Thick barrels and racy sections at this Maui break.

Honolua Bay is one of the best waves on the northwestern coast of Maui and offers up great waves during the winter months. The break picks up Northern swells and produces a near-perfect right-hand point break with big barrels and turn sections.

There are 4 main sections to the wave: Coconuts, Outside, Cave, and Keiki Bowl. Coconuts is the furthest take off point, where the waves have the most size and power, but are more exposed to wind. As the wave continues into Outside, it gains form and offers up barrels. The Cave is the highest performance part, with thicker barrels, which have swallowed up boards and surfers during big swells. The last section of the wave is Keiki Bowl, which is a quicker, racier section. This is usually where the younger crew hangs out as they gain their confidence to head to the outer sections of the wave. Keep in mind that this place gets pretty crowded when it's pumping, so be respectful and pick your spots. After your session, head to Island Press to grab a coffee and a bite.

Pack List

  • Shortboard
  • Leash
  • Trunks/Swimsuit
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Activities Surfing
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Autumn, Winter
Features
Beach
Scenic

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In summer, a great snorkeling spot

We snorkel here every summer that we visit Maui and see more sea life here than any other place on the island. I have not surfed it, but it is an excellent bay to check out for swimming and snorkeling as well.

almost 2 years ago

Dream spot!

Would love to surf here in warm water!

over 4 years ago

Leave your soft top at home brah.


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