Today was another beautiful day on Maui - the Kona storm has passed and things are back to normal here on the north shore.
This was the scene at Ho'okipa Beach Park, with the usual smattering of beach-goers, surfers, windsurfers and kite-boarders. Waves were mid size, nothing like the 20-footers we had last week. With the warm water and gentle tradewinds, it was a perfect day for going to the beach.
I stopped in with my dad and we both took some pictures. It didn't long to get a bunch of good shots, and we were back on our way. No time for swimming today, there's Christmas shopping to do.
Nearby Paia town has some great shops filled with those special little things to mail off to family on the mainland. There are some tourist shops, lots of boutiques and various restaurants, some food stores, and much more. I bought a nice painted coconut, and some locally made jewelry, and a cute pottery turtle. My dad found himself a colorful aloha shirt and some other knick knacks. We went to Mana Foods for the fresh veggies and milk we needed. Got some cards and things mailed off at the Post Office, and then we were done.
Ho'okipa is Hawaiian for "to make welcome" and it's a great place to meet people for a day in the sun and surf, and to make a party. Kids are always coming and going to surf at "pavils" on the north side of the beach where it's a little more protected, and the waves are smaller.
The park has good facilities such as showers and bathrooms, plenty of parking, and shady pavilions for sitting and eating and talking story. There are barbecues and fresh water taps, so cooking and clean up is made easy. We used to party here a lot when we lived much closer, but lately it's only once in a while, usually when there's a surf contest for the local kids. It's about that time of year again, and I'm ready!
The north shore of Maui is a fast growing part of the island. This area is my specialty. What are you looking for? If you're looking for a home in Paia or an oceanfront property, I can help. Give me a call.
Georgina M. Hunter R(S) - 808 283-0635
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