Ho'okipa Beach Park Maui

Ho'okipa Beach Park

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Beach Park and Lookout

Girl walking on Hookipa beach Girl sitting on the beach at hookipa
If you find yourself in paradise during the winter, this hot spot should definitely be on your "must see" list! Known for fantastic waves and even better winds, you'll get a front row seat to some of the best kite surfing and wind surfing on the island.

This spot gets a lot of attention because the reef system stretches across the whole bay allows excellent, well-shaped waves to break. The steady winds on the North shore make this location a world-renowned windsurfing destination.

Ho'okipa means "hospitality," but don't let that fool you. This spot isn't an open invitation for anyone to paddle out. Not only can the waves get pretty massive, this is definitely a well-known locals spot. If you feel like trying your hand at riding a few of these giant waves, make sure you're experienced and you are able to go out with a local.

If you choose to sit on the sidelines and watch the action, there are picnic tables and an observation deck to take advantage of. There is usually a food truck or two that keep the crowds happy with local cuisine and fresh coconuts.

Another fantastic time to hit this beach is around sunset. Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles (Honu) come up to shore every evening to rest and enjoy the sunset with you. These protected creatures have a keeper that makes sure no one gets too close. These volunteers are happy to answer any of your questions and have a vast knowledge of all things turtle.

This beach isn't known for being a great swimming beach, so don't plan on taking a leisurely soak here. This beach is all about action and daring stunts on surfboards! Definitely worth stopping on your way to Hana!

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Ho'okipa Beach Park Map

Hookipa Map

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