Sunday, June 7, 2009
... a time-honored combo that yields constant motion, especially when the frothy wedges are rolling to Lower Paia Beach Park on Maui's windward side. It's local kine action, drawing shortboarders and bodyboarders to ride the ocean, as well as coastal hikers and joggers who like a scenic path that goes to Baldwin Beach and beyond. Only two blocks away is funky-arty Paia, where you can traipse for a veggie burrito or fish taco. Although not for beginners exactly, Lower Paia Park is known for being not-too-hairy, unlike the big-boy waves at other venues on this coast that draw tow-surfers, windsurfers, and kiteboarders.