Honolua Bay, a famous surfing, scuba diving and snorkeling spot, is a jewel set on Maui's rugged northwest shore, and as with most of the Hawaiian islands, water conditions vary dramatically in this area depending on ocean currents, rainfall, and the season.
While in the summer months the bay occasionally has enormous waves that can be viewed from the pineapple fields high above, most of the year it's a calm cove popular with tourists and locals alike.
Part of the Mokuleia Marine Life Conservation District, there's only a small sand beach here, but the crystal-clear shallow water and massive, vibrantly colored coral reef are spectacular sights and well worth the trip, even if you never get wet!
Here, as seen through the lens of photographer Dave Shively, is a panoramic view of Honolua Bay as the evening sky begins its colorful performance, painting the water below in a golden glow.
Lahaina Printsellers custom-prints this image on waterproof canvas in our Lahaina studio using only the finest archival inks, which are tested and guaranteed not to fade or shift under normal circumstances for over 100 years.