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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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surfers paradise

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... read more

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

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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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

sat and relaxed on the beach while watching the surfers. has bathrooms. we didn't have too much problem finding a place to park. pretty but I didn't try to get in the water, looked rough on the day we were there.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We always come here whenever we are in Maui to see the most awe inspiring world class waves & surfers! Surfers, wind surfers, kite surfers.... All performing amazing feats in the midst of impossibly huge waves - simply breathtaking! Once we were treated to a wonderful Portuguese guitar/singer who sang his own songs... How cool is that?! There are bathrooms... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Great spot for watching the wind surfers in the winter months. And, the sea turtles rest on the far right side of the beach during the evening (start coming onto the beach between 4-6p) Pretty cool to see. Porta-potties are OK

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Otter Rock, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

What a great spot. The surf was up while we were there. I'm no surfer, but the surfer watching was fantastic. In the afternoon, a group of sea turtles hit the beach. It was great fun. If you want to see the turtles, they seem to congregate on the east side of the beach. Naturalists were there to ensure that... More 

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Carstairs, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We stopped here on our way to and from Hana. The surf was high, so we got to watch surfers trying their luck in the waves. We also had the unique opportunity to view the elusive Monk seal basking on the one end of the beach... from a distance of course! Maui has a special team of conservationists who cordon... More 

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Margate, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a Beach Park a couple of miles south of Pai'a. There is a sign for the Hookipa overlook. This alone leaves a nice view of the coastline. I always like to watch surfers. The overlook is close to one of the 4 surf breaks this beach park offers. We only saw 3 breaks this day. The closets to... More 

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Gibsons, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great big waves, seals and sea turtles. A must stop if in Paia or on the road to Hana. Pretty busy and limited parking but make the effort, you will be amazed.

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We windsurf or surf there! It is mostly very crowded but you can see definitely all kind action and cool moves on the water! If you like turtles then you are right after 5 p.m, because before sunset some of the turtles come there for overnight!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This area is world famous for winds ailing and paragliding and it is great to hang out here and watch them. There is a bluff above the beach where you can watch and it is a nice vantage point from which to watch the waves roll in. It is also good if you can find a spot down at the... More 

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