Maui pros: within the U.S., waves, compact geography, groovy yoga scene, good coffee, fresh veg

Maui cons: automobile break-ins/crime, few spots, crowded spots, sharks, reef, some may notice an exclusionary island vibe, can be expensive

Brazil pros: Brazil is bigger and offers more variety. The Brazilians aren’t as territorial and you can kitesurf anywhere without any problems. No “island vibe”. Cheaper.

Brazil cons: farther from the U.S., foreign language…