- Type: Beaches, Recreation
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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The wintertime waves at Ho'okipa Beach are so white and frothy that hardcore surfers and windsurfers can't stay away. The water is definitely too rough for swimming, but if you're even remotely curious about surfing, you should pause on your Road to Hana trip at this north shore beach. You'll catch some real experts in action.
There aren't many changing rooms around Ho'okipa, and there are no restaurants to speak of. But there are a few lookout points and picnic benches set up, so pack a snack to enjoy while you watch. Surfers typically hit the waves in the morning (the best time to find them is around 11 a.m.), while the windsurfers take to the water in the afternoon.