Thursday, March 18, 2010

Ringside for windsurfing on Maui

It's not much of a hassle or expense for spectators to find a spot at Hookipa Beach on the windward coast of Maui to watch some of the best windsurfers in the world. The sport originated here, near the laid back town of Paia.

The wave-jumping fanatics do their thing off the bluff at the north end of the beach, while traditional board surfers ride a point break at the south, and along the narrow beach park in between the venues the two tribes gather in late afternoons to enjoy another day of livin' large at Hookah, er, Hookipa.