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Park at the Maui Ocean center and take a short walk to the east side of the boat harbor.
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityWorld Class
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionSouth
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionMid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
Maala'ea is considered to be the fastest right in the world. One of the best wave on the planet,but don't plan your trip around it because it rarely breaks. Watch for big New Zealand swells.
By mentaloaf , 12-06-2006
dont bother - Just so you all know, Sept 15 2005 was as good as Maalaea has ever gotten in recorded history, won't happen again for another 20 years. If you're on this site thinking about coming to Maui to surf this place good think again, it's the rarest wave in Hawaii by far and when its on the locals are absolutely ruthless. Not to mention you have to REALLY know how to surf to even make the drop and pull in and have any chance of coming out. All in all, don't even bother....Aloha
By jefrey , 28-06-2005
- this wave is SICK!!! i cut my foot on the reef but got 2 barrels. its definetly a world class wave
By matt , 05-05-2005
Someday - i want to come to Maui and surf Maalaea.You guys are so blessed with awesome surf.Consider yourselves fortunate, save some for me.
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