Heads up when the surf is high at Makena Beach Park on Maui’s south side. Due to its underwater topography, unimpeded southern swells crash directly on the sandy shore of this beach.
When the swell is small to moderate it makes for some of the best boogie boarding and body surfing on the island. When the swell is big though, it makes for dangerous, bone-breaking, and beautiful conditions.
Like watching a fire flicker, we can stare into the waves here without tiring of it. Being able to see into the ocean from inside of a wave’s curl is one of life’s small but glorious rewards.
Orange sunset reflects off the wet, red sand of Makena Beach in South Maui, creating a contrasting transition from warm to cool. read more
Makena State Park in South Maui has a couple of the island’s bigger beaches (one is aptly named “Big Beach”) and definitely some of the island’s best sunset views. read more
On the beach near Makena, Maui, darker sands contrast against bright blue ocean stirred up by afternoon Maui winds. read more
Inside Makena Beach State Park’s 160 acres of beautiful grounds, you will find “Big Beach,” so called because it is…well, big–at least for Maui standards. read more
In Hawaii though, Fall comes and goes with little difference. This moderate climate gives us beautiful plumeria all year round. read more
The sea stretches up onto Oneloa Beach–called Big Beach locally–leaving tiny striations in the golden sand as it retreats back into the Pacific in the ongoing ebb and flow of the ocean. read more
A beautiful shot of a white-tip reef shark resting in an underwater cave off Makena on the south Maui coastline. read more
The sun pokes holes in the clouds above creating gold shafts of light, illuminating the shoreline and wet sand of Big Beach on Maui’s southeastern coast. read more