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North Shore Maui Travel Guides
North Shore Maui Travel Guide
The "North Shore" of Maui includes the small towns of Paia, Haiku and Pauwela. Maui's "North Shore" is located south-east of Kahului and the airport, midway between Hana and Wailea and Kaanapali. There are many great beaches within walking distance of Paia. The lifestyle is laid back and centers around outdoor activities.
Kuau Cove is located between Paia and Hookipa (about 1 mile outside Paia). This is an excellent windsurfing location. The water is warm, the views are beautiful, and the sun shines almost every day. In the summer the wind blows 15-25 knots and the rest of the year still offers pretty good sailing. Winter brings the big surf, with the occasional set of double mast-high waves rolling in.
This is one of the World's most popular windsurfing areas. At world famous Ho'okipa Beach Park, surfers, windsurfers, bodyboarders, and swimmers come to spend the day in this beautiful spot. The waves here can reach up to 30 feet high in the winter months.
100 years ago Paia was the heart of Maui's sugarcane industry. Sugar was an important crop to thousands of people who depended on it for a living. There was a train to carry raw sugar and passengers to Kahului harbor and Wailuku.
Haiku is only 25 minutes from the airport, and less than 10 minutes from famous world class windsurfing beaches. Haiku is also located near waterfalls and tropical jungles. Recreational activities include surfing, windsurfing, diving, swimming, hiking, biking, horseback riding, shopping, and more!
Today, Paia is hustling and bustling with a different kind of energy. Since the old sugarmill shut down in 2000 (one of the last few in the state), the economy has turned to tourism, windsurfing and surfing.
Other North Shore Maui Sites Worth Visiting:
- Discount Hawaii Car Rental for Maui car rental,Honolulu,Kauai,Kona,Hilo and Molokai car rentals.
On-Line Reservation Service. Pier Pickup for Cruise Ship arrivals.
- MauiBands.com lets you know Who's playing and where on Maui; A community service by MauiMacMedic.com
- Haleakala Bike Company Haleakala Bike Company is Maui's most experienced, most affordable downhill bike tour company. Home of the original Freestyle Haleakala downhill. Enjoy the freedom and independence of mountain biking at your own pace.
- Hawaiian Gyotaku Fish Prints Natural Impressions Of Hawaii has been creating beautiful gyotaku fish prints art since 1986. Please visit our website to view our online gallery.