Texas Gulf Coast surfer traveling to Lahaina Maui, HI

Discussion in 'Hawaiian Islands' started by Swifty, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. Swifty

    Swifty Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Hows the surf in Lahaina? Is it worth saving a day for surfing? Do the waves break on a sand bar, reef, rocks or what? Any info is appreciated!
  2. AtanticO

    AtanticO Well-Known Member

    Jun 25, 2013
    ?? saving a day for surfing? are you on an itinerary? everyday is worth saving - or wasting, according to society - for surfing.

    doesn't matter whats below... just go surf if you see waves

  3. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Ummm...dis boogah comes from Corpus Christi where you get as much surf as Phoenix and Denver get rain (probly less!!!) and he's sayin "maybe we will surf, if it's bombing enuff". You loco man!

    Brah, in HI the waves so good they break on demand!!!

    Ditch the rest of "the trip". Either go there for surfing or don't post bout a trip to HI on a forum filled with frothy lads who have been looking at liquid parking lots for weeks. Won't go over well with us if you go to a land of the swell and post up beachside sippin piñas all day braddah!!!
  4. chicharronne

    chicharronne Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2006
    Only 2 things come from Texas to Hawaii. Steers and Squeers.
  5. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    And Swifty don't look much like a steer!!!!!
  6. Swifty

    Swifty Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Booooo flying over for honeymoon but can't resist! I would of expected the trolling from other forms but not one where the only reason we're here cause we share the same passion...u let me down bros....and I've surfed east coast and west coast Mexico for those of u so quick to judge...
  7. surferzach

    surferzach Member

    Nov 25, 2012
    LOL....you didn't expect trolling from this forum?! You must not have ever been on this forum. You should ask about Jersey, best trolls ever!
  8. Losttsol

    Losttsol Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2013
    It breaks just in front and to the north of the breakwall at Lahaina Harbor. It's reef and usually small, but I've seen videos of it around head high. When you go to see the banyan tree (which is pretty much required when going to Lahaina) the harbor will be right in front of you.

    Edit: When traveling to Lahaina, you'll pass a bunch of places/beachparks where people just pull off on the side of the road and surf. Lots of longboarders.
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2013
  9. waterbaby

    waterbaby Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    all bs aside, lahaina is kinda blocked so the waves are usually relatively small. The south swell window is a little bigger than the north, so summer is the best surf. North swells can filter through and wrap into lahaina, but the points just a short drive north are infinitely better - go past honolua bay and you might find one nearly all to yourself (don't even think about honolua - all the waves will be taken and there's a nasty sea cave that has an appetite for texans).

    If it's unrideable in lahaina, and you just have to surf (highly recommended), drive over to Kahului and hit Baldwin Park (mellow/fun local spot) or Ho'okipa Beach (heavy north shore spot)...hell, it's worth going to Ho'okipa just to watch the pros killing it. Check the report first, summer can get flat on the north shore and it's one of the windiest places on earth.

    You may be tempted to surf the south west shore of Kihei, and they do get waves, but it's usually not as good as the other two options.
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2013
  10. moku_surf_shop

    moku_surf_shop Member

    Feb 19, 2013
    Lahaina is great for beginners! Like waterbaby said, the waves can be very small, which is perfect for people just learning.