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Kihei, Maui

Kihei, Maui
Region: North America
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According to the latest statistics we could get our hands on, more than 16,000 people call Kihei home. The countless members of the windsurfing community on the other hand like to call Kihei a great windsurfing spot. Should you decide to go to Kihei to enjoy a spot of windsurfing, here are the main details you need to know about:

Wind
Go to Maui in the summer, and you will ride in winds that blow at 20 to 25 knots. The summer is the best time to go to Maui if you are a passionate windsurfer, especially from May until September. Go to Maui in the winter, and you will ride in winds that blow at 18 to 22 knots. This is the best time to go to Maui if you like to ride in the swell.

Water
Kihei is a bump and jump spot that’s very good for slalom riding, blasting, freeriding and freestyle riding. There’s sand and the odd rock on the bottom. Near the beach the water can get pretty shallow. Watch out for boats and kiteboarders.

Other useful information
If you are the kind of person who listens to rumors, then you need to know that rumor has it that the sewage systems from several hotels end up offshore from Kihei.
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary and several other research facilities are located in Kihei.


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