I often get asked what part of the island I live on. Our women’s surf camps are on the west side of the island and I live on the North Shore. Here is a brief description written by Ken Richter about my cute town Paia. Enjoy!
Paia, Maui. The North Shore. Getaway for Willie Nelson, world class windsurfers and kite boarders, surfers, artists, and hippies, Yes, actual hippies, some from California’s counter culture of the 60’s and 70’s, others younger but spiritually attuned to the lifestyle and its ways. All authentic organically fed and real reminders of when all we asked of each other was to “Give Peace a Chance.” The Zen and spirituality of the area is supported by a number of Yoga studios and spiritual shrines like The Great Paia Peace Stupa, recently blessed by the Dalai Lama in a 2007 visit.
Paia is also the home to eye popping surf including famous Ho’okipa Beach, inspiring surfers and boarders from locals to world class daredevils to pursue their adolescent fancies, to defy the sea’s wind driven fury, to remain youthful and to “Catch the Perfect Wave.” There is a balance to life here from the raging surf and tropical landscapes to the gentlest namaste. Take a few deep cleansing breathes; you can feel it in the air.
Our mission is to provide inspiration for growth and renewal through surfing and yoga on the beautiful island of Maui. Read our blog or subscribe to our feeds and newsletter to prepare for your surf and wellness retreat or stay in the bliss if you've headed home. Me-shell discusses surf, health and Maui lifestyle with news tidbits and useful tips.