Fearless Surfers Take On Extreme Waves At Maui's North Shore
How are your surfing skills? Check out this incredible group of surfers off the Maui coast in Hawaii. It's amazing how they're able to navigate through one another. Have you ever taken on waves that big before?
Actually, watching big wave surfing is a leisure activity up on Maui. In ancient Hawaii, surfing was an activity reserved for kings and nobility. Not much has changed today, as those who decide to take on Maui's largest waves are also considered a kind of island royalty. The second-largest of the Hawaiian Islands is proving grounds for the global surfing fraternity - if you can handle the extra-large waves here, you can take them on anywhere.
If you ever find yourself in Hawaii, there are some spots that you might want to consider. Try Peahi beach, know to big wave surfers and professional watermen as the ‘Holy Grail of surfing’. The largest swells are from October to early April, the biggest reaching up to 70 feet! Ho‘okipa Lookout is your next best thing if you can’t devote a large portion of your day to Peahi. The waves may become unrideable when they exceed 20 feet in height, although some windsurfers have been known to take them on.
Whenever the world-class wave, known as “Da Bay” is breaking, the surfing community is buzzing. Da Bay is legendary among surfers and can be packed, so the best viewpoint, if you are not into riding, is upon Lipoa Point in Honolua Bay.
If, however, you are unable to reach the Aloha state, then we highly suggest you go to Portugal. Don’t believe us? Check out how this surfer rides one monstrous wave off the coast of this country. With waves known to hit a staggering 115 feet in height, who could resist them? This surfer sure couldn’t!