|Surfing is the most popular sport among Maui
residents. Every boy and most of the girls growing up in
Maui learns to surf. Half of the mainland surfers dream
of moving to Maui to surf the endless summer and the
other half do. It's a surfer's paradise. The best
weather, the best wave, and fairly tolerant employers who
used to be surfers themselves.
So if you've come to surf, Big Wave Dave, a local surfer, and the best surf cinematographer on the island, reviews some of the can't miss spots on the island. And if you've never surfed before and want to try, Dave has some tips that might keep you healthy just a little bit longer - Editor
So you want to check out Surfing on Maui? You are not alone. Every year thousands of surfers from California to Florida and every state in between come to test their skills at Mauis exotic and classic breaks. If you are a beginner, don't worry because there are plenty of spots with gentle rollers to introduce you to the "Sport of Kings." Maui has two seasons for waves, and while our weather seems to remain the same, the swells change drastically from winter to summer. The winter season on Maui generally begins in November, when the first of many large swells generated near Alaska or Japan find their way across thousands of miles of open ocean, generating more and more power until they reach the Hawaiian chain. These swells will reach the north and west sides of the islands creating waves 20 ft. and higher. Quite often, the swell is too big to ride at some breaks, completely closing out small bays and inlets that are our secret spots. However if you are lucky enough to catch a North swell before the crowd hears about it, you can score some of the best waves anywhere!.
Still interested? These winter swells continue late into the spring and surfers take advantage of satellite photos, marine weather forecasts and buoy readings to pinpoint the best spots and times to surf. The coconut wireless is extremely effective on this small island for finding out the best spot of the day, even if conditions do seem to get exaggerated.
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