The Kanaha Beach Park is one of the best places to surf in Maui. This beach is actually a long series of beaches. It’s so wide that it has five entrances. Because it faces directly into the north-east trade winds, the beach can be choppy and surge from mid morning to late mornings. Kite boarders and windsurfers take advantage of this to ride some waves.
This beach is located in Maalaea, just next to the Maalaea harbor. You will be able to watch boats come and go on their daily routines. This place is also great for surfing during the summer seasons, when the south swell rolls in. The breaks closer to the sure are more suitable for beginners. The ones farther away are for the more advanced surfers. You can also take a leisurely walk eastward towards Sugar beach in Kihei. This beach has BBQ stations, picnic tables, showers and portable toilets.