Glad you had a good time on Maui, Tom. Quite a spectacular place.........Mana Foods is the store in Paia that you were talking about, best whole foods store in the world in my opinion......with the hottest chics on the planet I might add!!!!!
As for the erosion at Action Sports Beach, where the teaching vans park......the erosion was due to the Tsunami that hit early March. Although a lot of damage was not incurred on Maui, there were several areas that were flooded up to 1/2 mile from the beach: Wailuku harbor, Waiehu, Kihei, and Kanaha Beach. All of the kiting area is within Kanaha Beach Park. There is Naish Beach by the lifeguard stand at Lower Kanaha, Kite Beach under the trees and by the rocky hook where the pros "throw down" on the inside, and Action Sports Beach, downwind before the Sanitation Plant, where the lessons are taught.
The tsunami pushed in about a 1/4 mile at Action Sports Beach and took all the riff-raff and trash across the street into the Hawaiian Stilt Lagoon area, and when it receded it took alot of the sand with it, exposing the rocks that you were referring to..........at Kite Beach it actually deposited up to 3 feet of sand all the way into the parking lot, and took down about a dozen of the kiawe trees upwind of the launch.
Greg and I were staying at a hostel in Lower Wailuku, just a block above the mandatory evacuation zone, when the sirens started wailing about 11 pm....they cranked up every 15 minutes until 3 am........what a night that was.....trippy to say the least!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can tell you enjoyed yourself. Got great wind and hung out in Paia....center of the universe, NO KA OI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!