WINDSURFING, the inventive marriage of sailing and surfing, has found the perfect honeymoon spot on Maui. With its ideal combination of strong trade winds and consistent surf, the island is one of the world’s best windsurfing destinations.
While here, you can visit the most-photographed windsurfing site on the planet, HO‘OKIPA BEACH PARK in Pā‘ia, where top pros sail almost every day. However, Ho‘okipa Beach Park’s rip currents, exposed reefs and jagged lava rock are not for the novice windsurfer.
Instead, recreational sailors can head to KANAHĀ BEACH PARK behind the Kahului Airport. Here, windsurfers of all levels and ages come to enjoy the sport.
Other windsurf locations include SPRECKELSVILLE, KAHANĀ, KĪHEI and even the awesome JAWS wave at PE‘AHI — but don’t try this one unless you’re experienced. There are several great windsurf schools at Kanahā Beach and a bunch of local WINDSURFING stores in Kahului that’ll help you gear up for a day on the waves. MAUI WINDSURF COMPANY (mauiwindsurfcompany.com), WINDSURFING SCHOOL OF MAUI (mauiwindsurfinglessons.com) and HST (hstwindsurfing.com) are a few local groups to get you sailing, but check with your concierge and the locals to find the best options near you.