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The bay is easy to find. You go about as far around the south east shore of Maui as possible.La Perouse Bay is located at the end of Makena Alanui Road. Travel from Wailea on Wailea Alanui Road, the road turns into Makena Alanui Road and continues on past Ahihi Bay, keep going past Ahihi Bay for a few miles. When the road becomes a 4 wheel drive road you're there. Park where you can. There is parking by the ocean and more by the La Perouse Historical marker. Then you have to walk about 15 min south to get there.
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell direction
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over
Best tide position
Best tide movement
Week-end crowdFew surfers
If you hear there is a big south swell running head to the south east corner of Maui for a look.
A friend and I surfed La Perouse Bay alone for an hour an 2 consecutive days before anyone else turned up. Then there was only a total of 5 in the water. On one of these days a ll said he had lived on Maui all his life and this was the best he had seen it.
This area is remote, there is not much of a beach.
By Anonymous , 20-06-2009
hurricane ??? - I came to Muai with my familly 3 years ago and of course brought my board. I must have been lucky, because When I arrived there was a huge S swell due to a hurricane way off shore of central America, and the first place I found was La P. I was staying at the prince hotel. Its only a few miles south to surf L.P and It was about 12 feet california size, and just perfect shape. I walked on the sharp lava reef then paddled like hell and made it out then over to the top of the take off there was 3 guys out and they didn't say one word to me. There was plenty off waves, I live in Oxnard and have gotten some amazing days around town but this session goes up on my top 3 ever. I am goofy ft and this wave was fast and super rippable. The next day the swell faded a lot but it was still 6 feet and there was about 11 guys out no one again said anything or even gave me a look. Just a bunch of kids. At 6 feet it was actually just as fun, just bottom to top smacks down the whole line then always a cutty at the end. There was fickle swell all week long the only bummer is its like home you have to surf in the morning it blows on shore there by 9 or 10 and is killed in the afternoon. Its super exposed so it will pick up any sort of south in the water. The break wall was only about 2 foot and la P was 6. No one goes to maui with there bro's on a surf trip so when you and your wife need a vaction this is cool you can surf and play in a safe "USA" place, I don't need to go to other countries when I need some warm water I will go to hawaii I have hit all the islands and love it, don't worry I will be stuck in cal. for life. It sucks here I would rather live on the east coast or Texas. California is full of shit.
By Koki , 02-07-2007
Sick - This place is sick on a good south swell. Long waits between sets, but worth it. Sketchy reef, bowling waves, apparently sharky but I have had no encounters, and usually empty due to the long walk.
By xav , 08-09-2006
honeymoon - never travel to surf destinations without your board and with your chick!!
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