Maalaea or Mā'alaea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawai'i, United States. The population was 352 at the 2010 census. Mā'alaea is the site of a small boat harbor, as well as the Maui Ocean Center.
The wave called Māʻalaea, or freight train, is a right-hander off the breakwall and over a shallow coral reef. It is considered to be one of the World's fastest rideable waves, but is rideable only on large southerly swells.