Maha'ulepu (Kawailoa Bay)
A.K.A. Kawailoa Bay • Photo by Wasabi
Remote, rugged, historical, and beautiful, Maha'ulepu typically has strong winds. Windsurfing and kite surfing are the most common ocean activities. Occasional snorkeling can occur during extreme calms, which mostly happen in the winter. Dirt parking lot. No facilities.
- Beach walks
- Family days
Great coastal hikes. Its undeveloped shoreline offers miles of exploring.
Strong currents. Dangerous waves breaking on rocks, ledges and reefs. Sharp coral.
Shoreline of sandy coves and bays with sandstone points. Mixed reef and sand underwater.
Not Good For
Although you will see many windsurfers here, the rough water and reefs make surfing and bodyboarding hazardous. Proceed only with experienced locals.
Maha'ulepu is a research site and habitat for endangered plants and animals as well as a sacred area for native Hawaiians. Learn more about preserving this beach by visiting Malama Maha'ulepu.