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 Ma'alaea - Freight trains

USA, Hawaii, Maui

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 20° 47.479' N
Longitude: 156° 30.543' W

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Park at the Maui Ocean center and take a short walk to the east side of the boat harbor.

English (Translate this text in English): Park at the Maui Ocean center and take a short walk to the east side of the boat harbor.

English (Translate this text in English): Park at the Maui Ocean center and take a short walk to the east side of the boat harbor.

English (Translate this text in English): 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

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Maalaea

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityWorld Class

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeReef-coral

DirectionRight

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerHollow, Fast

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

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

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rocks

 Additional Information

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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

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Ma'alaea - Freight trains
By ridewaves_kickass
Nov 16, 2006
hawaii - if i could go anywhere again to surf, it would be here. these were the best waves ive ever ridden. it was almost like everything was perfect. take my word for it and go here if u wanna have the time of ur life. its f'in awsome.  &nbsp
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Trip: Hawaii
By ridewaves_kickass
From Nov 17, 2006 to Nov 26, 2006
it was thanksgiving break when i took the trip. me n some of the family went to hawaii to catch some down time and relax.....it was an entirely different story for me. as soon as we got to the hotel i took a look out on the shore, it was f'in s
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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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