Kanaha

Kanaha Beach, Hawaii, USA

Kanaha combines all windsurf possibilities. When there’s no north-swell (no real waves), it’s paradise for flat-water wind-surfing. Early in the morning, you’ll find light winds and completely flat water. In summer months, during the day the wind and chop pick up. Winds easily reach 40 knots.

In the winter, it’s wave season. Waves are about 1/2 of their size and strength than in neighboring Hookipa. There’s always a sandy beach to reach and the reef is more gentle. In “huge” days, waves can be up mast high.

How to Get to Kanaha

Drive to the end of the road, until you see the road-block. Then, turn left into Kanaha beach park. The first parking area that you see is what’s called “lower Kanaha”. This is the place to be when there are waves. When it’s flat, you can continue to the end of the parking lot, which is called “upper Kanaha”. In “uppers”, the wind is a bit stronger, but the reef is a mess so it’s not the place for wave-riding.

Kanaha Beach, Hawaii, USA

Where to stay to surf in Kanaha

Most people rent houses or rooms on Maui.

Race

January

No

February

No

March

No

April

No

May

No

June

No

July

Yes

August

Yes

September

No

October

No

November

No

December

No

Flatwater

January

No

February

No

March

No

April

No

May

Yes

June

Yes

July

Yes

August

Yes

September

Yes

October

Yes

November

No

December

No

Wave

January

Yes

February

Yes

March

No

April

No

May

No

June

No

July

No

August

No

September

Yes

October

Yes

November

Yes

December

Yes