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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Puamana

USA, Hawaii, Maui

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 20° 51.521' N
Longitude: 156° 40.193' W

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drive through the poli and then turn off right before the first turn into front street and it has a sign "Puamana" hence the name of the park

English (Translate this text in English): drive through the poli and then turn off right before the first turn into front street and it has a sign "Puamana" hence the name of the park

English (Translate this text in English): drive through the poli and then turn off right before the first turn into front street and it has a sign "Puamana" hence the name of the park

English (Translate this text in English): drive through the poli and then turn off right before the first turn into front street and it has a sign "Puamana" hence the name of the park

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight and left

BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand

PowerOrdinary, Fun, Powerless

Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Good day lengthExceptional (>500m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionWest, SouthWest, South, SouthEast

Good wind directionWest

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementFalling tide

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Urchins
- Rocks

 Additional Information

This park has a narrow sandy beach.Offshore Puamana is a broad wave protected fringing reef with a gradual seaward slope. This area is not normally impacted by severe storm waves but was decimated in 1992 by anomalous surf generated to the southwest by Hurricane Iniki. Nearly all coral was broken off removed by the event. The substratum was barren after the storm event, but has been gradually increasing again in coral cover. The gently sloping reef zone between 5-20' eventually gives way to a sandy bottom.This reef is protected from North Pacific Swell by the Islands of Maui, Molokai and Lanai to the north and west. The island of Kahoolawe partially blocks south swell, but Puamani is vulnerable to waves from the southwest.

English (Translate this text in English): This park has a narrow sandy beach.Offshore Puamana is a broad wave protected fringing reef with a gradual seaward slope. This area is not normally impacted by severe storm waves but was decimated in 1992 by anomalous surf generated to the southwest by Hurricane Iniki. Nearly all coral was broken off removed by the event. The substratum was barren after the storm event, but has been gradually increasing again in coral cover. The gently sloping reef zone between 5-20' eventually gives way to a sandy bottom.This reef is protected from North Pacific Swell by the Islands of Maui, Molokai and Lanai to the north and west. The island of Kahoolawe partially blocks south swell, but Puamani is vulnerable to waves from the southwest.

English (Translate this text in English): This park has a narrow sandy beach.Offshore Puamana is a broad wave protected fringing reef with a gradual seaward slope. This area is not normally impacted by severe storm waves but was decimated in 1992 by anomalous surf generated to the southwest by Hurricane Iniki. Nearly all coral was broken off removed by the event. The substratum was barren after the storm event, but has been gradually increasing again in coral cover. The gently sloping reef zone between 5-20' eventually gives way to a sandy bottom.This reef is protected from North Pacific Swell by the Islands of Maui, Molokai and Lanai to the north and west. The island of Kahoolawe partially blocks south swell, but Puamani is vulnerable to waves from the southwest.

English (Translate this text in English): This park has a narrow sandy beach.Offshore Puamana is a broad wave protected fringing reef with a gradual seaward slope. This area is not normally impacted by severe storm waves but was decimated in 1992 by anomalous surf generated to the southwest by Hurricane Iniki. Nearly all coral was broken off removed by the event. The substratum was barren after the storm event, but has been gradually increasing again in coral cover. The gently sloping reef zone between 5-20' eventually gives way to a sandy bottom.This reef is protected from North Pacific Swell by the Islands of Maui, Molokai and Lanai to the north and west. The island of Kahoolawe partially blocks south swell, but Puamani is vulnerable to waves from the southwest.

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By Anonymous , 02-08-2010

- The comments here are the main reason me and my family don't visit the islands anymore. You win! Don't spend your unemployment and welfare checks, in one place.

By Anonymous , 23-07-2010

localism at puamana? - maui locc. haha. nope. nobody will ever get stompped out at puamana. pools maybe but kooks dont even know how to get to pools from land. and would probably never make the paddle in the water. type some gangster shit like that for a real spot like da bay or windmills. youre not gonna scare nobody out of puamana

By MAUI-LOCC , 07-12-2008

PUAMANA - haole kooks go surf to da peaks to the left! stay away from pools and puamana, and the beach break or get a beat down...

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