A trip to HI wouldn't be complete for me without finding the best beach with the biggest swells. Staying on the west side of Maui presented a challenge: no swells! Like none. The resort we stayed at was inside a little pocket north of Black Rock and east of Molokai and Lanai. This little pocket is perfect for families who may not be the most adventurous type, but I needed a little excitement.
About 45 minutes away is Wailea-Makena. This town sits to the south of the island but is known to develop a nice beach break with the right conditions at the right beaches. We chose to stop at Big Beach. This place had exactly what we were looking for - shore break! We ended up making a second trip to this beach since our first was so successful. Below are a few images I shot there. Thanks to Chad for being a good sport and letting me use his water housing while we were out there!