Today’s highlights were visiting Haiku Ho’olaule’a and Flower Festival and Hoʻokipa Beach Park. We once again learned that weather at north coasts is quite volatile 🙂
From Pai’a we drove the Hana road and stopped at Hoʻokipa Beach Park. At the lookout we left the car, stepped towards the ocean and… it began to rain. So we proceeded to Haiku to meet our friend @RoxanneDarling.
Haiku Ho’olaule’a and Flower Festival
We read from Roxanne about Haiku Ho’olaule’a and Flower Festival on Twitter. For a description of the festival see Liza’s article “#PeaceLoveHaiku – The 21st Annual Haiku Ho’olaule’a & Flower Festival – April 12, 2014″. Unfortunately our T-Mobile LTE router had very weak signal so we couldn’t exchange meeting details and didn’t meet 🙁 But we enjoyed the festival. During the festival it rained several times. In between the sky almost cleared, then it began raining again. We didn’t care 🙂
Hoʻokipa Beach Park
After enjoying the festival at Haiku we drove back to Hoʻokipa Beach Park. Although we don’t do surfing, wind surfing or kite surfing we enjoy watching those folks messing with the waves at Hoʻokipa Beach Park:
Ho‘okipa is a beach on the north shore of Maui, Hawaii, USA, perhaps the most renowned windsurfing site in the world. A combination of large, well-shaped waves breaking across a system of reefs that extend across the bay and consistently strong winds make it ideal for the sport.
Waves there are largest during the winter, smaller in summer. In addition to windsurfing competitions surfing contests are held there as well.
The name Ho‘okipa means “hospitality” in Hawaiian.
[ Ho‘okipa. (2013, October 31). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 06:17, April 13, 2014 ]