Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Leap of Faith at Black Rock, Maui


Keka'a Point, or Black Rock, is where spirits of the dead were said to launch themselves in ancient times to join their Polynesian ancestors in the other world. Today, jumpers are just aiming for the water, just offshore the Sheraton Resort along the posh resort path of Ka'anapali on the north leeward coast of Maui.

The swimming is safe along the volcanic formation that forms the north end of the long sandy beach. Several lower leaping spots give newcomers options, without having to go to the top. Dubbed "Dig Me" Beach in the 1970s, Ka'anapali is still a spot where tourists can strut their stuff. Complete directions in your Maui Trailblazer.