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Maui, HI


Photo: Kai Bartlett - from Kai Wa'a video: Maui to Lanai - Click to enlarge

Boat Rental/Local Knowledge


South Shore

  • Maalaea Bay - Has a number of different launches to choose from depending on the distance you want to paddle and the conditions
    • Kihei Run - “Our south side run is pretty epic. It's about a 10 mile run from North Kihei to Makena landing. North wind on the north shore is generally a good indication that the south shore is working. It's a super fun run, small bumps, easy to catch and easy to connect (we call it the ego run). The wind over there, however, is a little more fickle, and can shut down mid run or blow super strong off shore (good to have a rudder).” - Devin Blish
      • alternate takeouts - Ulua Beach Park (near to “Andaz Wailea”) (2.5 miles shorter), Keawakapu Beach ( also referred to as “Mana Kai” or “Sorento's” (restaurant closed?) (3.5 miles shorter)

Kihei Run

North Shore

Maliko Videos


Island to Island

  • Maui to Lanai (30 miles?) As with any of the crossings from island to island, the shuttle/charter setup is not trivial. Kai Bartlett video1,Kai Bartlett video2
  • Maui to Moloka'i - Close to 23 miles starting at Flemings Beach on Maui and ending at Kaunakakai Harbor on Molokai. The logistics for this run, such as having a ride back to Maui and the costs that are involved, can make doing this run a challenge, but it's all worth it on a good windy day for a prepared paddler.


OC Clubs



Wave Surfing

Video from Dennis Mowry

Trip Reports

Other Islands

Whale Breach on Maliko Run photo: Lawrence Risley video


maui.txt · Last modified: 2021/09/13 16:35 by preavley