If you’re headed to Maui to surf in January, hopefully you’ve already secured one of our Maui condo rentals, as vacation accommodations go fast this time of year! January is an ideal month for those who enjoy surfing. While some come to our beautiful island to relax and kick back, others are looking for action and adventure – and there’s plenty of that to be had, whether you like to hike, bike, cruise the ocean, hang glide, tour the island via helicopter, or even ride a zipline.
Why is January a good month for those passionate about surfing? On the island’s North Shore, the swells generate those huge barrel waves experienced surfers love. Even if you’re a beginner, you’ll find plenty of opportunities where the waves are a bit gentler, whether on the north, south, or west shores. In West Maui, where our vacation rentals are located, there are surf schools and local experts that are happy to help beginning surfers not only find the best spot, but provide lessons so you’ll advance to a higher level in no time!
If you’re an advanced surfer, you’ll want something a bit more challenging and exciting, but not to worry. Maui’s North Shore offers both Honolua Bay and Hookipa, however, it’s important to not barge in on anyone’s fun if you go to Hookipa, as it’s the most popular destination on the island for advanced surfers. Wait for your turn and you’ll see that the experience is definitely worth the wait!
Regardless of whether you’re an advanced surfer or at the beginner level, there are ample opportunities around Maui. Because it can get fairly windy during the afternoons, which impacts the waves and your enjoyment, you may want to consider surfing in the morning when things are a bit calmer.
Always be safe and heed any warnings about the weather or jellyfish, and be careful not to cut yourself on the reef. Surfing is a hugely popular activity on the island, but being careful can’t be stressed enough!
Sand, surf, sun and fun. Sounds amazing, and it is! If you’re coming our way over the next few weeks or at the turn of the new year, be sure to book one of our fabulous Maui condo rentals. Browse our beautiful, luxurious accommodations on our website, or contact us today.