles of white sand beaches and tons of killer surf spots, you needn’t to go far to discover why surfing in Maui is one of the of the world’s greatest places to surf. Cruise along a gentle break on a longboard or shred on the west side tubes. Learn how to surf in Maui’s sheltered bays. Whatever your skill level, you can find the perfect swells on Maui.
Maui Surf Spots
For beginners, Rusty Pipes at Māʻalaea Beach is fairly well protected and has small waves you can build your skills on. Mākena Beach on the south side has a nice shore break and is also good for body boarding, though you want to check the daily current conditions first. Honolua Bay on the west side has some stellar tubes. Hōʻokipa Beach in Pāʻia has awesome surfing in Maui year-round, as does Freight Trains at Māʻalaea, known for the fastest right-hander in the world. For the totally insane in the pro surf community, there’s Jaws at Pe‘ahi. Jaws breaks only a few times a year, and when it does break, tow-in is by invitation only. Spectators can watch from the cliff above as pro shredders scream down the giant faces of this monster.
Maui Surfboard Rentals
There are several surfboard rental companies on Maui. Island Surfboard Rentals in Lāhaina has a full line of surfboards and will deliver to you. High Tech Surf Sports in Kahului has the largest selection of rental boards on the island. Boss Frog’s in Lahaina has a decent selection of boards and their rental prices are hard to beat.
Maui Surfing Lessons
There’s a ton of Maui surf schools, so here’s our top picks: Twin Brothers Tide and Kika Rivers at Rivers to the Sea in Lāhaina are the premier surf instructors on Maui. Born and raised on Maui and surfing their whole lives, their passion for surfing come through in their instruction. Also offering quality instruction are Goofy Foot Surf School in Lāhaina and Maui Beach Boys in Kīhei.
Make the Break
Whether you want to stand up on a surfboard (see SUPing) for the first time or charge a watery mountain, Maui has the surf you’re looking for. Get ready to make the break today by contacting our Maui surfing experts at ILoveHawaii.com.