Day 2 - Maui - Surfing, Massages, Luau

We decided to start with our activities right away and booked surfing lessons for 8:00am our first day.  After grabbing a bagel at the Starbucks stand at the Sheraton (pretty much a rip off, like $4 for a bagel), we headed over to Goofy Foot surfing school, located on Front Street in Lahaina, Maui.  They have awesome reviews on TripAdvisor and now we know why! We got instructor Mike, who was a lot of fun and taught us quite a bit. We were in a group of only 3 of us, which was awesome since then we got to surf more. All 3 of us stood up on every wave, although maybe not for very long every time. I did have one pretty good wipe out. :o)  All in all it was tons of fun and I would definitely recommend it to everyone. I almost feel like I could rent my own board now and continue working on it on my own; that's how good Mike was as a teacher.  Oh, and we paid for the pictures, which was definitely worth it too.

We finished up with the surfing around 10:20 (they do a slide show of the pictures afterwards), we walked up Front Street to find a place for lunch. We ended up going to Cheeseburger in Paradise. We had a great view, and the burger was pretty good, but I don't know that it was amaing.

Since we were completely worn out and sore from surfing (and yes, my arms were hurting for the next few days from paddling), we headed over to the Westin Heavenly Spa for a couples massage.  This was only my second massage ever, and it was Tyler's first. It was amazing though.  The two ladies did an excellent job and really helped me feel relaxed.  We opted to do the indoor massages (they do have an outdoor option) because we felt like the indoor would be a better massage (outdoor you have to leave your swimming suit on). Tyler and I then relaxed for a while in their spa area, which is super nice. First we just laid in the lounge chairs and snacked on dried fruit while enjoying the view, and then we each went to our locker rooms and tried out the whirlpools, sauna, and steam rooms.  I was so relaxed after leaving there that I didn't really want to do anything.

As a side note about the was a really beautiful property. I think I liked the actual property better than the Sheraton, but it was out of our price range. We did see a lot of kids there, but I don't know if it would've mattered too much.

After that we just headed back to the Sheraton and laid on their beach area for a while.  It was pretty busy down there but we still found a spot in the sand just fine. We never got a chance to snorkel at Black Rock but there were a lot of people down there snorkeling. We also watched as some kids jumped off of Black Rock. Looked pretty fun!

We had booked the Old Lahaina Luau for that night, so we got dressed and then headed over there.  They greet you with beautiful orchid leis and mai tais, yumm. We were supposed to be there at 5:15pm, but we were late (as usual), alhough it was ok because nothing gets going until like 6 anyway. We just walked around the luau property and took pictures. They unearth the pig and then dinner is shortly after that. We got really great seats (we booked really early, like over 2 mo in advance), so once the show started it was great. The food was pretty good, but not amazing. The desserts were pretty yummy. I thought their drinks were good and were actually fairly strong. The show was great. They do an excellent job with their story telling and dancing. I would definitely recommend this luau.

Goofy Foot Surf School

My amazing wipeout
Tyler's collision, I think the lady actually stayed up
Surfing together, awww

Old Lahaina Luau