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If you are interested in learning how to surf, I have a few recommendations. I must admit, I do sell surf school activities as an affiliate seller. However, if you are to check yelp, I offer activities to the best surf schools on Maui.

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Royal Hawaiian Surf

One of the most established surf schools is Royal Hawaiian Surf. The surf lessons are two hours and are semi-private limited to couples at around 144 dollars per person.

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Highlights

- 15-minute Intro safety and guidelines - We often encounter Maui's local ocean wildlife
-No experience necessary- Guided tour along Lahaina coastline
- Includes SUP board, long sleeve UV rash guards, and reef shoes

Outrageous Surf School



If you are looking for a cheaper option, check out Outrageous surf school. The lessons are in groups and is around $50 per person.

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Highlights
First-time surfers learn in group lesson
Monday - Saturday 8am, 11am and 2pm
Depart from Lahaina
Duration 2 hours
Maximum 6 students
All equipment and gear provided

If you want to attend a surf school away from the West Side of the island. Check out the following school for affordable lessons.

Maui Waveriders



Tour Highlights:

Group lesson on land and in water
Monday - Saturday 8am, 10am, 11am and noon
Departure Kihei
Duration 2 hours
Maximum 5 students per instructor
All gear provided

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From my experience, you can't go wrong with choosing a wrong surf school on Maui.  Unless the surf school is widely inexperienced, you will likely have a good experience. I would base surf school choices on price, location and maybe even privacy if you prefer smaller groups for learning experience.


If you think of Hawaiian party, you think luau. A luau is a great Maui activity to familiarize yourself with the unique Hawaiian culture. Here is a list of three great luaus on Maui.


Te Au Moana – Marriott Wailea Luau

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Te Au Moana translates to "the ocean tide" as the luau emphasizes Hawaii's love and relationship with its land (aina). Tapa making is a ritual introduced to guests before the imu ceremony and feast.  Tapa making is the development of raw fabric using trees, shrubs, plants, coconut husks and etc.  


The feast itself is amazing using a buffet style presentation that offers teriyaki steak, seafood pastas, pineapple coleslaw, sweet potatoes and more.

The best part of this luau is the view. The Marriott Wailea Luau is located near the beach with kiawe trees and a glimmering ocean sunset during every luau. The luau is also very authentic with demonstrations of Polynesian weaponry and fishing.

Notes:
Shows occur on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
Children 5 and under are free
Very popular and constantly sold out

Maui Nui Luau at Black Rock – Sheraton Luau

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The Sheraton Luau is a big favorite for many people due to its location which is a private lawn near one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Kaanapali Beach.  You can take a quick stroll near the beach and watch the torch lighting a few feet away.  What sets this luau apart is also the cliff diving from Black Rock during sunset.  

The luau itself offers a lighthearted tone from its Polynesian and Hawaiian music, dances and fire knife dances.  The sunset views, drinks and food is a great night to spend with friends and family. 


Notes:

Shows Occur on Mondays and Wednesdays
Fresh Flower Leis Available During Greetings
Lower capacity than other luaus
Sells out quick
Preferred Seating Is Available


Old Lahaina Luau



When I looked up the most searched Maui luaus on Google, I found Old Lahaina Luau. Old Lahaina Luau is a popular search for good reasons. The Old Lahaina Luau Beachside eatery & luau spot offers package rates for Hawaiian dinner & a show amid tiki torches.




Old Lahaina Luau is consistently ranked the number one luau on the island.  If you look on Google, this luau is the highest rated luau with thousands of reviews.  

The critically acclaimed luau is highly praised for a reason. The luau itself is historically and culturally accurate.  The Old Lahaina Luau honors the old Hawaiian custom of serving and eating meals from lauhala mats on the ground.  The luau also does a great job upholding the honor that comes with Hawaii's storytelling customs.  

Old Lahaina Luau also serves uala which is sweet potato beer brewed exclusively for the event by Maui Brewing Co. The luau is located near the ocean side with a great view of the West Maui Mountains.

Notes:
No fire dancing is available
Books up months ahead
Offers shows 7 nights a week
Traditional, modern, and vegetarian options


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