What better residence for a world class windsurfer than one with trails descending right to the ocean?
The Hawaii estate of the legendary Robby Naish, which includes a half-mile of rocky coastline, is for sale at US $15 million. On Maui’s North Shore, the 73-acre property encompasses Kealii Point is set between Uaoa and Pilale bays.
The main gate is marked by an eight-foot-tall tiki statue carved from monkey pod wood. Palm trees line the driveway leading to the 6,000-square-foot Hawaii Plantation style house, which is surrounded on all sides by lawn and meadows.
Paneled ceilings add visual interest, and wood floors continue in the center island kitchen, which opens to a breakfast area. There’s also a formal dining room and a bar within the open plan space.
Built in 2005, the home contains five bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, a home office and a gym. A solar power system, as well as a private well, keep utility costs to a minimum.
A 2,000-square-foot shop has plenty of room for ATVs, jet skis and surfboards.
A pioneer of kiteboarding and stand-up paddle boarding, Naish is the founder of the equipment manufacturer Naish Sails Hawaii. He gained fame in 1976 when at age 13 he won his first windsurfing championship.
Naish went on to notch two dozen world championships, among other awards. He is in the PWA Windsurfing Hall of Fame and the National Sailing Hall of Fame.
The estate is roughly 11.5 miles, or about a 25-minute drive, away from Kahului Airport.