Hanalei was the backdrop of the 1958 musical film South Pacific. For the Peter Paul & Mary song "Puff, the Magic Dragon," Puff's homeland "Hanah Lee" refers to Hanalei Town. The cliffs on the side of the beach resemble a dragon. Puffing marijuana? The town in Lilo & Stitch is based on Hanalei. In the winter, surfers enjoy large waves near Hanalei Bay.