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“wind surfers”(101 reviews)
Ideal for surfers and windsurfers.
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Hana Highway, Paia, Maui, HI 96779
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All reviews sea turtles wind surfers great place to watch monk seal local surfers kite surfing huge waves the upper parking lot tide pools on the rocks turtle watching great stop beach park walked down mama's fish house road to hana picnic tables
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Reviewed yesterday

Awesome to see the turtles come up the beach while watching the surfers at sunset! A true highlight of our trip!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TerriA399
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing little spot to catch some big waves and local surfers! We had a great time here. Parking was easy and a local fruit stand and some vendors! Very cool.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Madison2787
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great place for a picnic lunch at the one table overlooking the beach. Lots of windsurfers and kiteboarders and some surfers.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MarkN7453
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this area, spend a lot of time there. If the locals who are fighting for their lands are there, speak with them. Understand why they feel the way they do.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lahainalun .
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Returned to this beach a few times; it became one of our favorites. Watch sea turtles sun themselves. Always a bunch at the east end.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JodyK-Eagle
Reviewed 1 week ago

The surf at the beach is considered Mecca for surfers and especially wind surfers. There were about a dozen windsurfers the day we were there in early November. We took some of the most beautiful pictures of surf during this day. There were also 37...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bigskyline
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time here. We first visited on a tour and then we came back on our own. We watched surfers and watched the beautiful sea turtles laying on the beach. We loved this little town and the beach here.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Donnac2009
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing second stop at this beach park - this time toward evening time - just in time to see the amazing green turtles up on the beach.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Trish B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go to the upper parking lot for an elevated vantage point from which to view wind surfers and surfboarders.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DtheO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A pretty beach on the north shore. Plenty of sand on the beach to set up camp/hang out but getting in the water is a little rocky. Lots of surfers to watch. Turtles beach on the west end in the late afternoon/evening (beginning at 3pm...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Sophia D
June 25, 2018|
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Response from Amanda H | Reviewed this property |
You could swim here. There were people snorkeling when we went but you will need to be a pretty strong swimmer.
December 16, 2017|
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Response from Jay R | Reviewed this property |
As many have stated it would seem that dusk (just prior to sunset) seems to be when you are most likely to see turtles in great numbers. However, I think that there are some on the beach at any time during the day.
February 29, 2016|
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Response from JESSE J P | Reviewed this property |
Delayed answer. The surfing app question has been answered quite well. Surfers are there whenever the wind is blowing, which is all of the time. This is one of the VERY best wind surfing beaches in the world. The greatest... More