Ho‘okipa Beach Park
is located on the north shore of Maui
. It is perhaps the most renowned windsurfing
site in the world. The waves there are largest during the winter, and break across a system of reefs
that extend across the bay. During the summer the waves are smaller. Ho'okipa is ideal for windsurfing because of its large, well-shaped waves and strong winds. The name Ho‘okipa means "hospitality" in Hawaiian
. While ever-present strong winds and powerful currents do not make the beach a place for beginners, experienced surfers and windsurfers flock to Ho'okipa for recreation and for windsurfing competitions.