La Rochelle is the capital of the Charente – Maritime department. It is a port city connected to the Île de Ré with a 2.9 km / 1.8 mi long bridge that was completed on May 19th, 1988. The harbor opens to a protected strait, the Pertuis d'Antioche. La Rochelle is situated in western France and is seaport on the Bay of Biscay which is a part of the Atlantic Ocean.
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Wind Surfing in Paia Bay, Kahului, Hawaii USA
It’s also home to Kahana Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary and the Alexander and Baldwin Sugar Museum, dedicated to Maui’s sugar industry. Kahului has its own major airport located in the North shore. The climate is tropical wet, but during winter is very windy and dry, ideal for water sports.
Along the sea side, there are schools and shops to buy or rent wind surfing gear as well as to take wind surfing lessons if you are a beginner. Paia Bay is great for wind surfers of all skill levels. It provides with a good wave quality taking both right and left directions and the power of the wave is fast and fun to ride.
The wind is coming compressed from Maui’s volcanic mountain. The sea is sandy with a few rocks and has a small protected lagoon, called baby beach. Outside of this, windsurfing can get pretty difficult. Paia Bay is a popular wind surfing destination, so during weekends is crowded. Windsurfers should be careful of rip currents, rocks and sharks.