My Coastal Living magazine told us to visit this lookout right outside of Paia, called Hookipa Point and to say it was the highlight of the day is not an overstatement. I love surfers. Who doesn't right?? Remember the movies Blue Crush and Point Break with Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze?? It was like that...almost:)
In the afternoon when the trade winds picked up it switched over to para sailing and kite surfing. Seriously do these people have a death wish?? There is some major bravado that goes along with anything in the ocean. It's a scary place. There are big critters out there and deep deep places....I shudder just thinking about it! But isn't it beautiful? I can kind of see why they do it.
But the prices were a little high! We knew that going in and ate something first. Isn't that crazy?! But I had to see what all the fuss was about.
This is part of the lunch menu. Everything is so fresh that they actually tell you who caught it and where:) We got the macadamia nut crab cakes.
It was recommended in my trusted magazine of course:) It was expensive at $20.00...but oh so good, and I do believe that was caviar on top. I tried it...Honey passed:) So we got a couple of appetizers and a kid's meal and faired pretty well. I'd do it again in a heartbeat. Crossed that must-do off our list.
This mermaid was beautiful too. But her price tag was just a tad steep...
Got this fun necklace in one of the stores. And surprisingly it didn't cost very much at all...score! It was colorful and a little beachy all in one:)