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Maui Welcomes Return of World Class Waves

Jaws, Pe'ahi, on Black Friday 2023. Pictured from the water's edge at the river mouth.

Thanksgiving weekend has always brought to mind the image of roaring waves for me, and this year on Maui, the ocean truly came alive, but with a surprising twist. The swell that arrived was not only impressive but significantly larger than anticipated. Winter waves were back and as good as ever!

In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, weather models hinted at both swell and favorable winds, yet nothing suggested we were in for an extraordinary event. However, Thanksgiving morning told a different story. The numbers from the outer buoys were astonishing, almost bafflingly so. The swell was outperforming the models by a considerable margin. As the sun rose the island collectively woke up to the sound of thunderous waves crashing across the North Shore.

The outer reefs, acting as magnets to this rapidly growing energy, were pulling in the swell with remarkable force. As darkness fell, the massive buoy readings, with Northwestern Hawaii Buoy One recording waves of 26.2 feet at 19 seconds, made it clear that Black Friday on Maui was the place to be.

Our island is home to several breaks capable of handling such a colossal swell, particularly Jaws in Haiku, Honolua Bay in Kapalua, and across King’s Reef outside of Spreckelsville, Paia and Kuau.

On Black Friday morning, the spectacle at these spots was nothing short of awe-inspiring. Just check the videos above for concrete evidence! The power and majesty of the ocean were on full display, a reminder of nature’s unpredictability and the thrill that comes with big wave surfing. This Thanksgiving weekend, Maui wasn’t just a destination for holiday feasts and family gatherings; it became a surfer’s paradise, offering a rare and exhilarating experience for big wave enthusiasts.

67 Puu Koa–Your Island Haven Minutes from Maui’s Legendary Surf

67 Puu Koa Place in Haiku on the North Shore of Maui. Aerial looking towards Jaws

In the midst of North Shore Maui’s surfing paradise, just a stone’s throw away from the thunderous waves of Jaws and Ho’okipa, lies a tranquil retreat – 67 Puu Koa Place in Haiku. Exclusively listed by the Sayles Team for $1,250,000, this plantation-style residence is an embodiment of modern luxury mingled with the timeless charm of the island. Imagine living in a space where you’re only a five-minute drive from witnessing the awe-inspiring spectacle of Maui’s legendary surf spots.

Great room at 67 Puu Koa Place in Haiku on the North Shore of Maui.

The home, with its 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a versatile den, is a haven of comfort and relaxation, making it an ideal sanctuary after a thrilling day at the beach. Its open floor plan, which effortlessly unites the living spaces, is perfect for rejuvenating family gatherings or entertaining guests who share a passion for the ocean’s allure.

Aerial view of 67 Puu Koa Place in Haiku on the North Shore of Maui, looking towards Paia and Town.

Stepping outside, you’re greeted by a manicured lawn and garden, offering a serene escape amidst the excitement of North Shore’s surfing hub. The home’s bamboo flooring and wood trim complement the natural beauty of Maui, creating an elegant yet cozy atmosphere. The newly installed central air conditioning and auxiliary dehumidifier provide a comfortably cool respite from the tropical heat.

67 Puu Koa Place wrap around lanai, located in Haiku on the North Shore of Maui.

Furthermore, the expansive new deck, encircling three-quarters of the house, presents a seamless blend of indoor and outdoor living. The proximity to Ho’okipa Beach Park, the quaint town of Paia, and the center of the island in Kahului and Wailuku is hard to beat. And combined with luxurious features like a Heatilator brick fireplace, polished concrete countertops, and custom cabinetry, makes 67 Puu Koa Pl. not just a house, but a dream oasis for anyone who cherishes both the tranquility of island living and the thrill of the Maui surf. Please reach out to our team today to schedule a showing ASAP.

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Anthony Sayles R(S)


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