see some of the world's best windsurfers at Hookipa Beach
Park along the Hana highway.
In fact, this sport was largely developed at Hookipa,
which boasts waves as high as 15 feet.
Best Windsurfing in the World
The world's best wavesailing beach is Hookipa beach on Maui's north shore. Hookipa is known for its reef breaks close to shore that the spectators on the bluffs can view. Hookipa Beach has small sand beach and a big rock ledge that makes launching and landing critical. There are often heavy waves and strong currents that will drag unfortunate windsurfers over the rocks. You should be an accomplished wave sailor, and a very strong swimmer before you attempt to ride here.
Needless to say, this beach isn't the best swimming spot,
and windsurfing beginners will be overwhelmed. If you
have good binoculars you might be able to see tow-in-surfing
in progress, with jet ski pilots pulling expert surfers
out to the one-mile mark, where waves can be as high as
30 to 40 feet during winter swells.
You can rent equipment and get lessons, and picnic tables
and barbeques are available, plus showers and restrooms
and a parking lot.
Surfing here is for pros. If you're not one and you attempt
to windsurf, you will no doubt be considered a nuisance
who is in the way of experts.