Maui's South Shore, Kaanapali
Choppy: Exposed to Summer OnShore Trade Winds, see photo below
Crowded: Wall to Wall High Rises, 4-lane bumper to bumper
cars, signals, droves of tourists overflowing sidewalks.
Hard on Feet: Underwater reef
Kauai's South Shore, Poipu
Choppy: Summer OnShore Trades
Crowded: Less than Kaanapali, much more than Hanalei
Hard on Feet: Big and Small rocks, see this picture here:
The Winner: Kauai's North Shore
Sheltered from summer south swell and winds
Hanalei Bay and Lumahai Beach
Water: Glassy, sheltered
Crowded? No !
Easy on Feet : Sandy bottoms
Hanalei Bay Lumahai Beach