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Watching big wave surfing in the summer« on: June 10 2007 15:06:00 »
I've been looking around the boards and the internet trying to find out as much as I can about the surf spots before I head to Maui. To start off, I am a beginner, and have never surfed anything as nice as HI. I plan on riding the easier, more popular spots with most the other tourists. However, what I would really love is to see in person,is real surfing. If possible, I would like to head out to Jaws and see with my own eyes I have seen so much on video.
1. Is it possible to watch any of the good spots from a vantage point on shore?
2. Is this frowned opon? I do not want to end up pissing a bunch of locals off thinking that I am invading their beach...
I guess what I'm asking, what are the best places to see big waves or highly experienced riders?
I am coming in mid July. Thanks for any advice.
RE: Watching big wave surfing in the summer« Reply #1 on: June 11 2007 10:06:00 »
Wrong season for watching Jaws break. That is a winter spot.
Don't want to piss off the locals? Here's a tried and true way of avoiding their wrath.
Bring a six pack of local color beer (chilled) to the parking lot, lay it down near the group of surfers you want to appease. Back slowly away. Repeat this for about three days and you will be accepted. No problem, brah! They may even allow you to paddle out at the break and catch a few.
RE: Watching big wave surfing in the summer« Reply #2 on: June 11 2007 10:06:00 »
p.s. this will work anywhere in the world.
RE: Watching big wave surfing in the summer« Reply #3 on: June 11 2007 13:06:00 »
So let me get this strait ? You have to bribe the locals with beer to get them to accept you ? What a bunch of morons !!!
I guess if the beer isn't good enouph, you might as well sell yourself to them take advantage of you while your at it. You poor souls never stuck up for yourselfs with the bullies in school ..... did you ? Your still afraid of them taking your lunch money. Don't you have any dignaty ?
RE: Watching big wave surfing in the summer« Reply #4 on: June 11 2007 14:06:00 »
Frisco. what's the matter, did the bullies at school beat your sense of humor out of you? It was a joke, dude. Get over yourself.
RE: Watching big wave surfing in the summer« Reply #5 on: June 13 2007 10:06:00 »
You are not going at the right season for HUGE surf on Maui. You would need a big south swell to see any mackers, but you might get lucky with a freak swell. Plus, Maui has some shadow from Lanai and Kahoolawe. These block a lot of swell, but to answer your question, try Lahaina for surf. You have the town and all it's amenities, plus there is a screamer left hander, very fast wave, lotsa tubes, etc. at the breakwall or a place called shark pit, probably better waves than anywhere on the island that time of year.
Good luck with your trip, I wish I was there right now.
RE: Watching big wave surfing in the summer« Reply #6 on: June 20 2007 19:06:00 »
Thanks for the insight bill, i am actually staying in Lahaina, so I will make sure to check around.
As for the six pack, do you hawaiians not drink much? only a 6 pack? I roll with coolers full, especially at the beach...lol...bullies haha
Im just looking to watch some badass surfing while I'm at the premier spot, who knows when I will get the chance to see badass riders shredding gnarly waves again