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Surfing with Maui Surfer Girls
On my recent trip to Maui the first thing I did was sign up for a surf class. Surfing has been on my bucket list for years and I couldn't have asked for a better locale to put my balancing skills to the test. Our instructors were Dustin and "Sharky" of Maui Surfer Girls and they were full of personality. Before getting into the water, we had a crash course in Hawaiian language and a few minutes on our boards to practice our technique. After one failed attempt to catch a wave, I made it up on my board on the next one and continued doing so until our two hour lesson was over. It helped having a small student to teacher ratio and having the rest of my class cheer me on as I rode toward the shore. More on Bohemian Trails.

On the Water in Maui
Getting out on the water is highly recommended, and there are so many ways to do this from Maui. Sailboats, catamarans, kayaks, etc. A boat will take you to where you can float between Maui, Molokai, and Lanai; the two islands are easily seen from Maui's shores, but seem touchable when out on the ocean. In fact, both are an short boat ride from Maui and can make a fun day trip. Boat rides are even more incredible during whale season (January-March is prime whale season in Maui) where you can experience the awesomeness of these animals in closer proximity.

Lilikoi (passion fruit) tart
The lilikoi tart at this restaurant in Lahaina is one of my faves!