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    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha 680 View Post
    When you say "great" do you mean great for veterans, or great for a guy who tried surfing once for a week when he was 19 and managed to stand up a couple times (for a purely hypothetical example).
    I was joking. You would probably die there. Though waves won't be that big this time of year.

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    Forgot to mention surfing. We were mostly occupied with snorkeling and boogie boards. Drove by several places with decent surfing (but nothing too big), but looked like it was mainly locals where a novice would be in the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfah View Post
    I was joking. You would probably die there. Though waves won't be that big this time of year.

    Probably should have used the google machine before I responded. Yeah I'm definitely looking for a beach I can walk away from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Forgot to mention surfing. We were mostly occupied with snorkeling and boogie boards. Drove by several places with decent surfing (but nothing too big), but looked like it was mainly locals where a novice would be in the way.
    Though it's been a few years the Lahaina cliffs/beaches are among my favorite snorkeling destinations (though I've only had a few international locations to compare it to). I held my first live octopus there and also had my first terrifying encounter with an eel as well. Also great boogie boarding with the smaller waves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha 680 View Post

    Is the Road to Hana worth the time?

    Any tips are welcome.
    One our favorite beaches on Maui was down at Hana. It's like Hwy 1, if you're in a hurry don't do it, if you've got some time it's nice.

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    We did one of the bicycle tours down Haleakala. It was more fun than I thought it would be.

    The tour ended in Paia. I like hanging out and walking through the shops in Paia more than anywhere else in Maui. It's a small hippie surfing town on the north shore east of Kahului. It has some cool little shops and restaurants. You can also watch the surfers, kite surfers, and wind surfers from the beach.

    Golf at Kapalua is going to be $200- $300 per person. Kaanapali is somewhat more reasonable, $125 - $200 last time we were there. Both are on the west side of the island where it is going to be somewhere between breezy and windy. The courses on the south side aren't quite as breezy. We have enjoyed the Makena courses, I think they are underrated and a good value (relatively speaking).

    If you want to try stand-up paddle boarding, Napili Bay is a nice place. Pretty sheltered and there is a shop right there with decent rental rates. It's a few miles north of Kaanapali, just before Kapalua.
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    I’m sitting in the Maui airport at 3:00 am. We have been to Hawaii 3 times in the past 13 months, and two of the times the plane on our return flight has had mechanical issues delaying us to the next day. My wife is convinced that the universe is telling us we shouldn’t leave, and just stay. If only the universe provided a paycheck and an affordable place to live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisrenrut View Post
    I’m sitting in the Maui airport at 3:00 am. We have been to Hawaii 3 times in the past 13 months, and two of the times the plane on our return flight has had mechanical issues delaying us to the next day.
    I had one flight from Hawaii that was delayed for several hours, then when it finally got out an hour or so from the island it turned around and came back to fix something else. That was a LONG flight. I was on a cruise ship that turned around and went back once too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisrenrut View Post
    I’m sitting in the Maui airport at 3:00 am. We have been to Hawaii 3 times in the past 13 months, and two of the times the plane on our return flight has had mechanical issues delaying us to the next day. My wife is convinced that the universe is telling us we shouldn’t leave, and just stay. If only the universe provided a paycheck and an affordable place to live.
    Just came back from Maui and Lanai a couple weeks ago. The walk back to that gate and the realization you're leaving is such a cruel juxtaposition to that euphoric feeling of walking off the plane and realizing your trip is just starting. My fiancé actually has a legit opportunity to take a nice role out there with her company. I figure I could just sell tacos and surf.

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    Heading to Maui in January! Can't wait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Forgot to mention surfing. We were mostly occupied with snorkeling and boogie boards. Drove by several places with decent surfing (but nothing too big), but looked like it was mainly locals where a novice haole would be in the way get jacked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Heading to Maui in January! Can't wait.
    Jealous!

    Which part?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    Jealous!

    Which part?
    Kaanapali.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Kaanapali.
    Excellent. Take it easy jumping off black rock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    Excellent. Take it easy jumping off black rock.
    Love Black Rock. We are staying in a couple of condos at The Whaler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HBCoug View Post
    Just came back from Maui and Lanai a couple weeks ago. The walk back to that gate and the realization you're leaving is such a cruel juxtaposition to that euphoric feeling of walking off the plane and realizing your trip is just starting. My fiancé actually has a legit opportunity to take a nice role out there with her company. I figure I could just sell tacos and surf.
    Now THAT is living the dream!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Love Black Rock. We are staying in a couple of condos at The Whaler.
    I have sooo many food suggestions, Dude. Lemme know if interested or if you already have that on lock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HBCoug View Post
    I have sooo many food suggestions, Dude. Lemme know if interested or if you already have that on lock.
    Would love suggestions!

