Are you a surfer? Are you on Maui this week? This may just be your week (if you’re a seasoned pro). If not, this may be the week to watch the pros do their thing as forecasters are predicting super-sized surf, the largest seen in the past 10 years, crashing into the Hawaiian islands this Wednesday. Hawaii News Now is predicting 30-45 foot waves hitting the North shore. Here is some more Maui surf-related information courtesy of the OMaui website.
So, you may be just confused – when they talk about high surf on the ‘North Shore’, where exactly do you go to watch that? Where is the North Shore? Up past Kaanapali?
Actually, Kahului/Wailuku, Pai’a, Haiku, and part of the Road to Hana are all considered North Shore. The most epic place to see the waves roll in would be the infamous Jaws. However, while the beach itself is public, beach access is across private property (not recommended). Instead, check out Ho’okipa, just East of Pai’a, and park at the beautiful look-out there. I am guessing parking there will be a zoo the next few days, but you can always try!
|Ho’okipa lookout on a calmer day|