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    Ka`anapali Point - Maui

    Lahaina, Hawaii

    Ka`anapali Point - Maui

    Ka`anapali Point - Maui Professional Guide

    Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

    "This beach and coral point’s surf is unusual. It’s a sand-lava point underpinned by rock, and nice left and right wedges peel off in the right conditions. It’s a fun wave most of the time, without much length of ride until the right swell comes along—and then it’s magic. There’s always some kind of ridable wave here on a north or south swell. The beach setup is fantastic: A pinnacle or spit of sand and coral stretches out toward Lanai, and the lefts and rights just crank perfectly. In summer, the lefts are the best; in winter, the rights.

    Ka`anapali Point is positioned where the coast forms a right angle at a left-hand turn to form a sand spit. Here the Pacific swells drift and bend to produce some great rights and lefts. With Lanai Island in the background, this is a scenic surf spot that gets consistent waves. At takeoff, the set-on choice wave could be a left or a right, and you won’t know till the last second which way to go for the maximum barrel length; one way will wedge and push, while the other fades out. Most of the time this fun wave is best on a swell for the long left and in a north swell for the rights. Best Boards: Longboards and shortboards."

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    Easy to Moderate
    Skill Level
    Beginners dropping in
    Best in fall, winter, and summer
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