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Camp One, Maui

Camp One, Maui
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There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that Maui is a top notch traveling destination whether you want to have a bit of fun in the sun or have some fun on the open water, doing a bit of windsurfing or kiteboarding. There’s also no doubt in anyone’s mind that there are several top notch windsurfing spots on the northern coast of Maui.

One of the spots on the northern shore is Ho’okipa, the Mecca of windsurfing. Another is Camp One, which can boast about offering the best jumping conditions on the island. To put it in other words, if you want to jump, the spot to go on the northern shore of Maui is Camp One.

There is a downside though and it’s a pretty big one: Camp One is reserved for the private home owners and unless you’re staying in one of the rented homes, or at least argue that you’re staying there, chances are you will be asked to leave.

Getting back to the good news, Camp One is a pleasure to ride in the NE trade winds that hit Maui. The trades blow at 20 to 25 knots in the summer (the best months to go to Maui for wind are from May until September) and at 18 to 22 knots in the winter (the winter is the best time to go to Maui for waves).

You should watch out for exposed rocks especially at low tide. Camp One is meant to be ridden by intermediate to expert riders.

So to sum it up, Camp One offers probably the best jumping on the north shore of Maui – which is good. But Camp One is not exactly windsurfer-friendly – which is bad. Kiteboarders can forget about giving Camp One a try as kiteboarding here is strictly forbidden. The windsurfers can ride here, but only on the western end of Camp One.

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