|Paia Bay is adjacent
There's a skatepark,
center, and basketball
court here, so you know it has a lot of local flavor.
In general it's better in the morning before the
kicks up and blasts the nice white sand in your
There's some tree shade along the fringe. It's a
beach so even when busy there's room for everyone.
Conditions are rarely
prime for surfing but boogie
boarding is pretty steady and the mostly sand
makes for good bodysurfing. I saw a monk seal here.
This man had limited arm function but he was having
more fun than anyone else. He never stopped
charging waves on his skimboard,
often launching as he did here
only to stick a perfect landing
time and time again.
Me? I took a quick
dip but mostly just
sat on my ass.