Paia - Maui Professional Review and Guide
"Paia beach break with its outer reefs offers a host of good longboard, shortboard, and bodysurfing possibilities. It’s one of the best beaches to surf—you could call it a playground of waves.
From the little hill at the beach entrance, there are some awesome views that overlook the bay with a vista of peaks, takeoff areas, and shorebreaks. This is one of the all-time classic beaches and reef breaks in the Islands, and symbolizes the Hawaiian surf scene. Best Boards: Shortboards and longboards. This chapter also includes a brief description of Baldwin Beach Park, Kanaha, Kahului Harbor, Paukukalo, Waiehu Beach, and Honokahau Point."