Hookipa Beach, Hawaii

Hookipa Beach, Hawaii
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Hookipa Beach, Hawaii

 

The Hookipa beach is known as one of the best places for windsurfing. It is where two of the major world class windsurfing competitions are held. Only experts are encouraged to surf in Hookipa Beach because the very strong waves would overwhelm amateurs.

The beach, however, has a coral reef that creates a calmer pond-like area that is perfect for relaxing dips during the early morning when the waters are generally more peaceful.

The services and amenities available in Hookipa Beach include restrooms, picnic facilitues, showers and two parking lots. The sandy beach has a rocky shoreline which makes for great waves for surfing in the morning, and windsurfing in the afternoon. The strong winds and currents, and the seasonal high surf give the beach its reputation as a premier windsurfing beach. Sine the 1930s, the Hookipa beach has been frequented by surfers and contemporary fishing enthusiasts.

Hookipa Beach used to be a long white sand beach, but after 1946 when a tsunami hit, the area

became a thin strip of beach behind a large rocky shelf.

Located on the South Shore are the beaches of Wailea, Kihei an Makena. They are a forty-five

minute drive away from Hookipa, and are more suitable for swimming than surfing.

 
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