Kihei offers reliable surf conditions year round
that are perfect for beginning surfers. The most popular,
and crowded, places to learn to surf in Maui are
Kalama Park and “The Cove” in Kihei
Like its sister surf break to the south (Cove Park), Kalama Park is known for its gentle beginner waves.
Most South Maui surf schools post up at Kalama Park and trickle over into Cove Park,
making this area ultra-crowded – especially during the weekends and between 8am-2pm
when surf school’s in session. A small, sandy beach gives way to shallow rock just offshore.
On large swells, “Kalama Bowls” can offer fun surf for more experienced surfers.
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Sidewalks is one of the few shortboard spots in Kihei, and can
dish out a shallow, fast wave for more advanced surfers.
Sidewalks is accessible via the large, sandy beach known as
Keawakepu, which includes showers and restrooms at its
southern end. Beginners, though, should opt for gentler waves
at Kalama Park/Cove Park or along Maui’s west shore