Maui Real Estate Blog

Maui’s North Shore-An Ocean Sports Mecca

I wanted to share a great video featuring Kai Lenny. Kai is the son of our agent Martin Lenny. He also happens to be one of the best young water men in the world. The video is a montage of Kai kiting, SUPing, windsurfing, surfing and outrigger canoeing. Most of the footage is shot along the North Shore of Maui in the Spreckelsville area.

Kai Lenny for Contour Cameras from Jamie Mosberg on Vimeo.

Last fall, Kai and his brother put together a video shot at Sugar Cove.

The video highlights the activities available right out the backdoor of our Sugar Cove Condo listing.

The Maui Real Estate Team has a number of good listings for those that are looking to relocate or buy a second home with access to the North Shore’s great ocean sports.

Our Kuau Point Oceanfront listing features a vintage Hawaiian Plantation Style home that overlooks some of the best surf, kite and windsurf breaks on the North Shore. You can walk out your backdoor to check the surf at Mama’s, Lanes and Ho’okipa.

Our vacant lot in Spreckelsville has deeded beach access. You can walk your windsurf gear or SUP approximately 100 yards down to Sprecks Beach via the neighborhood beach access.

Our Kuau Plaza condo provides an economical, legal, vacation rental for ocean sports lovers. This condo is a short stroll to Mama’s Beach and less than five minutes to the surf, SUP, windsurf and kitesurfing at the breaks around Ho’okipa Beach Park.

Contact The Maui Real Estate Team today with questions or for assistance on these great Maui Ocean Sports Lifestyle properties.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Spreckelsville Land With Deeded Beach Access

The Maui Real Estate Team is excited to announce another great listing in Spreckelsville. This property is almost 8/10ths of an acre of land with deeded beach access. A path right across the street takes you to Spreckelsville Beach and it’s renowned windsurfing. This lot isn’t just for windsurfers though. The E Paepae Ka PuKo’a subdivision is in the same neihborhood as the Kahului to Pa’ia Bike path (nearing completion), the Maui Country Club, Kaunoa Senior Center, and Baby Beach. Pa’ia town is just a five minute drive away and Kanaha Beach Park is ten minutes away on the bike path. The subdivision is adjacent to 22 acres of conservation land at Spreckelsville Beach and includes a nice park / green space for residents. The land itself is flat and all usable. It is a great location to build your Maui North Shore dream home. Protective covenants, County water and underground utilities make this an opportunity worth exploring.

This great piece of vacant land is offered for $799,000. Check out our Spreckelsville lot for sale listing page for additional photos and information. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team to see the land and for a tour of the neighborhood!

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Jaws Swell Sends January Out With A Bang

The last two days of the month brought some very large surf to the North Shore of Maui. The swell started to rise significantly late in the morning of the 30th and continued to build throughout the day to heights well in excess of the 25 feet necessary for a high surf warning. This big surf meant Maui’s world famous big wave break came to life. I had the opportunity to head out to Haiku to watch the action at Jaws both on the late afternoon of the 30th and the morning of the 31st.

Each day had its own distinct personality. The afternoon of the 30th was a building swell with particularly big and hollow barrels. I arrived just as the wind was dying and was able to see the very tail end of the windsurfing action. The windsurfers were interspersed with a handful of tow surfers (surfers being pulled into the waves by Jet Skis). After the windsurfers packed up, it was just the tow surfers left in the lineup. I was able to watch Maui Real Estate Team Agent Martin Lenny’s son Kai catch a couple on his windsurfer before towing into a few nice waves. The beautiful late afternoon light was a striking contrast with the menacing looking surf. Here is a quick video showing some of the waves from Monday afternoon.

The surf peaked in size overnight and then started to come down on the morning on the 31st. While the surf was smaller, it was still substantial by the standards of mortal surfers. The composition of the wave riders had also changed. With lighter winds, the line up was dominated by surfers paddling into the waves with their own two hands. There was also one tow team surfing the left and legendary waterman Robbie Naish was out on a stand up paddle board. Here is some video I captured from yesterday morning.

I always enjoy the opportunity to head down the bumpy, old, dirt roads that lead you to the cliffs above Jaws. This wave is a sensory experience and a true spectacle of nature. While I can’t bring you the full sounds of the roaring surf or the smell of the salty mist generated by the waves, I hope these videos give you at least a taste of the visual feast that Jaws offers.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Maui Makani Classic-Professional Windsurfing Returns to Maui

Maui is considered to be the mecca of windsurfing. The North Shore’s Northeast trade winds and winter waves have attracted international windsurfers for almost three decades. After getting a taste of the conditions offered at spots like Kanaha and Ho’okipa, many windsurfers have opted to make Maui their home. Combined with a deep pool of home grown talent, the world’s best are frequently seen testing their mettle at Ho’okipa Beach Park. It has been a number of years since Ho’okipa has hosted a professional windsurf contest. That changes tomorrow as the waiting period begins for the Maui Makani Classic. The event is the last stop and championship of the American Windsurf Tour. The event has six day waiting period with three actual days of competition.

Opening ceremonies are tomorrow at 10:00 AM on the beach. The decision on whether to run the contest each day will be decided by 11:00 AM. In addition to the contest, there are a number of fun events associated with the contest over the next several nights. It will be great to see some of the best in the world back in competition on Maui. If you are on island, head on up to Ho’okipa to check out some of the action.

Update: I added a nice video put together by Maui Nerd Productions previewing the Maui Makani Classic.

Pete Jalbert