Have you ever heard of windsurfing? This thrilling sport combines elements of both surfing and sailing and is extremely popular in Hawaii! With steady trade winds and warm waters, Maui is an ideal destination to try it. Guests can take lessons, rent gear, and spend the day enjoying the island’s beautiful tropical surroundings. Here are some of our favorite places to go for excellent Maui windsurfing.
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Where to Go for Awesome Maui Windsurfing
Kanaha Beach Park | Beginners
First up on our list is Kanaha Beach Park, a popular destination for beginner windsurfers. The park’s offshore reef provides relatively gentle waves, and the inside section is a great place to sail in protected, wave-free waters. Enjoy windsurfing, swimming, and canoeing as well as picnicking and beach volleyball on over 40 acres of sand, all easily accessible from the Hana Highway. Breathtaking views of the West Maui Mountains and Iao Valley provide the perfect backdrop.
Learn to Surf
Windsurfing can seem tough at first, but once you have it down, it’s just like riding a bike! Those who are new to the sport must develop their balance and core stability, acquire a basic understanding of sailing, and learn a few techniques before they can progress. Action Sports Windsurfing offers a complete range of lessons for surfers of all ages and skill levels. Established in 1996, their friendly and knowledgeable instructors will help you progress quickly and show you how to take on the waves like a pro.
Spreckelsville Beach | Intermediate Surfers
Spreckelsville (often referred to as “Specks”) is a fantastic beach for those seeking less hustle and bustle. The swell here can be a bit choppy, but the waves off to the right of the beach are fantastic for intermediate wave sailors. Be careful accessing this beach; the road in is extremely bumpy and rough.
Where to Rent Your Gear
Are you an intermediate or advanced surfer? Maui Windsurf Company has everything you need for an awesome day on the water. Their standard windsurf rental package includes two sails, a board, boom, masts, extension, harness, and a car rack for easy transportation.
Ho’okipa Beach Park | Experts
If you have lots of windsurfing experience under your belt, head to Ho’okipa Beach Park. This beach boasts some of the best waves on the Maui coastline and has been a mecca for surfers of all ages since the 1930’s. It’s even hosted some of the most prestigious professional windsurfing events in the world. Today, the beach continues to attract surfers from far and wide. Feel free to wash off in the outdoor showers and have a barbecue in one of the park’s pavilions while you’re there.
Local Tip: Maui’s waves and winds can often be deceiving. Even if you are an expert, be sure to always sail with a buddy and look over ocean safety tips before heading out.
Come Home to The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono
There’s nothing better than a day on the water! When you’ve gotten enough sun, head back to our Maui bed and breakfast and unwind. You can relax on our lanai, rest in one of our beautiful guest rooms, and wake up to a delicious breakfast the next morning. We promise you’ll be fueled up and ready for another day of fun!
Check our availability and book today. We can’t wait to hear about where the waves take you!