Maui

Waihee Ridge Trail

The Waihee Ridge Trail - Another great hike on Maui's West. The 2 hour hike takes you uphill through nice forests and beautiful scenery, with a great view of East Maui, i.e. Wailuku, Kahului and the North Shore. The trail can be extremely wet, you will have to walk to...

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Waves at Kanaha

Big Waves on the North Shore A massive swell has hit Maui's North shore last Tuesday, the 14 foot swell created really big waves also in Kanaha. The wind was on the lighter side, so minimum 9m kites were necessary. The big sets were scary, we were mostly trying to...

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A Day at Kanaha

...with strong wind and decent waves, captured by the Kanaha Web Cam on the Life Guard Tower. The cam is online during daylight hours here on Maui i.e. 11.p.m until about 5 a.m. in Europe.

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Aloha Classic 2016

The Aloha Classic 2016 Windsurf pro contest  is blessed with big waves and strong wind. The world's best windsurf wave riders are competing in massive waves for the title. Check out the insane movies on youtube.

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Waves on Maui’s North Shore

Nothing is more discussed on Maui than the waves. Here, you will find a comprehensive explanation where to find the various information and how to interpret it.

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The Streets of Pukalani

To get to our place, drive on Pukalani St - turn right on Liholani St - pass Halaulani until you hit Hanalani where you take a left on Ali'Iolani - after 200 Yards turn right into Ikalani - we are in 278. Good Luck!

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The (wet) Road to Hana

The anyway rather wet coast line to hana got a lot of rain the night before our trip. The waterfalls were pumping and instead of swimming in the clear freshwater pools, we had to stay out of the water and beware of the strong current. As lucky we were on the first day...

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South Shore Surfing at Launiupoko

Launiupoko (see Google Maps) is a gret place for surfing in South Swell. Nice beach park, gentle wave and easy access. Only parking is a little difficult, but with  bit of patience, you will find a spot - sooner or later... The are usually small waves, the Lahaina web...

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Maui Wind gusting up to 40 mph

Kiting with de-powered 5m Yes, we went out at 1 pm, with a de-powered 5m kite! Not very pleasant and alomst nobody on the water. Also, many f* ups on the beach while peple were launching their kites.

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Big Beach

Maui's best Beach Big Beach (Makena Beach / Oneloa Beach) on Maui's South Shore is rated as #1 beach here on Maui - the sandy beach is huge and the crystal clear water invites for endless playing in the shore break. Additional informations at mauiguidebook.com or...

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Short trip to Lahaina

Lahaina Short trip to Lahaina - in the end, you need lots of surf shorts here and Lahaina has an endless selection. The town hasn't really changed over the last years. Still charming and mellow, just a few beauty spa salons have popped up - which is a little weird. A...

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Arriving on Maui in the wake of Hurricane Lester

Hurricane Lester Having landed in the post showers of Hurricane Lester, the first two days were rather unusual with lots of rain here. Today seems to be back now and we are looking forward to an amazing beach day.... Breakfast in Paradies .... enjoying our first...

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Beautiful Hana

Another nice day trip along the coast "the road to Hana" through beautiful rain forest, water falls and pools and beaches……

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Sunset on Haleakala

Another great day on Maui topped off with the sunset on Haleakala. Watching the sun going down in 3'000 meter height is always a unique experience. We enjoyed a sundowner on the top while watching the sun going down. You would not believe how cold it was up there (way...

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Strong and gusty wind

The wind has been very strong an gusty for the last few days, 30 knots and more. We did not go kiting but made some rather short windsurfing sessions. The water is mainly flat and we are waiting for the next North swell....

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Kiting Kiting Kiting…

The first few days have been really busy for us. Setting up the gear, get some additional stuff from the shops, buy food and finally get out on the water! The wind has not been strong enough for windsurfing, so we went kiting every day at Naish beach. The light...

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