But 2 spots we like on Maui are Hookipa (near Paia) and Honolua Bay. Hookipa is a top tourist spot, so we won't bother to give directions here. Just ask anybody.
Honolua bay, however, is a bit less traveled. But it's a great location because you can view the surfers close up from an excellent vantage point. Magnificent views of Molokai are thrown in!
To get there, drive north past Kapaula. Go past the Plantation Golf course. You will see a couple of paved viewing spots to the left, but keep going. Shortly after, you will see a dirt road off to the left. It goes through an old pineapple plantation. You will see lots of cars parked off to the side. Find a spot, walk to the edge of the cliff and enjoy!
If you wish, strike up a conversation with some of the surfers. Generally they're quite friendly and like to talk about their sport.