maui | surfing

There is no better place to learn to surf then Maui Hawaii. This doesn't mean that Maui Hawaii surfing is only for beginners. In fact Maui Hawaii surfing has an extremely wide range of surf available to everyone from advanced surfers to people who have never set foot on a surf board in their life!

Start by establishing your Maui surfing look. The town of Lahaina on the west coast of Maui has everything you need when it comes to completing your image. Honolua Wahini is just one of the shops for Maui surfing that line the main streets of this popular coastal town. It specializes in girls' surfer gear, and you can pick up everything from rash vests to board shorts.

Maui surfing waves have two distinct seasons. The biggest hit the north shores of all the islands between November and March, generated from winter storms around Alaska. The first landmass the resulting waves hit to the south are the Hawaii Islands, a distance of over 5000km, by which time the waves can be massive. The lie of the land and ocean floor on Oahu's north shore are particularly favorable to receiving monster waves and endless barrels. The north shore of Maui (Hookipa Beach) receives the best of the wind surfing conditions. By summer, the waves on the north shores are as flat as glass and unimaginable for Maui surfing. But things are different on the south shores. Tropical storms in the south pacific send waves northwards and reach the exposed south shores of all islands between June and October. These waves are not as intense as the winter waves that hit the north shores, but the south coast of Oahu (including Waikiki Beach) and Kauai (Poipu Beach) have particularly favorable conditions for surfing and excellent boogie boarding.

Big Kahuna Adventures - GUARANTEE you will surf on your first lesson or we'll give you your money back!

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Goofy Foot Surf School - "Goofy Foot" is one of the oldest terms still current in surfing jargon. It describes a right foot forward surfing stance and was coined from a Walt Disney film in the 1950's

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Second Wind - Maui's largest selection of surfboards is right here at Second Wind.

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Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy - Surf with the guys from MTV's Living Lahaina! You saw them on TV, now surf with them on Maui. Our instructors have extensive training and experience, and we've taught hundreds to surf in one easy lesson!

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