About Ma'alaea Bay

One of Hawai'is most famous summer spots is Ma'alaea, where a harbour breakwall has created a righthand wave that's considered to be the fastest in the world, but it needs a huge S-SW swell to break and is notoriously fickle. Use an F1 fast board to make the drop, bottom turn and pump into a racetrack so crowded that there will probably be someone dropping in with that chandelier section up ahead. Local activists and environmental groups have so far successfully blocked several proposed extensions of the Ma'alaea jetty which would destroy this world class gem.

There's more inclusive, fun peaks around on smaller S swells and a rocky right down the coast road.

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Stormrider Guide for Ma'alaea Bay
  • Mid to High Tide Mid to High Tide
  • Right-hand break over submerged reef Right-hand break over submerged reef
  • Uneven Reef Uneven Reef
  • S - SW S - SW
  • North Westerly North Westerly
  • 10 4 Swell Range 4 - 10ft

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