- ABOUT THE SPOT
Surfing in Paia Bay, Kahului, Hawaii USA
It’s also home to Kahana Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary and the Alexander and Baldwin Sugar Museum, dedicated to Maui’s sugar industry. Kahului’s own major airport is located in the north shore. The climate is tropical wet, but during winter is very windy and dry, ideal for water sports.
Along the sea side, there are schools and shops to buy or rent surfing gear as well as to take surfing lessons if you are a beginner. Paia Bay is great for surfers of all skill levels. It provides a regional classic wave quality taking both right and left directions and the power of the wave is fast and fun to ride.
The sea is sandy with a few rocks and the size of the swell starts working at 1.0 m-1.5 m / 3 ft-5 ft and holds up to 4 m+ / 12 ft+. Paia Bay is a popular surfing destination, so during weekends is crowded. Surfers should be careful of rip currents, rocks and sharks.