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SUP Downwinders on Maui’s North Coast

Ride Maui's downwinder on a SUP     Photo: Courtesy of Bob Bangerter

It’s not sailing, but with a steady 30-knot wind blowing parallel to Maui’s north shore, the eight-mile trip from Maliko Gulch to Kanaha Beach Park will feel like it. Go in October or March, when the waves are smaller than seven feet, and spend a day cruising along the white-sand beaches. Before you go, organize a shuttle—the trip is one way—from Kelly Moore ($10, moorewatertimemaui.com) and rent boards from the Naish Maui Pro Center ($45/day; naishmaui.com).

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