An Authentic Hawaiian Tradition in Kihei

Shave Ice   •   Ice Cream   •   Root Beer Float   •   Dole Whip

Family-fun with an emphasis on ALOHA

Surfing Monkey Shave Ice is proud to be a local, family-owned and operated business that stays true to Hawaiian Shave Ice tradition. As far as frozen treats go, an authenic shave ice on Maui is delicious and refreshing. It’s an iconic food that is a must try for visitors. It will cool you off an a warm sunny day!  

All our products are made with high quality ingredients and served fresh.  We are proud to offer other local products like Roselani Ice Cream and Maui Brewing Company Island Root Beer.  Stop in our Kihei store near Foodland to see other local products!

Authentic Shave Ice

Whether you wish to make your own combination of delicious flavors or try one our favorites such as the Surfing Monkey, shave ice is a tasty local treat.  

Maui Made Ice Cream

If you are an ice cream lover we have a great selection of flavors and you must try our vegan friendly ice cream.  We also offer Roselani Ice Cream, made right her on Maui.

Root Beer Float

Surfing Monkey Root Beer Float uses Maui Brewing Company’s Island Root Beer that is brewed on the island and Maui made vanilla ice cream with honey cream topping.

Dole Whip

A pineapple flavored soft  serve-style ice cream that is typically dairy free.

It was originally created by Dole.

Visit us at one of our TWO Kihei locations

Kihei (near Foodland)