    We just made reservations today for Mama's Fish House. You have to book that weeks in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Would love suggestions!
    Coconut's Fish Cafe in Kihei. Order the fish taco. It's not like any other fish taco that I've had and looks more like a tostada really, but it's really, really good.

    You need to visit the Hoopiilani Food Truck Park at the south end of Lower Honoapiilani Rd. There are approximately a dozen different food trucks there with some very good food. There is one truck just for drinks so that all the others don't have to deal with anything but the food.

    Up north, visit Napili Plaza on Napilihau St. We like Mama's Ribs and Rotiserie for mix plate, and Maui Tacos is also good.

    Also, you MUST visit Island Cream Co in Lahaina on Keawe St - the one you take for the Lahaina bypass. One of the few Yelp five-star places that deserves the rating. Best ice cream anywhere.

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    We prefer Paia Fish Market over Coconuts. Coconuts food is good, but their employees and policies are not friendly the last few times we have been there.

    We have never had a a bad experience or dish at any of the Paia Fish Market ligations (Paia, Kihei, or Lahaina).

    Side note, I had a MRSA infection on my leg a few weeks back, and am in a wound care protocol, so no getting in the water for me this trip (any pity sadly accepted). But I am required to have over 100 grams of protein each day to accelerate healing. Having Paia Fish Market and their Mahi dishes has made it much more enjoyable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisrenrut View Post
    We prefer Paia Fish Market over Coconuts. Coconuts food is good, but their employees and policies are not friendly the last few times we have been there.
    I went to the one in Kapaa on Kauai and assumed the one in Kehei was going to be similar. The owner came out and talked to us. Their employees definitely all had great attitudes.

    I've only been to the Paia Fish Market in the town of Paia. Good luck finding parking anywhere near that one.

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    Sweet! Way ahead of the game day thread.

    So who will the opponent be? Talk is they’ll just have Hawaii do it but some guy on CB swears he heard Hawaii will be going to the mainland.
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    Quote Originally Posted by All-American View Post
    Sweet! Way ahead of the game day thread.

    So who will the opponent be? Talk is they’ll just have Hawaii do it but some guy on CB swears he heard Hawaii will be going to the mainland.
    CoachSpeak's (I think that's his name) son plays for Hawaii. He said the other day that coaches were telling players not to have their families buy airfare to the islands yet because they might have a mainland bowl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Would love suggestions!

    We just made reservations today for Mama's Fish House. You have to book that weeks in advance.
    Mama's is probably as close to a Maui must do as one can get. Awesome location and a really good menu. Definitely pricey, but the Lebowski's will save money on the unconsumed Mai Tais. Their Polynesian Black Pearl (that's the actual name) dessert is insane. Basically a lilikoi creme / chocolate mouse filled chocolate ganache shell.

    Speaking of lilikoi, if you're a fan, you need to hit up Donut Dynamite in Wailuku and order some lilikoi filled malasadas. Best donut I've ever had. The owner is this pig-tailed 90 lb bad ass who moved to Maui from SF and who cooks up amazing brioche donuts. They go fast so go early.

    Poke: You can find amazing poke all over the island (even their supermarkets make stuff way better than anything you'll find on the mainland), but my favorite is from Tobi's Shave Ice, which is this little shop in Paia across the street from Paia Fish Market. I know it sounds weird to order poke from a Shave Ice shack, but trust me, you'll be happy you did. My favorite is the suicide poke (not nearly as hot as the name implies). As others have called out, Paia Fish Market is also a great spot for lunch or dinner. All of the fish tastes fresh and awesome. My favorite is blackened Mahi over a Caesar salad.

    Restaurants: Let me state up front that Guy Fieri is a huge doucher who I'm pretty sure tells any woman unfortunate enough to spend the evening with him that she's about to "go to Flavor Town," but his DDD show does highlight some pretty great restaurants at times. I've tried several that have appeared on his shows at various times, and most have not disappointed.

    Star Noodle: Ridiculously good Asian fusion. If you only order one thing, order the garlic noodles. One of the cheapest items on the menu and just completely packed with flavor. The entire menu is solid and creative.

    Da Kitchen: Probably my favorite spot for lunch although it does get super busy. Their fried musubi is really good, but my favorite item by far is the "Polynesian Paralysis Moco Loco." It will absolutely knock you on your ass. So much food. So many naps needed after. This place has all your traditional mix plate lunches and really good noodle dishes too.

