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Ho'okipa Beach Park

Hana Highway, Paia, Maui, HI 96768
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Paia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Beaches, Parks, State Parks
Activities: Wind-surfing, Surfing
Description: Ideal for surfers and windsurfers.
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Bellaire, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Watch the turtles come up to bask on the beach while the sun sets in the horizon. It also has a few little tide pools for little kids to explore & find little crabs & fishes. A great stop before heading to dinner at one of the many restaurants in Paia.

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Elk Grove, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Arrived at dusk, and stayed for about an hour watching a dozen sea turtles make their way to the beach to rest for the night. Very cool!

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I wanted to check out the surfers, and they did not disappoint! Many people were on the beach and at the lookout, but I was able to get pictures of the surfers and windsurfers. Some people even had picnics on the lookout because the beach is so beautiful to see. Some areas near the large rocks were calmer than the... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Great small beach with locals and local flavor. Great location to watch surfers and try it yourself.

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Lovely beach; great to people watch - or more specifically, windsurf watch! On a windy day you will see lots of windsurfers doing tricks. Lots of parking, both at the lookout, and also down by the beach itself.

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Kihei, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Great place to view worldclass windsufters in action. The best of the best are out there and will flip, zip and thrill you with their awesome skills. Take a good camera. You won't be disappointed!

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Seattle, Washington
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126 reviews 126 reviews
31 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you go to Hawaii a lot, you know what the title means. Although open to all, visitors do NOT feel welcome here. Especially if you wanna surf.

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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The action here is world class and action packed, Ho'okipa isthe wind surfing capital of the world. On the way to Hana or Mam's Fish House and easy stop. Can't miss the site, just look to your left.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a beautiful beach. You can snorkel off the beach and see turtles. It's a good place for the beginner surfer in the summer. And watching the wind surfers off the beach is amazing. The only negative is there is really no shade on the calm part of the beach so bring an umbrella. The other thing is it... More

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Makawao, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Ho'okipa Beach is a beautiful beach park near Pāʻia on the north shore on the island of Maui Hawaii. The name Ho'okipa translates from Hawaiian to English as Hospitality. Ho'okipa is one of the windsurfing capitals of the world and one of the most beautiful beaches on Maui. Papa is the Hawaiian word for the flat table-like shelf of exposed... More

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