About Us

Owner of Surfing Monkey Shave Ice on Maui

Paul Davies, owner of Surfing Monkey Shave Ice

Owner Paul Davies moved to Hawaii in 1997. On that first trip to Honolulu, Paul was taken to the North Shore of Ohau to try the world famous Matsumoto’s Shave Ice, and he could not believe how soft the ice was and how good it tasted. A few years later, after moving to Maui, and now the proud father of three, every time Paul went out with the kids, Paul could never find shave ice as good as Matsumoto’s. All the shave ice tasted like a snow cone; crunchy with not much flavor.

After many years working at five-star resorts and running corporate events, Paul needed a new challenge. That challenge was to open a shave ice stand and make the best shave ice on Maui. The first shave ice shack in 2008 was opened in Kihei and soon became the most popular shave ice stand on Maui, selling the softest ice and using raw sugar cane syrup made locally on Maui.

Paul today is now making his own all-natural flavors using fruit purees with no color or artificial flavor. One of our specialties, and the only one selling this flavor on Maui, is coffee shave ice made with 100% Kona coffee. Today, we have locations in Kihei and at the Fairmont Kea Lani Resort in Wailea and we do corporate events and weddings all over Maui from Wailea-Makena to Lahaina.

We are proud to be a family-run business with an emphasis on aloha to all of our customers and an even bigger emphasis on providing Maui’s best shave ice in Kihei and Wailea.