Overview of surfing in North-West Maui
Kahului is the largest town and commercial center of the island of Maui in Hawaii.
There are only two hotels in Kahului, both of them on the budget end of the scale and centrally located in Kahului; close from the airport and provide clean and comfortable accommodations.
Paia is a town on Maui’s north shore with much less concrete and a number of beaches well known for their huge waves.
Accommodation in Paia is mostly cottages, B&B’s and guesthouses.
In order to book for them, you will need to ask and work through a local rental agent or even contact the owners directly. Rates tend to be a bit cheaper than the more built-up resort areas, but it could be more expensive depending on the location itself.
Kihei is a town located on Maui’s South Shore. The central location makes it easy to get to other parts of the island and Kihei is known to be one of the hottest places on Maui because it doesn’t get the breezes that other parts of the island get.
The 15 best Surf spots in North-West Maui
Overview of surfing spots in North-West Maui
Surf spot overview
The less crowded brother of Oahu, Maui; lies several islands to the east. Home of the much photographed Jaws, Maui has an excellent swell window to the north and east with the other coasts receiving often warped southerly swell that creates it’s own interesting rides as well.
If you have a few weeks in the Islands plan to spend some time in Maui, the close proximity of lesser known world class waves and the easier crowd will make you wish you had come here a lot sooner.