1881 S. Kihei Road
Kihei HI 96753

Open 11am – 9pm daily

Kihei Kalama Village

1941 S. Kihei Rd
Kihei HI 96753

Open 11am – 9pm daily

What People Are Saying

Kristine Reyes
Kristine Reyes
2023-01-31
My kids loved this place and great customer service. Also open pretty late.
Brian whitener
Brian whitener
2023-01-27
Love the shaved ice and Dole whip!
Iden Djavani-Tabrizi
Iden Djavani-Tabrizi
2023-01-05
The serving sizes of the ice cream here are great. I absolutely loved the haupia (coconut) flavour. The macadamia flavour was also really good.
James Mitter
James Mitter
2023-01-01
The shaved ice is amazing here best location in town
THEGODOFMUSIC 23
THEGODOFMUSIC 23
2022-12-26
Very good shaved ice. Tasty and has nice staff.
Jason Gager
Jason Gager
2022-12-19
Everyone is always lined up at Ululani's when Surfing Monkey has no line and by far without a doubt is the best shave ice on Maui. Highly recommend you check this place out!
Karen Teng
Karen Teng
2022-11-16
Went to Foodland at night and saw this shaved ice place in the same plaza. Was empty when we went so service was quick and friendly. Lots of flavor options and various ice creams too. We got three small ones. First one was guava and mango with free li-hing powder topping. Second was just Kona coffee; friend said it had good coffee flavor. Last one was one of the specials, the surfing monkey. We didn't add ice cream since we had a lot at the Airbnb but you can also add vanilla ice cream.
Marjorie P
Marjorie P
2022-08-31
Huge Portions So far the best Hawaiian Ice we've had. A huge portion of shaved ice made with sugar cane syrup made in Hawaii. You can add a "snow cap" of cream which my husband liked.
cmeyer826
cmeyer826
2022-08-08
Must Try All I can say is WOW… Went with my family while in Maui and we had ice cream and we all loved what we ordered. The Coconut and the Kona Coffee was delicious. The girl that helped us was so nice and let us try different flavors we were interested in. Definitely must visit when in Maui.
Mike
Mike
2022-07-19
Huge portions and good variety We ended up visiting Surfing Monkey twice on our visit. We enjoyed being able to get both ice cream and shaved ice so the whole family had options. The portions were gigantic unlike a couple other places we visited, which we really appreciated. The shaved ice was very close to the top of our list of all the places we tried. Check it out!
Stop and smell the Roses
Stop and smell the Roses
2022-05-27
Deliciousness in a cup! We loved this so much that we went back the next day for more! Shaved ice and the ice cream are all delicious.
Roxanne G
Roxanne G
2022-04-30
Macadamia nut bottom a must We had the Mac nut ice cream on the bottom topped with shave ice flavors coconut, pineapple and banana. Great combination and they pack their shave ice well. Others don’t and it’s just not as good. Too slushy when they don’t pack it.
Mac D
Mac D
2022-01-17
Loved the combination of ice cream or shave ice I wanted shave ice and my wife wanted ice cream so this place fit the bill. Both were very good. Lots of choices and service was excellent. Had some outside seating available.
Tianna P
Tianna P
2021-07-28
Birthday Trip to Maui SOOOOO, I have never had true Hawaiian Shave Ice before - but this place was amazing!!! I asked for recommendations and went with what was offered - and I was not disappointed. My husband ordered a root beer float, which was good, but after tasting my shave ice he wished he would have chosen that instead. It was heaven in a cup!! 🙂 The portion was more than I expected for the size ordered, and definitely worth the price. I added macadamia nut ice and oh my word!! I am getting all caught up in that memory as I type this. I initially wanted to try the larger named establishment further down the street, but I am so glad we chose to check out Surfing Monkey Shave Ice. You will not be disappointed here!!
IdahoMiner
IdahoMiner
2021-02-17
Delicious ice cream The whole family loved this place. Something for everyone: ice cream, vegan ice cream, floats and shaved ice! We were especially impressed with the mango cream. Get it in the chocolate waffle cone!
Alok G
Alok G
2019-12-11
Our Favorite Place in Maui! We usually travel to Maui annually from the mainland and the biggest highlight for our family is visiting this place every year. In fact, it's our first stop from the airport after landing in Maui and the last stop before we head up to the airport. This shop uses delicious, locally made syrups. The size of the Hawaiian shave ice is huge. We've tried other Hawaiian shave ice shops on the island but nothing compares to this shop. Also, the owner, Paul, makes you feel at home and is happy to strike up a conversation and provides any insights or recommendations on the island. It's a lot of fun. All in all, it's worth a stop on your Maui itinerary.
Tiffani K.
Tiffani K.
2023-02-07
Located in the strip mall beside Foodland. Parking lot offers free parking. Small shop with no indoor seating. Outdoor seating is available. The Surfing Monkey uses mostly local, chemical free ingredients. Small shave ice is a large portion. The large size is ginormous. They offer a vegan coconut ice cream to add to shave ice in addition to a variety of dairy ice cream flavors. Cashiers are friendly and happy to explain menu. No public restrooms.
Alice B.
Alice B.
2023-02-06
Loved this shaved ice shop! The service was always great and their shaved ice....so delicious! We had many while on the island and we always traveled back here which was 30 + mins from our hotel. It's so worth the drive. So soft and the flavors are so good! Give it a try, it's in strip mall, so it pretty easy to miss, but when you find it, you will be back many times!
Abhilasha M.
Abhilasha M.
2023-01-04
The best shave ice in Maui! Found this hidden treasure after trying so many other places
Benedict A.
Benedict A.
2023-01-01
I left chilly LA with a high of 55 and overcast today for the sunny, humid 88-degree day of Maui! What a difference!! We passed by this place to get to our lunch spot, and being so stinking hot, we decided to go get some world famous snow cones in maui. I ordered a small surfing monkey, which included a mixture of cherry, banana, and pina colada. You have the opportunity to add the sweet cream for an extra charge, I didn't, and sorely regretted it. My friend got one with the sweet cream, and it just adds depth and layers of sweetness and adds to the thickness of the treat. But anyways the serving size for a small is more on par with the large. Ice is soft and fluffy. No large hard chunks or anything. Sugary liquids were well flavored. It tasted really good!! Made walking around in the hot, humid day a little bit more bearable!!
sreevidya S.
sreevidya S.
2022-11-20
Amazing shave ice! We've had shave ice at a couple of different places in Maui, but this one has flavors that are so natural and light, the ice itself is so fluffy! So many different flavors to choose from! Definitely will stop by next time we are in Kihei!
Ryan C.
Ryan C.
2022-11-14
We were looking for shave ice after a long day of driving and saw that this spot was still open at around 8:30 so we rushed over. This location is next to a Foodland so the parking area was pretty big.We got in and it wasn't too busy. The staff was pretty friendly when we got in. We ordered two passion, guava, and mango shave ices (I think its called the Tropical Heaven) with sweet cream on both. They worked pretty fast and we were out the door in about 5ish minutes.Their shave ice is pretty solid. Good quality shave, soft and no big ice pieces or anything. They weren't lacking in the syrups or sweet cream either. Really hit the spot after dinner. It's worth a shot coming here, especially if you're nearby.
Karen T.
Karen T.
2022-11-13
Went to Foodland at night and saw this shaved ice place in the same plaza. Was empty when we went so service was quick and friendly. Lots of flavor options and various ice creams too. We got three small ones. First one was guava and mango with free li-hing powder topping. Second was just Kona coffee; friend said it had good coffee flavor. Last one was one of the specials, the surfing monkey. We didn't add ice cream since we had a lot at the Airbnb but you can also add vanilla ice cream.
DiamondLee R.
DiamondLee R.
2022-10-25
Great flavors and friendly serviceThank you for your delicious flavors and keeping me cool!
Maria T.
Maria T.
2022-10-10
Monkey see, monkey do... and we did the ice cream thing! This ice cream and shaved ice shop was pretty sweet. The servers were friendly and generous with their portions! At first I thought, wow, $6.72 for one scoop, but then I saw the size of the scoops! I asked for mine in a larger cup, because the ones they serve the ice cream in overflow over the sides. Trust me on that one... ask for a bigger cup. I chose the mint chip which was tasty, but not the best I've ever had. My friends got strawberry, caramel, and the Kona Coffee ice cream, which seemed to be a fav flavor. We also saw patrons getting the shaved ice, big balls of ice soaked in colorful flavors and they looked like a bursting rainbow! We sat in the chairs outside the shop, and relished our treats and as the earth backed way from the sun, we bid ahola to the man in the moon!
Sandy O.
Sandy O.
2022-10-02
Great food, service and the Mai Tai's were so very AMAZING! If in Maui need to visit one of their locations!
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Jamie Gottlieb
Jamie Gottlieb
2019-01-09
Great, tasty shave ice and ice cream! All natural, local ingredients. Lots of vegan options. The owner and staff are fabulous!