Only minutes away from Paia is Ho’okipa Beach Park, windsurfing capital of the world. In winter, monster surf rolls into the North Shore, with wave after wave and winds rolling in, making Hookipa a world-class windsurf and kite surfing destination. Several professional competitions are held each year at Ho’okipa which attracts competitors from all over the world. Wave jumping and aerial flips are not unusual to see. The spectacle of it is awesome.