Maui--lessons at Christmas

Discussion in 'Hawaiian Islands' started by waytooold, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. waytooold

    waytooold Active Member

    Aug 31, 2011
    Taking the kids to Maui for Christmas arriving 12/23/13. Anyone interested in giving surfing lessons around the island to two intermediate teenage surfers? looking for board rentals too. Honolua is my 17 y.o. son's dream. We are staying in Napili with little maks and hole in the head out front but will travel to Paia or wherever is best for you. <br /><br />Just thought i'd check here before I went to one of the many \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"schools\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" on the island. Thanks.
  2. waterbaby

    waterbaby Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    honolua is extremely competitive. An "intermediate" surfer (that needs lessons) is going to be very frustrated there. They'll probably end up an obstacle on the inside, waiting for someone to fall...which rarely happens at this level of surf spot. If you fall, there's also a sea cave in front of the main take-off zone that sucks you into it and is actually pretty dangerous.

    however, honokohau bay just up the road can be pretty fun and exponentially less crowded.

  3. waytooold

    waytooold Active Member

    Aug 31, 2011
    Thanks for the info.
  4. Riley Martin's Disgruntled Neighbor

    Riley Martin's Disgruntled Neighbor Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2012
    Fleming Beach. Right hand side soft point break on the low tide. Enjoy!
  5. waytooold

    waytooold Active Member

    Aug 31, 2011
    thanks. we surfed there two years ago.
  6. waytooold

    waytooold Active Member

    Aug 31, 2011
  7. moku_surf_shop

    moku_surf_shop Member

    Feb 19, 2013
    I suggest Waikiki Beach. We teach tons of never-been-surfing beginners there all the time. The waves are not too intimidating and perfect for learning, especially learning how to stand up. If the waves are too intense, the chances of properly learning how to stand up are slim to none. Hope this helped!
  8. leetymike808

    leetymike808 Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2013
    Dont go to honokahou. Its empty cause the locals that live in the valley keep it that way. They are overall nice but they arent very accepting of total strangers. Its best to be brought there by someone living there.

    It really depends on what the swell is doing where you should go. None of the surf schools will take you where you want to go. Their permits are for the beaches they are set up on.

    Try S turns. It'll be right in your neighborhood, and if Little macs is going it will have a lil something there to.

    I live here so pm me if you'd like closer to when you are arriving.
  9. jizwhale

    jizwhale Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2011
    Tell us more about the cave. It sounds interesting and creepy. Or is it just a bit of a ledge?
  10. waytooold

    waytooold Active Member

    Aug 31, 2011
    leetymike808--Thanks for the info. We are arriving on the 23rd. I'll drop you a PM when we are on the island.