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Central Maui – Quick Summary

Last updated 29. Sep, 2009 by .

General Geographic Area: Central Maui

General Geographic Area: Central Maui

In a nutshell: Central Maui is the isthmus between West Maui and Haleakala. It is also where most business gets done on Maui. Visitors will pass through here several times, usually on the way to somewhere else.
Minuses: The Pu’unene Sugar Mill spewing smoke from its stacks into the blue sky sure is a buzzkill.
Sound-bite: “OMG, OGG!”

Central Maui is where Maui’s business gets done. The Kahului Airport and Harbor are where all our “stuff” (and people) come in. The Maui County government, Costco, …

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Ocean Conditions

Last updated 04. Aug, 2010 by .


In normal conditions, on beaches where there are lifeguards, the ocean is relatively safe to play. But conditions can change, and the surf can get big, rip currents form, and swimming can become dangerous at even what appear to be the tamest of beaches.

At beaches with lifeguards, look out for orange high-surf flags in the sand. If they are present, visit the lifeguard stand to read or talk to a lifeguard about the conditions.

Keep in mind that the county almost never closes beaches during dangerous conditions. Flags and …

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Spreckelsville Beach

Last updated 16. Dec, 2010 by .

Windsurfer launching at Sprecks Beach with a view down the Spreckelsville Beaches

Windsurfer launching at Euro Beach

Rating: ★★★☆☆

In a nutshell: Two mile stretch of rough/raw beaches and tidepools. Frequently used by fishermen and windsurfers.
Minuses: Directly in flight path of Kahului Airport. Attracts some “iffy-characters.”
Sound-bite: [Roar of jet engines]

Actually more than one beach, “Spreckelsville Beach” is the historic name for a two mile stretch of beaches from Baby Beach in Spreckelsville to Kanaha Beach in Kahului. Most of these beaches have been left to the windsurfers, fishermen, and Maui’s well-hidden homeless population. With recent development in the area, …

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Beaches: Ma’alaea to Central Kihei

Last updated 13. Apr, 2015 by .

A typical stretch of beach along South Kihei Rd.

A typical stretch of Sugar Beach along South Kihei Rd.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

In a nutshell: South Kihei Road passes along scenic shoreline with long beaches.
Minuses: It’s all relative!
Sound-bite: [wind]

North & South Kihei Road hugs the coastline from Ma’alaea through Kihei. The northern end of these beaches seem to have been heaven-made for launching canoes, walking, running and beachcombing.

Wind here is often stronger in the afternoon, so it is great for kite and windsurfing, but laying in the sand during this time can often become a sandblasting …

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High Surf Advisory for North Facing Shores

Last updated 09. Mar, 2014 by .


Posted on: March 9, 2014
High Surf Notification 07 – HIGH SURF ADVISORY

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the HIGH SURF ADVISORY for NORTH and WEST FACING SHORES of MOLOKAI and NORTH FACING SHORES of MAUI, now effective until 6:00 p.m. this evening.

A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.

EFFECTS: Surf along north facing shores is diminishing to 10 to 15 feet. Surf along west facing shores is diminishing to 8 …

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