    Outrigger Pizza: This is just a pizza cart parked in a parking lot in Kihei that makes seriously good pizza right out of a wood-fired oven. Again, the lilikoi pork pizza is amazing and the chicken bacon ranch and spicy buffalo chicken are both fantastic. Haven't had a pizza here that we didn't finish.

    808 Deli: Tasty little lunch spot also in Kihei that makes really creative and yummy sandwiches and pasta salads, but the best thing they offer might be the mousse desserts. $5 per container of mousse and every flavor has been incredible.

    Tin Roof: Owned by the same chef who created Star Noodle, this is just tasty Hawaiian comfort food. You won't have anywhere to sit and there will likely be a pretty long line, but it moves pretty quickly. You basically want to eat anywhere chef Sheldon Simeon has opened a restaurant.

    I've heard great things (but never been) about Kihei Caffe for breakfast, but the breakfast spot I will absolutely recommend is Nalu's South Shore Grill. Huge breakfast menu (chicken and waffles or the ahi benedict are my faves) and it's also a great lunch spot. May need to kick feral chickens out of the way en route to your seat.

    Enjoy and then return and report!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HBCoug View Post
    Mama's is probably as close to a Maui must do as one can get. Awesome location and a really good menu. Definitely pricey, but the Lebowski's will save money on the unconsumed Mai Tais. Their Polynesian Black Pearl (that's the actual name) dessert is insane. Basically a lilikoi creme / chocolate mouse filled chocolate ganache shell.

    Speaking of lilikoi, if you're a fan, you need to hit up Donut Dynamite in Wailuku and order some lilikoi filled malasadas. Best donut I've ever had. The owner is this pig-tailed 90 lb bad ass who moved to Maui from SF and who cooks up amazing brioche donuts. They go fast so go early.

    Poke: You can find amazing poke all over the island (even their supermarkets make stuff way better than anything you'll find on the mainland), but my favorite is from Tobi's Shave Ice, which is this little shop in Paia across the street from Paia Fish Market. I know it sounds weird to order poke from a Shave Ice shack, but trust me, you'll be happy you did. My favorite is the suicide poke (not nearly as hot as the name implies). As others have called out, Paia Fish Market is also a great spot for lunch or dinner. All of the fish tastes fresh and awesome. My favorite is blackened Mahi over a Caesar salad.

    Restaurants: Let me state up front that Guy Fieri is a huge doucher who I'm pretty sure tells any woman unfortunate enough to spend the evening with him that she's about to "go to Flavor Town," but his DDD show does highlight some pretty great restaurants at times. I've tried several that have appeared on his shows at various times, and most have not disappointed.

    Star Noodle: Ridiculously good Asian fusion. If you only order one thing, order the garlic noodles. One of the cheapest items on the menu and just completely packed with flavor. The entire menu is solid and creative.

    Da Kitchen: Probably my favorite spot for lunch although it does get super busy. Their fried musubi is really good, but my favorite item by far is the "Polynesian Paralysis Moco Loco." It will absolutely knock you on your ass. So much food. So many naps needed after. This place has all your traditional mix plate lunches and really good noodle dishes too.

    Outrigger Pizza: This is just a pizza cart parked in a parking lot in Kihei that makes seriously good pizza right out of a wood-fired oven. Again, the lilikoi pork pizza is amazing and the chicken bacon ranch and spicy buffalo chicken are both fantastic. Haven't had a pizza here that we didn't finish.

    808 Deli: Tasty little lunch spot also in Kihei that makes really creative and yummy sandwiches and pasta salads, but the best thing they offer might be the mousse desserts. $5 per container of mousse and every flavor has been incredible.

    Tin Roof: Owned by the same chef who created Star Noodle, this is just tasty Hawaiian comfort food. You won't have anywhere to sit and there will likely be a pretty long line, but it moves pretty quickly. You basically want to eat anywhere chef Sheldon Simeon has opened a restaurant.

    I've heard great things (but never been) about Kihei Caffe for breakfast, but the breakfast spot I will absolutely recommend is Nalu's South Shore Grill. Huge breakfast menu (chicken and waffles or the ahi benedict are my faves) and it's also a great lunch spot. May need to kick feral chickens out of the way en route to your seat.

    Enjoy and then return and report!
    Wow! Thank you. Can’t wait to try some of these out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HBCoug View Post

    Poke: You can find amazing poke all over the island (even their supermarkets make stuff way better than anything you'll find on the mainland)
    This is true. When my brother lived in Maui, his favorite poke bar was in the back of a convenience store near the airport. And yes, it was pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Wow! Thank you. Can’t wait to try some of these out.
    Some? Based on the descriptions, your mission needs to be to try them all!

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