Paia Bay

Paia Bay is a destination if you are an accomplished bodyboarder. A long, nice beach with an excellent near-shore surf break.

Paia Bay is a favorite for bodyboarders and bodysurfers. The break is generally just a bit off shore and over head, so fins are a good idea. Definitely not a place to bodyboard unless you have experience as the waves can get large. There is another break for surfers further off shore.

In the winter the surf here can get huge, and dangerous rip currents can form. If it looks really rough, even though you’ll probably see locals boogie boarding, don’t go in unless you’re very experienced.

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