This gorgeous beach offers waves that range from a consistent, long, and gentle peak of knee high to head high with several good reef breaks. These waves make Kihei’s Kalama Beach Park a good spot for everyone from beginners and children, or keikis, to those who want advanced waves for longboard Maui surfing.
The water can at times get very shallow here. It can vary from chest deep to ankle deep in certain places close to the shore. Because of this, we take extra care at low tide and wear booties. To have the most fun, we recommend scheduling your Kihei Maui surf lessons here during the morning when the winds tend to be calmer and the waves are glassy.
As a local Maui surf spot, Kihei’s Kalama Beach Park is home to a large, well-landscaped park area with plenty of space to enjoy a picnic along with well-maintained restroom facilities. Either in the water or from the shoreline, family and friends can easily take photos of their favorite surfers on this amazing South Maui beach.
Because of the consistently predictable conditions, Kalama Beach Park is a favorite spot for Maui surf lessons year round. Many Maui surf schools operate at Kalama Beach Park so you can be sure that the environment is friendly and perfect for learning how to surf.
After your Maui surf lesson at Kihei Kalama Beach Park, you’re right in the heart of Kihei so a quick walk across the street puts you in proximity of countless shops and restaurants. Kalama Beach Park is definitely one of the best places to learn how to surf in Maui.
At this breath-taking beach, there is a slow, gradual peak of knee high to overhead size waves that are perfect for both beginners and advanced longboard surfers. There are both left-handed and right-handed breaks here with larger sets on the outside and several nice, easy reforms on the inside.
With a mixture of reef and sand, the chest deep bottom area is fairly safe, especially when applying the recommended techniques of holding on to a board at the end of a wave or falling flat to stay on the surface. To have the most fun, we recommend surfing here in the morning when the winds tend to be calmer and the waves are glassy.
We favor giving Maui surf lessons at Ukuhame Beach Park in the summer months, and it’s a great location for our customers that are staying in the West Maui area (Lahaina, Ka’anapali, Kapalua, etc.)
The beaches near Lahaina (including Ukuhame Beach Park) are full of great surf and Maui SUP spots. There are fewer surf schools that operate in West Maui so you’ll often find less crowded conditions for surfing, stand up paddle, and many other Maui ocean sports.