The album title refers to a place on the north shore of the island of Maui in Hawaii, which is a popular surfing spot. Speaking about the record's surf inspiration to Drowned in Sound
, Sune Rose Wagner commented: "Musically there's a lot of surf guitar sounds in there. But used in very different ways to the traditional surf record sound," he said. "There's also a lot of references to surf language and beaches in the lyrics but again used in a very different context. It was a challenge to try and channel some of the inspiration I found - especially the surf history of Southern California - but not in an obvious way."