Address: 425 Koloa St., Kahului, HI 96732 Phone: 808-877-2111 For more than 20 years, Hi-Tech has stayed on the cutting edge of board-riding technology, by providing an array of quality equipment from the industry’s leading shapers and designers. From sails to sunscreen, Hi-Tech sells everything one needs for some serious playtime in the water. But beyond years of selling merchandise, Hi-Tech has been a time-tested supporter of Maui’s surfing community. The shop sponsors several amateur surfers, and owner Kim Ball is leading the fight to have public schools sanction surfing as an interscholastic sport. 425 Koloa St., Kahului, 808-877-2111. BE
Address: 425 Koloa St., Kahului, HI 96732 Phone: 808-877-2111 Since the first location (in Paia) opened nearly three decades ago, Hi Tech has done one essential thing: offer Maui’s passionate watermen and water-wahine the tools they need to tackle Maui’s epic breaks. Sounds simple, but the only way you last—in any business, but this one in particular—is if you bring a love and commitment to match your customers.’ Whether novice or pro, renter or owner, grom or gizzled vet, Hi Tech has the staff, knowledge and selection to get you in, out and, most importantly, on the waves.
LOCAL SURF SHOP, Winner Hi-Tech Surf Sports Address: 425 Koloa St., Kahului, HI 96732 Phone: 808-877-2111 Website: http://www.surfmaui.com/ Oh, Hi-Tech, shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thy high ceilings and blessed air-conditioning are more temperate. Your ample supply of sunscreens so that golden complexions are not dimm’d to red. Thy eternal summer shall not fade (until the winter swell). Thou art an oasis in the desert, somewhere longboarders, shortboarders, spunjahs, skimmers, beach bum wannabes and whoever else can come together in a communal love for the ocean. At least until the parking lot.
Address: 425 Koloa St., Kahului, HI 96732 Phone: 808-877-2111
How can you not love a surf shop that has a vintage VW Bug suspended upside down from the ceiling? Who wouldn’t gravitate towards a cavernous building packed to the rafters with boards–long, short, kite, stand-up and even skate. What’s not to love about a place that employs ridiculously knowledgeable staff who can answer just about every board-related question? Hey, I’m just saying, but considering that Hi-Tech tends to win this category fairly often, it looks like our readers noticed. 425 Koloa St., Kahului; 888-717-0683