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September surfing


#1

I’ll be on Maui mid-September and am hoping to find a place to stay that’s close to a reliable spot for beginning to intermediate surfers. Can someone recommend what’s best? I have heard that this time of year might be a bit difficult but am hoping there are some good options.


#2

Hi JS, in September there’s pretty consistent small surf from the southern hemisphere, with the occasional large swell. If you’re coming for a while and want to maximize your time in the water in beginner (longboard or sup) conditions, my somewhat odd but best advice is to buy a van and camp out near whatever spot looks good to you around Thousand Peaks – between Maalaea and Lahaina.


#3

@Garrett, just wanted to follow up to say thanks so much! I believe you that the van is best – this turned out to be really useful planning info even though we did end up a bit more traditional, with a rental place at the south end of Lahaina. 'very happy to be getting on the water.


#4

@Garrett, you were wrong. This week in September, the north shore was the place to be! Stick to farming avocados.


#5

Ha! Happy to be wrong on this one. But the southern ocean’s not done yet.