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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Paia bay

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 20° 54.991' N
Longitude: 156° 23.085' W

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Drive east from Kahului , towards Paia bay. The break is right off the highway on the left, just before Paia bay, next to the basketball courts and the Teen Center.

English (Translate this text in English):  Drive east from Kahului , towards Paia bay. The break is right off the highway on the left, just before Paia bay, next to the basketball courts and the Teen Center.

English (Translate this text in English):  Drive east from Kahului , towards Paia bay. The break is right off the highway on the left, just before Paia bay, next to the basketball courts and the Teen Center.

English (Translate this text in English):  Drive east from Kahului , towards Paia bay. The break is right off the highway on the left, just before Paia bay, next to the basketball courts and the Teen Center.

DistanceTake a car

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerHollow, Fast, Ordinary, Fun, Powerless

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, West, East, NorthEast

Good wind directionDon't know

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementDon't know

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks
- Localism
- Sharks

 Additional Information

Very nice spot to go to during the winter. Summer time its a very small shorebreak, not worth your time, maybe just for swimming. But during the winter its a amazing wave. The main breaks are right outside in the middle. Line yourself up with the basketball courts for the middle break. Its a solid right, very long ride when its big.
Theres another break waay out to the right, but its a long paddle but well worth it. The left break is way out towards the rocks sticking out, paddle out past where you see the Youth/Teen center on shore. Thats the left break, its kind of sloppy , but can barrel very nicely once in a while.
Paia bay can be very deceiving as you paddle out. A 10-14 foot wave has the power of a 5 footer. A 10 foot face wave breaking in front of you while duck diving will do almost nothing to you. It really through me off how these waves were. They can get really big, very fast and glassy, but arent as strong as they look. Paia Bay is a fun spot to surf at , then eat some local grinds at the shops nearby.

English (Translate this text in English):  Very nice spot to go to during the winter. Summer time its a very small shorebreak, not worth your time, maybe just for swimming. But during the winter its a amazing wave. The main breaks are right outside in the middle. Line yourself up with the basketball courts for the middle break. Its a solid right, very long ride when its big.
Theres another break waay out to the right, but its a long paddle but well worth it. The left break is way out towards the rocks sticking out, paddle out past where you see the Youth/Teen center on shore. Thats the left break, its kind of sloppy , but can barrel very nicely once in a while.
Paia bay can be very deceiving as you paddle out. A 10-14 foot wave has the power of a 5 footer. A 10 foot face wave breaking in front of you while duck diving will do almost nothing to you. It really through me off how these waves were. They can get really big, very fast and glassy, but arent as strong as they look. Paia Bay is a fun spot to surf at , then eat some local grinds at the shops nearby.

English (Translate this text in English):  Very nice spot to go to during the winter. Summer time its a very small shorebreak, not worth your time, maybe just for swimming. But during the winter its a amazing wave. The main breaks are right outside in the middle. Line yourself up with the basketball courts for the middle break. Its a solid right, very long ride when its big.
Theres another break waay out to the right, but its a long paddle but well worth it. The left break is way out towards the rocks sticking out, paddle out past where you see the Youth/Teen center on shore. Thats the left break, its kind of sloppy , but can barrel very nicely once in a while.
Paia bay can be very deceiving as you paddle out. A 10-14 foot wave has the power of a 5 footer. A 10 foot face wave breaking in front of you while duck diving will do almost nothing to you. It really through me off how these waves were. They can get really big, very fast and glassy, but arent as strong as they look. Paia Bay is a fun spot to surf at , then eat some local grinds at the shops nearby.

English (Translate this text in English):  Very nice spot to go to during the winter. Summer time its a very small shorebreak, not worth your time, maybe just for swimming. But during the winter its a amazing wave. The main breaks are right outside in the middle. Line yourself up with the basketball courts for the middle break. Its a solid right, very long ride when its big.
Theres another break waay out to the right, but its a long paddle but well worth it. The left break is way out towards the rocks sticking out, paddle out past where you see the Youth/Teen center on shore. Thats the left break, its kind of sloppy , but can barrel very nicely once in a while.
Paia bay can be very deceiving as you paddle out. A 10-14 foot wave has the power of a 5 footer. A 10 foot face wave breaking in front of you while duck diving will do almost nothing to you. It really through me off how these waves were. They can get really big, very fast and glassy, but arent as strong as they look. Paia Bay is a fun spot to surf at , then eat some local grinds at the shops nearby.

Atmosphere

Parking in Paia can be a pain. I used to work for Diamond parking and gave out thousands of tickets here lol. But Im no longer there so maybe the new guys are lazy about it, :p Saw Gwen Stefani here back in Sept. 07 just hanging out in Paia she was cool, goes to Mana foods alot too. The vibe in Paia is totally cool during the day, but turns to crap after dark, best to leave then.

English (Translate this text in English):  Parking in Paia can be a pain. I used to work for Diamond parking and gave out thousands of tickets here lol. But Im no longer there so maybe the new guys are lazy about it, :p Saw Gwen Stefani here back in Sept. 07 just hanging out in Paia she was cool, goes to Mana foods alot too. The vibe in Paia is totally cool during the day, but turns to crap after dark, best to leave then.

English (Translate this text in English):  Parking in Paia can be a pain. I used to work for Diamond parking and gave out thousands of tickets here lol. But Im no longer there so maybe the new guys are lazy about it, :p Saw Gwen Stefani here back in Sept. 07 just hanging out in Paia she was cool, goes to Mana foods alot too. The vibe in Paia is totally cool during the day, but turns to crap after dark, best to leave then.

English (Translate this text in English):  Parking in Paia can be a pain. I used to work for Diamond parking and gave out thousands of tickets here lol. But Im no longer there so maybe the new guys are lazy about it, :p Saw Gwen Stefani here back in Sept. 07 just hanging out in Paia she was cool, goes to Mana foods alot too. The vibe in Paia is totally cool during the day, but turns to crap after dark, best to leave then.

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By Anonymous , 20-05-2010

PAIA BAY - AKA Diarreha bay, brown water when big surf or alot of rain. Body board in front of youth center. surf to the right. Can get good rides but not the best wave to surf on the island. Beach has nice sandy slope and right next to Paia town.

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