Overview of Pu'u Olai Beach

Pu'u Olai Beach

Pu'u Olai Beach
Hawaiian Islands


Site Review by
 Sean 'Stody' Stodelle
Date: 06/25/2004


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Sean 'Stody' Stodelle Entry:    2.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   Kahului, Maui Reef:    4.00
State:   Hawaii Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    2.00
Diving:   22 years Facilities:    2.00
 Dives:   1000 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    3.00


*Average:    2.96
Right now, the south swell is wreaking havoc on this area, but we went out anyway. This is area is known as both "Big Beach" (large open area to the right of the aerial photo) and "Little Beach" (the secluded cove in the middle of the aerial). But, the locals call it "Breakneck Beach" because the shore pounding waves are used by Maui's top skim boarders. Keep this in mind and time your entry/exit precisely. ***Word of warning to families*** The area known as "Little Beach" is Maui's NUDE beach. Due to its remote location the nudity laws are not enforced so keep this in mind so your little ones don't get an eyeful. The reef out to the left is great with a lot of fish and turtles. A lot of spear fishing here as the open currents bring in Ulua, Ono, and the occasional Tuna. Best in the morning as this area ALWAYS gets blown out with big waves by noon. Night diving is alright but it depends on the swell patterns.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    3.00
Beginner:    2.00
Intermediate:    3.00
Advanced:    4.00
Night diving:    3.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2004
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    2.00
Surf:    1.00

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