Surfing The Waves & Wind
Boogie Boarding, surf boarding and body surfing are some of the least expensive, cheapest things to do in Maui. If you have the gear then you are good to go and everyone has a body so at least that is taken care of.
You can rent surf boards on a daily or weekly basis for a good price. Most people don’t travel with surfboards unless they are pros. Boogie boards are so cheap that you can probably buy a good one and resell it before you end your vacation and still pay less then what you would rent it for.
As for my personal favorite body surfing, you don’t need anything but a good swimsuit that will keep on in the rough tumbling of the waves. There are some great beaches like Little Makena Beach where you can ride a wave a good ways. Catching them is easy at that beach too.
When most people think of things to do in Maui the first thing that comes to mind is surfing. Surfing the waves to be exact. The beautiful reef breaks and strong uninterrrupted ocean brings some incredible waves. Some of the biggest in the world if the conditions are right. There are many surf breaks in Maui, Hawaii. Surfing is just a part of life here. You know when a good set at the right angle is coming in locally because no work gets done on that side of the island.
There is more to just the standard board and a wave surfing. You can surf the air too. Windsurfing and kiteboarding are two things that are a must do in Hawaii, especially Maui. The trade winds are blowing strong and steady in the afternoons which makes for some increadible conditions.
Looking out over the ocean above Hookipa on Maui’s north shore, the contrasting colors of the windsurfer’s colorful sails and the stark deep blue of the ocean keeps you captured in awe for hours. The tricks these guys perform over big waves and the air time they get some days is amazing.
On the south side of the island, with the mountains blocking the strong winds would be a good place for a first timer to learn. The ocean is calm in the morning which will go along way to improving your confidence with the gear.