*** August 9, 2023 – Wildfires on Maui have devastated the West Maui town of Lahaina and the surrounding area. Our deepest condolences go out to all of the people, families, and businesses affected by this terrible event. Needless to say, most West Maui activity operations are suspended until further notice. For Maui ocean activities, see Maalaea Harbor or Kihei Boat Ramp.
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Top 5 Maui Surf Lessons
Maui’s north and west shores are home to world-class waves, attracting surfers and spectators from all over the world. Peahi (or ‘Jaws’) on Maui’s north shore is known for its wave heights that can reach upwards of 60 feet on select swells. Honolua Bay on the west side is famous for its picture-perfect hollow right-hand point break.
While these waves are better left to the professionals, mellow surf breaks are abundant on Maui’s south and lower west sides. While not quite as famous as Jaws or Honolua Bay, these breaks have seen the likes of thousands of beginner surfers and have started countless people on their surfing journey. Of course, this wouldn’t be the case without the help of some of Maui’s best surf schools.
Hawaii is naturally a mecca for surfing. With over 20 surf schools on Maui alone, it can be tricky to pick the right one. Entering the ocean should always be taken seriously, so we’ve compiled a list of the island’s top 5 best, most trusted surf schools.