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Maui County buys a big chunk of the North Shore for open space

 Maui County buys a big chunk of the North Shore in Haiku, and promises to make it open space for public use.  This is great news for people who want to watch the surfing and windsurfing action at the Jaws surf break in Peahi.  This location has been growing in popularity as more and more people want to challenge the famous waves.  These days, big wave surfing events are being held which really puts a spotlight on the location.  The amount of traffic that comes with an event is incredible, and it's not safe to drive down the rutted roads.  Currently people park their cars up at the Hana Highway and walk over a mile to the site, or get shuttled up and down by those who are able to drive on the rough terrain of the old pineapple fields.

Peahi Maui Hawaii - vacant land on the north shore

On Sept. 20, 2016, Maui County paid $9,495,000 for 267.7 acres, consisting of 4 parcels: 13.5 acres; 37.95 acres; 33.84 acres; and 182.44 acres.  The largest parcel is oceanfront, with bluffs overlooking the surf.  Rumor has it that the county plans to develop this area into a park with a big parking lot and bleachers, so viewing the big wave events will be a lot easier than it is now.

NOT the way to JAWS, Peahi Maui HI

There's a lot of work ahead, with infrastructure, roadwork, and planning for big changes.  We are really happy this purchase worked out before some other entitites bought up the north shore and blocked it from public access.  Looking forward to some great things happening on Maui's north shore.  How about you?  What are you looking for in Haiku?

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Maui's rugged north coast in Haiku

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Comment balloon 4 commentsGeorgie Hunter R(S) 58089 • November 14 2016 01:28PM


My gut feeling tells me that this is a good thing. Open public spaces is something that stays

Posted by Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices (Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408) about 1 year ago

This is great news for locals and tourists alike.  There is reason to be excited and kudos hopefully are being passed to the powers that made it happen.  Mark

Posted by Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227 about 1 year ago


That is great news for all of us who tresure open space without a whole bunch of buildings in front of this beautiful scene.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing (Napa Consultants) about 1 year ago

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