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Address: Hana Highway, Paia, Maui, HI 96768
Activities: Wind-surfing, Surfing
Description: Ideal for surfers and windsurfers.
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$130*
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Maui Hana Coast Day Trip

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Every time my family goes to Maui, we visit Ho'okipa Beach Park. The views are breathtaking and it is thrilling to watch the surfers and windsurfers.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Every time my family goes to Maui, we visit Ho'okipa Beach Park. The views are breathtaking and it is thrilling to watch the surfers and windsurfers.

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Houston, Texas
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34 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Being on the road going to Hana, we saw this state park and decided to stop to see what it was like. We spent about 15 minutes just watching the waves and the surfers out doing their thing. This is also a stop for the various tour companies, so be aware of that.

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Really fun place to watch the local surfers and enjoy lunch on the beach! great spot to stop just out side of town.

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Great place for surfing, watching the waves, black sand beach. When we were there , we saw 12 turtles just drying themselves out. Ranged from small babies to granny turtles. Great play area for kids too. But plz be careful with the rocks.

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Sherwood Park
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

After taking a surfing lesson we wanted to see how it was really done. Lot's of surfers here as the waves were great that day. Some sketchy characters in the parking lot drinking beer, but seemed harmless enough as they weren't bothering anyone.

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Placitas, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

When you need a day off from the beach, head over to watch the windsurfers, the best of the world come here. It's mesmerizing to watch them. Not much surfing today , but I have been told that when the waves are large, the surfers come. Not a swimming beach for children. The tide pool seem to fascinate people of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We really enjoyed our two visits to Hookipa, an excellent beach to hangout and watch all the action. I first visited this beach in the late 80's and it is great to see that it still remains undeveloped without resorts or retail outlets. Bring you lunch and watch the nature and the surfing, turtles etc. Highly recommend.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We had heard that this was the place to come to watch surfers and they were right. There were many surfers hitting the waves today - regular surfers, wind surfers, parasailers... We also managed to see a few sea turtles that got washed up the beach from the powerful waves. Please remember - they are protected and you are NOT... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We went to Hookipa beach in the morning to watch turtles come up to rest. There were about 10 climbing up and resting. Within half and hour there were about five families with children who were disrespectful and disturbed turtles. All of them were forced to leave but three. Few were trying to climb up but immediately turned away when... More 

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Heidelberg, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is a place for non-surfers to WATCH. Watch the surfers, watch the turtles come ashore, also the occasional monk seal. Walk down the cliff to a really special rocky shore. Apparently this is also a windsurfer place, but there were none apparent the 3 times we went. Locals like to bbq under the roofs of the 2 picnic areas.... More 

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