Saturday, September 6, 2014

Hawaiian Adventure - Maui: Day #5 2014

Last year we discovered Ho'okipa Beach and both of us mentioned that next year we wanted to come back and spend part of the day just watching the surf, surfers, wind-surfers and hopefully one of the resident monk seals that spend part of their days on the beach.

Ho'okipa Beach Park is a world renowned windsurfing spot with an impressive and dramatic surf.  It has made itself into one of the top areas for ocean sports in all of Maui and has become a mecca for windsurfers and surfers alike.  It is lined by a beautiful white sand beach that boasts some of the best waves on the coastline.

This little dog was so cute.  He came and gave me a kiss as I was lying out on my beach towel

There are multiple large events held here throughout the year.  The Red Bull surfing competitions and the Aloha Classic have both come here.

We started with a very filing breakfast at Charley's in Paia, one of the best breakfast places in all of Maui (if not the entire Hawaiian islands).

It's hard to resist their macadamia nut pancakes (man hole covers)!  So with full bellies we found our ideal spot on the beach, read our books and took in all the sights and sounds of Ho'okipa.

We headed back to west Maui in the afternoon and drove up the road to Merriman's at Kapalua for Happy Hour at the Point Bar.

This place is so magical and sits out on a little point between Kapalua and Napili Bays.

It is the most perfect place for the sunset.

We each had Prime Fillet Sliders, shared some Parmesan Truffle Fries and a Molten Chocolate Purse with vanilla ice cream washed down with a 20 year tawny port!