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Address: Hana Highway, Paia, Maui, HI 96768
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Ideal for surfers and windsurfers.

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Roadside stop

It is amazing to watch the surf from the parking area above. There are restroom facilities here as well. Great place to stop on the way to Mama's Fish House. If you are lucky... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Yakima, Washington
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Yakima, Washington
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is amazing to watch the surf from the parking area above. There are restroom facilities here as well. Great place to stop on the way to Mama's Fish House. If you are lucky there will be a surfing competition to watch.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The surf was up in Maui and we wanted to watch some experts tackle the waves. This is the place. Nice high overlook and the surf is spectacular. Near here is Jaws but this was easy to get to without 4 wheel drive.

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Mankato, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The day we went we only saw 2 sea turtles, but my buddy took his family a couple of days later and say about 20-25 turtles on the beach! Fun place to watch the surfers. Beautiful waves. Not a good place to take kids to play in the water because of rough rocks and waves

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Thank Orangedog42
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I stopped here on our tour along the way to The Road to Hana. It was so amazing to see the waves crashing along the rocks. We have travelled to many places but have yet to see waves like these. We enjoyed it so much we made our way back and spent another afternoon enjoying the sun,... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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338 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great spot to stop and watch the surfer's "do their thing". Some of them are REALLY good too, catching 20-30 foot waves and riding them for a long time. I don't pretend to know the lingo but I can appreciate the sport from a far. If you want to sit on a nice, large sandy, quiet beach... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My daughter took us right here the afternoon my son arrived on the island so we could play on the beach with her son (my grandson) and see the gorgeous sunset. Watching the wind-surfers and kite surfers was fun, too. The beach has a smallish area for swimming (not enough to tempt me in) but is great for surfing and... More 

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Liberty, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our waiter at Mama's Fish House told us there would be 35-40' waves here the next day so we made it a point to get an early start. We were not disappointed, the waves were amazing. It is a beautiful beach with an overlook that draws quite a crowd. I bought a great puka shell necklace from a Hawaiian lady... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited park about 4:00pm. Very crowded, not much parking. Great place to watch surfers and kite surfing. If you walk down the hill to the beach area there is a good chance you will see Green Sea Turtles sleeping on the beach. There are a few food trucks in the park if your hungry.

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you are here for photography or just breathing in the sea and surf, this is a marvelous spot to stop. The waves on high surf days are beyond description. Surfers and kite surfers flock to this area, so you can spend hours just watching them.

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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

High tidal surges in January have created 14'+ waves and lots of surfers. Big groups of green turtles, Honu, feeding at the shoreline.

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