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With visitors coming from all over the world to explore the beautiful island of Maui and surf some of the world’s best waves here in Hawaii, it’s nice to know what surf spots are the best.  Below are a few of our favorite surf spots along Maui’s south and west coast.  We’ve also reviewed our top north shore surf spots.  Where is your favorite Maui beach to hang ten?

SOUTH MAUI 

The Cove Beach Park is directly across the street from The Shores Of Maui condo complex.

Kihei Cove: Just off South Kihei Road is a surf spot for all skill levels known as Kihei Cove.  The long mellow waves at Kihei Cove are best with a west or southwest swell.  This is a great spot to learn how to surf and is very popular with beginner surfers and longboarders.

Freight Trains: Often referred to as the fastest right-hand wave in the world, Ma’alaea Harbor can be challenging to even the most experienced surfers.  This swell only breaks under the right conditions, but when waves reach overhead pros from all over will flock for a piece of the action.

WEST MAUI  

Launipoko, Guard Rails, Olowalu: Just off Honoapiilani Highway there are a series of great surf spots for beginner to intermediate surfers on Maui’s west side.  These beaches make getting in the water as easy as pulling off the highway and unloading your board.  The surf is best on a west or wrapping north swell.

SwellWomen at Guard Rails beach

Swell guests learning to surf at Guard Rails beach.

Hang-ten with SwellWomen at Guard Rails beach. Check out that great mountain view!

Lahaina Harbor: The harbor offers a multitude of fun surf spots throwing both left and rights.  In the summer months, we wouldn’t be surprised to see a handful of the local pro’s carving the break by the jetty.

Honolua Bay: Some of the most popular waves on Maui can be found at Honolua Bay.  With three main breaks, Honolua Bay has a wave for all levels of surfers.  The Cave throws a fierce consistent barrel and is recommended for experienced surfers only.  With a more forgiving wave The Point is a favorite of the up and coming groms and surf girls.  Typically reserved for racing or body boarding, the fast moving shallow waves of Keiki Bowls break over sharp reef.  On its best day, the three sections of the Honolua wave will connect and produce one of the longest rides on the island. Check out Maui Information Guide for a Honolua Bay surf video.