Maui Real Estate Blog

Jaws Takes Center Stage at XXL Awards

The Billabong XXL big wave awards were held last Friday. This annual event honors big wave surfers for categories that include biggest wave, best ride, best barrel and worst wipe out. Many years, the infamous big wave surf break “Jaws” or Peahi on Maui’s North Shore produces rides that are contenders for the crown. This year was no different as a surprise October swell pushed the boundaries of big wave surfing. The biggest award went to Big Island wave rider Shane Dorian for his ride of the year. The same wave also won the “tube of the year” award. The Maui Real Estate Team was on the cliffs on October 9th with video camera in hand to record Shane’s big wave.

Congrats to Shane, the other winners and all of the nominees. A special congrats to Maui surfers Paige Alms and Matt Meola for their nominations for the Girls Performance Award and Paddle in Awards respectively.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Kuau Bayview Subdivision, Paia

Last Friday, Billy had a buyer close on a home in the Kuau Bayview Neighborhood in Paia. In the last two years, there have been nine closes in this desirable North Shore of Maui subdivision. The Maui Real Estate Team has represented seven of the nine buyers. The map below shows the sales over that period of time with all of the blue pins representing transactions where the Maui Real Estate Team represented the buyer.

View The Maui Real Estate Team in Kuau Bayview in a larger map with information on sales prices and closing dates

Our Kuau Bayview Buyers cite a number of reasons as to why they chose to purchase in the neighborhood.

  • Location. It is tough to beat this location if you want to be near Paia town. You are a five minute walk to all of Paia’s shops and restaurants. Fantastic water sports are close at Ho’okipa Beach Park, Tavares Bay and Paia Bay. Kuau Bayview is also just a fifteen minute drive from the businesses and medical care of Central Maui.
  • Family friendly. There are a lot of kids in this neighborhood. The cul de sacs make for slower street traffic. There is also a park at the top of the subdivision that is a great place to turn the kids loose.
  • Pride of ownership. The neighborhood has consistent pride of ownership. The vast majority of homes and yards are well cared for by their owners. The homes are all less then twenty years old and for the most part are in good condition.
  • Views. Some of the properties in the neighborhood have very good views. To be clear, not all of the properties in the neighborhood are view properties. Those that do have views have nice vistas of the ocean and the West Maui Mountains.

The entrance to Kuau Bayview off of Hana Highway

An typical home in the Kuau Bayview Subdivision (not currently listed for sale). There are both single level and two story floorplans in the neighborhood.

This is the park behind Kuau Bayview. It has a soccer field, baseball diamond, tables and nice Haleakala views.

Recent listings in Kuau Bayview have garnered multiple offers. With no properties currently listed for sale in the subdivision, it is likely that reasonably priced new listings will get heavy interest from buyers. If you are a Kuau Bayview resident who is considering selling your home, Contact The Maui Real Estate Team for a free consultation. Our strong knowledge of the neighborhood and what buyers are looking for in Kuau Bayview will serve you well in bringing your home to market. If Kuau Bayview sounds like a place you would like to call home, give us a call or feel free to send an e-mail. We would be happy to keep our eyes and ears open for new inventory in the neighborhood.

Pete Jalbert