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Maui is the Windsurf/Kite and Sup capital of the world. Most of these sports have been invented or made big here. The summer offers wind and small waves and the winter, wind and big waves. Whales visit Maui between December and April.

Apart from the ocean and the beaches we have a dormant volcano, the Haleakala and a lot of rainforest with many exciting waterfalls, trails and hikes. On Maui there is always something to do.

Kanaha Beach

Kanaha Beach Park

This is a great beach for windsurfing and kiteboarding. Usually the wind picks up in the morning and will be at full strength between 11 and 12. Kanaha offers an easy beach to start from, with no waves inside the reef. This makes it the perfect spot for beginner, advanced and pro wind- and kitesurfers.

There is a swimming zone, a volleyball area, lifeguard tower, showers, picnic tables, and restroom facilities.

Lanes Beach

Lanes

Most surfers and stand up paddlers use the Ho’okipa water entry. Expert surfers only. This is even more so for the kiters who kite those waves. They use the reef

access and park across the street from Lanes. Due to the dangerous access over the reef and waves, this spot is experts/pros only.

Sprecks Beach

Sprecks

Another windsurf spot with fun small waves. Nice beach and good sailing but no facilities here and the parking is limited due to the sand dunes. Wind might be slightly stronger here than Kanaha.

Jaws Beach

Jaws

In the winter month with a big swell in the forecast you can see here World’s biggest waves. This only happens 5-20 times a year. If jaws goes off this is a spectatcle not to be missed. Don’t try to windsurf or surf here, only for Pro big wave surfers. Extremly dangerous.

Wind statistic

Month
Wind 4 bft or more
January
45%
February
55%
March
60%
April
80%
May
80%
June
90%
July
90%
August
90%
September
75
October
75%
November
75%
December
60%

Haleakala

This massive volcano froms 75% of the island of Maui. 10023ft (3055m,) high. The name Haleakala means ‘house of the sun’. To find out why, go up in the earlier morning hours and see the sun come up above the crater rim. You can spend days hiking the many trails through the forest to see beautiful waterfalls and majestic views.