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Ho'okipa Beach Park

Address: Hana Highway, Paia, Maui, HI 96768
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$124*
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Maui Hana Coast Day Trip
94%
Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Paia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, Parks, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Wind-surfing, Surfing
Owner description: Ideal for surfers and windsurfers.
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Type: Beaches, Parks, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Wind-surfing, Surfing
Owner description: Ideal for surfers and windsurfers.
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104 reviews 104 reviews
49 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Grab your camera and head out to the northshore. Stop at the lookout first, then head down to the beach for some great surf-watching. Windsurfers on the left. Surfers on the right. Enjoy the view...or grab your gear and jump in.

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San Diego, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Ample parking spots for the park to overlook a gorgeous view north of Baldwin Beach. Amazing talent and skills of kitesurfers, windsurfers, and surfers who make it look so easy.

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San Francisco
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30 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

More power to the state of Hawaii and each of their island counties for building wonderful public beach park to provide wonderful beach experiences for locals and visitors alike. The Ho'okipa Beach Park was beautiful on a clear and sunny day.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

All the friendly locals have mentioned the Ho'okipa Beach as a place to visit to see the daily, unexplainable evening "beaching" which a group of turtles make at a small section of the beach towards the eastern end. This usually occurs around dawn and we have been told there can be as many as 30 turtles there!!! When the sea... More 

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Paradise, Texas
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32 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Stopped at this bluff today to watch the beautiful waves and some surfers brave enough to take them on. Great spot to take photos...

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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32 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This beach is definitely where to go to watch surfers. The waves are huge and most if not all surfers were locals so you know it's good. Not much of a beach for hanging out all day but to see Maui and surfing at it's finest, highly recommend this beach.

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Folsom, California, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

lots of free parking, a lifeguard, and outstanding surf. several great places to park and watch the show. works best on a North or East swell.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

She said yes....got engaged to my beautiful fiancé and this beautiful lookout. One of the most incredible views of the sheer power and beauty of the Maui waters. This place will always hold a special place in our hearts. Cheers.

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Maui, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It would be a rare visit to Hookipa on Maui when you couldn't enjoy the sun, surf, and joining or watching ocean sports enthusiasts, including surfers, wind surfers, kite surfers, swimmers, fishermen, snorkelers, or tidal pool waders. And you can often spot giant turtles coming into shore around sunset. Jean Tessmer, Maui Hawaii

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Winnipeg, Canada
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33 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

You must stop by this park, even if you have only 5 minutes and watch the wind surfers. They are fantastic. Some of the waves were huge and the windsurfers were tearing them up. Some were jumping the waves. They were moving at a pretty good speed. These guys are pretty skilled. Fun to watch.

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