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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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Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We visited Ho'okipa Beach three times during our 9-night stay in Maui. An area of the beach is called "turtle bedroom" because many turtles go there at dusk to sleep. However, we saw them in the morning and, again, in early evening. We saw windsurfers on a visit after a late Friday lunch at Paia Fish Market. Sitting on our... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Great spot at sunset. The beach is wide and loops around the point. Rocky in most spots - but there is sand at the far end. Mostly locals. Quite windy too.

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Portland, Oregon
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

A great little park right over the hot spot for accomplished surfers. Yeah, the waves are not for the faint-hearted. Amazing to watch them on this sunny day catching a curl. Surfers come in all forms and manner of apparel. Some don't wear any threads. But they were all beautiful and the spot is famous for all the good reasons.... More

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Park City, Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Great place to watch the sunset and surfers. We were told the turtles like to sunbathe here, but we missed them. Ran into a local who taught us all about coconuts and opened one up for us to enjoy. Even made us a bamboo straw to drink with (we're such tourists) loved the experience!!

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

On Hana Hwy just past Mama's Fishhouse. Great place to watch surfers and wind surfers. View is spectacular. Take lots of pictures.

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This beach is the real deal. The waves can be huge and dangerous. We just hung out and watched the surfers, windsurfers, and para-surfers. We saw someone surfing with someone on their shoulders. The next time we were there we got to watch the fire dept do an ocean rescue drill. That was really cool. They lifted someone out of... More

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Nanaimo, BC
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We heard that turtles come up onto the beach at Ho'okipa Beach Park at dusk. We've stopped at this beach before to watch the wind surfers and boarders. Had no clue that at the far right of the beach, the turtles slowly make there way on shore to rest for the night. We were there mid May 2014. The Hawai'i... More

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